Chris Rock, by his full name Christopher Julius Rock III was born on the 7th of February 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina, but because Chris Rock's parents moved shortly after his birth, Chris Rock was raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, that is in Brooklyn, New York.
Chris Rock is the eldest son of Rosalie and Julius Rock. From his father's first marriage, Chris Rock has a step-brother, who spent a lot of time in jail. The comedian's mother was a teacher and his father, who died after a ulcer surgery in 1998, was a truck driver. It's known about Chris Rock's father that he was a disciplinarian and strict father.
From his grandfather, Allen Rock, who was a preacher, Chris Rock took his performing style, as he personally admited. Chris Rock's brother, Charles, died in 2006. The comedian's younger brothers, Kenny and Tony, are working in the entertainment business.
As a child, Chris Rock went to a all-white public school, being subject to discrimination at an early age, but using the funny part later in his stand up comedy shows.On 23 November 1996, Chris Rock married Malaak Compton.
Chris Rock's wife is a PR Executive of a non-profit organization that support women who leave welafare and return to workforce.On 28th of June 2002, Chris Rock's first daughter was born, Lola Simone and two years later, on the 22nd of May 2004, Chris Rock's wife gave birth to their second daughter, Zahra Savannah. Chris Rock and his family are living in Alpine, New Jersey.
In 2006 there were some rumours that Chris Rock was going to divorce his wife after nearly ten years of marriage, but two weeks later, the entartainment news website that released the information, announced that Chris Rock did not after all file for divorce.
A press release from Chris Rock and his wife cleared things up, stating that there were "untrue rumours and lies".In 2007 the comedian Chris Rock was accused by Kali Bowyer, a free journalist and former actress, that he is the father of her child.
Kali Bowyer claimed that her son was Chris Rock's son and in need of hospitalization and filed a paternity suit. Chris Rock was cleared of accusations by the DNA test, that proved the comedian was not the child's father.Being a supporter of the New York Mets baseball team, the comedian Chris Rock was seen almost at every game of the team, during the 2007 season.