Martin Lawrence young
April 16, 1965
5 ft 7 in | 171 cm
77 kg | 170 lbs
7.5 US | 41 EU
Martin Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 16, 1965, is an American actor. Young Martin Lawrence began his career as a stand up comedian in comedy club The Improv in New York. He made his acting debut on ABC television sitcom What's Happening Now (1987-1988). Martin's breakthrough performance came as Cee in comedy movie Do the Right Thing (1989) directed by Spike Lee.
He played Malcolm Turner/Big Momma in action comedy films Big Momma's House (2000), Big Momma's House 2 (2006) and Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son (2011).
He portrayed Martin Payne in his own hit series on Fox TV, Martin (1992-1997).
Bad Boys (1995) and sequel Bad Boys II (2003) action comedy with Will Smith
Life (1999) comedy drama with Eddie Murphy and Bernie Mac
Blue Streak (1999) thriller action with Luke Wilson
Boomerang (1992) romantic comedy opposite Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry
Nothing to Lose (1997) action comedy with Tim Robbins and Kelly Preston
Wild Hogs (2007) biker comedy road with John Travolta and Ray Liotta
House Party (1990) comedy with Christopher Reid
Black Knight (2001) fantasy adventure comedy with Tom Wilkinson
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) dark comedy romance with Bobby Brown
Richard Pryor is his comedian inspiration.
He married Miss Virginia Patricia Southall in 1995 and divorced in 1997, they have one daughter.
He married Shamicka Gibbs on July 10, 2010 and divorced on April 25, 2012, they have two daughters.
Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Enjoy your popcorn and enjoy the jokes. It's just a movie, so have fun!
No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life.
If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there.
I don't like forcing comedy and people just trying to do things just to find a funny beat all the time.
I wanted to trust in my partners and the directors and producers and do the best I can to deliver what I could deliver.