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Chris Rock

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7, 1965
Andrews, SC
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7, 1965 (age 56)
Andrews, SC


Comedian and actor who rose to prominence as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993. He's played starring roles in the films Down to EarthI Think I Love My WifeDogmaGrown Ups and Top Five and he provided the voice for Marty the zebra in the Madagascar films.  

Before Fame

After being beaten and bullied by white students in high school, he dropped out, earned his GED, and worked at fast food restaurants. While doing stand up at New York City's Catch a Rising Star in the '80s, he befriended Eddie Murphy and was given a small role in Beverly Hills Cop II in 1987.


After his tenure on Saturday Night Live, he appeared in six episodes of In Living Color from 1993 to 1994.

Family Life

He married Malaak Compton-Rock on November 23, 1996. They had two daughters together, Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah, before Chris filed for divorce in December 2014. In 2016, he began dating Megalyn Echikunwoke; the couple split up after four years together. His younger brothers Tony, Kenny, and Jordan are also in the entertainment business.

Associated With

He created and narrated the TV series Everybody Hates Chris, which starred Tyler James Williams in the title role.