Birthday Boy: Chris Rock

On the 7th of February, Chris Rock celebrates his birthday.


Christopher Julius Chris Rock III was born in Andrews, South Carolina on February 7th, 1965. He is a world famous comedian, producer and actor who rose to fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the '90s.

Chris Rock started doing stand-up comedy in his early teens in the New York area. One of the clubs he was working was the Comedy Strip. In 1983, at the age of 18, Eddie Murphy caught Chris Rock's act at the club and took an interest in the young comedian. Rock got small roles in the movies Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988).

In 1997, he was the executive producer of The Chris Rock Show which lasted until 2000. He have tried his hand at television again when he produced the hit comedy Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2008).

Rock won his third Emmy following his fifth HBO special, Kill the Messenger (2008). He has hosted many awards, like the MTV VMAs (three times), the Academy Awards, and the BET Awards.

He is currently working on two upcoming movies: Spinning Gold and The Week Of (2018).

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