Tucker is internationally known for his role of Detective James Carter in the “Rush Hour” blockbuster franchise. His career began in the early 1990s when he became a favorite on Russell Simmons’ HBO “Def Comedy Jam” and rose to national prominence with his first starring role, alongside Ice Cube, in the 1995 cult classic “Friday.” In 1997, Tucker executive produced and co-starred with Charlie Sheen in the hit movie “Money Talks” and later appeared in Luc Besson’s internationally successful film “The Fifth Element.” He also co-starred in the 2013 Oscar-nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook.”
In 2015, Tucker released “Chris Tucker Live,” exclusively on Netflix, marking the first project he starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment. He currently tours around the world, performing live comedy shows, which have received rave reviews globally.
Aside from entertaining millions of fans, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling the world doing charitable work through The Chris Tucker Foundation and making a difference. He truly believes that we are blessed to be a blessing.