Destin Christopher Tucker is the only son of celebrity Chris Tucker’s. Destin, like his father, became involved in the film industry. Chris Tucker made his stand-up debut on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” in the 1990s, and he remained a regular for the remainder of the decade.

In this post we have put together the complete biography of Chris Tucker’s son, Destin Christopher Tucker.

Destin Christopher Tucker and his dad
Destin Christopher Tucker and hid dad, Chris Tucker at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” movie’s premiere. Credits to People.com

Destin Christophe Tucker Quick Facts

Before jumping into more details about Destin Christopher Tucker, here are some quick facts about him and his profile:

Full Name Destin Christopher Tucker
Also Known As Destin
Birthday September 13, 1998
Age 23 years old
Sun Sign Virgo
Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia
Current residing Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christian
Sexuality Straight
Education Bachelor’s Degree from Morehouse College
Parents Chris Tucker & Azja Pryor
Grandparents Norris Tucker & Mary Louise Tucker
Siblings Iman Joelle
Marital Status Single
Children None
Profession Writer, Director, Producer
Hobbies Basketball, Fashion, Formula 1, Traveling
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 6 feet
Instagram Account @dtvck

Destin Christopher Tucker’s Parents

In order the better understand and get to know the young Destin Christopher Tucker, the following lines cover his parents’ biographies: Chris Tucker and Azja Pryor.

Chris Tucker

Christopher Tucker is a comedian and actor from the United States. He was born on August 31, 1971.

Tucker first started doing stand-up comedy in 1992 on the HBO show “Def Comedy Jam”. He was on the show a lot during the 1990s. He played in movies such as “Friday“, “The Fifth Element“, “Money Talks“, and “Jackie Brown“. Later, he became well-known for playing Detective James Carter in the “Rush Hour” series, which earned him a lot of praise.

Chris Tucker, comedian
Source: usatoday.com

Chris Tucker Career

Chris was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved from Georgia to Hollywood after he graduated from high school so he could work in the entertainment industry. He ended up being a regular on the “Def Comedy Jam” (1992), being known for doing stand-up comedy that was very “clean” and not rude. Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor are the comics who have influenced him the most.

Chris Tucker on “Def Comedy Jam”

“Def Comedy Jam” is an HBO television series produced by Russell Simmons, being on air from March 7, 1992, to May 2, 1997. A lot of African-American stand-up comedians, like Chris Tucker, got their start on it.

Here is a video of Chris Tucker on “Def Comedy Jam” if you miss the excitement of stand-up comedy shows from the 1990s. He had no idea who he would become in the years to come:

Chris Tucker’s Movies, TV Series and Music Videos

Here is a IMDB list of all movies, TV Series and Music Videos Chris Tucker played in:

Year Movie 
1992 Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
1993 The Meteor Man
1994 House Party 3
1994 Heavy D & The Boyz: Nuttin’ But Love (Music Video)
1995 Panther
1995 Friday 
1995 Dr. Dre: Keep Their Heads Ringin’
1995 Dead Presidents
1996 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Tourtman: California Love (Music Video)
1997 The Fifth Element 
1997 Money Talks 
1997 Mase: Feel so Good (Music Video)
1997 Jackie Brown 
1998 Rush Hour
2001 Rush Hour 2
2001 Michael Jackson: You Rock My World (Music Video)
2005 Mariah Carey: Shake It Off (Music Video)
2007 Rush Hour 3
2012 Silver Linings Playbook
2016 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk 
Currently Filming Untitled Nike/ Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Project 
Announced  Rush Hour 4
Rush Hour Series: Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker

Most of all, movies are a group effort. Depending on the show, hundreds or even thousands of people may be needed to put them together. So there are a lot of chances for friendships to grow. And it looks like that’s what happened with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker on the set of the 1998 movie “Rush Hour”.

Tucker talked about Chan’s trouble with English on the radio show East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags. He also talked about how they got along on set:

“My English is not that great either. So it works. And that’s how we felt on the set. We were so comfortable around each other because Jackie would mess up. I would mess up. And we were both outsiders in Hollywood. So we would do anything, say anything to each other because we were comfortable. We didn’t have ego with the whole thing. Jackie trusted me on a lot of stuff. That’s rare. One actor might have a big ego, and that chemistry might not work. But Jackie was coming from Hong Kong, and I’m coming from stand-up. We were like, ‘We don’t care. Let’s make this work.’ Jackie didn’t care. He’d be like, ‘Be funny. Help this movie work.’”

Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan in a Rush Hour famous Scene
Famous Scene from Rush Hour – Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.

Chris Tucker Personal Life

Besides Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker was also close with singer Michael Jackson. At his 30th Anniversary Celebration, he introduced him and danced with him. He also appeared in the video for “You Rock My World” from Michael Jackson’s 2001 album “Invincible” and went to his funeral. The singer also influenced Tucker’s career. In Rush Hour 2, he dances and sings to “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” and in “Friday”, he dances like Michael.

Chris Tucker dancing on “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson:

Tucker took part in Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s 2006 PBS documentary, “African American Lives“, about the genetic makeup of African Americans. The documentary focused on the stories of Native American heritage in African-American communities. 

Tucker’s DNA test showed that he had ancestors from Africa, Europe, and “probably some Native Americans.” Tucker’s paternal line went back to the Ambundu people of Angola, and one of his mother’s lines went back to the Bamileke people of Cameroon.

Chris Tucker’s Relationships

Who doesn’t like a good sense of humor? Well, if you’re a guy with that trait, you have a good chance of making your way into the hearts of many women.

Chris Tucker, actor and comedian, had the same effect on most women with his witty humor, which led to him dating a few of them. 

Chris grew up with his five siblings, and in 1998, he and his wife, Azja, had Destin Christopher Tucker. But even though they had a family together, the couple broke up without saying why. After he and his wife broke up, Destin moved in with Azja in southern California

Along the way Chris Tucker also dated Nia Long, Vanessa Mendoza (Miss Colombia 2001), India Arie, and producer Gelila Asres.

On December 20, 2014, Chris was seen with Fox 5 anchor Cynne Simpson at Mayor Kasim Reed’s annual charity event at the Marriott Marquis. They seemed to be in love, and in one of their selfies together, Simpson is wearing a huge diamond ring on her finger, which suggests that they were engaged.

Even though it seemed like they were dating in 2014, neither of them ever talked about it in public. Still, the ring on Simpson’s finger was a clear sign that they were going to get married. It seems that the couple stayed engaged for a long time, and there were even rumors that they were already married in secret!

But it was clear that they were no longer together when Chris Tucker was seen with a new woman, Jarneen Chaney Brown, at the Golden Globes in January 2016. His relationship with Jarneen is no longer in the news, so they might not be dating.

Chris Tucker’s Net Worth

Chris Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 31, 1971. He is 6’1″ tall. At one point, Chris Tucker was the actor in Hollywood who made the most money.

Chris Tucker is worth $5 million dollars. Chris was the highest-paid actor in the world when he was at the top of his game in the late 1990s. After the first “Rush Hour” movie was a huge hit, Tucker negotiated $20 million to be in the second one. In today’s money, that’s the same as making $40 million for a single movie.

Here are the highest paid contracts among Chris Tucker’s career:

Movie  Contract Value
Friday (1995) $15,000
Dead Presidents (1995) $25,000
Money Talks (1997) $2,000,000
Rush Hour (1998) $3,000,000
Rush Hour 2 (2001) $20,000,000
Rush Hour 3 (2007) $25,000,000

Azja Pryor: Destin Christopher Tucker’s Mother 

Azja Pryor is best known as a health coach and a former casting director. She was married to Chris Tucker from 1997 to 2003.

Azja Pryor
Azja Pryor, Destin Christopher’s mother. Source: legit.ng

Azja Pryor’s Career

Before she married the Hollywood star, Azja was a normal woman with a few jobs. Still, she is a hard worker by nature and has made good use of her fame and skills over the years. At the beginning of her career, she worked as a casting assistant on four TV movies. Her hard work got her the job of Casting Director. The California woman who used to be a Herbalife independent member also talked about how she was in the musical “Eve” in 2005.

Azja is now a teacher at the well-known Center for Baby Wearing Studies (CBWS), and she also trains people in fitness.

