Chris Tucker Facing Foreclosure on Mansion
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker is facing foreclosure of his multi-million dollar Florida mansion, according to court papers filed earlier this week.
The star of the “Rush Hour” trilogy and the comedy favorite “Friday” purchased the 10,000-square-foot lakefront home in 2007 for $6 million. The hefty home purchase was made just before the housing market took a nosedive later that year.
SunTrust Bank reportedly filed papers against the actor in Circuit Court in Florida’s Lake County. The bank says that Tucker owes over $4.4 million. However the county property appraiser has the home currently assessed at $1.6 million, according to the AP.
According to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper Tucker’s estate is located in the Bella Collina development, a nearly 2000 acre community with waterfront homes and estates that overlook a massive golf course.
Tucker’s home reportedly features five bedrooms, three fireplaces, and a personal spa. An outdoor kitchen overlooks a swimming pool, and the basement is fit to resemble a pirate ship, according to the Sentinel.
Though his last film, 2007's “Rush Hour 3? was a sizable hit, taking in over $140 million at the domestic box office, he hasn’t been featured in a film since. Earlier this year Tucker returned to stand up comedy, touring theaters across the U.S.
The Associated Press contributed to this report