Chris Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian who came into the limelight through his stand-up comedy performances in the HBO TV series Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. His acting breakthrough arrived with the role of Smokey in the 1995 stoner film titled Friday and he shot to global recognition for his portrayal of Detective James Carter in the action-comedy film franchise Rush Hour, where he co-starred with . For his portrayal of Danny McDaniels in the 2012 romantic-comedy-drama film Silver Linings Playbook, he won the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s award for ‘Best Cast’.
He splits his time between –
- Atlanta, Georgia, United States
- Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Los Angeles, California, United States
Blue Comedy, Black Comedy, Insult Comedy, Observational Comedy
Girlfriend / Spouse
Chris has dated –
- Gelila Asres
- – Rumor
- Azja Pryor (1997-2003) – Chris and American casting director Azja Pryor got married in 1997 and were separated in 2003. They have a son together named Destin Christopher Tucker (b. 1998).
- Vanessa Mendoza (2005)
- Short-cropped hair
- Sports a trimmed goatee
- High-pitched voice
- Affable smile
Chris Tucker Facts
- He was a master impersonator in his schooldays and just after his high school graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.
- Before he became globally popular with the 1998 action-comedy film Rush Hour, he had also had a starring role in a similar film in the spy comedy genre which was titled Double-O-Soul. However, the film was never released.
- He has been featured in the music videos of several internationally-acclaimed musical artists, including ‘s You Rock My World (2001), ‘s California Love (1995), and ‘s Shake It Off (2005).
- In 2014, he settled a tax debt worth USD 2.5 million with American revenue and legal authorities. One of his representatives at that time pinned the blame on poor accounting and management.
- He is also involved in humanitarian and charitable activities around the world and is the founder of The Chris Tucker Foundation which helps underprivileged and impoverished children.
Featured Image by Chris Tucker / Instagram
Facts of Christopher Tucker
- Gender Male
- full nameChristopher Tucker
- nicknamesChris, Christmas
- birthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States
- Date of Birth August 31, 1971
- Age 50 years 2 months
- Horoscope Virgo
- Lucky Number 3
- Lucky Stone Sapphire
- Lucky Color Green
- Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
- ethnicity / ethnic backgroundAfrican descent and distant Native American
- net worth$7 million
- professionActor, Stand-up Comedian
- weight81 kg or 178.5 lbs
- height6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorDark Brown
- body type / buildAverage
- motherMary Louise
- fatherNorris Tucker
- brothersDexter Tucker, Darryl Jones, Norris Tucker, Jr.
- sistersTammye Stocks, Lacretia Tarver