I can hear Smokey now, “Yo Chris Tucker man, where yo money at? Did Deebo get you?” åÊChristopher Tucker born August 31, 1972 and grew up in Decatur Georgia near Atlanta. åÊThe actor is the son of Mary Louise and Norris. åÊTucker’s father owned a janitorial service. åÊThe actor comedian moved to L.A right after he graduated high school at Columbia High School in Decatur. åÊHe is good friends withåÊRush Hour co-star Jackie Chan and president åÊBill Clinton åÊTucker was also good friends with the late Michael Jackson. åÊThe actor has even travelled overseas with Bill Clinton. åÊAlso Tucker was part of a 2006 PBS documentary tracing the genetic DNA heritage of Afrian Americans. åÊTucker was found to have African, European, and Native American ancestry in his genetic make-up.
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Though he is best known as a straight-up movie star and not someone who ever had to pay dues on the small screen, Tucker got his start on Def Comedy Jam and said he will always do stand-up, even if his acting career takes off. åÊ”Stand-up is my life.” åÊHe also says the secret to stand-up is treating it like golf and practicing at least 3 times per week or more. åÊTucker made his debut on House Party 3 just 3 years after moving to Hollywood. åÊHowever two years later the comedian got his big break in Ice Cube’s break out classicåÊFriday. åÊTucker played the motor mouth side-kick Smokey with a lot of pizazz and energy. åÊIt was noted that his on screen style was very different from his stand-up style. åÊTucker went on to star inåÊDead Presidents the same year that Friday came out. åÊIn 1997 Tucker was in three movies includingåÊFifth Element, Money Talks,åÊandåÊJackie Brown. åÊTucker became the highest paid actor in Hollywood for a short period when he signed a deal for $45 million to do theåÊRush HouråÊsequels.
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Tucker splits his time between Bel Air, Los Angeles, and Atlanta however though he was once the highest paid actor in Hollywood a turn of events has landed the star in a bit of bind financially for now. åÊHe currently owes the IRS $12 million and recently sold his 6,399 square foot home in Mulholland Park for $2.1 million netting a $1 million dollar profit. The home had 5 ensuite bedrooms, 2 additional bathrooms, a walk-in pantry, a 3-oven kitchen, a swimming pool, fountains, and a hot tub all on picturesque rolling hills. åÊTucker seems to be in high spirits and is taking his debt to the IRS seriously with movie roles coming out soon. åÊFor Friday the actor was paid $15,000 and foråÊDead PresidentsåÊhe was paid $25,000. åÊHowever, paydays for all three Rush Hour movies totalled $45 million. åÊIt is unknown what other luxuries the comedian does or did indulge in but he was seen pulling up the Screen Actors Guild awards in a Aston Martin Vanquish.