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Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III

Born February 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina, Chris Rock grew up in Brooklyn. At age 18, he was discovered by Eddie Murphy at New York's Comedy Strip.

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    Actor/comedian Chris Rock and wife Malaak and daughter Lola attend ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 12, 2003 in Hollywood, California.

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    Chris Rock holds his Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for 'The Chris Rock Show' at the 51st Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles 12 September, 1999.

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    Steve Harvey and Chris Rock attend the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on April 4, 2011 in New York City.

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    Chris Rock and Ben Stiller pose during the photocall of 'Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted'.

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    W. Kamau Bell and Chris Rock attend the 2013 FX Upfront Bowling Event at Luxe at Lucky Strike Lanes on March 28, 2013 in New York City.

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    Chris Rock appears on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios on March 25, 2003 in Burbank, California.

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    Chris Rock and host Carson Daly appear on MTV's Total Request Live March 27, 2003 at the MTV studios in New York City.

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    Chris Rock throws his Grammy Award in the air in 1998 at New York. Rock was awarded the Best Spoken Comedy Album for 'Roll With The New.'

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    Chris Rock and Kerry Washington make an appearance on BET's 106 & Park on March 15, 2007 in New York City.

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    Chris Rock did the voice of Marty the Zebra in the Madagascar movies.

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    Actors Chris Rock and Will Smith (R) arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa'. Will's wife Jada Pinkett Smith was the voice of Gloria the Hippo.

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    Rose Rock and her son comedian Chris Rock attend The Cinema Society and Target screening of 'Good Hair' at the IFC Center on October 5, 2009 in New York City.

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    Chris Rock and director Spike Lee attend the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City.

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