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Chris Tucker

Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an African American actor and comedian. He is 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. He came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube, and then appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly successful Rush Hour films. In 2006, he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood at the time. Tucker was born on August 31, 1971, the youngest son of Mary Louise (née Bryant) and Norris Tucker. His father was an independent businessman who owned a janitorial service. Tucker was raised in Decatur, Georgia. After graduating from Columbia High School in Decatur, GA., Tucker moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy and movies. In 1992, at the age of 19 or 20, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam. He made his cinematic debut in House Party 3, and gained greater film recognition alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday. In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in

Chris Tucker -- 11 Million Tax Problems

Chris Tucker
11 Million Tax Problems

Chris Tucker's ongoing tax problems have reached Nicolas Cage proportions -- according to new docs, the "Rush Hour" star now owes the IRS more than $11 million in back taxes. The Internal… READ MORE >

Chris Tucker Accused of Stiffing California

Chris Tucker
Accused of Stiffing California

California's $31 billion debt crisis is all Chris Tucker's fault -- at least some of it is. Records show the actor owes Cali over $3 million worth of back taxes.According to The Detroit News, the… READ MORE >

- 2125 days ago
Chris Tucker Channels Jacko

Chris Tucker
Channels Jacko

Chris Tucker was caught doing his best Michael Jackson impression while shooting scenes for "Rush Hour 3" in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.While shooting continues today, the squeaky-voiced… READ MORE >

- 3028 days ago
Stars Are Blind -- And They Can't Drive Either!

Stars Are Blind
And They Can't Drive Either!

Your average celebrity is capable of doing a multitude of things: star in a blockbuster film, release a number one album... or maybe even both! But it seems like for all their "star powers" they… READ MORE >

- 3228 days ago

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