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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 April 1965Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Birth NameMartin Fitzgerald Lawrence
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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), Big Momma's House (2000) and Bad Boys (1995). He has been married to Shamicka Gibbs since July 10, 2010. They have two children. He was previously married to Pat Smith.

Spouse (2)

Shamicka Gibbs (10 July 2010 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)
Pat Smith (7 January 1995 - 17 September 1996) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays a policeman or a thief, sometimes both in the same film
Using karate moves

Trivia (23)

Lapsed into a coma after collapsing from heat exhaustion while jogging. Recovered in hospital. [August 1999]
Ordered to perform community service after incident in March. [September 1997]
Arrested outside a Hollywood nightclub after police called by a man claiming Lawrence had punched him. [March 1997]
Arrested at Burbank Airport for carrying a loaded gun in his suitcase. [August 1996]
His ex-wife, Pat Smith, was once Miss Virginia.
Graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland.
Was a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender in his teens.
Brother of Rae Proctor, Ursula Lawrence and Robert Lawrence. Rae is his personal assistant.
Claims he got his start as a comedian by cheering up his mother, who was forced to support her six children by cashiering in various department stores.
His teachers used to give him the last few minutes of class to make his classmates laugh.
Was once engaged to Saved by the Bell (1989) actress Lark Voorhies.
His mother was in her mid-40s when she gave birth to him.
Agents discovered him on Star Search (1983).
Lived in Maryland.
His ex-wife, Pat Smith, is married to retired pro football star Emmitt Smith.
Is the second youngest of six children.
His mother took his first name from slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King and his middle name from the late President John F. Kennedy.
He attended and graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
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.
Son of John Lawrence and Chlora Lawrence.
Has a daughter, Jasmine Page, with his ex-wife, Pat Smith. Jasmine Lawrence was born on January 15, 1996.
Lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Personal Quotes (1)

No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life.

Salary (6)

Nothing to Lose (1997) $6,000,000
Life (1999) $8,500,000
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) $13,000,000
Black Knight (2001) $16,500,000
National Security (2003) $20,000,000
Bad Boys II (2003) $20,000,000

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