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Chris Rock (born February 7, 1965) is a self-ascribed African-American comedian, African-American actor, African-American screenwriter, African-American television producer, African-American film producer and an African-American director. He was voted as the fifth greatest African-American stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central. His comedic subject matter frequently focuses on the cultural values, habits, and struggles of African-Americans.

Despite the few occasions when he has passingly made mention of his ethnicity, there are still those who speculate that Rock may actually be a racist white person in prosthetic makeup.

Rock began doing stand-up comedy in 1985 in New York City'sCatch a Rising Star. His comedic insights and observations onAfrican-American lifestyle saw him rise up the ranks of the comedy circuit in addition to earning bit roles in the African-American parodying film, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and the semi African-American TV series Miami Vice.

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