Chris Rock is 52 today. The Comedian, actor, producer, director, and screenwriter rose to prominence as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993. He's played starring roles in the films Down to Earth, I Think I Love My Wife, Dogma, Grown Ups and Top Five and he provided the voice for Marty the zebra in the Madagascar films.
After being beaten and bullied by white students in high school, he dropped out, earned his GED, and worked at fast food restaurants. While doing stand up at New York City's Catch a Rising Star in the 80's he befriended Eddie Murphy and was given a small role in Beverly Hills Cop II in 1987.
Rock also hosted the 2016 Oscar Awards and had some strong political commentary throughout the show which was called "a blackout" for African Americans in the movie industry.