Chris Rock

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Chris Rock

Chris Rock

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Chris Rock

Date of Birth

Birthday: February 7
Birthplace: Andrews, South Carolina

Chris Rock is an American comedian, actor, television producer, and filmmaker.

Chris Rock is an American comedian, actor, television producer, and filmmaker.

After working as a stand-up comedian and appearing in supporting film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed stand-up specials for HBO. He developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009), which was based on his early life.

Rock hosted the Academy Awards twice, in 2005 and in 2016. He has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the United Kingdom as the ninth-greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the eighth-greatest stand-up comic.

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Awards & Nominations

19 Nominations | 4 Emmys
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special - 2016
Outstanding Special Class Program - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Chris Rock, Host
  • The Oscars
  • ABC
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Chris Rock, Executive Producer/Principal Performer
  • Chris Rock - Kill The Messenger
  • HBO
  • Chris Rock Enterprises and Funny Business in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2009
Anthony Anderson, Chris Rock, and Bruce Rosenblum at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
Jimmy Fallon and Chris Rock at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Aziz Ansari and Chris Rock pose in the audience at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Anthony Anderson, Chris Rock, and Bruce Rosenblum at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Anthony Anderson, Chris Rock, and Bruce Rosenblum at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Jimmy Fallon and Chris Rock at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Jimmy Fallon and Chris Rock at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Aziz Ansari and Chris Rock pose in the audience at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Aziz Ansari and Chris Rock pose in the audience at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Chris Rock hosts Saturday Night Live.

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