Martin Lawrence is a television personality, actor, writer, producer and standup comedian who stepped into stardom in the 1990s when he established a successful career as a top actor in Hollywood. The best of Martin Lawrence is evident in his self-titled television sitcom, Martin and in the films House Party, A Thin Line Between Love & Hate, Boomerang, Big Momma’s House, Bad Boys, Life, Wild Hogs, Blue Streak, and Nothing to Lose.
Prior to discovering his outstanding talent in stand-up comedy, the multi-talented star had a great passion for boxing when he was in his teenage years. However, the comedy streak was latent in him, just waiting for the right opportunity. When one of the teachers in his school urged him to go to an open mic night which was staged at a local comedy club, it was like the proverbial opportunity coming into contact with preparedness, and consequently, Martin Lawrence’s successful career as a standup comedian was born.
Martin Lawrence Bio, Age
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, Germany on the 16th of April 1965. The budding comedian along with five other siblings were abandoned by their father who was a military man and his mum, Chlora, had to engage in an extra job to take care of the family. Martin’s first and middle name came from the deceased civil rights activist Martin Luther King and a former American president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He obtained his high school education from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
The actor’s multifaceted career kicked off from stand-up comedy when made a guest appearance on the television show titled What’s Happening Now! He then earned the position of the host of HBO’s groundbreaking Def Comedy Jam as a result of his performance on What’s Happening Now!. Subsequently, the celebrated comedian started his personal sitcom for Fox known as Martin and it was on air from 1992 to 1997. From comedy, Martins moved into movies, film production, and writing.
Who Is Martin Lawrence’s Wife? Kids
Martin Lawrence has been married twice in his life, and on both occasions, the marriages ended in a divorce. His first foray into marriage was in 1995 when the hilarious comedian got married to Patricia Southall, who was a former Miss Virginia USA. The two had a daughter named Jasmine Page who was born on the 15th of January 1996. Unfortunately, they started experiencing marital problems and got divorced in 1997.
That same year, Martins started a relationship with Shamicka Gibbs and on the 10th of July 2010, they tied the nuptials at Martin’s home in Beverly Hills. Several top celebrities in Hollywood like Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy were part of the 120 guests that graced the occasion, where popular R&B star, Shanice performed.
Martin’s marriage to Shamicka was blessed with two kids; Iyanna Faith who was born on the 9th of November 2000 and a second daughter, Amara Trinity who was born on the 20th day of August 2002. Again, the marriage did not last long and eventually, the couple ended up getting divorced. Prior to his two marriages, the celebrated actor-comedian was engaged to the actress Lark Voorhies in 1993.
Height & Weight
The star of the Big Momma’s House is not a very tall actor; he is a man of average build who stands at an average height of 5′ 7½” (1.71 m) and his body weight is listed at 74kg. The details of the comedian’s other body stats are currently not available.
Martin Lawrence has written his name on the sands of time as one of the big names in the entertainment industry. Over the years, he has accumulated an impressive net worth of $110 million which have accrued from the salaries he has earned from several movies which include; Nothing to Lose in the year 1997 which earned him the sum of $6 million. The movie Life earned Him the sum of $8.5 million in 1999. Then in 2001, What’s the Worst That Could Happen? and Black Knight increased his income by $13 million and $16.5 million respectively and in 2003, the hilarious comedian earned $20 million each from National Security and Bad Boys II.
Is Martin Lawrence dead
A close watch of current trends has revealed that celebrity death hoaxes are on the increase and in March 2015, Martin Lawrence was a victim of one of these hoaxes with his death being published on several websites. A report that the multi-talented entertainer was found dead in a hotel room in LA was published on Elite Jamaica website, NewsBuzzDaily.com and other websites who took the lead from NewsBuzzDaily.com trends
The death hoax report had it that the American comedian and actor’s body was discovered in his hotel room when he failed to check out of the hotel as at when due. This rumor was debunked by Martin himself who continued to be active on the social media channels long after he was supposed to be dead. On his own part, the versatile entertainer lampooned his death hoax on the social media with a message that said that he is on his way back from the dead for an exclusive.