Christopher “Chris” Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian who was born on August 31, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Christopher Tucker. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series.
Tucker went on to study in Columbia High School based in Decatur and after graduating from Columbia High, 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.
Tucker made his film debut in 1994 with a small role in House Party 3. This was quickly followed by a stint in Friday, playing Smokey. Tucker ended up improvising much of his dialogue which helped turn the film into a sleeper hit while at the same time launched his career.
Chris Tucker Height and Weight
Chris Tucker Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Chris Tucker Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Chris Tucker Shoe Size/Feet Size: 12 (US)
Chris Tucker Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Chris Tucker Net Worth: $-11.5 million
(Chris Tucker has an estimated net worth of $-11.5 million. The net worth is ironic considering he once was the highest paid actor in Hollywood after he held out for $25 million before reprising his role in Rush Hour 3.)
Chris Tucker Hair Color: Black
Chris Tucker Eye Color: Black
Date Of Birth: 31 August 1972
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth Name: Christopher Tucker
Race/Ethnicity: African-American (with Angolan)
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Parents: Mary Louise Tucker, Norris Tucker
Children: Destin Christopher Tucker
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Next Friday (2000) (uncredited)
Rush Hour (1998)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Money Talks (1997)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Dead Presidents (1995)
House Party 3 (1994)
Chris Tucker Facts:
Graduate of Columbia High School.
He has a son named Destin Christopher Tucker.
Well known for parodying the Cuban accent of the Tony Montana character from Scarface (1983).
His breakout role was that of “Smokey” in Friday (1995).
Has Native American ancestry.
Lives in Tarzana, California, Longwood, Montverde, Florida and McDonough, Georgia.
During a 9-year period from 1998 to 2007, the only films Tucker appeared in were the three “Rush Hour” films.