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Chris Rock, Wife Have First Child

July 1, 2002 GMT

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Chris Rock has something to smile about _ the actor-comedian is the proud father of a baby girl.

Rock’s wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, gave birth in New York on Friday, Rock’s publicist said Monday. The couple named the girl Lola Simone _ not Holiday, the name that Rock had touted before the baby’s birth.

It is the first child for both Rock, 36, and his wife, 32.

Rock’s latest movie is the comedic thriller ``Bad Company″ with Anthony Hopkins. Compton-Rock is the executive director of the charity Style Works.