Chris Rock

Chris Rock - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

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Christopher Julius Rock popularly known as Chris Rock is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and stand-up comedian. Moreover, he is known for his fluent comedy in stand-up comedy.

Early life

Chris was born on 7th February 1965 in  Andrews, South Carolina, US. Soon after his birth, his parents moved on to Crown Heights near Brooklyn, New York.

Later, he moved to the working-class area of Bedford–Stuyvesant. He is currently 57 years old and holds American nationality. Likewise, he follows the Christian religion and his birth sign is Aquarius.

He was raised by his parents and spent his childhood in Bedford–Stuyvesant. Chris was born to his father Julius Rock and his mother Rosalie Rock. Likewise, his father was a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman and his mother was a social worker.

However, his father died when Chris was 28 due to ulcer surgery. Chris also has seven siblings, six boys, and one girl.

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Caption: Chris with a friend Source: Instagram

Talking about his educational life, he attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. However, he dropped out because he was bullied by his colleagues for his race and skin color.


Chris has made a name for himself in the world of comedy. Likewise, he has had a very successful career. Talking about his achievements, he has won awards like the Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, and the Primetime Emmy Award.

He has also won many other Miscellaneous Awards like American Comedy Awards, AFI Awards, Bet Awards, Sattelite Awards, Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, and many others.

Moreover, he has also hosted the Acamady awards. Likewise, he has also been nominated for many other awards.

Net worth

Chris is professionally a comedian. Moreover, his estimated net worth is supposed to be about 60 million USD. Likewise, he spends his free time in his luxurious house.

Career and professional life

Chris first used to work low-paid jobs in various fast-food restaurants to support his family’s financial status. Moreover, Rock made his stand-up comedy debut in 1984 in New York City’s Catch a Rising Star.

He was a rookie at the start. However, he kept on continuing and keep on ranking up. He slowly cranked up and started getting roles on well-known platforms. Moreover, he was mentored by Eddie Murphy who gave him a role in his first movie Beverly Hills Cop II. 

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Caption: Chris with Rihanna Source: Instagram

Chris made his movie debut with the help of Eddie Murphy with the movie titled Beverly Hills Cop II. Likewise, he has also written comedy albums for well-known brands like Atlantic Records, DreamWorks Records, and NetFlix Studios.

Moreover, he has also worked on music videos like Your Mother’s Got a Big Head, Champagne, No Sex (In the Champagne Room), and many others.

Likewise, he has also appeared as sheriff in an 1889 cowboy version of Lil Nas X in “Old Town Road”. Chirs has also produced a comedy series titled Everybody Hates Chris and many more. Moreover, he has hosted many awards shows like the Academy Awards.

Relationship status

Talking about relationships, Chris dated Malaak Compton in the mid-90s. The couple got married in 1996. However, they divorced in mid-2016. Moreover, Chris has two children with Compton. As of now, Chris is single and not dating anyone.

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Caption: Chris with his daughter’s Source: Instagram

Chris has never been a part of any controversies or scandals. Likewise, at the 2022 Oscars, Will Smith slapped him on stage after he made a joke regarding his wife’s bald head. The matter was heavily covered and he gained huge internet fame.

Chris Rock – Body measurements

Chris is a tall and handsome guy. Talking about his body measurements, he stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs about 75 kg. Likewise, he has a pair of dark brown colored eyes and black hair. Chris wears a shoe of size 11 US.

Chris Rock – Social media

Talking about social media, Chris is very active. Likewise, he mostly posts his photos and his lifestyle on his Instagram. Moreover, he has over 4 million followers on Instagram.

Likewise, he has over 7.5 million followers on Facebook and over 5 million followers on Twitter. By looking at his successful career we can assume he will get some more popularity in the upcoming days.