Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence aka Martin Lawrence is an exceptional person who is known for a number of reasons. Not only did he establish himself as a stand-up comedian, but also has garnered immense fame as an actor. Besides, Martin Lawrence is also known as a successful producer, a phenomenal writer, and a victorious talk show hosts. Martin Lawrence had made his presence on the silver screen in the year 1987 and has henceforth been unstoppable. The American star is very much loved by his fans and followers. If you are one among them, keep reading more to know about the early life, biography, career, awards and net worth of Martin Lawrence in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Martin Lawrence was born on the 16th of April in the year 1965 in the Frankfurt region of West Germany. Born to parents of African American origin who were both related to army and military, Lawrence had also developed an inclination towards the profession and duty. Martin Lawrence was also blessed with five other siblings.
However, at the tender age of eight, Martin Lawrence and his family had witnessed the sad divorce of their parents, henceforth which, the children went completely out of their father’s touch. It was the mother of Lawrence, named Chlora, who had worked day and night to raise the children up.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Martin Lawrence had completed his education and had found a platform in boxing. Later, after moving to the Queens region in New York, Lawrence had discovered his new talents on the platform of “The Improv”. Right after that, he was soon spotted at “Star Search”. This had bagged him enough attention, and he headed towards his next dias at “Columbia Pictures Television”.
The career of Martin Lawrence had started sailing high as he was gracing the screens with his performances at “What’s Happening Now!!”, “Boomerang” and “Def Comedy Jam”, all of which had aired on popular television channels. It was not late until 1992 when Martin Lawrence went on to start his own series entitled “Martin” on the popular channel Fox. The show had garnered enough attention worldwide and had successfully graced the television till 1997. After gaining millions of viewers for the show, Lawrence took a higher step and went on to host the “Saturday Night Live” show in the year 1994.
In the year 1997, Martin Lawrence had begun signing films, and most of them were extraordinarily successful. Some p[opular films in which Martin Lawrence had performed are “Nothing To Lose”, “Blue Streak”, “Life”, “Black Knight”, “Big Momma’s House”, “National Security” and many more. Apart from these, Martin Lawrence has made immense success and money from films like “Big Momma’s House 2”, “Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son”, “Wild Hogs”, “Inside The Actors Studio”, “College Road Trip”, “Open Season”, etc.
In the last five years, Martin Lawrence had emerged as a name which would cross everyone’s mind. He had went on to bag graceful roles which had a weight more than the lead roles, in films like “Anger management”, “Family Matters”, “Full House”, “Designing Women”, “Perfect Strangers”, “Meet The Browns”, “Raising Whitley”, “The Rickey Smiley Show”, “Conan” and many more.
Martin Lawrence has bagged innumerable nominations and won some of the greatest awards like “BET Comedy Awards” in 2005, “Image Awards” in 1996, “NRJ Cine Awards” in 2004, “ShoWest Convention, USA” in 1995.
Net Worth & Earnings
Martin Lawrence has been an exceptional person who is adorned for a number of reasons. His comic skills blend perfectly with his acting talent, both of which has paved the way to success. Struggling since the late 80s, he has finally established himself gloriously and is presently flourishing with an approximate net worth of $130 million.
The 53 years old actor and comedian has frivolously established himself in the Hollywood industry. He has risen from the ashes and has made an empire around himself. Regarding his personal life, Martin Lawrence had married Patricia Southall in 1995, but the marriage fell apart in 1997. Henceforth, he went on marry Shamika Gibbs in 2010 but got divorced in 2012. However, he is presently taking care of his children and focusing on their future.