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Chris Tucker Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher Tucker
Birth Place:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Actor, comedian, writer

Fast Facts

  • Got his start performing stand-up comedy in Atlanta
  • First broke onto the scene with performances on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam and a small but memorable part in House Party 3
  • Received the ShoWest Comedy Star of the Year award in 2002
  • Toured Africa in 2002 with U2's Bono, as well as other humanitarian celebrities, to further educate and mobilize efforts to help stabilize the AIDS/HIV epidemic, starvation, hunger, and disease that has become so prevalent in Africa
  • After finishing 2001's Rush Hour 2, took a six-year hiatus from films until he reprised the role of James Carter in Rush Hour 3 in 2007
  • Returned to the comedy stage with a multicity stand-up tour in 2011


  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated