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A Few Fun Facts about Chris Rock

Chris Rock was born February 7, 1965. His governement name is Christopher Julius Rock III. He was born in Andrews, South Carolina and grew up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY

Chris Rock’s mother, Rosalie (née Tingman), was a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped; his father, Christopher Julius Rock II, was a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman.

Chris Rock dropped out of high school after facing racial discrimination and later earned his GED.

Eddie Murphy discovered Chris Rock at New York’s Comedy Strip and gave Chris Rock his first film role in Beverly Hills Cop II ( 1987)

Joined Saturday Night Live cast in 1990

Chris Rock has three Grammy awards for the following comedy albums ( In 98′ Roll with the New, In 99′ Bigger and Blacker, In  06′ Never Scared)

Chris Rock’s net worth is 70 million

Chris Rock has appeared in over 42 films to date

Follow Chris Rock on Instagram @chrisrock