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 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), opposite Ice Cube.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) war drama in role as Albert, opposite Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund
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 directed by Luc Besson
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) romantic comedy drama opposite Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence
Money Talks (1997) action comedy with Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear
Dead Presidents (1995) crime thriller opposite Larenz Tate and Keith David
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.
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.