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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

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Chris Tucker -- Runs Up Additional $14 MILLION Tax Tab!!

Chris Tucker
Runs Up Additional ... $14 MILLION Tax Tab!!

Chris Tucker should seriously consider making "Rush Hour 4" -- and maybe 5,6,7 and 8 -- because his bill for unpaid taxes has grown to more than $14 MILLION DOLLARS!Tucker was just hit with a… READ MORE >

Chris Tucker's Tax Debt -- One Million Down, 12 Mil to Go

Chris Tucker's Tax Debt
$1,000,000 Down 12 More to Go!

Comedian Chris Tucker is finally getting serious about paying off his enormous $12 million tax debt ... so much so the actor cut a check (okay, two checks) for almost $1 MILLION. As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 572 days ago
Chris Tucker Makes Bank on L.A. Mansion Sale

Chris Tucker
Makes Bank on L.A. Mansion Sale

Listen up folks, Chris Tucker sold his L.A. mansion for almost a $1 million profit ... do you understand the words that are coming out of our mouth??? ONE MILLION DOLLARS. The "Rush Hour" star… READ MORE >

- 599 days ago
Chris Tucker -- Liening Toward Never Paying His Taxes

Chris Tucker
Liening Toward Never Paying His Taxes

Just when it seemed like Chris Tucker's tax debt couldn't get any bigger ... the government has tacked on another half a million dollars to his already outrageous bill ... meaning he's broken the… READ MORE >

- 1032 days ago
Chris Tucker Dumps TWO Florida Mansions

Chris Tucker
Dumps TWO Florida Mansions

Chris Tucker is cutting his losses -- shedding two massive homes in Florida to help dig himself out of his financial hole ... TMZ has learned.Tucker got lucky with the first property -- an 8,861… READ MORE >

- 1104 days ago
Chris Tucker & Ice Cube -- In Talks for ANOTHER 'Friday' Movie ... Says DeBo Actor

Chris Tucker & Ice Cube
In Talks for ANOTHER 'Friday' ... Says DeBo Actor

Chris Tucker's money problems could be the best thing to ever happen to his movie career ... because the actor has been in serious talks with Ice Cube about reprising his role as SMOKEYYYYY ...… READ MORE >

- 1128 days ago
IRS to Chris Tucker: We Haven't Forgotten Your $11.5 Mil Debt

IRS to Chris Tucker:
We Haven't Forgotten Your $11.5 Mil Debt

The IRS hasn’t forgotten about Chris Tucker’s $11.5 million debt … TMZ has learned that Uncle Sam is still trying to collect their cash … 17 months after slapping the actor… READ MORE >

- 1161 days ago
Chris Tucker -- What Money Problems?!

Chris Tucker
What Money Problems?!

With the government still breathing down his neck for $15 mil in back taxes, Chris Tucker finally surfaced in Hollywood last night ... at an expensive restaurant ... with a really expensive… READ MORE >

- 1555 days ago
Chris Tucker -- Real Estate Disaster in Florida

Chris Tucker
Real Estate Disaster in Florida

It appears the real estate bubble exploded all over Chris Tucker -- the tax-troubled star is trying to sell his Florida mansion for $2 million ... even though he paid $6 million for it just three… READ MORE >

- 1604 days ago
TMZ Live: Jackson, Allred, and 'Jersey Shore'

TMZ Live:
Jackson, Allred, and 'Jersey Shore'

We took your questions today on everything -- including Katherine Jackson saying she hasn't been doing well since MJ's death, Gloria Allred's plans to not eat for a month, and Chris Tucker owing… READ MORE >

- 1604 days ago

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