Check out our breakdown of the movies and shows we're excited about this month, including " Lovecraft Country. See our picks list. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Up this week. He is the son of Rosalie Tingman , a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.
Who Is Chris Rock?
Christopher Julius Rock born February 7, is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. After working as a stand-up comedian and appearing in supporting film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early s. He developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris — , which was based on his early life. Rock hosted the Academy Awards twice, in and in He has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the United Kingdom as the ninth-greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4 's Greatest Stand-Ups in , and again in the updated list as the eighth-greatest stand-up comic.
He went on to appear in films and on Saturday Night Live , and soon released his first comedy album. He has also twice hosted the Academy Awards. Rock was born on February 7, , in Andrews, South Carolina. Rock is the eldest son of Julius Rock, a truck driver, and Rose Rock, a teacher. When Rock was a toddler his family relocated to Brooklyn, New York. He spent the remainder of his childhood in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
Read our new cover story on Chris Rock — how infidelity, divorce and soul-searching fueled his bold new stand-up tour and a chance to start over. Tonight was no different. The patrons sipped away their drink minimums and endured unknowns sprinkled with knowns — both Judd Apatow and Dave Attell did sets. Then the MC announced Rock. The audience went silent for a moment before jumping up in a roar as Rock, in jeans and a T-shirt, took the stage. There had been a turn as Oscar host in — the year of no black nominees.