Chris Tucker The Fifth Element was one of the comedian's earliest performances. Born August 31, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, Chris is one of six children which taught Chris early on how to stand out in the crowd!

Influenced by legends like Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor, Chris grew up entertaining his family and friends and would get his big break at the young age of 19! He became a reoccurring performer on HBO series Def Comedy Jam, followed by his film debut in 1994's House Party 3

Chris Tucker: The Fifth Element

Chris Tucker The Fifth Element would come in 1997 after he had established himself in the film world with roles opposite Ice Cube and Charlie Sheen in hit movies Friday (1995) and Money Talks (1997). Taking on the role of "Ruby Rhod" opposite Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element would only propel Chris Tucker's career even further! 

Critics could not get enough of the dynamic comedian and actor, and Chris Tucker was praised for his queer and entertaining performance as a talkative talk show host! We'd even go as far as to say he showed up his co-star Bruce Willis in terms of flair and drama! 

Chris Tucker Today

Following his incredible and memorable performance in The Fifth Element, Chris Tucker would go on to star in a number of other successful hits including: 

  • Jackie Brown (1997)
  • The Rush Hour series (1998-2007)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Chris Tucker attends the 2019 Ryan Gordy Foundation "60 Years Of Motown" Celebration

While Chris Tucker has seen his share of ups and downs in the past 20 years, including his marriage and divorce to casting director Azja Pryor and the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, since his performance in The Fifth Element he is back stronger than ever before dishing out the jokes on YouTube channel Netflix Is A Joke. His most notable performance to date, however, is without a doubt Chris Tucker in The Fifth Element!

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