Chris Tucker Biography


Chris Tucker

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Birth Name: Chris Tucker
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: leo
Age: 46 Years
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Best known for his motormouth talker and high-pitched voice, Chris Tucker is an actor from United States. He is mainly renowned in the world for starring the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. He has also established himself as a stand-up comedian and is known for his performance in the Def Comedy Jam. Stand-up comic, Chris Tucker was born as Christopher Tucker in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America to Mary Louise (née Bryant) and Norris Tucker. He was born and raised in a middle class family.

Chris is the father of a son named Destin Christopher Tucker and he was born in 1998. The actual information about his mother is unknown but it is said that these days he is living with his mother in Los Angeles. His nationality is American and he is of black ethnicity.

Chris was raised in Decatur, Georgia. There he attended Columbia High School and he also completed his high school graduation from there. Later on he began his career as a standup comedian. He was aged 20 years old when he became the regular performer at the Def Comedy Jam. In 1992, he made his acting debut by starring the role of a rapper in an American television sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. Next year he was seen playing the role of MC in Hall in an American superhero comedy film The Meteor Man. After he portrayed the role of Smokey in the movie Friday, he got nominated in MTV Movie Award from different categories. His breakthrough role as an actor came in the late 1990s and that was after he starred the role of Detective James Carter in an American-Chinese buddy action comedy film Rush Hour. For this role he earned the salary of $3,000,000. He is also renowned for his role in the movies like Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3, Silver Linings Playbook and so on. His net worth is $11.5 million.

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Born in Atlanta, Georgia

1971 31th of August

Stand-up comic, Chris Tucker was born as Christopher Tucker in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America to Mary Louise (née Bryant) and Norris Tucker. He was born and raised in a middle class family. His nationality is American and he is of black ethnicity.

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Began his stand up career

1992

Chris was raised in Decatur, Georgia. There he attended Columbia High School and he also completed his high school graduation from there. Later on he began his career as a standup comedian. He was aged 20 years old when he became the regular performer at the Def Comedy Jam.

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Made his acting debut

1992

In 1992, he made his acting debut by starring the role of a rapper in an American television sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. Next year he was seen playing the role of MC in Hall in an American superhero comedy film The Meteor Man.

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Appeared in the movie, Rush Hour

1998

Chris Tucker is an actor from United States. His breakthrough role as an actor came in the late 1990s and that was after he starred the role of Detective James Carter in an American-Chinese buddy action comedy film Rush Hour. For this role he earned the salary of $3,000,000.

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First child, Destin Christopher Tucker

1998

Chris is the father of a son named Destin Christopher Tucker and he was born in 1998. The actual information about his mother is unknown but it is said that these days he is living with his mother in Los Angeles.

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Won MTV Movie Awards

1999

In 1999, he got nominated in MTV Movie Awards for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour. That year he was nominated in this award for Best Fight, Best Comedic Performance and Best On-Screen Duo. He won this award from his later nomination.

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Won Kids' Choice Awards, USA

2002

He is mainly renowned in the world for starring the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. For this role, he got his first nomination in Kids' Choice Awards, USA in 1999 and won this award for the first time in 2002 for Favorite Male Movie Star.

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Won Teen Choice Awards

2002

He has also been honored with Teen Choice Awards once and that was in 2002. He was honored with this award that year for Film - Choice Actor, Comedy. That year he was also awarded with ShoWest Convention, USA for Comedy Star of the Year

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