Articles relating to both specials called Rock "the funniest man in America" in Time HBO also aired his talk show, The Chris Rock Show, which gained critical acclaim for Rock's interviews with celebrities and politicians. His television work has won him a total of three Emmy Awards and 15 nominations.
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.Upon seeing his act at a nightclub, Eddie Murphy befriended and mentored the aspiring comic.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. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.
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He has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards.
He was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central.
After 20 years of marriage, Chris Rock filed for divorce in 2014.
The source of contention between the couple was an 8-year-old girl named Ntombi from South Africa who was living with the family since she was 6 months old, but they never adopted her.
The NY Daily News reports Rock is in contact with his two biological daughters, but he hasn’t seen Ntombi since their separation.