Martin Lawrence is a 49-year-old stand up comedian and a Hollywood actor. He has been noted for his comic roles in the movies Life, Big Momma’s House, Bad Boys, etc. He has also been arrested many times for his violent and erratic behavior and sexually assaulting a co-star. He has also been hospitalized a for falling into coma. He has been married and divorced a numerous times.
Martin was born in Germany to John Lawrence and Chlora Lawrence on 16th April 1965. His father was in U.S military. His mother did many odd jobs to take care of her family. He wanted to pursue a career in boxing. This actor with violent temperament is a famous comedian knows for his acts in observational comedy, black comedy, and satire. This is a very paradoxical nature of Martin. Nobody said a comedian has to be happy go lucky. His series of relations and failed marriages show his irresolute and cranky nature.
His legal name is Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence. His parents named him after Martin Luther King, who was a great Civil activist. Apparently, Martin does not possess a single quality of this Martin Luther King.
Lark Voorhies, an actress was engaged to Martin in 1993. This did not culminate into marriage for unknown reasons. He then married Patricia Southall, she was a former Miss Virginia in USA. They tied the knot in 1995. They have a daughter called Jasmin Page. She was born on 15th January 1996. They filed for a divorce and finally split in 1997. In the same year, he began to date Shamicka Gibbs. They got married at his residence in Beverly Hills in the year 2010. She has been his long-standing girlfriend since 1997. This union too had to break up. They have two daughters, Lyanna Faith and Minnie Riperton from this wedlock. They were born in the years 2000 and 2002 consequently. They finally ended their spousal relationship in 2012.
It is not known if Martin was a violent husband or a boyfriend. Nonetheless, reports about his multiple arrests for carrying a non-licensed gun and creating a ruckus in public, has been reported. He have has had an affair with other women, but this cannot be confirmed. His wife has not reported any case of domestic violence either. He has legally battled for joint custody of his children. It is still not confirmed if he has won the custody of his children given the record of his violent and erratic episodes over years.
He has acted in films like Do the Right Thing, House Party, Talkin’ dirty After Dark, House Party 2, Boomerang, You So Crazy, Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Nothing to Lose, Life, Blue Streak, Big Momma’s House, What’s the Worse That Could Happen? Black Knight, National Security, Rebound, Wild Hogs, College Road Trip, Death at a Funeral, etc.
He has had a very successful career in films and television. However, his personal life is met with failed relationships.
|Birth Date:||16 Apr, 1965|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||Frankfurt am Main|
|Description:||American actor and director|
|Net Worth 2021:||110 million|