Reunited with Sandler, Spade and the crew for "Grown Ups 2"
Joined ensemble cast of romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
Featured in the indie comedy "2 Days in New York"
Reprised voice role of Marty the Zebra in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
Made his Broadway debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis' controversial play "The Motherf*cker With the Hat"
Starred in ensemble comedy "Grown Ups," with Kevin James and former "SNL" cast members Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Rob Schneider
Starred in and produced the black comedy "Death at a Funeral," a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name
Once again lent his voice to Marty the Zebra in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"
Premiered his fifth HBO special "Kill the Messenger"; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
Directed and starred in a remake of a 1970s French film "I Think I Love My Wife"
Hosted the 77th Academy Awards (ABC) at the Kodak Theater (aired in February)
Produced the comedy series "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN, 2005-06; CW, 2006-present); inspired by his own teenage experiences growing up in 1980s Brooklyn; show earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Comedy Series in 2006
Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Burt Reynolds in "The Longest Yard" remake
Voiced Marty the Zebra in the animated comedy "Madagascar"
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Feature directorial debut, "Head of State"; also starred and co-wrote
Teamed with Anthony Hopkins in the action comedy "Bad Company"
First leading role in a feature, "Down to Earth"; also contributed to screenplay
Co-wrote, produced, and co-starred in "Pootie Tang," based on a character created in one of his HBO specials
Lent his voice to the title character in the animated feature "Osmosis Jones"
Co-starred with Morgan Freeman and Renee Zellweger in Neil LaBute's "Nurse Betty"
Headlined second solo HBO comedy special "Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker"
Again hosted the "MTV Music Video Awards" (broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House)
Played Rufus, the hitherto unknown 13th apostle in Kevin Smith's "Dogma"
Had featured role in "Lethal Weapon 4"
Helped students at Howard University start a black humor magazine The Illtop Journal; also edited the first few issues
Executive produced the sitcom "The Hughleys" (ABC, 1998-2000; UPN, 2000)
Voiced the guinea pig in the remake of "Dr. Dolittle"; second collaboration with Eddie Murphy
Executive produced and starred in the HBO talk show "The Chris Rock Show"; also wrote; won third Emmy Award for writing show
Hosted the "MTV Music Video Awards"
Began doing memorable TV commercials for 1-800-CALL-ATT
Provided political convention coverage for "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" (Comedy Central); earned Emmy nomination for writing
Made first appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show"
Wrote, co-executive produced, and starred in the Emmy-winning "Chris Rock: Bring the Pain" (HBO); also earned Emmy Award for writing
Headlined the HBO Comedy Half-Hour Special "Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes"
Joined the cast of the Fox variety series "In Living Color"; appeared on nine episodes
Co-wrote, produced and starred in the feature comedy "CB4"
Played supporting role in the Eddie Murphy vehicle "Boomerang"
Delivered key co-starring role as a crack addict in "New Jack City"
Spent two seasons (1990-92) as a featured player on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); became a regular cast member for the 1992-93 season
Had early TV exposure on HBO special "Uptown Comedy Express"
Made film debut as a parking valet in "Beverly Hills Cop II"; first collaboration with Eddie Murphy
Raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY
Began working in NYC comedy clubs when he was 17
In 2007, freelance journalist and former actress Kali Bowyer filed a paternity suit against Chris Rock, claiming he was the father of her son. DNA testing proved that Rock was not the child's father.