Chris Tucker

by ethnic on May 1, 2010

Chris Tucker

Birth Name: Christopher Tucker

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 31, 1971

Ethnicity: African-American

Chris Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He was born to African-American parents.

Chris’s paternal grandparents are Deacon Charlie Sims and Sara.

Chris’s maternal grandfather is Theodore Arthur Bryant, Jr. (the son of Theodore Arthur Bryant, Sr. and Zudie Waits). Chris’s great-grandfather Theodore was the son of Spencer Bryant and Mary Ann Shoemaker. Zudie was the daughter of Henry Crawford Waits and Ella King.

Chris’s maternal grandmother is Flora B. Robinson (the daughter of John Robinson and Mary Harris). John was the son of Joseph Robinson and Sarah De Lamar/DeLamar. Mary was the daughter of Daniel Harris and Flora Allen.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show African American Lives (2006) stated that Chris’s genetic ancestry is:

*83% Sub-Saharan African
*10% Native American
*7% European

In his 2009 book about the show, In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that Chris’s African DNA matches the Mbundu people of Angola, the Basa people of Nigeria, the Ewondo/Bamileke people Cameroon, the Biaka/Mbenzele people of the Central African Republic, and the Chwabo people of Mozambique.

Sources: Obituary of Chris’s father – http://216.119.69.91

Genealogy of Chris Tucker (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.pkgraham.com

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bablah January 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm
GLXY March 23, 2016 at 4:05 am

CORRECTION: In his 2009 book , In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past., Henry Louis Gates wrote on page 410 more details about Chris Tucker’s african ancestry:

He has Mbundu (Angola), Basa (Nigeria), Ewondo/Bamileke (Cameroon), Biaka/Mbenzele (Central African Republic) and Chwabo (Mozambique) roots.

Aleksandr November 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

CORRECTION Chris Tucker is of Angolan heritage, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angolan_American

MaYaYaYa August 18, 2011 at 7:54 am

Chris Tucker DNA Test Results – http://afgen.com/black_dna2.html

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