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    • Chris is currently resides in the luxury community of Bella Colina in Montverde, FL, located west of Orlando. He also lives in a gated community in Tarzana, California where he raises his children.

    • Chris participated in a PBS program in 2005 called African American Lives, hosted by Henry Louis Gates.

    • Chris appears occasionally at charity concerts and functions and is dedicated to helping bring attention to African poverty and hunger issues in America.

    • On May 25, 2005 Chris testified in defense of Michael Jackson during Jackson's trial on charges of child molestation.

    • In 1999, Chris signed a two-picture $45 million deal with New Line Cinema -- including $20 million to co-star in Rush Hour 2 (2001) and $25 million to co-write, direct and star in Mr. President (2002) . However, Tucker agreed to receive NO backend percentage of the box office gross.

    • Chris was well known for parodying the Cuban accent of the Tony Montana character from Scarface (1983).

    • Chris Tucker: (about his Comedy) It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.

    • Chris Tucker actually likes the idea of being the President - he's particularly fond of the idea of having Air Force One as his private jet.

    • Chris Claimed he was in a hurry to make it to church on time when police caught him speeding on a Sunday morning in 2005.

    • Chris Tucker stated that he liked all the outtakes of RUSH HOUR 3.

    • Chris Tucker's son's name is Destin Christopher Tucker and was born on September 1998.

    • During Halloween of the year 2003, Chris Tucker gave visiting kids candy and his autograph.

    • Chris is dating R&B singer Indie Arie (February 2007).

    • Chris enjoys the performances of: Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Michael Jackson.

    • Chris enjoys watching sports, playing basketball, and spending time with his son, Destin in his free time.

    • Chris documented one of his trips to Africa that he took with Bono and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, as can be seen on MTV's Diary of Chris Tucker & Bono: Aiding Africa.

    • Chris impressed audiences with a memorable death scene in 1995's Dead Presidents, then appeared alongside Bruce Willis in 1997's The Fifth Element as an eccentric 23rd century talk show host.

    • Chris was discovered when he was out and about, working the clubs with his stand-up act, and asked to appear on Russell Simmon'sDef Comedy All Star Jam on HBO in 1992. The success of this appearance landed him a role as 'Johnny Booze' in House Party 3.

    • Chris was always a fan of acting and comedy, his school teachers encouraged him from a young age to take his humor to the stage.

    • Chris participated in a PBS program in 2005 called African American Lives, hosted by Henry Louis Gates.

    • Chris' salary for Money Talks in 1997 was $2,000,000, for Rush Hour in 1998 was $3,000,000, Rush Hour 2 in 2001 was $20,000,000, and for Rush Hour 3 was $25,000,000.

    • Chris appeared in the Dr Dre music video for 'Keep Their Heads Ringin'' in 1995, and in Tupac Shakur's music video for 'California Love' in 1996.

    • Chris is interested in playing the role of the first black president in the White House, and believes that the man to fulfill that dream for him is Colin Powell.

    • Chris was offered the role of Willie Beaman in Any Given Sunday in 1999, but declined.

    • Chris and Jackie Chan were nominated at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards for 'Best On-Screen Duo' for their roles in Rush Hour 2.

    • Chris, President Clinton, and Kevin Spacey took a five day tour to Africa to fight AIDS and encourage economic growth in Nigeria, Rwanda, Ghana, and South Africa in September of 2002.

    • Chris is famous for his motormouth talking, the way he says 'daaaaaaaamn', and his imitation of the 'Tony Montana' character from the gangster infused drama,Scarface.

    • Chris makes appearances at charity concerts and benefits to help bring attention to African poverty and hunger issues in America.

    • Chris made his breakout role in the comedy Friday, as 'Smoky' alongside Ice Cube and John Witherspoon.

    • Chris took the witness stand in defense of good friend Michael Jackson during his trial on charges of child molestation, on May 25, 2005 in a Santa Maria, California courtroom.

    • Chris was arrested for reckless driving and fleeing to elude after not pulling over right away in Georgia on April 17, 2005. Sheriffs claim that he was driving 109 mph in his 2005 Bentley, when asked what the hurry was, Chris offered the excuse that he was 'late for Church'.

    • Chris appeared in the 2001 music video for Michael Jackson's song 'You Rock My World' alongside stars like Marlon Brando and Benecio Del Toro.

    • Chris has been made the highest paid actor in Hollywood, after New Line has agreed to pay him $25 million to star in Rush Hour 3. The figure is all the more remarkable, because Chris has only starred in two other films, both being the Rush Hour movies.

    • Chris Tucker is 6'1" tall.

    • He starred with Jackie Chan in the movie Rush Hour 2.

    • He starred with Jackie Chan in the movie Rush Hour.

    • Appeared in Mariah Carey's video for her single, "Shake It Off".

    • Chris is not and does not want to return as Smokey in the Friday series of movies because Chris thinks he has outgrown such roles and doesn't want to portray a drug dealer.

    • Chris is a graduate of Columbia High School.

  • Quotes

    • Chris Tucker: (about his latest film in which he stars as the American President) I call my plane Air Force 5. My leather seats are the colour of my skin - chocolate peanut butter.

    • Chris Tucker: (about his Comedy) It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.

    • Chris Tucker: (about his Comedy) I wanted to cut down on the profanity, because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words.

    • Chris: I decided to tone down all of the cussing, and try the humor without it. I was thinking one day, that my stuff would still be funny, if I kept it outta the gutter.

    • Chris: I will always do stand-up, even if my acting career takes off. Stand-up is my life.

    • Chris: When you're first starting out, you want to keep making good movies. When you're young and you're black, you do a bad movie and you're through.

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