Born: February 7, 1965
Christopher Julius “Chris” Rock III is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director.
After working as a stand-up comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent roles, and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO.
He was also voted in the UK as the ninth greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the eighth greatest stand-up comic.