She is interested in the latest technology and uses her Instagram account to promote businesses, products, and ways of living. She sells a wide range of wellness and health products, from surfboards and bikes to healthy supplements. She also talks about her personal interests and recent work successes on her popular Instagram account, which she uses to keep her fans up to date on her life.

Azja Pryor’s Relationships

Azja is now married to fitness fanatic Cherif Ndiaye, with whom she has a daughter named Iman Joelle, who was born in 2017. Pryor is also the stepmother of Aleyana and Ajamal, who are both from Cherif’s previous relationship.

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Destin Christopher Tucker and his little sister, Iman Joelle

Christopher B. Bridge, better known as the rapper Ludacris, is said to have been in a short relationship with Pryor before she married Cherif.

Destin Christopher Tucker’s Early Life

Destin Christopher Tucker was born on September 14, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. He is the only child of actor Chris Tucker and his ex-wife, Azja Pryor.

Destin grew up in a stable home because his parents got married when his father was at the top of his acting game. His father was very successful, so he never ran out of anything.

Destin grew up in Atlanta and went to a high school there until he graduated. After that, he got his Bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College.

After he finished school, he moved to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment business.

Destin Christopher Tucker’s Education and Career

Given his father’s celebrity, Destin Christopher Tucker attended the pleasant faculties. He attended Oaks Christian School, a prestigious college in California, his mother being in Los Angeles. He developed a passion for sports and played for the college basketball team. After graduating from high school at 19 years old, Destin moved to Atlanta to study film at Morehouse College. This determined him to move closer to his father, Chris Tucker. 

Graduation from Morehouse Colleague

Chris and Pryor have done a good job of taking care of their son together. Both of them were there for him as he grew up and helped him become the man he is now.

Destin moved to Atlanta in 2017 to go to Morehouse College and study film. Chris was proud of his son’s choice to go to Morehouse, which he thought was the best choice in the world.

Chris Tucker is definitely a very supportive father. In a previous interview from 2007, he talked about how becoming a father had changed him. 

Destin graduated from Morehouse College in May 2021 when he posted a picture in front of a statue of Martin Luther King. He wrote in the post’s title:

“Degreed!😁🙏🏾 Mannnn let me tell yall! It has truly been a blessing to attend the historic Morehouse College. Over these past 4 years, I have absorbed valuable life lessons about navigating through this world as a black man. There were certainly times of doubt, anger, and confusion, but thanks to God, family, and friends. I made it through!😆 Thank you all for your love and support”

Destin Christopher Tucker - Graduation Day
Source: Destin’s Instagram Account

Destin’s Personal Life. Is Amya his girlfriend?

Destin is only 23 years old and just graduated from high school, so he hasn’t had much time for relationships, or if he has, he’s kept them very quiet. But on New Year’s Eve he posted a picture of himself with a girl, and it looks like they are close. The girl’s name is Amya, 22 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes:

Destin Christopher Tucker and Amya on NYE
Destin Christopher Tucker and Amya on New Year’s Eve. Source: Destin’s Instagram Account

Destin Christopher Tucker: Hobbies and Interests

Destin is a big fan of basketball. For two years, he played for his university’s team, and he still plays with his friends from time to time. He also likes dogs and Formula 1. In May 2019 The Mercedes team let him take a picture with his father in front of their pit 

 

Will Smith, Jim Carrey, and Emma Watson are some of his favorite actors and actresses, and “Independence Day,” “I Am Legend,” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls” are some of his favorite movies.

The relationship between him and his father, Chris Tucker 

When his parents split up, Destin was only five years old. His mother took care of him and moved to Los Angeles with him. Even though Destin lived with and spent more time with his mother after the divorce, his father was still a big part of his life.

They show how close they are by going to red carpet events together instead of Chris going with a date, which is what most celebrities do. 

Their fans are buzzing about how much they look alike, which makes their appearances on red carpets even more interesting. Even though we don’t know for sure what Destin weighs and how tall he is, we do know that he is about the same height and build as his famous father.

They also smile the same way and stand in the same way for Red Carpet photos. The comedian also cares a lot about his son’s schooling and career. Destin chose to work in movies like his dad, which says a lot about the special relationship between the two.

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