Chris Rock

Chris Rock is an American comedian and actor. He rose to fame on Saturday Night Live (1990-1993) and in the films New Jack City (1991) and Boomerang (1992). Rock is best known for his stand-up comedy, which has won him three Grammy Awards and three of his four Emmy Awards. He also wrote and produced Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009), which was based on his childhood. Rock hosted the Academy Awards in 2005 and 2016.
Chris Rock
Full Name
Christopher Julius Rock
Andrews, South Carolina
Notable Projects
Saturday Night Live


What did Chris Rock say?

Chris Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith's buzz cut while presenting during the Academy Awards in March 2022. "Jada, I love ya. 'G.I. Jane 2,' can't wait to see ya," said Rock, referring to the 1997 Navy SEALs film. Pinkett Smith has said her hair loss is due to her alopecia.

When was Chris Rock diagnosed with NVLD?

Chris Rock was diagnosed with nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD) in 2020. "I kind of have a hard time with non-verbal cues with people," Rock told 'ExtraTV' in 2021.

Who is Chris Rock's wife?

Chris Rock isn't married. He and ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a philanthropist and founder of the nonprofit styleWorks, split after 19 years of marriage in 2014. They share daughters Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah.

Most Recent

Will Smith Speaks About 'Pain' in New David Letterman Special Recorded Before Oscars Slap
"Life is so exciting to me right now because I can reach people differently than I've ever been able to reach people, largely because of my pain," he said at the time
Chris Rock Jokes About Will Smith's Oscars Slap During Standup Set: 'Got Most of My Hearing Back'
Chris Rock reportedly told fans in London that he would "talk about" the Will Smith slap incident "at some point ... on Netflix"
Wanda Sykes Says She Is 'Still Traumatized' by Will Smith's Oscars Slap: 'I Can't Talk About It'
"I get emotional," Wanda Sykes told audience members of the Oscars slap incident, while performing a comedy show in Orlando, Florida
Dave Chappelle Spoke to Man Accused of Attacking Him and Reveals Why He Stormed Stage
Isaiah Lee, 23, has pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor battery, possession of a weapon with the intent to assault, and two Los Angeles city municipal code violations
Howard Stern Reacts to Dave Chappelle Attack, Says Hollywood Should Be 'Ashamed' of Will Smith Slap Response
"They didn't break Will's hands, they shook them, and it's wrong," The Howard Stern Show host said of the way Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards was handled
Man Accused of Attacking Dave Chappelle Is a Rapper Who Once Released a Song Named After Comedian
Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night

More Chris Rock

Chris Rock Joked, 'I Thought That Was Will Smith!' After Witnessing Dave Chappelle Onstage Attack
Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night, five weeks after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face at the 2022 Oscars
Will Smith Traveled to India for Spiritual Purposes One Month After Oscars Slap: Source
Will Smith said after the Oscars incident that "change takes time, and I am committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason"
Jay Leno Says Will Smith's 'Yelling of Obscenities' Was 'Most Disturbing' Part of Oscars Incident

Jay Leno called Will Smith a "good guy" but said the Oscars incident showed "real anger"