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Encyclopedia > Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker

Tucker on July 31, 2007
Born Christopher Tucker
August 31, 1972 (1972-08-31) (age 35)
Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation Actor, Comedian[1]
Years active 1991 – Present

Christopher Tucker (born August 31, 1972) is an American actor and comedian most widely known for his role as James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy. is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... For other uses, see Rush hour (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Chris Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Mary, who was involved in church work, and Norris Tucker, who owned a janitorial service.[2][3] Tucker was raised in Decatur, Georgia. After graduating from Columbia High School,[1] he moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in comedy but he knew he had to get producers to put him in a movie so he did it to get a movie career. Atlanta redirects here. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State County DeKalb Area  - Total 4. ...


Through DNA tests (as aired on the 2006 PBS documentary African American Lives), his paternal ancestry was traced back to the Mbundu ethnic group of Angola and his mother's to Cameroon;[4][5][6] Tucker has also managed to trace his family tree back to the 1830s.[7] The test also showed that Tucker's ancestry is 83 percent Sub-Saharan African, 10 percent Native American, and 7 percent European. Tucker traveled to Angola and Cameroon, the birthplace of his ancestors, with the program's host, Henry Louis Gates.[8] PBS redirects here. ... African American Lives is a PBS television show hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ... The Mbundu people are the second largest people group in Angola. ... Henry Louis Gates Jr. ...


Career

Tucker's first major movie role was alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 cult favorite Friday. He also starred with Charlie Sheen in 1997's Money Talks and alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element in the same year. He 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 James Carter, an abrasive, wise-cracking detective. Realizing the success of the first Rush Hour film, Tucker held out from studio bosses until they paid his price tag of $20 million for Rush Hour 2,[9]; the film became an enormous success. The other star, Jackie Chan, received $15 million and gross points. This article is about motion pictures. ... Media:Example. ... A cult film is a film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. ... Friday is a 1995 comedy-drama film set in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where star Ice Cube grew up. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... American film Directed by : Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, X-Men 3) Produced by : Chris Tucker (The Fifth Element, Jackie Brown). ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a Golden Globe- and double Emmy-winning German-born American actor and singer. ... This article is about the 1997 film. ... “Rush Hour” redirects here. ... Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts/buddy cop film starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. ... Rush Hour 3 is a 2007 film and the third installment in the martial arts/action-comedy Rush Hour franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker that began with the 1998 film Rush Hour and continued with the first sequel Rush Hour 2 in 2001. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ...


Tucker's last two films were Rush Hour and its sequel. His latest appearance was the third film in the hit franchise, which was released on August 10, 2007. Despite a flurry at the start of his career, he has only made three film appearances since 1998, all as Detective James Carter. Tucker's career trajectory is unusual in that, while he has made such a relatively small number of films, he has already become a member of the unofficial "20 million per film" club, joining such actors as Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise and Will Smith. Tucker signed a two movie contract with New Line Cinema for 40 million dollars to star in Rush Hour 3 and another unnamed film. He is also to receive 20% of the gross against his salary from the 3rd Rush Hour film.[10] “Rush Hour” redirects here. ... Rush Hour 3 is a 2007 film and the third installment in the martial arts/action-comedy Rush Hour franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker that began with the 1998 film Rush Hour and continued with the first sequel Rush Hour 2 in 2001. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy award-nominated American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... New Line redirects here. ... Rush Hour 3 is a 2007 film and the third installment in the martial arts/action-comedy Rush Hour franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker that began with the 1998 film Rush Hour and continued with the first sequel Rush Hour 2 in 2001. ... For other uses, see Rush hour (disambiguation). ...


Tucker continues to perform stand-up comedy. He also appears occasionally at charity concerts and functions and is dedicated to helping bring attention to African poverty and hunger issues in the U.S.


Personal life

Tucker is real life friends with Rush Hour co-star Jackie Chan, as well as singer Michael Jackson, and appeared in Jackson's video "You Rock My World" (2001) and on the intro of the track on the album Invincible. He also appeared at the beginning of the music video for "California Love" by Tupac Shakur. A friend of Bill Clinton, Tucker has travelled with the former President overseas, though he endorsed Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries.[11][12] For other meanings of this phrase (book and album titles etc. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... You Rock My World is a song by singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. ... California Love is a rap song by Tupac Shakur featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ... This article is about the nomination process. ...


