Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

Movie Actor

Christopher Tucker is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Tucker made his debut in 1992 as a stand-up performer on the HBO comedy series Def Comedy Jam, where he frequently appeared on the show during the 1990s.

Full Name
Christopher Tucker
Aug 31, 1971
6′ 1″
Net Worth


Chris Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31, 1971. His mother is Mary Louise and his father Norris Tucker. He has four siblings: two sisters, two brothers, and one half-sister. Tucker began doing stand-up comedy at the age of 17 in local clubs. In 1991 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.

In 1995, Tucker gained recognition when he co-starred alongside Ice Cube in New Line Cinema’s hit film Friday. This role earned him an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and numerous other nominations. Following that success, he went on to star in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan, Money Talks (1997), The Fifth Element (1997) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). 

In addition to his onscreen roles, Tucker has been featured as a voice actor in animated films such as Disney’s Mulan (1998) and Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda (2008). He also had a recurring role on the HBO series The Bernie Mac Show from 2002–2005. 

Tucker is also known for his philanthropy work – notably his commitment to helping children with cancer through St Jude Children's Research Hospital. He has donated millions of dollars over the years and continues to be involved with several charities worldwide.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Chris Tucker is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 31, 1971, Chris Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in "House Party 3"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tucker gets his first starring role in the movie "House Party 3".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Appearance on Saturday Night Live</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chris Tucker makes his first appearance on Saturday Night Live.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in "Friday"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tucker continues his rise to fame with a starring role in the movie "Friday".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in "Rush Hour"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tucker lands his most recognizable role as Detective Carter in the action comedy "Rush Hour".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in "Rush Hour 3"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tucker reprises his role as Detective Carter in the third installment of the Rush Hour series.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in "Rush Hour 4"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chris Tucker is set to return as Detective Carter in the upcoming fourth installment of the Rush Hour series.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Comedy</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Tucker is a master of comedy and has made us laugh for years. He has starred in iconic films like Friday and The Fifth Element, and his stand up specials have been hilarious. His unique style of humor and delivery is one of a kind.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Charitable Nature</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Tucker is well known for his charitable giving. He has donated large sums of money to many charities, including the Chris Tucker Foundation which provides scholarships for young people and helps to promote education around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Versatility</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Tucker is incredibly versatile as an actor. He can play both comedic and dramatic roles and has done so in films such as Silver Linings Playbook and Rush Hour. He is able to make any role his own and bring something special to every performance.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Paid Actor in Rush Hour</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Tucker was the first paid actor for the movie Rush Hour, making 25 million dollars for his role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Standup Comedian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Tucker began his career as a standup comedian and rose to fame from his appearances on Def Comedy Jam and HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy All-Star Jam.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor in Hollywood in 2007, earning $25 million for his role in Rush Hour 3.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Music Career</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Tucker released an album of rap music titled "Crazy & Hilarious" in 1999 and was featured on Michael Jackson's song "You Rock My World" in 2001.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Philanthropy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Tucker is an active philanthropist, donating millions of dollars to charities throughout the US and Africa.</p></div>


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