Who is Destin Christopher Tucker?
Destin was born in Los Angeles, California USA, in 1998 – he hasn’t shared his exact date of birth, but it’s believed that his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he certainly holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a social media star, but who’s perhaps known best for being the son of Chris Tucker, a famous American actor and comedian.
Early life and education
Destin was raised an only child in Los Angeles, by his father, and mother Azja Pryor; his parents married in a private ceremony in 1997, attended by only the closest of their friends and family members, but divorced in 2003. Both Chris and Azja remained involved in raising their son.
Destin grew up being interested in sports, and was on his high school’s basketball team.
He was introduced to acting by his father, who occasionally took him to his movie sets, but even though Chris tried to have Destin appear in a couple of his movies and TV series, it seems that he wasn’t interested in acting at that time.
He matriculated in 2016, and although Destin hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s said that he attended college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 2020.
Career as an actor
Destin has recently become interested in acting, and launched his career with his portrayal of a supporting character in the 2019 comedy drama movie “Love in Moreno Valley”.
It was written and directed by Steven Huffaker, starred John Ennis, Jack Seavor McDonald and Jaire Bowen, and follows James who’s attending eighth grade at Vista Christian High School, and has just been reunited with his best friend Abe.
This remains Destin’s only acting credit so far.
Love life and relationships
Destin is highly secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t spoken of any girls or boys whom he has perhaps been with. This is probably why there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning both his love life, and his sexual orientation.
Some of his father’s fans believe him to be gay, claiming that this is why Destin hasn’t spoken of the girls whom he’s dated, and why he hasn’t been seen spending time in public with any.
A fan has even claimed to have seen Destin kissing his boyfriend at a party in Los Angeles, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Destin commented on these rumors.
There are also those who believe that he’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity American girl, but that he prefers to keep her away from the media’s attention; this remains unconfirmed, as well.
As of December 2021, Destin appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Destin is an avid basketball player, and played for his university’s team for two years, while he still today occasionally plays with his friends; some of the pictures which feature him playing basketball can be found uploaded onto his Instagram account.
He’s a dog lover, and has a pet dog.
Destin is a fashionista, and is trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends.
He’s a huge fan of Formula 1, and two years ago was allowed to take a picture in front of the Mercedes team in their pit.
Destin likes to travel, and has already been to various US states, mostly to keep his father company during the shooting of his movies.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Jim Carrey and Emma Watson, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Independence Day”, “I Am Legend” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”.
Age, height and net worth
Destin’s age is 23. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of December 2021, Destin’s net worth has been estimated at over $20,000, while his father Chris’ net worth is reputedly over $5 million.
Who is his father Chris Tucker?
Christopher ‘Chris’ Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia USA, on 31 August 1971 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film script writer and director, who has appeared in close to 30 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Carter, the lead character in the 2001 action crime comedy movie “Rush Hour 2”. It was directed by Brett Ratner, also starred Jackie Chan and John Lone, and follows Lee and Carter who are vacationing in Hong Kong, but have become involved in a counterfeit money scandal; the movie won 10 of the 32 awards for which it was nominated.
Chris reprised his role in the 2007 sequel “Rush Hour 3” (and the 1998 prequel “Rush Hour”).
He was raised in Decatur, Georgia alongside his five siblings, by their father Norris Tucker who was the owner of a janitorial company, and their mother Mary Louise (nee Bryant) who was a housewife. Chris studied at Columbia High School, and it was during his four years there that he became interested in comedy, learning that humor helped him make people happy both at home, and at school. He appeared in various plays performed at his high school and at a local theatre, and upon matriculating in 1989 came to Los Angeles to work on his career in the film industry.
He made his debut TV series appearance in the 1992 episode “Please Pass the Jock” of the family sports comedy “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”, and the following year saw him make his debut film appearance, with his portrayal of MC in Mall in the action fantasy comedy “The Meteor Man”.
He gained recognition in 1995, when he portrayed the lead character Smokey in the critically acclaimed comedy movie “Friday”, directed by F. Gary Gray, and which also starred Ice Cube and Nia Long. The movie follows Smokey and Craig who owe $200 to a local bully, and have two days to find the money; the movie won one of the five awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Chris’ following notable performances were in the 1997 action science fiction adventure film “The Fifth Element”, the 2005 music video “Mariah Carey: Shake It Off” and the 2012 romantic comedy film “Silver Linings Playbook”.
Two of Chris’ most recent roles have been in the 2016 action sports movie “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”, and the 2021 short music video “Tito Jackson: Love One Another”, while it’s recently announced that he’ll reprise his role as Carter in the upcoming movie “Rush Hour 4”.
Chris has won eight of the 33 awards for which he has been nominated.
He’s a philanthropist, and has worked with a couple of organizations which aim to improve the quality of life for those who are terminally ill, especially for the people who are suffering from HIV/AIDS.