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For Immediate Release

Mon, Jun 26, 2017


Sara Robbins



Tickets on sale Friday


RENO, Nev. (June 26, 2017) – Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the “Rush Hour” film series. He became a favorite on Russell Simmons’ HBO “Def Comedy Jam” in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic “Friday” starring alongside Ice Cub. In 1997, Tucker was an executive producer and co-starred in the hit movie “Money Talks” with Charlie Sheen and then appeared in the highly successful Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element.” In 2006, he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in “Rush Hour 3,” which at the time made him the highest paid actor  in Hollywood. His first stand-up movie, “Chris Tucker Live,” is available exclusively on Netflix and marks the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment. The Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Reno are pleased to welcome Chris Tucker to the Reno Ballroom on Saturday, Aug. 19.


Tucker also co-starred in the 2013 Oscar-nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook” with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. To date, Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over one billion dollars in box office sales worldwide. His most recent project, Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” was released in theaters in Nov. 2016.


Outside of comedy, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling around the world doing philanthropic work to make a difference through his Chris Tucker Foundation.


Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 30 for $59.50 and $69.50 and can be purchased at or by calling 1-888-288-1833.                         


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