Comedic actor who starred alongside Can Smith in Poor Boys and can be known for his roles in such films as Big Momma’s Home and Blue Streak. He earned the NAACP Picture Honor for his focus on it series Martin. His dad John Lawrence was offering in the U.S. armed service in Frankfurt, Germany when he was created, but he was mainly elevated in Maryland. In his youngsters, he worked a range of jobs to greatly help support his family members and became a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender. After struggling an eye damage, he reconsidered his imagine learning to be a professional boxer. In 1994, he was prohibited from Saturday Night time Live forever when he produced crass jokes about women’s cleanliness. He married previous Miss Virginia Patricia Southall in 1995 and divorced her in 1996. This year 2010, he married Shamicka Gibbs, whom he divorced in 2012. He has three daughters named Amara, Iyanna and Jasmine. He performed like a voice actor with Ashton Kutcher in Open Season.
Full Name Martin Lawrence
Date Of Birth April 16, 1965
Place Of Birth Frankfurt, Germany
Height 1.71 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts, Friendly High School, Fairmont Heights High School
Spouse Shamicka Gibbs, Patricia Southall
Children Iyanna Faith Lawrence, Amara Trinity Lawrence, Jasmine Page Lawrence
Parents Chlora Lawrence, John Lawrence
Siblings Rae Proctor, Ursula Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, 10. How To Get A Head in Advertising, 9. Doug Day Afternoon, 8. The Law School Reunion
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Teen Choice Award for Film - Wipeout Scene of the Summer, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor, Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Comedy Team
Movies Blue Streak, Big Momma's House, Nothing to Lose, Wild Hogs, Bad Boys II, Bad Boys for Life, Bad Boys, National Security, Black Knight, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Life, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, College Road Trip, Big Momma's House 2, Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat, House Party, What's the Worst That Could Happen?, Death at a Funeral, You So Crazy, Talkin' Dirty After Dark, Rebound, Open Season, Boomerang, Do the Right Thing, House Party 2, Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run, Before They Were Kings: Vol. 2, Trouble Don't Last Always, Def Comedy Classics: Martin Lawrence
TV Shows Partners, Martin, Kid 'n Play, What's Happening Now!!, Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up, Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand Up, 1993 MTV Video Music Awards
Star Sign Aries
He was born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, to American parents, Chlora (Bailey) and John Lawrence, in the U.S. military there at the time of his birth. He was raised in the U.S., including in Queens, New York and Landover, Maryland.
In 1996, Lawrence was arrested at Burbank Airport for trying to board a plane while carrying a loaded 9mm Beretta. He claimed he didn't know guns were allowed on interstate flights. He wasn't charged in relation to the chase.
In October 1997, Lawrence's soon-to-be-ex-wife 'Pat Smith' won a restraining order against him. She told a judge that among other things, Lawrence threatened to kill her and her family.
Was taken to Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center and later released to his personal physician, Dr. William Young of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in May 1996. He was wandering in the middle of a busy L.A. intersection on Ventura Boulevard cursing and screaming at oncoming cars while also carrying a loaded handgun in his pocket. Lawrence's publicist released a statement regarding the incident in which it was stated that Lawrence suffered from "a case of complete exhaustion and dehydration".
Was banned from appearing on NBC after he hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) on 19 February 1994. In order to appease network censors, he agreed not to do his opening monologue as planned. However, he did his routine as intended anyway, and this incurred the wrath of the network's top brass. The ban was overturned several years later. However, Lawrence is still not allowed to appear on SNL.
When I'm playing Big Momma, it's so much work that all I want to do, when I'm finished, is go back home and just relax and study my lines and get ready for the next day.
I don't want to sound facetious, but humor is the key to the soul. You know what I mean?
You make due with the time you have here. Hopefully when you pass on, somebody can look back and say, 'Wow, they made a difference in some kind of way.'
I don't like forcing comedy and people just trying to do things just to find a funny beat all the time.
We grew to know the meaning of love. That is what allowed me and my family to stay close together.
I was a B.I.G. fan. I like all of his stuff. I don't really have a favorite song. They all are good, and each brings different memories to me. And you can still listen to it to this day and it means something.
As long as there's Big Momma, we're going to bring you comedy.
You might see some of the movies that I'm in where there are shades of drama or whatever, but for the most part, I don't get offered serious roles.
To each his own. You like what you like. If you want someone who's big-boned and you like that, ain't nothing wrong with having a little extra meat on there. If you like them thin-boned, then that's okay, too.
I wanted to trust in my partners and the directors and producers and do the best I can to deliver what I could deliver.
If somebody pisses me off and I understand it ain't personal then I'll go to another place and I'll meditate.
I try to always step up to the plate, be professional, be good at what I'm doing and deliver on the character. In Hollywood, what more can you ask for. You want a consummate professional.
I just try to get along with people and show the love that I would like to be shown to me.
Everybody has a Big Momma: the mother or the grandmother who tells it like it is, keeps it real with them, isn't afraid to tell you the truth about yourself.
If you want someone who's big-boned and you like that, ain't nothing wrong with having a little extra meat on there. If you like them thin-boned, then that's okay, too.
You can be cool and at the same time respect your woman, who will hopefully become your wife, who will hopefully become the mother of your kids. America needs to get back to family values.
I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
I don't really judge. To each his own. You like what you like.
No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life.
Using karate moves
Often plays a policeman or a thief, sometimes both in the same film