An American stand-up comedian and actor Chris Tucker is known for his role as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy and Smokey in the 1995 film Friday. He made his comic debut in the year 1992 and he first performed on the HBO comedy series Def Comedy Jam. Chris has made an appearance in other movies like House Party111, Friday, Dead Presidents, The Fifth Element, and Money Talks.
Early Life of Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker was born Christopher Tucker on August 31, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is 51 years old as of 2023 and her zodiac sign is Virgo. Chris cuts her birthday cake on the 31st of August every year. He was born to Norris Tucker (father) and Mary Louise Tucker (mother). Chris’s father owns a janitorial service.
His brothers are Dexter Tucker, Darryl Jones, and Norris Tucker, Jr while his sisters are Lacretia Tarver and Tammye Stocks. Chris’s paternal grandparents’ names are Deacon Charlie Sims and Sara and his maternal grandparents are Theodore Arthur Bryant, Jr. and Flora B. Robinson. He holds American citizenship and belongs to African-American ethnic background. Chris has a belief in Christianity. He studied at Columbia High School.
Chris is single at the moment. He was once in a marital relationship with Azja Pryor. Chris met Azja in the mid-90s while he was still a struggling comedian. They tied their wedding knot in 1997 in a private ceremony. Their marriage had many ups and downs. After a while they decided to divorce and their divorce was finalized in 2003.
They welcomed their son, Destin Christopher in 1994. Destine is an actor. After Chris and Azja’s divorce, they co-parented their son.
Past Relationships of Chris Tucker
He was rumored to be dating singer India Arie. Indie did not confirm their relationship and it was just a mere rumor. Chris was also seen dating Vanessa Mendoza. Vanessa is a Colombian politician, actress, and fashion model. The duo was dating in 2005 and broke up after a short time.
Chris and Gelila Asres were also in a romantic relationship. He was rumored to be dating, Nia Long and Kelly Rowland.
Chris Tucker’s Net Worth & Other Assets
As of 2023, Chris has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. He made that decent sum from his career as an American stand-up comedian and actor. Chris was the highest-paid Hollywood actor in 2007.
He sold his 8,000-square-foot, Florida mansion for $1.7 million. In 2013, he had to sell his house in Tarzana, California for $2.1 million. Chris still has two places in his name. He has two houses in his name. One is in LA and the other home is in Georgia.
His Financial Trouble
He was caught in an IRS tax debt. In the year 2014, Chris paid all his $2.5 million tax debt. Chris was in tax debt due to his poor accounting and business management. He was again sued by IRS in November 2021 for $9.6 million in back taxes. It was later revealed Chris owed the IRS $11 million in taxes. Chris paid all his debt in 2014.
Career Line of Chris Tucker
- Chris used to perform as a stand-up comedian in the show Def Comedy Jam.
- The 1994 movie House Party 111 was the debut movie of Chris.
- She began to gain fame after making an appearance as Smokey in the comedy film Friday.
- He portrayed the role of Skip in the crime thriller film Dead Presidents.
- Chris became an A-list celebrity for his acting as the loud and brash ‘Detective James Carter in the series Rush Hour.
- After taking some time off from acting he returned in 2012 with the film Silver Linings Playbook.
- He also has his own Netflix show Chris Tucker-Live.
The other movies Chris has done are Friday, Rush Hour 4, Silver Linings Playbook, Air, Chris Tucker Live, House Party 3, Next Friday, The Fifth Element, etc.
Awards and Achievements
- Chris has bagged four awards.
- He won MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Fight for the movie Rush Hour 2.
- The other awards he won are MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Duo, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, and Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy.
FAQs of Chris Tucker
How Tall is Chris Tucker?
Chris has a height of 6 feet and his body weight is 80 kg. He has an attractive pair of black eyes and short curly black hair. His show size is 12 US.
Why did Chris Tucker stop acting?
Chris took a hiatus from acting as he wanted to explore other things other than acting. During the interview with a magazine, Chris said:
“I think it’s good when you can go away and have a life outside of the business a little bit—a lot of bit,”
Are Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker actually friends?
Yes, Jackie Chan and Chris are still good friends. They met during the shooting of The Rush Hour Movies. The duo have been friends since then.
Is Chris Tucker related to Michael Jackson?
No Chris is not related to Michael Jackson. They were good friends. Michael was the one who encouraged Chris to field more work in Hollywood.
What happened to Chris Tucker’s father?
Chris’s father Norris took his last breath in this world on 14th January 2016. He was found dead in his home in Lithonia, Georgia.
Does Chris Tucker do charity works?
Yes, Chris does charity works. Some charitable organizations he supports are American Foundation for AIDS Research, US Doctors for Africa, and Britticares International. Chris is also the founder of a non-profit organization, The Chris Tucker Foundation.