Martin Lawrence is a television personality, actor, writer, producer, and stand-up comedian who became a star in the 1990s when he launched a successful career as a top actor in Hollywood. The best of Martin Lawrence is evident in his self-titled television sitcom Martin and in the films House Party, A Thin Line Between Love & Hate, Boomerang, Big Momma’s House, Bad Boys, Life, Wild Hogs, Blue Streak, and Nothing to Lose.
Before he discovered his outstanding talent in stand-up comedy, the multi-talented star had a great passion for boxing in his teenage years. However, the comedic vein was latent in him and was just waiting for the right opportunity. When one of the teachers at his school urged him to go to an open-mic night at a local comedy club, it was like the proverbial opportunity to get in touch with the willingness, and so Martin Lawrence’s successful career as a stand-up comedian was born.
Martin Lawrence Bio, Age
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born on 16 April 1965 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The budding comedian, along with five other siblings, was abandoned by his father, a military man, and his mother Chlora had to take on extra work to provide for the family. Martin’s first and middle name comes from the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King and former American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He received his high school education at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
The multi-faceted career of the actor began with a guest appearance on the television show What’s Happening Now! as a stand-up comedian. He then earned the position of host of HBO’s groundbreaking Def Comedy Jam as a result of his performance on What’s Happening Now! The acclaimed comedian then launched his personal sitcom for Fox, known as Martin, which was broadcast from 1992 to 1997. From comedy, Martins moved on to film, film production, and writing.
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Martin Lawrence has written his name as one of the big names in the entertainment industry in the sands of time. Over the years he has accumulated an impressive net worth of $110 million, made up of the salaries he has earned from several films, including “Nothing to Lose” in 1997, which earned him the sum of $6 million. The film Life earned him the sum of 8.5 million dollars in 1999. Then in 2001, What’s the Worst the Worst That Could Happen? and Black Knight increased his income by $13 million and $16.5 million respectively, and in 2003, the hilarious comedian earned $20 million each with National Security and Bad Boys II.
Who Is Martin Lawrence’s Wife? Kids
Martin Lawrence was married twice in his life and on both occasions, the marriages ended in divorce. His first foray into marriage took place in 1995, when the hilarious comedian Patricia Southall, a former Miss Virginia USA, married. The two had a daughter named Jasmine Page who was born on January 15, 1996. Unfortunately, they got into marital problems and were divorced in 1997.
In the same year, Martins started a relationship with Shamicka Gibbs and on July 10, 2010, they finished the wedding at Martins’s house in Beverly Hills. Several top Hollywood celebrities such as Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy were among the 120 guests who attended the event, which featured popular R&B star, Shanice.
Martin’s marriage to Shamicka was blessed with two children: Iyanna Faith, who was born on November 9, 2000, and a second daughter, Amara Trinity, who was born on August 20, 2002. Again, the marriage did not last long and the couple eventually divorced. Before his two marriages, the acclaimed actor-comedian was engaged to actress Lark Voorhies in 1993.
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Height & Weight
The star of Big Momma’s House is not a very great actor; he is a man of average stature, standing at an average height of 5′ 7½” (1.71 m), and his body weight is stated as 74 kg. Details of the comedian’s other body statistics are not currently available.
Is Martin Lawrence dead
A close observation of current trends has shown that the number of death pranks by celebrities is increasing, and in March 2015 Martin Lawrence became the victim of one of these pranks, with his death being published on several websites. A report that the multi-talented entertainer was found dead in a hotel room in LA was published on the Elite Jamaica website, NewsBuzzDaily.com and other websites following the trends of NewsBuzzDaily.com
The report on the death stated that the body of the American comedian and actor was discovered in his hotel room when he failed to check out of the hotel at the agreed time. This rumor was exposed by Martin himself, who was still active in the social media channels long after he was supposedly dead. The versatile entertainer, for his part, ridiculed his death fake in social media with a message saying that he was on his way back from the dead for an exclusive interview.