He is an acclaimed comedian, actor, screenwriter and producer who is considered by many to be one of the greatest stand-up comics of our time. Chris Rock talks with Dr. Angelou about his early influences and rise to fame, from growing up in Brooklyn to his days on Saturday Night Live to making it on the big screen.
The eldest of seven children, Chris talks about his childhood, his hardworking and supportive parents, and their expectations for him to succeed. He also talks about the influence of his grandfather, a preacher, in shaping his performance style. Plus, Chris shares what fame has meant to him and the legacy he hopes to leave behind.
Printed from Oprah.com on Tuesday, December 10, 2013