Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is an American comedian and actor. In the 1990’s he became famous because of his acting career. His acting career started with a role as Maurice Warfield in “What’s Happening Now!”. Martin’s leads were in Fox television sitcom Martin, Boomerang, Open Season, Wild Hogs, Nothing to Lose, and many more.
Martin Lawrence Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $120 M|
|Full Name Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence|
|Birth Date 16 April 1965|
|Age 57 years|
|Birthplace Frankfurt, West Germany|
|Profession Comedian, Actor|
|Wife Patricia Southall, Shamicka Gibbs|
Martin Lawrence Early Life:
Martin is the 4th of 6 children he was born on 16 April 1965 in Frankfurt, West Germany. His father John Lawrence was in the U.S. military. When Lawrence turned seven, his father left the military and moved to the United States. When he turned 8, his parents got divorced and after this, he rarely saw his father. His mother Chlora worked many jobs to support her family. Lawrence attended “Eleanor Roosevelt High School” and “Friendly High School”. In his teen, he did boxing.
Martin Lawrence Career:
Lawrence did comedy shows in Washington, D.C, and supported himself through many jobs. Ritch Snyder, a comedian saw his act and suggested that he should connect to New York for his work. On this suggestion, he moved to New York City and started to work in a comedy club known as “The Improv”. After this, he went to “Star Search”. He did a good job and made his way to the final round but unfortunately, he lost. Executives of Columbia Pictures Television saw his performance and offered him a role in “What’s Happening Now”. The show was canceled but he found some roles in other films. He did a role as Cee in “Do the Right Thing”. He did many roles in films such as the House Party series, Talkin’ Dirty After Dark, and the Eddie Murphy vehicle in Boomerang. He was then selected as a host for the series “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO. He did his own series “Martin” that aired on Fox and was a hit. Martin was a hit, and he drew millions of views away from other channels. He hosted a live show named “Saturday Night Live” and he made some comments on women’s genitalia and hygiene which got him banned from NBC until he apologized to the president of NBC. Due to Martin’s ratings, Fox became the top television network. He took a role along with Will Smith in “Bad Boys”.
He found his way to comedy films, and he starred as the second lead. His films were a blockbuster at the box office. His salary increased by over $10 million per film. He continued his work in films and most of them were a great hits. Martin starred in “Walt Disney Pictures’ College Road Trip” co-starring Raven-Symone in 2008. This was his first G-rated film but not his first appearance in children’s film. Martin did a role as an FBI agent in “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” in 2011.
Martin and Kelsey Grammar paired up for a comedy show on “Lionsgate Television” in January 2013. They were Chicago lawyers, but the show was canceled after one season due to poor ratings.
Martin’s role was reprised in “Bad Boys franchise, Bad Boys for Life” and that was along with Will Smith in 2020. This was a huge success as it made $112 million in just four days.
Some of Martin’s films are A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Blue Streak, Life, Rebound, Wild Hogs, and many more. Almost all his movies were a hit.
Martin Lawrence Achievements:
Martin won many awards such as BET Comedy Awards in 2005, NRJ Cine Awards in 2004, ShoWest Convention, USA Awards in 1995, and Image Award in 1995 and 1996.
Martin Lawrence Personal Life:
Martin and Lark Voorhies started dating in 1993 and got engaged but later they broke up. In 1995, he married a model named Patricia Southall. In 1996, they had a daughter. They got divorced in 1997.
After his divorce, Martin married Shamicka Gibbs and had 2 daughters but things didn’t work out for them. They got divorced in 2012.
Martin Lawrence Net worth:
As estimated in 2022 Martin’s net worth is $120 million. He got an increase of $10 million per movie. He owns many mansions. His net worth in 2018 was only $65 million but increased by $10 million per year, because of this Martin’s name is now on the list of the richest comedians.
Martin Lawrence Features:
|Weight 75 kg|
|Shoe Size 11 US|
|Hair Color Black|
|Eye Color Light Brown|