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Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence

Actor and Comedian
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Net worth 2018: $110 Million
Residence: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 April 1965
Sigh: Taurus
Height: 1.71 m
Education: Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts, Fairmont Heights High School, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Friendly High School

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was bornon 16 April 1965 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, American, is Actor and Comedian. Martin Lawrence is a leading Hollywood actor with the popular sitcom ‘Martin’ to his credit. As a teen, he loved boxing and was a gifted comedian. In school, he made an agreement with his teacher that he would stop acting funny during class, if he was given some time to perform for his friends at the end of the class. A chance performance at a local night club, egged on by his teacher, started his career as a comedian. During his teenage years, he was a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender. He seriously considered a professional career in boxing, until he suffered an eye injury and decided otherwise. The turning point in Lawrence's career was the sassy sitcom, ‘Martin’, in which he became the creator, executive producer and concurrently the main actor. He played multiple wild characters as his own mother Mama Payne, Bob the white guy, and many more. Compliments poured in for the simple and entertaining humour offered by the sitcom. However, the critics lashed at it for portraying a false image of black people. Despite being in the middle of marital and behavioural troubles, this workaholic continued to achieve great success in his career. Read on and learn all about this prominent comedian.


$110 Million


In January 2013, it was announced that Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer are pairing up to star in a comedy for Lionsgate TV, as mismatched Chicago lawyers who develop an unlikely friendship


In 2011, he revived his role as FBI agent Malcolm Turner in ‘Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son’, the third film in the Big Momma's House series which collected $83,915,414 at the box-office


He married Shamicka Gibbs in 2010 and they have two daughters


In 2008, he was cast alongside Raven-Symone in Disney’s ‘College Road Trip’


In 2006, he was seen in the television show, ‘Inside the Actors Studio’, and revived a few of the characters he had played on ‘Martin’


He went into a coma for three days in August 1999 after collapsing from heat exhaustion while jogging


The couple have a daughter, named, Jasmin Page and the they divorced in 1997


His erratic behaviour led to his arrest, when he brandished a pistol in the middle of an intersection on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles in 1996


He married Patricia Southall, a former Miss Virginia USA, in 1995


NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ was hosted by him for some time in 1994


King of entertainment, Russell Simmons selected him to host the first- of- its- kind series, ‘Def Comedy Jam’ on HBO in the year 1993


Lawrence’s own hit series, ‘Martin’, was aired on Fox TV for five years, from 1992 to 1997, which became immensely popular


In 1989, he played some roles in films and television series and was catapulted into the limelight for his role in the Spike Lee film, ‘Do the Right Thing’, and also the ‘House Party series’ and ‘Talkin' Dirty After Dark’


He played ‘Maurice’ on their very successful television sitcom ‘What’s Happening Now’, in 1986

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