Chris Rock is 56 years old American Comedian, actor, television producer, and filmmaker. He was born in Andrews, South Carolina. Chris Rock has begun his career as a stand-up comedian. Later on, he was able to progress into the acting field. Not only this, but he also had got success in producing movies. As of now, he has become one of the richest comedians in the world. His net worth is assessed to be $60 million.
Comedy Central ranked him as the 5th greatest comedian of all time due to his ultimate comic timing. Chris gained wide popularity in the early 1990s from Saturday Night Live. However, he is also well known for his talent as an actor in hit films such as
- The Longest Yard (2005),
- the Madagascar film series (2005-2012),
- “Grown Ups” (2010)
Quick Fact about Chris Rock
- Date of Birth: Feb 7, 1965
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
- Profession: Comedian, Actor, Film director, Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor
- Nationality: United States of America
- Full name: Christopher Julius Rock.
Early life of Chris Rock
Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina, on Feb 7, 1965, to his mother, Rosalie, a teacher and social worker for the mentally disabled, and his father, Julius Rock, truck driver, and newspaper deliveryman. Shortly after his birth, he moved to Crown Heights, a Brooklyn, New York City neighborhood. In 1988, Chris lost his after ulcer surgery. Rock had three younger brothers Tony, Kenny, and Jordan, but in 2006, Jordan died after a long struggle with alcoholism. Tony and Kenny are also in the entertainment business.
Rock was enrolled in the school in Brooklyn, but later, his parents pulled him out due to bullying and white students’ beatings. But later on, he earned a GED. Then, before comedy, he worked at various fast-food restaurants.
Chris Rock began his career as a stand-up comedian in 1984 in Catch a rising star. Slowly, he starts getting ranks by comedy Central. Also, he rose the fame by bit roles in the film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and the TV series Miami Vice. Rock has done supporting roles in films such as
- Lethal Weapon 4
- Beverly Hills Ninja and
- Nurse Betty
Moreover, He has also worked as a writer and a director of Head of State, I Think I Love My Wife and Top Wife. He also has a voice-over in the Madagascar franchise.
Net worth and awards of Chris rock
As a result of his more than 30 years’ career and struggles, the American actor and comedian Chris Rock’s net worth stood at $100 million.
How many awards has he won?
Christopher Rock has won many awards, such as:
- 4 Emmy Awards,
- 3 Grammy Awards,
- an AFI,
- BET Award,
- British Comedy Award,
- Hollywood Film Awards