Chris Tucker is a popular American comedian and actor. He has gained a lot of name and fame worldwide. In the late 1990’s he was at the peak of his career and earned a big amount of money. He has soon become the highest-paid actor in the world. The massive success of his first film Rush Hour made him an overnight star. He negotiated $20 million to make a comeback in the sequel. Fans love the fact that he has chosen diverse roles and nearly all his films have done well at the box office. Chris has been nominated for various prestigious awards and has won many of them too. Here is all you need to know about Chris Tucker.
Early Life and Bio
Chris Tucker was born on August 31, 1971, in Atlanta Georgia. His parents are Mary Louise and Norris Tucker who are the owners of a janitorial service. He is the youngest of six children. As he was growing up he started gaining a lot of interest in comedy. He was inspired by the humor of Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. After graduating from Columbia High School he moved to Los Angeles to concentrate on his career. He wanted to become an actor and comedian so his parents supported him completely. His height is six feet and he is 49 years old currently.
Chris started his career by doing comic acts at the comedy clubs. He started gaining a lot of prominence as a performer on Def Comedy Jam. He had his official debut in House Party 3 and impressed everyone with his skills. His acting career took off in the ’90s and he gained immense success. The increasingly high-profile roles especially in the film Friday took him to new heights. Initially, the film got moderate success but it soon grew into a cult classic. Two sequels came out after the first one but he wasn’t a part of it.
Chris Tucker got married to Azja Pryor and they have a son together. As things were not going smooth they got a divorce. However, he remains good friends with her. In the industry, he is friends with co-star Jackie Chan and Michael Jackson before his death. Chris has featured in the music video for Jackson’s song You Rock My World. He was also active on the memorial service of Micheal Jackson. In 2008 Chris supported Barack Obama for his presidential election. He likes to spend time in Bel Air, Atlanta, and Las Vegas.
The total net worth of Chris happens to be around $5 million. He has achieved all the name, fame, and fortune through his active career. Chris is famous for giving away a lot of charity to the poor and needy. He has also started his own foundation for helping needy people. He has a big mansion and likes to lead a luxurious lifestyle. Chris had to go through some financial troubles over the years. He has a debt of over $14 million and he also owes $11 in taxes.