Martin Lawrence Biography, Age, Facts & Life Story

Quick Facts

NICKNAME:
Martin
FULL NAME:
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence
PROFESSION:
Comedian, Actor, Producer, Talk Show Host, Writer
NATIONALITY:
American
AGE:
56 years old (in 2021)
DATE OF BIRTH:
April 16, 1965
BIRTHPLACE:
Frankfurt, Germany
RELIGION:
Christianity
ZODIAC SIGN:
Aries

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

HEIGHT:
5 feet 7 inches (1.72 m)
WEIGHT:
75 kg (165 lbs)
CHEST:
43 inches
BICEPS:
14 inches
HAIR COLOR:
Black
EYE COLOR:
Brown

Introduction

He gained fame as a leading actor during the 1990s when he played Maurice Warfield in What’s Happening Now! (1987–1988). Lawrence is an American comedian and actor. The television sitcom Martin, the Bad Boys franchise, House Party, Boomerang, Open Season, Wild Hogs, Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, Life, Black Knight, Big Momma’s House, and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate were among his major roles.

Martin Lawrence Education

School: Fairmont Heights High School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Friendly High School

College: Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts

Martin Lawrence Family & Relatives

Father: John Lawrence

Mother: Chlora (nee Bailey)

Brother(s): Rae Proctor

Sister(s): Ursula Lawrence, Rae Proctor

Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Roberta Moradfar

Children: 3

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Iyanna Faith Lawrence, Amara Trinity Lawrence, Jasmine Page Lawrence

Dating History:

Lark Voorhies (1993-1994)

Patricia Southall (1995-1997)

Shamicka Gibbs (2010-2012)

Roberta Moradfar (2017-Present)

Martin Lawrence Career

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Producer, Talk Show Host, Writer

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD $110 million approx

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Facts

  • As Martin Lawrence demonstrates, stage fright doesn’t go away completely with time, even if you spend enough time in the spotlight. Lawrence has been in the entertainment business since the 1980s, but he still gets nervous before performing a stand-up routine on stage.
  • He showed a natural talent for boxing as a teenager before becoming a successful comedian and actor.
  • As a 15-year-old, Martin Lawrence rose quickly through the amateur boxing ranks to become a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves contender.
  • Lawrence said he stopped participating in the sport in 2020 after he once “got his eye swollen… I came home and I had a big eye.”
  • As a boxer, Martin Lawrence had to cultivate resilience from day one. He was used to getting knocked down and having to find the strength to get back up, which no doubt helped him in his comedy career as well.
  • Lawrence has always been open about how he achieved his current level of success. Speaking to Esquire in 2016, he shared how he struggled to make audiences laugh in his early career.
  • Almost every celebrity has a wild story about their normal jobs before their big break. Martin Lawrence is no exception.
  • In fact, Salt-N-Pepa (aka Cheryl James and Sandra Denton) were Lawrence’s co-workers at Sears. The only difference between the two musicians and the aspiring comedian was that the girls were more motivated and competent while at work.
  • Martin Lawrence starred in his own television sitcom called Martin from 1992 to 1997. The sitcom was a ratings success and helped Fox become a competitive network.
  • A pair of sneakers inspired by Martin were released by LeBron James and Nike in April 2019. James debuted the sneakers against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 5 2019.

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