Chris Tucker

Born Aug 31, 1972

Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Tucker.


1971 Birth Tucker was born on August 31, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Louise (née Bryant) and Norris Tucker. … Read More


1992 20 Years Old In 1992, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam.
1995 23 Years Old He made his cinematic debut in House Party 3, and gained greater film recognition alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday.
1997 25 Years Old In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in Money Talks, and alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element.
1998 26 Years Old Along with Jackie Chan, Tucker 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 Detective James Carter, an LAPD detective. … Read More
1999 27 Years Old On February 13, 1999, Tucker participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game. … Read More


2007 35 Years Old Tucker was announced in 2007 to star in the New Line drama film Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, directed by Brett Ratner and based on George Jacobs' autobiography of working as Frank Sinatra's valet during the Rat Pack era of 1953–1968.
2008 36 Years Old …  A friend of Bill Clinton, Tucker has traveled with the former President overseas, and endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries. … Read More
2011 39 Years Old In 2011, Tucker made a comeback to stand-up comedy. … Read More


2012 40 Years Old The film itself received numerous nominations and awards; Tucker was among the winners of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast in 2012.
2013 41 Years Old He also hosted the 2013 BET Awards.
2014 42 Years Old In 2014, Tucker settled a $2.5 million debt. … Read More
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