The genres of blue comedy, black comedy, insult comedy and observational comedy has been popularized by the renowned African American comedian, Chris Tucker, who is well known for his lead role as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. As a result, Chris owes his fame and popularity to the success of the Rush Hour franchise.
He is often appreciated for his non-vulgar and exceptionally clean stand-up comedy routines. The comedian’s wit and his high-pitched voice distinguished him from other comedians and assured his success in comedy. According to the actor/comedian, he will always favor comedy over his acting career because to him, acting is another career on the side but comedy is his life.
The stand-up comedian whose parody of the Cuban accent used by the veteran actor, Al Pacino, in his role as Tony Montana in the 1983 film – Scarface, never failed to amuse his audience can certainly be referred to as one the greats when it comes to comedy.
Chris Tucker: Bio & Age
Chris Tucker was born in Decatur, Georgia on August 31, 1971, to father, Norris Tucker who earned his living running a janitorial business and mother, Mary Louise. Coming from a large family of six, the comedian learned to be smart and to use humor to get attention. The African American comedian graduated from Columbia High School after which he moved to Los Angeles where he sacrificed time and energy at several LA clubs trying to carve out a name for himself. His dreams came true when he started appearing regularly on Def Comedy Jam which in turn led to an appearance on the ABC sitcom Hangin’ with Mr Cooper.
Apart from stand-up comedy, Chris is also a veteran actor who made his movie debut on the set of the film House Party 3 in 1994. Till date, he has made several appearances in movies and television shows like African American Lives, Friday, Fifth Element, Silver Linings Playbook, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He has also been seen in music videos of celebrated artists like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Dr Dre and Tupac.
Career & Net worth
You cannot talk about the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry without mentioning Chris Tucker who was once one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. He has accumulated a healthy net worth which is estimated at $11.5 million with the certain potential to appreciate in the nearest future.
He has earned his admirable net worth from his comedy shows and from the roles he has taken in different movies. His role in the movie Friday earned him $15,000, while his role in Dead Presidents earned him a total of $25,000. His salary skyrocketed after Dead Presidents because his next movie titled Money Talks earned him a total of $2 million and Rush Hour made him richer by $3 million. For the second part of Rush Hour, the renowned actor pocketed $20 million and $25 million for the third part. It is expected that the fourth part of Rush Hour which will come to light in 2019 will earn him a whopping sum of 30 million.
Now that we have looked at the famous comedian’s income, let us take a peek at his expenses. It is on record that he settled a massive debt of $25 million in 2014 due to bad business management. The celebrated actor has a luxury house located in McDonough, Georgia and made $2.1 million from the sale of his house in Tarzana. His favorite automobile is a lavish car manufactured by Aston Martin Vanquish.
Who is the Wife, Son?
Chris Tucker is currently unmarried, but he has had his fair share of relationships and break-ups in the past. He was previously married to Azya Pryor from 1997-2003. The two had a son together – Destin, who was born in 1998.
After his divorce, he dated Vanessa Mendoza in 2005, then in 2007, he was in a relationship with India Arie. Actresses Gelila Asres and Nia Long were also part of Chris’ love life at a certain time.
Currently, Chris Tucker is engaged to Cynne Simpson, a Fox anchor who featured Chris on her television show in 2013, the same year Cynne started her career with Fox. Though they met in 2013, their relationship really took off in 2016.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Chris Tucker is one of the tall guys of Hollywood, he stands at a tall height of 6 ft 1 in, while his weight is 183 lbs (83 kg). For as long as the actor has been in the spotlight, he has always been in excellent shape – which is a bit of the norm when it comes to actors and celebrities.