Martin Lawrence

Actor and Director
Born Apr 16, 1965
Age 51
Hometown Frankfurt am Main
Height 5' 7½" (17...
Nationality American
High School Eleanor Roosevelt...
Other Names Martin Fitzgerald...
Hair Color Black

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is a German born, American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stand up comedian. He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably the films Bad Boys, Blue Streak, and Big Momma's House. Lawrence has acted in numerous film roles and starred in his own television series, Martin, which ran from 1992 to 1997.… Read More

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1965 Birth Lawrence, the fourth of six children, was born in Frankfurt, West Germany (now Germany) on April 16, 1965 to African American parents serving in the U.S. military in Germany at the time of Martin's birth. … Read More


1993 28 Years Old Lawrence was engaged to actress Lark Voorhies in 1993.
1994 29 Years Old …  He hosted Saturday Night Live on February 19, 1994, where he made crude remarks about women's genitalia and personal hygiene; the monologue was completely edited out of NBC reruns and syndicated versions, and Lawrence was banned from the show for life. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old He married Patricia Southall, a former Miss Virginia USA, in 1995. Lawrence and Southall have one child together, daughter Jasmin Page (born January 15, 1996). They divorced in 1997.
1997 32 Years Old 1 More Event
After Martin ended its run in 1997, Lawrence found ample work in comedy films. … Read More


2006 41 Years Old In 2006, Lawrence appeared on Inside the Actors Studio, during which Lawrence briefly brought back to life some of the characters he'd portrayed on Martin.
2008 43 Years Old In 2008, Lawrence starred in Disney's College Road Trip co-starring with Raven-Symoné. … Read More
2009 44 Years Old At the 2009 BET Awards he appeared in a spoof movie trailer with Jamie Foxx for a fictional movie, The Skank Robbers, that featured their respective television characters Sheneneh Jenkins and Ugly Wanda.
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In 2010, Fox announced that it was producing a film based on the sketch, featuring Foxx, Lawrence, and actress Halle Berry. … Read More
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Lawrence filed for divorce from Gibbs on April 25, 2012, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children.
2013 48 Years Old In January 2013, it was announced that Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer are considering pairing up to star in a comedy for Lionsgate TV. … Read More
2014 49 Years Old In August 2014, Martin Lawrence confirmed, on Conan O'Brien that Bad Boys 3 is almost done being written.
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