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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 series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Dying Laughing 2017-02-24
Known For
Poster of Louie
Poster of Grown Ups
Poster of Madagascar
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Movie NJPW The New Beginning in Sendai Richard Cooper 2015-02-14
Movie Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Himself 2015-12-20
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Big Sky Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited) 2015-08-14
Movie Top Five Andre 2014-12-12
Movie Marvel Renaissance 1st Lt. Oster 2014-02-28
Movie The Nut Job Himself 2014-01-17
Movie Madly Madagascar Marty (voice) 2013-01-29
Movie Grown Ups 2 Kurt McKenzie 2013-07-11
Movie One Direction: This Is Us Himself 2013-08-30
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Movie Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Himself 2012-09-08
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 2 Days in New York Mingus 2012-03-28
Movie Torpédo Himself / Various Characters 2012-03-21
Movie Brooklyn Boheme Himself 2012-02-27
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac HImself 2012-02-19
Movie Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Panelist 2012-09-27
Movie Hostel Himself 2011-01-21
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary Himself 2011-11-20
Movie Ratu The Movie Himself / Various Characters 2011-03-17
Movie Talking Funny Himself 2011-04-22
Series Louie Chris Rock 2010-06-29
Movie Grown Ups Kurt McKenzie 2010-06-24
Movie Death at a Funeral Aaron 2010-04-15
Movie Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison Self 2010-02-06
Movie Merry Madagascar Marty 2009-11-16
Movie Good Hair Himself 2009-10-09
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself 2009-01-01
Movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan Taxi Driver 2008-06-05
Movie The Black List: Volume One Himself 2008-01-22
Movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Marty / Additional Zebras (voice) 2008-10-30
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger Himself 2008-09-27
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007-12-04
Movie Bee Movie Mooseblood (voice) 2007-10-28
Movie I Think I Love My Wife Richard Cooper 2007-03-16
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Himself 2007-01-03
Movie Redacted 2007-01-01
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby Wesley 2005-10-29
Movie Madagascar Marty 2005-05-25
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Series Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Movie The Longest Yard Caretaker 2005-05-27
Movie Hellraiser: Deader Chaka 2005-06-07
Movie Paparazzi Pizza Delivery Guy 2004-09-03
Movie Chris Rock: Never Scared Chris Rock 2004-04-17
Movie I Downloaded a Ghost Chris Rock 2004-04-06
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Rats Himself 2003-01-15
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003-03-11
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Movie Head of State Mays Gilliam 2003-03-28
Movie Comedian Himself 2002-10-25
Movie Bowling for Columbine Himself 2002-10-09
Movie Bad Company Jake Hayes/Kevin Pope/Michael Turner 2002-06-07
Movie Pootie Tang JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father 2001-06-29
Movie Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma Himself (Interviewee) 2001-01-01
Movie Down to Earth Lance Barton 2001-02-16
Movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Chaka 2001-08-22
Movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence Comedian (voice) 2001-06-29
Movie Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones (voice) 2001-08-07
Movie The Double-D Avenger Chris Rock 2001-09-17
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Movie Nurse Betty Wesley 2000-09-08
Movie No Alibi Himself 2000-03-24
Movie The Florentine Chris Rock 1999-01-01
Movie Pirates of Silicon Valley Himself 1999-05-10
Movie Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Himself 1999-07-10
Movie Dogma Rufus 1999-11-12
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock Himself 1999-12-10
Movie Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Himself (archive footage) 1998-08-18
Movie Lethal Weapon 4 Det.Lee Butters 1998-07-10
Movie Panther Yuck Mouth 1995-11-10
Movie The Immortals Deke 1995-10-05
Series Baseball Himself 1994-09-18
Movie Boomerang Bony T 1992-06-30
Movie Beverly Hills Cop II Playboy Mansion Valet 1987-05-18
Series The Academy Awards Chris Rock 1953-03-18