Chris Tucker Net Worth and Biography
Chris Tucker is one of the funniest actors in Hollywood.
He started his career as a stand-up comedian and got into acting in the mid-1990s.
He was frequently performing stand-up comedy on Def Comedy Jam as the regular performer in 1990s.
Tucker gained his recognition for playing the role of Smokey in a comedy film called “Friday” in 1995.
His popularity went worldwide when he played a role as Detective James Carter in the comedy action film “Rush Hour” alongside Jackie Chan.
Chris appeared in many films and TV shows since then.
As of this year, Chris Tucker net worth about $3 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Early Life and Personal Life of Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker birthday was on August 31, 1971.
He was born in Atlanta Georgia, He is the youngest son of Norris Tucker and Mary Louise.
How old is Chris Tucker? His age now is 47 years old. Chris Tucker height is about 6 feet and 1 inch.
Where is Chris Tucker from? He came from Decatur, Georgia. As a kid, he grew up there.
After he graduated from Columbia High School, Tucker moved to Los Angeles to pursue an entertainment career.
Chris Tucker family currently lives in Los Angeles.
With his ex-wife, Azja Pryor, Tucker has a son named Destin Christopher Tucker.
His son is currently following his footsteps to become a celebrity of Hollywood.
Destin is currently enrolled at the Cinema while studying at Morehouse College.
There is no sign that Chris Tucker having another marriage after the divorce in 2003.
But, he has been in relationships with a couple of woman like Vanessa Mendoza, and Gelila Asres.
Chris Tucker’s Beginning
The beginning of Chris Tucker’s career is when he moved to Lo Angeles.
His entertainment debut began as a Stand-Up Comedian on Def Comedy Jam, an HBO program.
Because of that, he got to play on the sitcom of ABC titled “Hangin With Mr.Cooper”.
Then, Tucker debuted in a film titled “House Party 3” in 1994.
His breakthrough in acting came in 1995 when he acted alongside rapper Ice Cube.
The film entitled “Friday”, the film that gained Tucker greater recognition as an actor.
His next film “Money Talks” was released in 1997 where he co-starred with Charlie Sheen.
In the same year, he played in another film titled “The Fifth Element” with Bruce Willis.
Chris Tucker’s Hollywood Career
In 1998, Chris Tucker starred in a martial arts action comedy “Rush Hour” with Jackie Chan.
The film was a success which led him to star the next sequel, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3.
Tucker played a role as an LAPD Detective James Carter.
His funny act in all three films made him getting more and more popularity.
In Rush Hour 2, Tucker held out a salary for about $20 million. In the third film, Tucker was paid around $25 million.
That salary was part of a $40 million deal with the production studio.
Besides, Chris Tucker also involved in a music video of Michael Jackson “You Rock My World” in 2001.
In 1999, he participated in the Celebrity Game of NBA All-Star Weekend with some other celebrities like a rapper Master P, Clyde Drexler and more.
In 2007, it was announced that Tucker would star in a drama film “Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra”.
The film was directed by Brett Ratner and based on the autobiography of George Jacobs.
Chris Tucker made a comeback to stand-up comedy in 2011 by having a national stand-up tour all over America.
In 2012, he starred in a film “Silver Lining Playbooks” as Danny McDaniel.
The film got a lot of positive reviews which led to winning several awards including BFCA Award for Best Cast.
Three years after that, Chris Tucker performed in a Netflix Stand-Up Special titled “Chris Tucker Live”.
Awards, Nominations, and Achievements
- Tucker won a Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 1999 as the Favorite Duo Action/Adventure for his act in Rush Hour with Jackie Chan.
- His fight against the Hong Kong gang in Rush Hour 2 got him an MTV Movie Awards in 2002 shared with Jackie Chan
- He and the other cast of Silver Lining Playbook were nominated for the Outstanding Performance by Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2013.
- Satellite Awards included him in a nomination of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for his Rush Hour 2 performance.
Here are several films that Chris Tucker had involved in:
- House Party 3 in 1994 as Johnny Booze
- Friday in 1995 as Smokey
- Money Talks in 1997 as Franklin Hatchett
- The Fifth Element in 1997 as Ruby Rhod
- Jackie Brown in 1997 as Beaumont Livingston
- 1998, 2001, 2007, Rush Hour Trilogy as Detective James Carter
- Silver Linings Playbook in 2012 as Danny McDaniels
- Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 2016 as Albert.
Chris Tucker’s House and Cars, Net Worth
Chris Tucker sold his house located in Tarzana, California for $2.1 million in 2013.
The house has 5 ensuite bedrooms, three fireplaces, a pool, a spa, and a wine bar.
Chris Tucker resides in a Luxury house worth $3 million located in Los Angeles.
Chris Tucker made his entrance at the SAG awards in 2013 by showing up behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Vanquish that worth about $298,000.
His appearances in film and TVs are the source of his income.
In 2013, Tucker hosted BET Awards. His three-hour stint was paid about $1 million.
Chris Tucker is also gaining his net worth from endorsement deals which earning Tucker over $25 million.
However, He has a negative figure by the lack of paying taxes since 2001.
That made him indebted to IRS for about $11 million.
That debt led him to mortgage several assets of his own including the mansion in Florida.
That’s why Chris Tucker net worth this year is quite low compared to his net worth in 2017 which was 11.5 million.
Chris Tucker is one of the funniest Hollywood actors who is well-known for his comedic performance.
Starting a career as a stand-up comedian, he chose the path of becoming an actor.
Because of his tax issues, Tucker’s net worth is lower than before.
As of this year, Chris Tucker net worth is estimated to be as much as $3 million.