Chris Tucker

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Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1972) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube, and then appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly 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. Despite his good box office credentials, his workrate as a film actor has been slow, with Tucker only appearing in the two Rush Hour sequels in the last decade. Tucker was a close friend of Michael Jackson, appearing in the "You Rock My World" video. He appeared as a witness for the defense at Jackson's 2005 trial. He had financial troubles in 2011 when his $6 million property on Lake Apopka in the Bella Collina community was foreclosed. He returned to doing standup that same year.
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