Chris Tucker is a renowned American Hollywood actor. He came into the limelight in 1998, this was after his stunning performance in the Hollywood Movie Rush Hour, which also had Jackie Chan as one of the star actors. He also acted in popular movies such as The Meteor Man, Panther, Jackie Brown Dead Presidents, and Silver Lining Playbook.
Body Features Of Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker is not only talented but he is also a handsome man. He is 6 feet 1 inch (184.2 cm) tall and has a body weight of 83kg (183 lbs.). Ever since he came into the limelight, he has maintained his body with regular workouts and healthy food.
Chris Tucker Early Life
Chris Tucker was born on the 31st of August 1971. He is currently 48 years old. The name of his beloved father is Norris Tucker while the name of his beloved mother is Mary Louis. His father worked as an independent businessman for a self-owned janitorial service while his mom was also into business.
The actor is an American and is of African American ethnicity. He is a devoted Christian. He has five siblings and he is the youngest in the family. He attended and graduated from Columbia High School. After that, he moved to Los Angeles where he intended to settle and start building his career as a comedian. His childhood was a very tough one because of the high level of poverty.
Chris Tucker Family
Chris Tucker is not currently married but he has had a fair share of affairs and breakups during his lifetime. He was previously married to Azja Pryor. They had a child together whose name is Destin Tucker. The child is currently living with his mother in Los Angeles.
After divorcing his wife in 2005, he dated another lady name, Vanessa Mendoza. After two years, he had another affair with another woman named Indie Arie. But presently, the Hollywood actor is not in any known relationship.
Chris Tucker hails from a family of eight; his father, his mother, him, and four other siblings. He is the youngest of his siblings. His siblings are very successful in their respective careers.
Chris Tucker Net Worth
Chris Tucker net worth is estimated at about $5 million. This is despite earning lots of money from actors. He was paid $20 million to appear in the sequel of Rush Hour. Tucker also negotiated a two-movie contract with New Line Cinema of which $25 million was his fee for Rush Hour 3. He was also entitled to 20% of gross receipts for Rush Hour 3, which when added to his fee made him the highest-paid actor that year.
However, some financial mistakes have left him virtually bankrupt as he is $11 million in debt. He is owing $11 million in taxes to the IRS.
He is also faced with foreclosure on his 10,000 square foot, $6 million Florida mansion, as he has stated publicly that he doesn’t have enough income to pay his bills which includes his $4.4 million mortgage.
Chris Tucker Movies & Awards
Chris Tucker started his career as a stand-up comedian, he performed in ‘Def Comedy Jam. After that, he performed the role of a rapper in the American sitcom television show ‘Hanging’ with Mr. Cooper.
In 1992, he got the opportunity to pick up a role in the movie ‘House Party 3′ and after that, he got the opportunity to share screen space with Ice Cube in a movie titled ‘Friday’. After receiving a lot of positive feedback from critics of the movie, he decided to focus on his acting career. He picked up a role in Money Talks and Fifth Element where he got the chance to work alongside famous stars Bruce Willis and Charlie Sheen.
Chris Tucker’s breakthrough came through when he landed a role in the Rush Hour sequels. He also had the opportunity to work with Jackie Chan. That movie earned him more than $20 million followed by worldwide recognition. Since then, he has received massive fame in the Hollywood industry and has worked on a dozen movies such as the award-winning movie ‘Silver Lining Playbook.
His exploits in the movie industry have come with some awards. In 1999, the actor won the MTV music awards for the best on-screen duo, along with Jackie Chan for Rush Hour. After that, in 2002, he was nominated for MTV Movie Award for best fight along with Jackie Chan and it was inevitable that they won.
That same year, the Hollywood actor won two more awards one was Kid’s choice award for Favorite Movie Actor and the Teen Choice award for Choice Movie Actor.
Lesser Known Facts About Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker is well known and established actor, however, there are a few things you probably did not know about him.
1. The main reason why he took a break from the movie industry was for him to create time to diversify his career in the comedy genre.
2. He was a very close friend of the late Michael Jackson. He also testified as the final witness in defense of Jackson’s child.
3. The Hollywood actor has contributed to many charitable organizations like the ‘American Foundation for AIDS research,’ ‘US doctors for Africa,’ and ‘Britticares International’.
4. There are some talks that a fourth Rush Hour sequel will be released starring Chris Tucker titled ‘Grumpy Old Rush Hour.’
5. He is the founder of the non-profit organization known as ‘The Chris Tucker Foundation.’