Chris Tucker young
August 31, 1971
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
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 an stand-up comedian, best known as performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He made his big screen debut in comedy film House Party 3 (1994) in role as Johnny Booze. Tucker's breakthrough roles came as Smokey in drama comedy film Friday (1995), opposite Ice Cube and as Ruby Rhod in science fiction action film The Fifth Element (1997) directed by Luc Besson.
He played Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series opposite Jackie Chan: Rush Hour (1998), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) romantic comedy drama with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence
Money Talks (1997) action comedy with Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear
Dead Presidents (1995) crime thriller with Larenz Tate and Keith David
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) war drama in role as Albert
Tucker appeared with Marlon Brando in Michael Jackson video You Rock My World (2001).
He has a son named Destin.
He is good friend with Jackie Chan.
He was close friend with Michael Jackson.
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.
When you're first starting out, you want to keep making good movies. When you're young and you're black, you do a bad movie and you're through.
I think real life reflects your movies. In your life, you pick stuff that influences what movie roles you wanna pick. I think if you've got an interesting life, you wanna do interesting movies about interesting things.
It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.
I wanted to cut down on the profanity, because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words.
I travel. I do a lot of traveling around the world.
I really loved what I was doing being creative and being funny as a stand-up comedian.
Jackie come to me and says, 'We gonna do a fight scene.' I said 'What?' He says 'We got to do a fight scene in the next scene. I have to teach you.' I say 'How you gonna teach me in three seconds?' ... What we did, we did the fight scene with our arms connected.