Martin Lawrence is an American comedian and actor. Lawrence came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor. He got his start playing Maurice Warfield in What’s Happening Now!!. He was a leading actor in the Fox television sitcom Martin, the Bad Boys franchise, and House Party, Boomerang, Open Season, Wild Hogs, Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, Life, Black Knight, Big Momma’s House, and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Martin is also a philanthropist and does charity for Marie Curie Cancer Cure and Micah’s Voice.

Birth Name

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence




Actor, Standup Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Martin Lawrence was born on the 16th of April 1965, in Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany.


He’s currently 58 years old.

Sun Sign




He is African-American.




Martin switched three schools which were Fairmont Heights High SchoolEleanor Roosevelt High School, and Friendly High School. He studied acting at Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts.

Family Details

  • Father – John Lawrence (Police Officer)
  • Mother – Chlora (nee Bailey) (Did many jobs to financially support the family)
  • Siblings – Ursula Lawrence (Sister), Rae Proctor (Sister), Robert Lawrence (Brother)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Martin Lawrence has dated –

  • Lark Voorhies (1993-1994) – In 1993, Martin and actress, singer and model, Lark Voorhies were engaged. But, Martin ended their relationship suddenly by quoting that he was engaged to someone else.

  • Patricia Southall (1995-1997) – In 1995, Lawrence married former beauty queen, Patricia Southall. The couple has a daughter named, Jasmine Lawrence. In 1997, However, the duo got divorced.
  • Shamicka Gibbs (2010-2012) – On July 10, 2010, Martin then met Shamicka and, they got married in a grand affair at Martin’s home in Beverly Hills. They have two children, daughters Iyanna Faith and Amara Trinity. In 2012, The couple separated when Martin filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences and sought a joint custody of the kids.

  • Roberta Moradfar (2017-Present) – In March 2017, Lawrence and aesthetics nurse practitioner Roberta Moradfar got engaged. The news was confirmed by Roberta on her Instagram.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m


  • In Kilograms – 74 kg
  • In Pounds – 163 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

He wears a size 10 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Lawrence became known for his roles in the Bad Boys trilogy, Martin, Def Comedy Jam, Big Momma’s House, Open Season, House Party, Boomerang, Wild Hogs, What’s Happening Now!!, Nothing to Lose, Life and Blue Streak. During the course of his career, Martin has been honored with numerous awards such as the NAACP Image Award and BET Comedy Award.

Film Debut

In 1989, Martin Lawrence had his first film onscreen role in the movie, Do the Right Thing as Cee and he made his theatrical film debut as Jake Doyle in the mystery thriller movie Mindcage (2022).

Television Debut

Lawrence landed his first role in television by appearing as Maurice Warfield in the series, What’s Happening Now!!.

Martin Lawrence Net worth

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

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Martin Lawrence

  • The fourth of six children, Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, West Germany. His father, John Lawrence, was serving in the U.S. military at the time of his birth.
  • Lawrence’s first and middle names were named after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and U.S. President John F. Kennedy, respectively.
  • During his teen years, Martin excelled at boxing. He was one of the choices for Golden Glove contenders in mid-Atlantic in the 90-pound section but, he got a broken eye and had to give up the idea to become a professional boxer.
  • In his early days, Lawrence did comedy shows in the Washington, D.C., area and supported himself through odd jobs.
  • In 1994, he had hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live but was later banned due to his controversial monologue about women’s genitalia and personal hygiene.
  • On July 29, 1996, Martin tried to take a gun on a flight and received two years probation and a fine.
  • In 2020, he reprised his role as Detective Marcus Burnett in the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise, Bad Boys for Life, again alongside Will Smith. The film was considered a financial success, grossing $112 million in its first four days of release.
  • In 2022’s, Lawrence starred in his first dramatic role Mindcage alongside Melissa Roxburgh and John Malkovich.
  • In April 2023, Martin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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