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Chris Tucker

Hailed as one of the funniest comics around, Chris Tucker has come a long way since his stand-up comedy days on Def Comedy Jam. Starring in box office smashes that include the #1 grossing comedy Rush Hour 2, as well as Friday, Dead Presidents, Money Talks and the original Rush Hour (which grossed $250 million worldwide), Tucker has clearly proven himself to be one of Hollywood's hottest talents. With his unique voice, fast-paced humor, and animated facial expressions, Tucker entertains all audiences and has left a lasting impression on the American psyche.

In honor of his proven track record of power as a box office funnyman, the world's theater owners named Tucker Comedy Star of the Year at ShoWest 2001.

In 2002 Tucker traveled to Africa, along with U2 singer Bono and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, on a fact-finding mission to see how U.S. money would help the African countries wrought with AIDS, unsanitary living conditions and hunger. Deeply affected by what he saw, Tucker has since been a diplomat of sorts, making it his mission to continue to raise awareness and money to combat the AIDS crisis in Africa. In recognition of his record of accomplishments and his potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world, Tucker was recently made a Young Global Leader by the Forum of Young Global Leaders.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Chris Tucker Facts

OccupationActor, Comedian
BirthdayAugust 31, 1972 (51)
BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Chris Tucker compared to you?
Awards2002 MTV Movie Awards: Best Fight (for Rush Hour 2)
1999 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Duo (for Rush Hour)

Selected Filmography

The Fifth Element
Rush Hour 3
The Xindi
Dead Presidents
Silver Linings Playbook
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2
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