April 16, 1965
56 years old
5 ft 7 in | 171 cm
77 kg | 170 lbs
7.5 US | 41 EU
Martin Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 16, 1965, is an American actor and stand-up comedian.
Young Martin Lawrence began his career as a stand up comedian in comedy club The Improv in New York.
He got his television debut in the ABC sitcom What's Happening Now (1987-1988) in role as Maurice Warfield.
He made his big screen debut in comedy movie Do the Right Thing (1989) in role as Cee, directed by Spike Lee.
Martin's breakthrough performance came as Martin Payne in his own hit series on Fox, Martin (1992-1997).
Bad Boys for Life (2020) action comedy in role as Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett, with Will Smith
The Beach Bum (2019) comedy in role as Captain Wack, opposite Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg and Isla Fisher
He played Malcolm Turner / Big Momma in action comedy films:
Big Momma's House (2000)
Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son (2011)
He portrayed Detective Marcus Burnett in action comedy movies:
Bad Boys (1995)
Bad Boys II (2003)
Bad Boys for Life (2020)
He was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Comedy Team (with Eddie Murphy) for his role as Claude Banks in comedy drama film Life (1999).
Blue Streak (1999) thriller action with Luke Wilson
Boomerang (1992) romantic comedy opposite Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry
Nothing to Lose (1997) action comedy with Tim Robbins and Kelly Preston
Wild Hogs (2007) biker comedy road opposite John Travolta and Ray Liotta
Black Knight (2001) fantasy adventure comedy opposite Tom Wilkinson
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) dark comedy romance with Bobby Brown
House Party (1990) and sequel House Party 2 (1991) comedy in role as Bilal
You So Crazy (1994)
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002)
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time (2016)
He won two Image Awards (NAACP) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Martin Payne in Fox sitcom Martin (1992-1997).
He hosted Def Comedy Jam (1992-1993).
Partners (2014) FX sitcom in role as Marcus Jackson
Attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Friendly High School in Maryland.
He is the second youngest of six children.
Richard Pryor is his comedian inspiration.
Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
He was married to:
Shamicka Gibbs (2010-2012) they have two daughters, Iyanna Faith and Amara Trinity
Patricia Southall (1995-1997) they have one daughter, Jasmine Page
He dated Lark Voorhies (1993-1994).
Martin and aesthetics nurse practitioner Roberta Moradfar got engaged in March 2017.