Last updated on December 24th, 2018 at 10:39 am
Christopher Tucker, popularly known as Chris Tucker, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and humanist. Tucker would perform in front of his friends, family members and he even took part in talent competitions while in school.
His classmates gave him the Most Humorous Prize for his performances.
Being inspired by Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and Robin Harris in movies and television, he decided to take up comedy as his career.
Chris Tucker’s Bio
Chris Tucker was born in Decatur, Georgia, in 1971. He first made a name for himself with his regular standup performances on Def Comedy Jam.
After a string of smaller film roles, Tucker vaulted to fame and wealth with the Rush Hour series, starring alongside Jackie Chan. In 2012, after a five-year hiatus, he returned to the big screen in Silver Linings Playbook.
Chris Tucker’s Early Life
Chris Tucker began his career in the entertainment industry after he moved to LA. He first performed as a Stand-Up comedian on Def Comedy Jam and played on the ABC sitcom ‘Hangin With Mr. Cooper.’ He made his film debut in ‘House Party 3’ in 1994 where he acted as Jonny Booze.
His 1997 hit movies were Mone Talks, The Fifth Element, and Jackie Brown. A year later, he played as Detective Jamie Carter along with Jackie Chan.
The film’s success led to two sequels: Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3. Chris received a salary of $20 million for his role in the movie Rush Hour 2 and was paid $25 million for Rush Hour 3.
In 2012, he played the role of Danny McDaniel in the movie ‘Silver Lining Playbooks,’ and three years later Tucker performed as himself in the Netflix Stand-Up Special ‘Chris Tucker Live,’ showing his comedic talents.
The fourth installment of Rush Hour movie would be released in 2019.
Chris Tucker also appeared in numerous television shows. He made a cameo appearance in Tupac Shakur’s ‘California Love.’ Tucker starred in Michael Jackson’s video ‘You Rock My World.’
He appeared in some television series like Panther, Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, and Next Friday. Besides, he also appeared in many music videos such as Nuttin But Love, Shake It Off, Feel So Good, and California Love.
House and Cars
In 2013, Tucker sold his Tarzana, California home for $2.1 million which he bought black in 1996 for $1.1 million.
The house covers 6,300 square foot and has five ensuite bedrooms, two bathrooms, three fireplaces, a wine bar, a pool, and a spa. Currently, he is residing in LA house. The actor drives Aston Martin.
Tucker has gone through the severe financial problem. TMZ reported back in 2012, Chris owed a whopping $12 million to IRS. Later he clearly stated that the issue had been shut out.
Chris Tucker’s honors have included awards from the Phoenix Film Critics Society, People’s Choice, Screen Actors Guild, Gotham, MTV, Image Awards, Gold Derby, Central Ohio Film Critics Association, BET and Blockbuster.
He won MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo in 1998 and MTV Movie Award for Best Fight in 2001 along with Jackie Chan. Tucker also won Kids Choice Awards for Movie Actor.
Christopher Tucker is the youngest son of the Mary Louise and Norris Tucker, born on 31st August 1971 in Atlanta Georgia. He grew up along with his five siblings.
His father was a businessman who ran a janitorial service and is very close to his father. His father passed away on14th January 2014 in his home in Lithonia, Georgia.
Christopher graduated from Columbia High School and late moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in comedy. As a child, he has a dream of becoming a great actor.
He has a son named Destin Christopher Tucker, born in 1998. His son lives with mother in Los Angeles. There is no more information about his family and education.
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Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Tucker stands tall with the height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs 83 kg. Chris has black color hair and eyes. He wears a shoe size of 12 (US).
Chris is active on various social media platforms. On Instagram, he has 1.1 million fans followers, and on Twitter, he has more than 798K followers as well as active on Facebook with more than 843 million followers.