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Chris Tucker Biography
Chris Tucker full is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is widely known for appearing in F. Gary Gray’s Friday as Smokey and as Detective James Carter in Brett Ratner’s Rush Hour film series. In the 1990s, he was a regular performer on Def Comedy Jam.
He went to Columbia High School and after graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy and acting.
Chris Tucker Age | How Old Is Chris Tucker
Tucker was born on 31st August 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Chris Tucker Family
The stand-up comedian was born in a family six as the youngest son of Mary Louise Bryant and Norris Tucker. The family lived in Decatur, Georgia and his father was an independent businessman who owned a janitorial service. At a young age, he learned that humor has the power to draw attention to himself both at school and at home. Among his known siblings is: Tammye Stocks (sister) and brother Dexter Tucker who is also an actor.
Chris Tucker Wife
Tucker is currently not married. However, he had married Azja Pryor since 1997 to 2003. He has also been reported to have been in a relationship with Fox 5 anchor Cynne Simpson.
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Chris Tucker Son
Tucker is a father of one: son Destin Christopher Tucker with his ex-wife Azja Pryor. He was born in 1998 and is an Oaks Christian School graduate. At the age of 19, Destin enrolled into Morehouse College in Atlanta for the cinema, technology and emerging media studies program. This is to fulfill his intention of becoming a director.
Chris Tucker Acting Career
In 1992, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam.He made his cinematic debut in House Party 3, and gained greater film recognition alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday.In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in Money Talks, and alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element.
Along with Jackie Chan, Tucker later starred in the 1998 martial arts action comedy Rush Hour and its sequels, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, in which he played Detective James Carter, an LAPD detective. After the commercial success of the first Rush Hour film, Tucker held out for a $20 million salary for Rush Hour 2 and was paid $25 million salary for Rush Hour 3. The latter was part of a $40 million two-movie contract with New Line Cinema that also included an unnamed future film. He was also to receive 20% of the gross against his salary from the Rush Hour 3.
Tucker did not reprise his role as Smokey in Next Friday (2000) or in Friday After Next (2002) because he had become a born-again Christian after filming Money Talks (1997).He starred in Michael Jackson’s video “You Rock My World” and made a cameo appearance in Tupac Shakur’s “California Love”.On February 13, 1999, Tucker participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Celebrity Game. Other celebrities participating included rapper Master P, NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, wide receiver Terrell Owens, and four Harlem Globetrotters.
Tucker was announced in 2007 to star in the New Line drama film Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, directed by Brett Ratner and based on George Jacobs’ autobiography of working as Frank Sinatra’s valet during the Rat Pack era of 1953–1968.
In 2011, Tucker made a comeback to stand-up comedy. The next year, Tucker returned to film in the Academy Award winning drama Silver Linings Playbook, co-starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Tucker’s performance in the film was well received by critics and audiences alike.The film itself received numerous nominations and awards; Tucker was among the winners of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast in 2012. He also hosted the 2013 BET Awards.
Chris Tucker Friday
This an American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray that was released in 1995. It stars Ice Cube, who co-wrote the film with DJ Pooh and Chris Tucker in his first starring role. The film details the lives of unemployed Craig Jones (Cube) and Smokey (Tucker), who must pay a drug dealer $200 by 10:00 p.m.
Chris Tucker Michael Jackson
When Michael Jackson was alive, Tucker was close to him. He even introduced and danced with him at his 30th Anniversary Celebration; and appeared in his video “You Rock My World” from the 2001 album Invincible. Tucker also attends Jackson’s memorial service.
Jackie Chan And Chris Tucker Movie | Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker | Chris Tucker Rush Hour
The two actors have appeared in three films together: Rush Hour (1998), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Rush Hour 3 (2007) and Rush Hour 4 that is yet to be released.
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Director: Brett Ratner
Writers: Ross LaManna (story), Jim Kouf (screenplay)
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung…
Chris Tucker Height
The comedian is 6 feet 1 inches (1.87 m) tall.
Chris Tucker Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $11.5 million.
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