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Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence
Photo: Angela George / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Birth Date

April 16, 1965


56 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 7 in | 171 cm

Net Worth

$110 Million


77 kg | 170 lbs

Shoe size

7.5 US | 41 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

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).

New Movies

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

Best Movies

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

Stand-up Films

You So Crazy (1994)

Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002)

Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time (2016)

TV Shows

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.

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