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us: Rock, Chris

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1965-02-07
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Andrews (S.C.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Saturday Night Live Studios
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        (naf) Saturday Night Live Studios
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    • found: Rock this! 1997: CIP t.p. (Chris Rock) CIP data sheet (b. 02-07-1966)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 8, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Rock, Chris; comedian, stage / screen actor, television actor; born 07 February 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina, United States; General Education Degree (GED); toured the country as stand-up comedian (1980s); his mentor became Eddie Murphy; played black nationalist Nat X at the late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live (1990-1993); released live comedy album (1991); had a series of comedy specials, the Emmy-winning Bring the Pain (1996); was a political commentator during presidential election at Comedy Central (1996); published a book, Rock This (1997); began acting career with supporting roles in films Beverly Hills Cop II (1988), New Jack City (1991), Boomerang (1992), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Dogma (1999), The Longest Yard (2005), had leading roles, Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), animated Madagascar (2005); appeared on TV, In Living Color (1993-1994); his HBO program, The Chris Rock Show (1997) was nominated for an Emmy Award (1998); created television sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005); hosted the 77th Annual Academy Awards show (2005); played on Broadway (2011); was featured in Henry Louis Gates's African American Lives 2 (2008))
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    • [The individual was an Emmy awardee.]
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