Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker, born in 1971, is an actor and comedian. He played a hysterically funny role in the Rush Hour movie series, as well as he's been a stand up comedian.

About Chris Tucker

Christopher 'Chris' Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an African American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube, and then appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly successful Rush Hour films. In 2006, he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood at the time. Tucker was born on August 31, 1971, the youngest son of Mary Louise (ne Bryant) and Norris Tucker. His father was an independent businessman who owned a janitorial service. Tucker was raised in Decatur, Georgia. After graduating from Columbia High School in Decatur, GA., Tucker moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy and movies.