Actor Chris Tucker has made a cool $1 million (£625,000) after offloading his Los Angeles mansion.

The Rush Hour star placed the lavish five bedroom property he bought in 1996 on the market for $1.1 million (£687,500) in 2011.

He initially struggled to find a buyer for the home, but secured a deal last month (Mar13) to get rid of the house for a profit, according to

The extra cash will come in handy for Tucker - the comedian has been struggling with financial issues for some time and last year (12) was reported to owe more than $12 million (£7.5 million) in unpaid taxes.