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Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence. He is an actor and writer, known for Bad Boys II (2003), Bad Boys (1995) and Big Momma's House (2000). He has been married to Shamicka Gibbs since July 10, 2010. They have two children. He was previously married to Pat Smith. See full bio »

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 2019 Bad Boys 4 (announced)
Marcus Burnett
 2014 Partners (TV Series)
Marcus Jackson
- Doug Day Afternoon (2014) ... Marcus Jackson
- How to Get a Head in Advertising (2014) ... Marcus Jackson
- The Law School Reunion (2014) ... Marcus Jackson
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly (2014) ... Marcus Jackson
- Paralegal Activity (2014) ... Marcus Jackson
 2014 The Soul Man (TV Series)
- All the Way Live (2014) ... Rudy
 2006 Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (Video short)
Boog (voice)
 2006 Open Season
Boog (voice)
 1999/I Life
Claude Banks
 1992 Boomerang
 1991 Talkin' Dirty After Dark
Terry Wilson
 1991 Private Times (TV Movie)
 1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie)
 1990 Kid 'n' Play (TV Series)
Wiz / Hurbie (1990) (voice)
 1989 Do the Right Thing
 1989 A Little Bit Strange (TV Movie)
Sydney Masterson
 1987-1988 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Maurice Warfield
- The Older Woman (1988) ... Maurice Warfield
- Shirley's Debt (1988) ... Maurice Warfield
- Members Only (1988) ... Maurice Warfield
- Man in Motion (1988) ... Maurice Warfield
- Happy Face (1988) ... Maurice Warfield
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Music video for Kid 'N' Play "Funhouse" See more »

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5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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I don't want to sound facetious, but humor is the key to the soul. You know what I mean? See more »


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. See more »


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