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(Actor, producer)

Martin Lawrence is an American stand-up comedian. Martin is married to Lark Voorhies and the father of three kids.

Relationship Facts of Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Martin Lawrence?

Previously, Martin Lawrence got engaged to actress Lark Voorhies in 1993. The couple broke out of their relationship due to some reason.

Then in 1995, Martin Lawrence tied a knot with former Miss Virginia, Patricia Southall. The couple is blessed with one daughter named Jasmine Page born on January 15, 1996. However, their marriage relationship could not last long, and got divorced in 1996 due to some unknown reasons.

Moreover, Lawrence started a relationship with Shamicka Gibbs in 1997. He then married Shamicka Gibbs in the year 2010, and the couple has been blessed with two daughters named Iyanna Faith (born November 9, 2000) and Amara Trinity (born August 20, 2002).

But their relationship could not last long and got separated. Lawrence filed a divorce on 25th April 2012  citing irreconcilable differences and asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children.

Furthermore, he is happy being single at the current time.

Martin Lawrence: Biography in Details

Who is Martin Lawrence?

Martin Lawrence is an American actor, producer, talk show host, stand-up comedian, and writer.

He became a renowned actor in the ’90s with his television sitcom Martin and the films House Party, Boomerang, Bad Boys, and Wild Hogs.

Martin Lawrence: Birth Facts, Parents, Ethnicity

The writer was born on April 16, 1965, as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence in Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany.

His mother is Chlora and his father is John Lawrence, a military officer.

He has an interest in hosting shows and acting from an early age. Besides, His parents named him after civil rights U.S. President John F. Kennedy and leader Martin Luther King Jr.

On talking about his childhood, Martin Lawrence grew up in the U.S., including in Landover, Queens, Maryland, and New York. When he was just eight years old, his parents separated and divorced.

In which school did Martin Lawrence attend?

Martin Lawrence graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland.

Martin Lawrence: Early Life Profession, Career

Martin Lawrence has acted in popular films such as the House Party series, Talkin’ Dirty After Dark, and many more. Moreover, with Def Comedy Jam during his stint, Lawrence appeared in his own hit series, Martin, which aired on Fox. It ran from 1992 to 1997 and was an enormous success.

Furthermore, on February 19, 1994, he hosted Saturday Night Live where he made crude remarks about women’s genitalia and personal hygiene; the monologue was completely edited out of NBC reruns and syndicated versions, for which Lawrence was banned from the show for life. Lawrence found work in comedy films after Martin ended its run in 1997.

As well as, Martin Lawrence has also starred in critical and box-office failures, including Black Knight and National Security and blockbusters at the box office, including Nothing to Lose, Life, Blue Streak, and Big Momma’s House. Lawrence appeared in 2006, on Inside the Actors Studio, during which Lawrence briefly brought back to life some of the characters he had portrayed on Martin.

Lawrence starred in Disney’s College Road Trip in 2008,  co-starring with Raven-Symoné. It was Martin’s first G-rated film, but not his first appearance in a children’s film. He supplied a voice for Open Season.

He appeared in a spoof movie trailer at the 2009 BET Awards, with Jamie Foxx for a fictional movie, The Skank Robbers, that featured their respective television characters Sheneneh Jenkins and Ugly Wanda.

Martin Lawrence reprised his role in 2011, as FBI agent Malcolm Turner in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, the third film in the Big Momma series. Martin confirmed, on Conan, that Bad Boys for Life was almost done being written in August 2014.

Achievement and Awards

Lawrence won a performance spot on Star Search, shortly after appearing at The Improv. Also, he got nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Comedy Team (2000) with Eddie Murphy for the movie Life and for Favorite Actor (2001) for the movie Big Momma’s House.

Similarly, Martin Lawrence won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for the series Martin in a Comedy Series (1995 & 1996). Another, he was nominated for MTV Movie Award with Will Smith for Best On-Screen Duo (1996) for the movie Bad Boys and for Best On-Screen Team (2003) for the movie Bad Boys II.

Is Martin Lawrence involved in any rumors and controversies?

Martin Lawrence was in a controversy when he was arrested in March 1997, after punching a man in a Hollywood nightclub.

Moreover, he became increasingly erratic on May 8, 1996, and was arrested after he brandished a pistol in the middle of an intersection on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles, screaming, “They’re trying to kill me!”.

Martin Lawrence: Salary, Net Worth

He earns a huge amount of money from his profession but has been hiding from the media or the public.

Martin Lawrence has an estimated net worth of $110 million as of 2023.

What are the body stats of Martin Lawrence?

Martin Lawrence has an average body and looks with black hair and with dark brown eyes.

Besides that, he is 5 feet 7 inches tall with 75 kg body mass. He wears a shoe of size 11(US).

Social media

Martin Lawrence is active on Facebook with more than 12.4m followers, Twitter with more than 156k followers, and Instagram with more than 4.6m followers.


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