Martin Lawrence Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Mar, 2019
Facts of Martin Lawrence
Date of Birth: 1965 , April-16
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Martin Lawrence
Birth Name Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence
Nick Name Martin
Father John Lawrence
Mother Chlora Lawrence
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Frankfurt
Ethnicity Black
Profession Comedian
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $110 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Famous for stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, and voice actor
Affair with Roberta Moradfar
Girlfriend Roberta Moradfar
Married Yes
Married to Shamicka Gibbs (m. 20102012), Patricia Southall (m. 19951996)
Children 3
Divorce Yes
Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Movies Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time
TV Show Partners
Albums Funk It
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Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence, an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is notable for his roles on the sitcom Martin and many feature films, such as ‘House Party’, ‘Boomerang’, ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Wild Hogs’, ‘Nothing to Lose’,’ Blue Streak’, ‘Life’, ‘Big Momma's House’, and ‘A Thin Line Between Love & Hate’.

Early Life And Bio Of Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965, born in Frankfurt, West Germany. His parents were African-American and were serving in the U.S. military. He was the fourth of six children. He was named after Martin Luther King, Jr. and U.S. President John F. Kennedy. After his parents got divorced when he was eight years old, he stayed mostly with his mother, who worked several jobs to support the family. Lawrence rarely saw his father, who worked as a police officer.

As a teenager, Martin Lawrence was an avid boxer. He was raised in New York and Maryland, and attended Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts, Fairmont Heights High School, Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Friendly High School in Fort Washington, becoming a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender. His intentions of becoming a professional boxer ended when he suffered eye damage.

Martin Lawrence's Career

Unable to continue his boxing career, Martin Lawrence ended up moving to New York City, where he found himself working in the legendary comedy club ‘The Improv’. Shortly after, he won a performance spot on Star Search, but despite his efforts, did not win in the final round. His first acting job was the role of Maurice in ‘What’s happening now!!’.

After some roles here and there, he made a breakthrough by playing the role of Cee in ‘Do the Right Thing’. Soon after, other roles followed in films such as the ‘House Party series’, ‘Talkin' Dirty After Dark’, and the Eddie Murphy vehicle ‘Boomerang’.Martin Lawrence was also selected to be the host of the groundbreaking series Def Comedy Jam, from where he gained mainstream exposure.

Martin Lawrence then went on to appear in his own hit series, Martin, which aired on Fox TV. The show ran from 1992 to 1997 and was an enormous success. He also hosted Saturday Night Live but was banned for his crude remarks. After Martin ended, he found work in many comedy films, including ‘Nothing to Lose’, ‘Life’, ‘Big Momma’s House’, ‘Big Momma’s House 2’, ‘Wild Hogs’, etc. He is also notable for playing in the ‘Bad Boys’ series as Detective Marcus Burnett.

Martin Lawrence's Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source Of Income

Martin Lawrence has collected a large amount of net worth from his distinguishable career. As per celebrity net worth, the comedian has a net worth of around $110 million, in 2019.  

Martin Lawrence's Wife, Kids, And Married 

Martin Lawrence has had a busy love life. In 1993, he was engaged to actress Lark Voorhees. He then married to his ex-spouse Pat Smith in 1995, who was once Miss Virginia. They have a daughter, Jasmin Page. But the couple got divorced in 1997.

After a long time of dating, the comedian married to his ex-spouse Shamicka Gibbs on July 10, 2010. They have two daughters together: Iyanna Faith and Amara Trinity. They got divorced in 2012. 

Following two failed relationship, the comedian is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Roberta Moradfar.

Martin Lawrence's Age, Height, And Other Facts 

  • Martin Lawrence's age as of 2019 is 53 years.
  • Lawrence's height is 5' 7½" (1.71 m).