What is Chris Rock Height and Weight? The American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker stands tall at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighs 76 kg (168 lbs). Aside from Chris Rock height and weight, we will also look at the biography of the comic actor, including his age, education, career, net worth, parents, siblings, wife, and children.
Chris Rock, who was born on February 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina, United States, is 58 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on the 7th of February every year.
Career and Education
Famous for his comic work in films, television, and stage, Chris Rock has won numerous awards such as three Grammy Awards for best comedy album, 4 Primetime Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination. He was ranked number five on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest stand-up comedians of All Time. He was also ranked 5th on the list of Rolling Stone’s fifty Best stand-up comics of All Time.
After a few years as a stand-up comedian and playing small film roles, including Beverly Hills Cop II, Rock gained fame as a part of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live from the year 1990 until 1993. While at SNL, he was a part of the movies New Jack City, Boomerang, and CB4, which he also wrote and directed. The show became a household name through the critically acclaimed Bring the Pain in 1996 which was the second of the fifth of his HBO comedy specials.
His other HBO comedy specials include Bigger & Blacker in 1999, Never Scared in 2004, Kill the Messenger in 2008, and Chris Rock: Tamborine in the year 2018. He developed, wrote, produced, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris from the year 2005 to 2009 which was based on his life in the early years. From 1997 until 2000, HBO broadcast his talk program, The Chris Rock Show, which received praise from critics for his appearances on the show with celebrities and politicians.
Rock was cast in starring film roles in Nurse Betty in the year 1999, Down to Earth, Pootie Tang both in the year 2001, Head of State in the year 2003, The Longest Yard in 2005, the Madagascar film series from the year 2005 to 2012, I Think I Love My Wife in 2007, Death at a Funeral in 2010, Grown Ups in 2010, its sequel Grown Ups 2 in the year 2013, and Top Five in 2014 as well as Spiral in the year 2021.
He is well-known for his TV appearances like Louie and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Fargo. The actor made his Broadway stage debut in the 2011 Stephen Adly Guirgis’s play The ‘Modafucker’ with the Hat, for which he was awarded the Drama League Award for Most Distinguished Performance. He was the host of the Academy Awards twice; in 2015 and 2016 and was involved in an incident with Will Smith on stage at the 2022 Awards.
Chris Rock was bused to schools in predominantly white neighborhoods of Brooklyn, where he was subjected to beatings and bullies by white students. As he aged, the bullying grew more severe until Rock’s parents removed him from James Madison High School. He quit high school, but Rock later earned a General Educational Development (GED). Rock was then employed in a variety of jobs in fast-food establishments.
Chris Rock is one of the highest-paid comics in the world with an estimated net worth of $60 million. According to reports, his net worth could be much higher but he lost about $40 million in a divorce settlement with his wife, Malaak Compton, in 2016 after 20 years of marriage.
Parents and Siblings
Chris Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina. His parents moved to the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, shortly after his birth. They relocated and settled in the working-class area of Bedford–Stuyvesant a few years later. Rosalie, his mother, was a social worker and teacher for the mentally disabled and his dad, Julius Rock, was a truck driver as well as a newspaper deliveryman. Julius passed away in 1988 following an operation for an ulcer.
Rock is the oldest of the seven children of his parents (six boys and a girl). He also had a paternal half-brother who was older, Charles Ledell Rock, who passed away in 2006, following alcoholism. His younger brothers Tony, Kenny, and Jordan are also involved in the entertainment industry.
Rock’s family history was featured on the PBS program African American Lives 2 in 2008. A DNA test revealed that he’s of Cameroonian descent, specifically the Udeme people from northern Cameroon.
Before serving in the American Civil War as part of the United States Colored Troops, Rock’s great-great-grandfather, Julius Caesar Tingman, was enslaved for 21 years. In the 1940s, the Rock’s paternal grandparents relocated from South Carolina to New York City in order to become a taxicab driver and a preacher.
Wife and Children
Rock got married to Malaak Compton-Rock on November 23 in 1996. Compton-Rock is the founder and executive director of StyleWorks, an organization that is non-profit and a hair salon with full-service that offers free services to women who have left welfare and started working. The couple resided in Alpine, New Jersey, with their two daughters.
Rock filed divorced from the Compton-Rock in December 2014. Rock admitted to having committed infidelity within the marriage and also battling with a pornography addiction. The divorce was completed on the 22nd of August 2016. On the 7th of July 2022, it was revealed that Rock was dating screenwriter, actress, and director, Lake Bell.
Rock has been a vocal opponent of discrimination based on race against African-Americans and has often spoken of the daily discrimination he faces “despite his fame”. Rock and Seinfeld are pulled over by the police for speeding while Seinfeld was driving In the 2013 episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld.
Rock confesses to Seinfeld in the episode that “If you weren’t here, I’d be scared. Yeah, I’m famous – still black.” Rock was pulled over three times in the initial quarter of 2015. Each time, Rock posted a selfie of the incident without any further explanation of the motive behind the stops or whether he was issued a citation.
On the 20th of August 2019, Rock, as well as many other famous people, participated in a round of funding for Lowell Herb Co, a California cannabis company. Rock is known as “a committed cannabis user.” On the 18th of September 2020, Rock declared that he has a learning disorder, which is a neurological disorder that causes it to be difficult for him to recognize non-verbal social signals.
The comedian posted via Twitter on the 19th of September 2021 that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. The comedian strongly urged vaccination to his followers.