Chris Tucker is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series.
Christopher “Chris” Tucker Born August 31, 1971, is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990’s. He came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube. Next he co-starred and was the executive producer on Money Talks with Charlie Sheen. Tucker also appeared in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element before beginning work on the commercially successful Rush Hour films.
In 2006 he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker is also a humanitarian and spends much of his spare time traveling and working with his foundation. He recently appeared in the Oscar nominated film Silver Lining Playbook with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. He is also on a stand-up comedy tour that has received rave reviews all over the world.