Chris Tucker Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Chris Tucker Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 81 kg
Date of Birth August 31, 1971
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Chris Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian who came into the limelight through his stand-up comedy performances in the HBO TV series Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. His acting breakthrough arrived with the role of Smokey in the 1995 stoner film titled Friday and he shot to global recognition for his portrayal of Detective James Carter in the action-comedy film franchise Rush Hour, where he co-starred with Jackie Chan. For his portrayal of Danny McDaniels in the 2012 romantic-comedy-drama film Silver Linings Playbook, he won the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s award for ‘Best Cast’.

Born Name

Christopher Tucker

Nick Name

Chris, Christmas

Chris Tucker at the Cannes film festival in May 2016
Chris Tucker at the Cannes film festival in May 2016 (Chris Tucker / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Residence

He splits his time between –

  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Chris graduated from the Columbia High School in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Occupation

Actor, Stand-up Comedian

Chris Tucker as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018
Chris Tucker as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018 (Chris Tucker / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Norris Tucker (Businessman, Janitorial Service Owner)
  • Mother – Mary Louise (née Bryant) Tucker
  • Siblings – Dexter Tucker (Older Brother) (Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer), Tammye Stocks (Sister), Darryl Jones (Older Brother), Norris Tucker, Jr. (Older Brother), Lacretia Tarver (Sister)
  • Others – Deacon Charlie Sims (Paternal Grandfather), Sara Sims (Paternal Grandmother), Theodore Arthur Bryant, Jr. (Maternal Grandfather), Flora B. Robinson (Maternal Grandmother)

Genre

Blue Comedy, Black Comedy, Insult Comedy, Observational Comedy

Build

Average

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Chris has dated –

  1. Gelila Asres
  2. Nia Long
  3. Kelly Rowland – Rumor
  4. Azja Pryor (1997-2003) – Chris and American casting director Azja Pryor got married in 1997 and were separated in 2003. They have a son together named Destin Christopher Tucker (b. 1998).
  5. Vanessa Mendoza (2005)
  6. India Arie (2007)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is primarily of Sub-Saharan African descent and distant Native American descent. His patrilineal ancestry has been traced back to the Ambundu ethnic group of Angola and one line of his mother’s ancestry has been traced back to the Bamileke native group of Cameroon.

Chris Tucker and his mother, as seen in May 2019
Chris Tucker and his mother, as seen in May 2019 (Chris Tucker / Instagram)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short-cropped hair
  • Sports a trimmed goatee
  • High-pitched voice
  • Affable smile

Religion

Christianity

Chris Tucker and Kanye West, as seen in September 2019
Chris Tucker and Kanye West, as seen in September 2019 (Chris Tucker / Instagram)

Chris Tucker Facts

  1. He was a master impersonator in his schooldays and just after his high school graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.
  2. Before he became globally popular with the 1998 action-comedy film Rush Hour, he had also had a starring role in a similar film in the spy comedy genre which was titled Double-O-Soul. However, the film was never released.
  3. He has been featured in the music videos of several internationally-acclaimed musical artists, including Michael Jackson‘s You Rock My World (2001), Tupac Shakur‘s California Love (1995), and Mariah Carey‘s Shake It Off (2005).
  4. In 2014, he settled a tax debt worth USD 2.5 million with American revenue and legal authorities. One of his representatives at that time pinned the blame on poor accounting and management.
  5. He is also involved in humanitarian and charitable activities around the world and is the founder of The Chris Tucker Foundation which helps underprivileged and impoverished children.

Featured Image by Chris Tucker / Instagram

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