1966 - Chris Rock born on the 7th of February in Andrews, South Carolina. He is a Grammy Award winning comedian and actor. He grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York. Rock currently resides in Alpine, New Jersey.
1987 - Was introduced to veteran comedian Eddie Murphy, who was impressed enough to cast him in Beverly Hills Cop II.
1991 - Released his first comedy album, Born Suspect.
1996 - Married to Malaak Compton on the 23rd of November. She is the founder and executive director of StyleWorks, a non-profit, full-service salon that provides free services for women leaving welfare and entering the workforce. The couple have two daughters together, Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah.
2004 - Ranked 5th on the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time list by Comedy Central (according to the link he is ranked 27th). During this time, Rock also translated his comedy into print form in the book Rock This! and released two bestselling comedy albums, Roll with the New and Bigger and Blacker.
2005 - Hosted the 77th Academy Awards ceremony. The decision to have Rock host the awards was seen by some as a chance to bring an "edge" to the ceremony and to make it more relevant or appealing to younger audiences.
2006 - Entertainment news website TMZ.com reported that Rock was filing for divorce after nearly ten years of marriage to Malaak on the 3rd of November. Two weeks later, however, TMZ reported that Rock had not filed divorce papers, and that it appeared that the couple was able to work out their differences and stayed together.
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