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Christopher Julius Rock (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director.wikipedia
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Head of State (2003 film)

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He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed stand-up specials for HBO.
Head of State is a 2003 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring Chris Rock and co-starring Bernie Mac.

Madagascar (franchise)

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He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed stand-up specials for HBO.
The voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith are all featured in the films.

Top Five

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He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed stand-up specials for HBO.
Top Five is a 2014 American comedy film written and directed by Chris Rock.

77th Academy Awards

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Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 and the 88th in 2016.
Actor Chris Rock hosted the show for the first time.

Everybody Hates Chris

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He developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009), which was based on his early life.
Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom television series, created by comedian Chris Rock and Ali LeRoi, which aired from September 22, 2005 to May 8, 2009, lasting four seasons.

Grown Ups 2

He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed stand-up specials for HBO.
The film co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Nick Swardson, and Salma Hayek.

88th Academy Awards

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Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 and the 88th in 2016.
Actor Chris Rock hosted the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005.

Down to Earth (2001 film)

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He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed stand-up specials for HBO. Though he started off with supporting roles in films such as Dogma, Beverly Hills Ninja, Lethal Weapon 4, and Nurse Betty, he went on to star in films like The Longest Yard, Bad Company, and Down to Earth.
Down to Earth is a 2001 American fantasy-comedy film directed by Chris and Paul Weitz and written by Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi and Louis C.K. It is the third film based on Harry Segall's stageplay Heaven Can Wait, preceded by Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) and Heaven Can Wait (1978).

The Longest Yard (2005 film)

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He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed stand-up specials for HBO. Though he started off with supporting roles in films such as Dogma, Beverly Hills Ninja, Lethal Weapon 4, and Nurse Betty, he went on to star in films like The Longest Yard, Bad Company, and Down to Earth.
Chris Rock plays Crewe's friend, known as Caretaker.

Saturday Night Live

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After working as a stand-up comedian and appearing in supporting film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s.
As of Season 45, SNL has featured 153 cast members including, besides the above-mentioned players, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Will Forte, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tracy Morgan, Chris Parnell, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, and many others.

Tony Rock

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Rock's younger brothers Tony, Kenny, and Jordan are also in the entertainment business.
He is the younger brother of comedian Chris Rock.

CB4

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Rock then wrote and starred in the low-budget comedy CB4, which made $18 million against its budget of $6 million.
CB4 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis and starring Chris Rock.

Niggas vs. Black People

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The most well-known and controversial piece of the special was "Niggas vs. Black People".
"Niggas vs. Black People" is the title of one of Chris Rock's most famous and controversial stand-up comedy routines.

Rob Schneider

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He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade became known as the Bad Boys of SNL.
Schneider is featured in the video release The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live, along with colleagues Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Chris Farley.

Eddie Murphy

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Upon seeing his act at a nightclub, Eddie Murphy befriended and mentored the aspiring comic.
Comedians who cite Murphy as influencing them include Russell Brand, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

Chris Rock: Bring the Pain

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His second special, 1996's Bring the Pain, made Rock one of the most acclaimed and commercially successful comedians in the industry.
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain is a television special that premiered on HBO on June 1, 1996 starring comedian Chris Rock.

New Jack City

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In 1991, he released his first comedy album, Born Suspect and won acclaim for his role as a crack addict in the film New Jack City.
The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, and Judd Nelson.

Chris Farley

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He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade became known as the Bad Boys of SNL.
Along with Chris Rock, Farley was one of the new Saturday Night Live cast members announced in early 1990.

African American Lives

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Rock's family history was profiled on the PBS series African American Lives 2 in 2008.
This second set of episodes traced the ancestry of performers Morgan Freeman, Tina Turner, Tom Joyner, Chris Rock, Don Cheadle, theologian Peter Gomes, athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, poet Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard (the daughter of writer Anatole Broyard) and publisher Linda Johnson Rice (the daughter of publisher John H. Johnson).

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

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He slowly rose up the ranks of the comedy circuit in addition to earning bit roles in the film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and the TV series Miami Vice.
Other actors in the film are Kadeem Hardison, Ja'net Dubois, John Witherspoon, Damon Wayans, Clarence Williams III, and Chris Rock.

Roll with the New

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During this time, Rock also translated his comedy into print form in the book Rock This! and released the Grammy Award-winning comedy albums, Roll with the New, Bigger & Blacker and Never Scared.
Roll with the New is the second comedy album by Chris Rock.

History of Saturday Night Live (1990–1995)

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He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade became known as the Bad Boys of SNL.
Lorne Michaels introduced a number of players who quickly became stars on the show: Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Julia Sweeney.

Born Suspect

In 1991, he released his first comedy album, Born Suspect and won acclaim for his role as a crack addict in the film New Jack City.
Born Suspect is the first comedy album by Chris Rock, recorded in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dogma (film)

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Though he started off with supporting roles in films such as Dogma, Beverly Hills Ninja, Lethal Weapon 4, and Nurse Betty, he went on to star in films like The Longest Yard, Bad Company, and Down to Earth.
Dogma is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, Alanis Morissette, and Jason Mewes.

Beverly Hills Ninja

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Though he started off with supporting roles in films such as Dogma, Beverly Hills Ninja, Lethal Weapon 4, and Nurse Betty, he went on to star in films like The Longest Yard, Bad Company, and Down to Earth.
The film stars Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker and Chris Rock.