Who Is Martin Lawrence?
Martin Lawrence is a famous American comedian, actor, talk show host, producer, and writer. He is well-known for his roles in “Bad Boys,” “Boomerang,” “Blue Streak,” “Big Momma’s House,” “Life,” and “Nothing to Lose.” He has also launched two comedy albums.
- Celebrity Name: Martin Lawrence
- Full Name: Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence
- Gender: Male
- Birth Date: April 16, 1965
- Birth Place: Frankfurt, Germany
- Age: 55
- Height: 1.71m
- Weight: 75 kilos
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: Divorced
- Wife: Patricia Southall, married 1995-1997; Shamicka Gibbs, married 2010-2012
- Children: Jasmine Page Lawrence, Amara Trinity Lawrence, Iyanna Faith Lawrence
- Profession: American stand-up comedian, writer, talk show host, producer, and actor
Martin Lawrence Net Worth: $120 million
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965, in Frankfurt, Germany to parents Chlora Lawrence and John Lawrence. When he was only eight, his parents got divorced, which forced his mother to find work.
He was brought up in Queens, New York City, and was transferred from one school to another. He went to Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts, Fairmont Heights High School, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and Friendly High School. In his school days, he learned boxing and participated in numerous matches. It was known that fighting has helped him cope up with his parents’ divorce.
He was believed to become a professional boxer someday; however, suffering from a broken eye from a fight made him change his plans for the future.
Martin was married twice in his life. His first marriage was to Patricia Southall in 1995; however, they separated in 1997, just after two years of being together. They had a daughter together named Jasmine Page Lawrence. In that same year, Martin remarried and tied the knot with Shamika Gibbs but got divorced in 2010. They married again in 2010 but finally broke the marriage off in 2012. The couple has two daughters – Amara Trinity and Iyanna Faith.
Martin Lawrence Career
Lawrence kickstarted his career in 1987 as a standup comedian. He is famous for finding humor in topics like self-depreciation, relations, race, culture, sexuality, racism, satire, and physical comedy.
In 1989, he launched his career with the movie, “Do the Right Thing.” It was a success that opened many possibilities for him. Later on, he starred in numerous movies, such as “Rebound,” “College Road Trip,” “Talkin’ Dirty After Dark,” “What’s the Worst That Could Happen,” “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate,” “Death at a Funeral,” and “Bad Boys.”
He also had countless TV show appearances, such as “The Soul Man,” “Private Times,” “What’s Happening Now!!,” “Martin,” “Hammer, Slammer, & Slade,” and “Partners.”
He also made two comedy albums titled “Martin Lawrence Live Talkin’ Shit” and “Funk It.”
Awards and Achievements
Martin has won various awards, such as Image Awards, BET Comedy Awards, ShoWest Convention, USA, and NRJ Cine Awards. Moreover, he has received countless nominations, among of which are Teen Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, Image Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Razzie Awards, and MTV Movie+ Awards. His name was also included in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.
Martin Lawrence Total Net Worth 2020
To date, Martin Lawrence has an estimated net worth of $120 million. Most of his wealth came from his acting career, where he starred in numerous successful movies. He has also earned a great deal of money as a standup comedian. Apart from movies and sitcoms, Martin has also several endorsement deals.