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Chris Tucker

Birthday : Aug 31, 1971

Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He has also appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, for which he received acclaim.

Early life and education

Tucker was born on August 31, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Louise (née Bryant) and Norris Tucker. His father was an independent businessman who owned a janitorial service. Tucker grew up in Decatur, Georgia, and after graduating from Columbia High School in Decatur, Tucker moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in comedy and acting.


In 1992, at the age of 20, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam.

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