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About Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker is a superstar actor and stand-up comedian 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. His first film appearance was as Johnny Booze in 1994’s House Party 3, and he came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube.

Tucker co-starred in Money Talks with Charlie Sheen in 1997 and then appeared in Luc Besson’s sci-fi action film The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly commercially successful Rush Hour films.

In 2006 he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker was in 2012's award-winning film Silver Linings Playbook alongside Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.

Tucker is also a humanitarian and spends much of his spare time traveling and working with his foundation. The Chris Tucker Foundation is dedicated to making a positive impact on youth and families locally, nationally and internationally through innovative initiatives and by funding life-changing programs. In addition, he has funded a number of local organisations in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia whose goals also focus on youth development and welfare.

Tucker appeared in a Netflix comedy special, Chris Tucker: Live, in 2015. He wanted to return to the stage he loves to showcase his comedic chops while sharing experiences from his childhood through to the big time. 

In autumn of 2017, he did a live tour in several North American cities as well as Nasai, Bahamas. He’s recently announced he will play his first UK shows since his debut here in 2012 this September, bringing his brand new live comedy act to Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London.

Last updated: July, 2018