Actor Chris Tucker attends Capitol File's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner after party presented by The Bipartisan Policy Center on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Actor Chris Tucker attends Capitol File’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner after party presented by The Bipartisan Policy Center on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

*Actor Chris Tucker has made a cool $1 million after selling his Los Angeles home.

The actor placed the lavish five-bedroom property he bought in 1996 on the market for $1.1 million in 2011. He initially struggled to find a buyer, but secured a deal last month to get rid of the house for a profit, according to TMZ.

The extra cash will come in handy. Last year, Tucker was reported to owe more than $12 million in unpaid taxes.