August 31, 1971
50 years old
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm tall
89 kg | 195 lbs
12 US | 45 EU
Chris Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, on August 31, 1971, is an American actor and comedian.
Young Chris Tucker began his career as a stand-up comedian.
He got his television debut in ABC comedy sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992) in episode "Please Pass the Jock", in role as Rapper and in HBO series Def Comedy Jam (1992).
He made his big screen debut in coming of age comedy film House Party 3 (1994) in role as Johnny Booze.
Tucker's breakthrough performance came as Smokey in drama comedy film Friday (1995).
He played Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series, with Jackie Chan: Rush Hour (1998), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).
The Fifth Element (1997) science fiction action in role as Ruby Rhod, directed by Luc Besson
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) romantic comedy drama in role as Danny, opposite Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence
Money Talks (1997) action comedy in role as Franklin Hatchett, with Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear
Dead Presidents (1995) crime thriller in role as Skip, opposite Larenz Tate and Keith David
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) war drama in role as Albert, opposite Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund
Appeared in PBS television miniseries African American Lives (2006) in 4 episodes.
He hosted BET Awards 2013, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.
He starred in Netflix Exclusive Standup Special "Chris Tucker – Live" (2015).
Graduated from Columbia High School in DeKalb County, Georgia.
Has Native American ancestry.
He is a youngest son of six children.
Featured in music videos for:
Heavy D & the Boyz "Nuttin' But Love (Heavy D)" (1994)
Michael Jackson "You Rock My World" (2001)
Dr. Dre "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" (1995)
Tupac Shakur featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman "California Love" (1995)
Mase "Feel So Good" (1997)
Mariah Carey "Shake It Off" (2005)
Good friend with Jackie Chan.
He was close friend with Michael Jackson.
He was paid $20 million salary for Rush Hour 2 (2001) and $25 million for Rush Hour 3 (2007).
Lives in Bel Air, Las Vegas and Atlanta.
He was married to Azja Pryor (1997–2003), they have one son, Destin.
Has been in a long-term relationship with India Arie, since 2007.
He dated Vanessa Mendoza (2005) and Nia Long.