Chris Rock


Christopher Julius “Chris” Rock III is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small 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 roles, and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO. He was voted in the US as the fifth greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on February 7, 1965.


1984 19 Years Old Rock began doing stand-up comedy in 1984 in New York City’s Catch a Rising Star. … Read More


1990 25 Years Old Rock became a cast member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old In 1991, he released his first comedy album, Born Suspect and won acclaim for his dramatic role as a crack addict in the film New Jack City. … Read More
1993 28 Years Old A frustrated Rock left Saturday Night Live in 1993, appearing instead as a special guest star on the predominantly African-American sketch show In Living Color. … Read More
1994 29 Years Old Rock starred in his first HBO comedy special in 1994 titled Big Ass Jokes.


But it was his second stand-up special, 1996’s Bring the Pain, that reinvented Rock as one of the best comedians in the industry. … Read More
1999 34 Years Old Rock later had two more HBO comedy specials: Bigger & Blacker in 1999, and Never Scared in 2004. … Read More


2005 40 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
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. … Read More
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Rock's fifth HBO special, Kill the Messenger, premiered on September 27, 2008, and won him another Emmy for outstanding writing for a variety or music program. … Read More
2013 48 Years Old Rock is a vocal critic of racial profiling and often speaks of the "everyday racism" he feels he experiences, despite being famous. In a 2013 episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, Rock and Seinfeld are pulled over by the police for speeding. … Read More
2014 49 Years Old In December 2014, Rock announced that he had filed for divorce from Compton-Rock.


2015 50 Years Old In 2015, Rock was pulled over three times in the first three months. … Read More
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