He also has a son named Destin Christopher Tucker, who is 8 years old and lives with his mother in Los Angeles. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Tucker is a fan of his hometown Atlanta Braves and maintains a home in Atlanta. He is also said to be a long time fan of the Boston Celtics. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


He currently resides in the luxury community of Bella Colina in Montverde, FL, located west of Orlando. Montverde is a town located in Lake County, Florida. ... Orlando redirects here. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role
1988 Roseanne (TV Series) Himself
1992 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series) Rapper
1994 House Party 3 Johnny Booze
1995 Friday Smokey
Panther Bodyguard
Dead Presidents Skip
1997 The Fifth Element Ruby Rhod
Money Talks Franklin Hatchett
Jackie Brown Beaumont Livingston
1998 Rush Hour Detective James Carter
2001 Rush Hour 2 Detective James Carter
Diary (TV Series) Himself
2006 African American Lives (TV Series) Himself
2007 Rush Hour 3 Detective James Carter
2008 Mr. President President of the United States[13]
Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra George Jacobs

Jackie Harris redirects here. ... Hangin with Mr. ... House Party 3 is the third installment of the House Party film series. ... Friday is a 1995 comedy-drama film set in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where star Ice Cube grew up. ... Panther is a 1995 film dramatizing the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense. ... This article is about the American action movie. ... This article is about the 1997 film. ... American film Directed by : Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, X-Men 3) Produced by : Chris Tucker (The Fifth Element, Jackie Brown). ... Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... “Rush Hour” redirects here. ... Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts/buddy cop film starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. ... Diary is a show that follows celebrities through their everyday lives. ... African American Lives is a PBS television show hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ... Rush Hour 3 is a 2007 film and the third installment in the martial arts/action-comedy Rush Hour franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker that began with the 1998 film Rush Hour and continued with the first sequel Rush Hour 2 in 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...

References

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  1. ^ a b NNDB: Chris Tucker
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800023484/bio
  3. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/2/Chris-Tucker.html
  4. ^ African Ancestry & DNA Tests: The Results
  5. ^ Chris Tucker 'Rush Hour 3' Interview with Kam Williams
  6. ^ Chris Tucker and Brett Ratner | The A.V. Club
  7. ^ African Ancestry & DNA Tests
  8. ^ Oprah, Bishop Jakes, Chris Tucker Trace Roots On PBS Accessed August 5, 2007 8:28PM
  9. ^ Chris Tucker's profile at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ Chris Tucker signs onto Brett Ratner's Rush Hour 3 accessed August 5, 2007 8:31PM
  11. ^ Nedra Pickler (2008-01-22). Obama sees rock-star power in action. Yahoo! News. Retrieved on 2008-01-28.
  12. ^ Candace Newson (2008-01-26). On the trail: Stars talk politics, endorsements as they 'stand for change' with Obama. TheTimesandDemocrat.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-28.
  13. ^ Interview with Bill Clinton, Chris Tucker. CNN transcripts (2002-04-24). Retrieved on 2008-01-28. “Well, it is a great opportunity because I'm doing a new movie called "Mr. President." I'm playing the president of the United States in my new movie [...]”

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Chris Tucker - Rotten Tomatoes (443 words)
Brett Ratner and Chris Tucker sat down with Rotten Tomatoes for a brief interview on their Rush Hour 3 press tour; the talked about the joys of popcorn cinema, the future of the Democratic Party, Tucker's plans for a standup documentary, and Ratner's Hugh Hefner biopic.
Chris Tucker is expected to testify in the Michael Jackson child molestation case.
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Chris Tucker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (484 words)
Christopher Tucker (born August 31, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American actor and comedian, whose distinctive characteristic is his high-pitched voice and portrayal of high-strung characters.
Tucker's last two films were Rush Hour and its sequel, and his next film appearance will be the third film in the hit franchise, scheduled for release in 2007.
Tucker's career trajectory is unusual in that, while he has made such a relatively small number of films, he has already become a member of the unofficial "20 million per film" club, joining such actors as Will Smith, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
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