Know About Chris Rock; Movies, Net Worth, Age, Brother, Height, Wife

Published Date: 01 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 01 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

The stand-up comic Chris Rock age 54 is infectiously enthusiastic while performing. However when it comes to his personal life he had a bit of up and downs with his former wife to whom he shared a long committed relationship.

Chris Rock career took wider notability as a cast of American late night TV program, Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. Besides acting, he hosted the 77th and 88th Academy Awards in 2005 and 2016.

Chris Rock Bio & Family

Chris Rock was born on 7 February 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina as Christopher Julius Rock III. His father, Christopher Julius Rock II who died in 1988 post uclear surgery had a job of a driver and newspaper delivery. Likewise, his mother, Rosalie Rock (née Tingman), was into teaching and her active participation for mentally handicapped. His other family members include seven brothers and two sisters. The name of his brothers who are engaged in the showbiz is Tony, Kenny, and Jordan while others are Andre, Brian and Kenny Rock.

Nevertheless, Chris only had a one-half brother, Charles, who passed away from extensive alcohol use in 2006. Chris stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighs around 76 kg.

Career & Net Worth

The comedian has a colossal net worth of $100 million from his performance since 1984. Some of his blockbuster movies are Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003) and The Longest Yard (2005). Earlier, his big screen debut came in Beverly Hills Cop II in 1987, and prior that, he was a prominent cast of Saturday Night Live (1975) for three years.

Amongst, Chris siblings, his brother, Tony, born on 30 June 1974, in Brooklyn is the most popular one. In 2000, his game show, Can You Tell? for Oprah Winfrey’s Oh! Oxygen Network was one of the loved TV programs. For which, he had received a handsome paycheck that makes his net worth to be at $5 million.

Chris Admits Cheating On Former Wife

Chris former wife is an American businesswoman and actress Malaak Compton. The pair exchanged wedding vows on 23 November 1996 after meeting at the Essence Festival in the same following year. The former shares two daughters, Lola Simone Rock, born on 28 June 2002 and Zahra Savannah Rock, born on 22 May 2004.

Chris Rock with former wife Malaak attend the screening of The Longest Yard on 24 May 2005 in New York City (Picture: Zimbio)

In 2014, he filed for a divorce from his Malaak citing irreconcilable differences which were only settled in August 2016. According to their divorce settlement, Malaak asked a substantial part of Chris net worth which also includes their children’s 50-50 custody.

Their divorce rumored reason was Chris cheating Maalak for his Top Five co-star Rosario Dawson where he denied the claim. Interestingly, after a year of separation, Chris on his interview for the Rolling Stones in May 2017 confessed cheating his ex-wife with three different ladies.

Chris Dating Life With Actress Megalyn Echikunwoke

Currently, the 54-year-old is dating actress Megalyn Echikunwoke since 2016. His partner who is 18 years younger to him was born on 28 May 1983, in Spokane, Washington. Megalyn belongs to half Igbo-Nigerian and Navajo Indian ethnic group. She started her career back in 1998, and some of her notable movies are Step Sisters (2018) and Damsels in Distress (2011).

Chris Rock with partner Megalyn at the 68th Emmy Awards in 2016 (Picture: Refinery29)

The pair are relishing their relationship after Chris on his May 2017 interview with Rolling Stones, confirmed,

I’m dating a girl now. She’s got her dough, it’s amazing.

Some Interesting Facts About Chris Rock

  • Chris former wife is a Howard University alum and runs a non-profit salon service StyleWorks. Her net worth figure is $20 Million.
  • The Comedy Central chose him at the fifth spot of 100 Greatest StandUps of All Time in April 2004.
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