Chris Rock Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Aug, 2017
Facts of Chris Rock
Date of Birth: 1965 , February-7
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Chris Rock
Birth Name Christopher Julius Rock III
Father Christopher Julius Rock II
Mother Rosalie (née Tingman)
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Andrews, South Carolina, United States
Ethnicity African-American
Profession comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director
Net Worth $70 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size 11 (US)
Weight in KG 76kg
Married Yes
Married to Malaak Compton Rock (m. 1996–2016)
Children Zahra Savannah Rock, Lola Simone Rock
Divorce Malaak Compton Rock (m. 1996–2016)
Awards Black Reel Award
Siblings Tony Rock, Jordan Rock, Kenny Rock, Andre Rock, Brian Rock, Andi Rock, Charles Rock
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Chris Rock is an American Comedian, actor, producer, writer as well as a director who rose to prominence as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993. He last appeared in comedy documentary Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip in 2014

Rock won the various awards for his outstanding works including, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special, Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album and more.

Early life and education

Chris Rock was born as Christopher Julius Rock III on February 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina, United States of America. He belongs to black ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Rock is the daughter of Rose Rock and Christopher Julius Rock II. His father was a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman where his mother was a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped.

Rock grew up with his siblings, Tony Rock, Andre Rock, Brian Rock, Jordan Rock, Kenny Rock, Charles Rock (half brother) and Andrea.

When he was very small, his parents moved to Crown Heights in Brooklyn. They again moved to a new place called Bedford. He went to James Madison High School though, but sadly he had to drop out.


Chris Rock’s career has made him who he is today. He has worked for mighty shows such as Saturday Night Live and has made it completely his.

Rock began his stand-up comedy career at 1984. His film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka was a huge success, and a lot of credit for that goes to his work in that one. His work for Miami Vice was brilliant too.

Some of the magnificent TV shows and movies work of his include the likes of CB4, Boomerang, Panther, Never Scared and Louie. There is nothing Rock has not won in his career.

In the year 1997, Rock won the mighty Primetime Emmy Award for his amazing work. He has also won the mighty Grammy Awards for his work in Roll with the New and this happened in the year 1998.

Personal life

Chris Rock married to NAACP Image Award winning actress, Malaak Compton-Rock in November 1996. The couple lived in Alpine, New Jersey with their two daughters, Lola Simone (born 2002) and Zahra Savannah (born 2004).

In December 2014 Rock and his wife, Malaak announced that they had filed for divorce from Compton-Rock and finally the divorced was finalized on Monday, August 22, 2016, after 20 years of marriage.

Previously, there was a rumor that, Rock dated to American author, Karrine Steffans.

Rock is currently dating to American actress girlfriend, Megalyn Echikunwoke since Sep 2015. There was also a rumor that, they were engaged, but Megalyn denied the news about the affair.

Rock sadly passed away in 1988 after ulcer surgery. He also lost his brother in 2006, and the cause behind it was alcoholism.

Net worth

Chris Rock has earned huge amount of net worth from his brilliant career. His current net worth is around $70 million. He previously owned $4 million worth Clinton Hill carriage which he sold around in 2012. Besides, he currently lives in a house in Alpine, New Jersey worth $4.14 million.

He has bought a Lamborghini Miura car worth $2,25 million. He also has a Maybach sedan car worth around $200 thousand.