Christopher "Chris" Tucker was born on August 31, 1972, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an American actor comedian. Tucker grew up in Decatur, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Lousie and Norris Tucker. He graduated from Columbia High School in Decatur, and then he moved to LA to pursue a career in comedy and movies. Chris Tucker was a major performer on Def Comedy Jam show and gained recognition after the film Friday in 1995. The breakthrough on his career was the martial arts action comedies Rush Hour, where he received more than 50 million for the sequel.