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 role as a crack addict in the film New Jack City. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old With plans to leave Saturday Night Live after the 1992-93 season, Rock was effectively "fired" from the show. … Read More
1994 29 Years Old Rock starred in his first HBO comedy special in 1994 titled Big Ass Jokes.


His second special, 1996’s Bring the Pain, made Rock one of the most acclaimed and commercially successful 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, loosely based on Rock's school days, of which he is the executive producer and narrator. … Read More
2007 42 Years Old 1 More Event
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
2008 43 Years Old 1 More Event
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 1 More Event
On October 21, 2015 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Rock would host the 88th Academy Awards. … Read More
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