Got his start performing stand-up comedy in Atlanta.
First broke onto the scene with performances on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam and a small but memorable part in House Party 3.
Received the ShoWest Comedy Star of the Year award in 2002.
Toured Africa in 2002 with U2's Bono, as well as other humanitarian celebrities, to further educate and mobilize efforts to help stabilize the AIDS/HIV epidemic, starvation, hunger, and disease that has become so prevalent in Africa.
After finishing 2001's Rush Hour 2, took a six-year hiatus from films until he reprised the role of James Carter in Rush Hour 3 in 2007.
Returned to the comedy stage with a multicity stand-up tour in 2011.
2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee