Chris Tucker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Jan, 2018
Facts of Chris Tucker
Date of Birth: 1971 , August-31
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Chris
Birth Name Chris Tucker
Nick Name Christopher Tucker
Father Norris Tucker
Mother Mary Louise Tucker
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Atlanta, Georgia
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 11.5 million
Salary N/A
Girlfriend India Arie
Movies Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
TV Show African American Lives
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Synopsis

Christopher ‘Chris’ Tucker, an American actor and stand-up comedian, is known for playing the role of Smokey in F. Gray’s Friday. He has appeared in several films like Friday, Rush Hour, Silver Linings Long Halftime Walk and African American Lives.

Chris has also featured in several artists' music videos including Mariah Carey, Dr. Dre, Mase and Michale Jackson.

Early Life and Career

Christopher “Chris" Tucker was born on August 31, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S to Mary Louise and Norris Tucker. His father Norris was an independent businessman who owned a janitorial service.

Tucker grew up in Decatur, Georgia along with his other siblings who are older than him. Tucker was interested in becoming an actor since his childhood and his acting skills, as well as his comedic side, helped him a lot.

Tucker enrolled in Columbia High School, in Decatur and after graduating from there he moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in comedy and acting. At the age of 20, he went on to perform on Def Comedy Jam.

He made in film debut in 1993 in The Meteor Man as an MC. In 1995, Tucker went on to be seen in the movie, Friday as Smokey which led him to nominations like MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, Best Breakthrough Performance, Best Screen Duo.

He then appeared in Money Talks, The Fifth Element, Rush Hour as Detective James Carter which led him to win a Blockbuster Entertainment Award, MTV Movie Award. He continued to be seen in Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3.

He also featured in Silver linings Playbook, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. In Television, he appeared in Def Comedy Jam and Hanging’ With Mr. Cooper, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special.

At the age of 20, he went on to perform on Def Comedy Jam. He made in film debut in 1993 in The Meteor Man as an MC. In 1995, Tucker went on to be seen in the movie, Friday as Smokey which led him to nominations like MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, Best Breakthrough Performance, Best Screen Duo.

In 1998, in Money Talks, The Fifth Element, Rush Hour as Detective James Carter which led him to win a Blockbuster Entertainment Award, MTV Movie Award. He played alongside Jackie Chan in the Rush Hour

He continued to be seen in Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3. He has also featured in Silver linings Playbook, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

In Television, he has been seen in Def Comedy Jam and Hanging’ With Mr. Cooper, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special. He is currently busy filming fourth installment of The Rush Hour alongside his co-star Jackie Chan. 

Personal Life

Chris Tucker is currently unmarried. He is engaged to Fox anchor Synne Simpson since 2016. Some sources claim that they are a married couple, but it is not confirmed officially. 

They dated few years before their engagement. His fiancée Simpson currently works at Fox 5. She’s working there since 2013 and she also featured him in her show in November 2013.

Previously, he was in a relationship with Azya Pryor with whom he has a child. The couple dated few years and separated. After separating her, he began Vanessa Mendoza in 2005.

They dated for few months and broke up. In 2007, he was in a relationship with actress Indie Arie. Tucker’s 17-year-old son Destin Tucker currently lives with her in Los Angeles. 

Tucker has had a long dating history with many actresses included. He first began dating Nia Long. He then went on to have a brief affair with Gelila Asres.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Chris Tucker’s current net worth is $11.5 million. He is one of the highest paid actors in the Hollywood. His salary is nearly $25 million. In 1995, he made $15K from Friday and $25K from Dead Presidents.
In 1997, he took $2M for his appearance in the film Money Talks. In 1998, he appeared in the action movie Rush Hour from which he earned $3M.

Then, his salary increased in the next parts of Rush Hour. He charged $20M for the second part and $25 in the third sequel in 2001 and 2007 respectively.

The fourth installment of the film will release in 2019 and his salary will be over $30 million. The third sequel collected $258 million at the Box Office.

In 2014, he settled $25 million debt after a representative blamed ‘poor accounting and business management. He owns a lavish house in McDonough, Georgia. In 2013, he sold his Tarzana house for $2.1 million. Tucker has a lavish car manufactured by Aston Martin Vanquish. Chris Tucker is currently 44 years old and stands tall at the height of 6 feet.

Charity

Chris Tucker has also founded a non-profit organization called Chris Tucker Foundation. It is dedicated to making an impact on youth and families locally, nationally and funding life-changing programs.

Each year, he founds a member of local organizations and charities which support several youths for their personality development. Besides, he has donated to various campaigns and events. 

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