Biography

Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his roles as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy and Smokey in the 1995 film Friday. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Louise and Norris Tucker. Tucker was raised in Decatur, Georgia. After graduating from Columbia High School, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy and movies. In 1992, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam. He made his cinematic debut in House Party 3, and gained greater film recognition alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday. In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in Money Talks, and alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element. Tucker did not reprise his role of Smokey in Next Friday (2000) because he had become a born-again Christian after filming Money Talks (1997).He later starred in the 1998 martial arts action comedy Rush Hour and its sequels, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, in which he played James Carter, an abrasive wise-cracking detective. Tucker is good friends with fellow Rush Hour star Jackie Chan, and was also close friends with the late singer Michael Jackson, introducing and dancing with him at his 30th Anniversary Special, appearing in Jackson's video "You Rock My World" from his 2001 album Invincible and attending Jackson's memorial service. A friend of Bill Clinton, Tucker has traveled with the former President overseas, though he endorsed Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries. On February 13, 2009, Tucker participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game.

Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his roles as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy and Smokey in the 1995 film Friday. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Louise and Norris Tucker. Tucker was raised in Decatur, Georgia. After graduating from Columbia High School, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy and movies. In 1992, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam. He made his cinematic debut in House Party 3, and gained greater film recognition alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday. In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in Money Talks, and alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element. Tucker did not reprise his role of Smokey in Next Friday (2000) because he had become a born-again Christian after filming Money Talks (1997).He later starred in the 1998 martial arts action comedy Rush Hour and its sequels, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, in which he played James Carter, an abrasive wise-cracking detective. Tucker is good friends with fellow Rush Hour star Jackie Chan, and was also close friends with the late singer Michael Jackson, introducing and dancing with him at his 30th Anniversary Special, appearing in Jackson's video "You Rock My World" from his 2001 album Invincible and attending Jackson's memorial service. A friend of Bill Clinton, Tucker has traveled with the former President overseas, though he endorsed Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries. On February 13, 2009, Tucker participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1971-08-31

Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Official Site http://www.christucker.com

Also Known As

  • 克里斯·塔克

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Last Friday as Smokey (rumored)
Rush Hour 4 as Carter
2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as Albert
2015 Chris Tucker Live as Himself
2012 Silver Linings Playbook as Danny McDaniels
2009 Q: The Man as Himself
2007 Rush Hour 3 as Det. James Carter
2004 America Beyond the Color Line(1 episode) as Himself
2002 Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious as Himself
2001 Rush Hour 2 as Det. James Carter
2000 Diary(1 episode)
1998 Rush Hour as Detective James Carter
1998 Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes as Himself (archive footage)
1997 Jackie Brown as Beaumont Livingston
1997 Money Talks as Franklin Hatchett
1997 The Fifth Element as Ruby Rhod
1996 Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar as Himself (archive footage)
1995 Dead Presidents as Skip
1995 Friday as Smokey
1994 House Party 3 as Johhny Booze
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 The Meteor Man as MC in Mall (uncredited)
1988 Roseanne(1 episode)
1952 Today(1 episode)

Production

1997 Money TalksExecutive Producer

Writing

2015 Chris Tucker LiveWriter

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