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Chris Rock

Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. He was voted in the US as the 5th greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the UK as the 9th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the 8th greatest stand-up comic. He is also known for his roles in Dogma, Beverly Hills Ninja, Lethal Weapon 4, Nurse Betty, The Longest Yard, Bad Company, and a starring role in Down to Earth. Rock has also increasingly worked behind the camera, both as a writer and director of Head of State and I Think I Love My Wife. In the fall of 2005, the UPN television network premiered a comedy series called Everybody Hates Chris, based on Rock's school days, of which he is the executive producer and narrator. The show has garnered both critical and ratings success. The series was nominated for a 2006 Golden Globe for Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy), a 2006 People's Choice Award for Favorite New Television Comedy, and two 2006 Emmy Awards for costuming and cinematography. Following the release of his first documentary, 2009's Good Hair, Rock is working on a documentary about debt called Credit is the Devil. In 2010 he starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown-ups and with fellow comedian/actor Martin Lawrence in the remake of the British film Death at a Funeral. Rock has been married to Malaak Compton-Rock since November 23, 1996. They have two daughters together, Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah.

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Feb 7, 1965 In Andrews, South Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988-12-14
Latest Project:
Movie Dolemite Is My Name 2019-10-04
Known For
Movie Dolemite Is My Name Daddy Fatts 2019-10-04
Movie The Week Of Kirby Cordice 2018-04-27
Movie Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Himself 2017-11-18
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Grown Ups 2 Kurt McKenzie 2013-07-12
Movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Marty (voice) 2012-06-06
Movie What to Expect When You're Expecting Vic 2012-05-17
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary Himself 2011-11-20
Movie Grown Ups Kurt McKenzie 2010-06-24
Movie Good Hair Himself 2009-10-09
Movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Marty / Additional Zebras (voice) 2008-11-06
Movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan Taxi Driver 2008-06-06
Movie I Think I Love My Wife Richard Cooper 2007-03-16
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Movie The Longest Yard Caretaker 2005-05-27
Movie Madagascar Marty 2005-05-27
Movie Head of State Mays Gilliam 2003-03-28
Movie Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003-03-11
Movie Comedian Himself 2002-10-25
Movie Bowling for Columbine Himself 2002-10-11
Movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Chaka 2001-08-22
Movie Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones (voice) 2001-08-07
Movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence Comedian (voice) 2001-06-29
Movie Pootie Tang JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father 2001-06-29
Movie Dogma Rufus 1999-11-12
Movie Lethal Weapon 4 Det.Lee Butters 1998-07-10
Movie Beverly Hills Ninja Joey 1997-01-17
Movie Panther Yuck Mouth 1995-11-10
Movie Boomerang Bony T 1992-06-30
Movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Rib Joint Customer 1988-12-14