Martin Lawrence - Updated Sep 2023

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Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence is a famous American multitalented personality. Martin Lawrence is an actor, comedian, producer-director, and writer.

Early Life

Martin Lawrence was born on 16 April 1965 and he is currently 56 years old. At the time of his birth, his parents resided in Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany.

Back then, his father served in the U.S. military and left the military when this personality was 7 years old. Following this, his family moved back to the United States from West Germany.

The Lawrence family settled in Landover, Maryland. Moreover, his nationality is American and his zodiac sign is Aries. Likewise, his middle name is “Fitzgerald”.

Talking about his family, his father is John Lawrence whereas his mother is Chlora (née Bailey). Likewise, he is the 4th child among all six. Three among his 5 siblings are namely Rae Proctor, Ursula, and Robert.

His father was a police officer after leaving the military.  On the other hand, his mother worked several jobs. To support her family after divorce,

Clora worked as a sales representative and cashier at various department stores. This personality was only 8 years old when his parents divorced. Following this, he rarely saw his father.

Furthermore, this personality was an excellent boxer as a teen. When he resided in Maryland, this person went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Friendly High School.

Later on, he became a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender when he lived in Apple Grove.

Martin Lawrence

Caption: Martin Lawrence posing for a photo with his mother. Source: Instagram

Professional Life and Career

Professionally, Martin Lawrence is a popular multitalented personality. People recognize him most as a comedian and actor. He is also a famous producer, director, and writer.

This personality gained immense fame during the 1990s. He became well-known as an established and leading Hollywood actor.

This personality began his acting career by playing the role of Maurice Warfield in What’s Happening Now!! He was a part of this project from 1987 to 1988.

Likewise, this person became the lead actor in several TV shows like Martin, House Party, and the Bad Boys franchise.

Further, this actor is also recognized for his roles in Boomerang, Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, Life, Big Momma’s House, Wild Hogs, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, and Nothing to Lose.

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Caption: Martin Lawrence posing for a photo with the cast of the Martin show. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Martin Lawrence is most probably single at present. However, he has been previously married twice. His 1st marriage was with Patricia Southall.

Patricia is a Miss Virginia USA and they tied the knot in the year 1995. The then-couple welcomed daughter Jasmine Page on January 15, 1996.

Following their divorce, this personality then started dating Shamicka Gibbs in the year 1997.

With Shamicka, he tied the knot on July 10, 2010. Their wedding took place at his home located in Beverly Hills. There were 120 guests on their wedding.

Among them all, some were actors Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington. With Shamicka, he has two daughters namely Iyanna Faith and Amara Trinity.

They welcomed Iyanna on August 20, 2002, and Amara on November 9, 2000.

However, his marriage with Shamicka didn’t last long either. The husband filed for divorce on 25 April 2012.

He asked for joint legal and physical custody of the children with Gibbs. Prior to all this, the comedian was engaged to actress Lark Voorhies in the year 1993 but didn’t last long.

Martin Lawrence

Caption: Martin Lawrence posing for a photo with his daughters. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Martin stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm. Likewise, his weight is around 265 pounds or 120 kgs.

Besides these, there are no further details regarding the actor’s other body measurement details like his biceps, dress size, chest-waist-hip measures, etc.

Further, the comedian has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Martin Lawrence – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Martin joined Twitter in June 2011 and so far has over 208.9K followers on his @realmartymar account.

Likewise, he has 8.3 million followers on his @martinlawrence Instagram account. Similarly, he has 18.9 million followers on his Facebook profile.

Also, he created his “Martin Lawrence” Youtube channel on June 5, 2019. So far, this channel has garnered over 12 million views and 213K subscribers.

This actor has similarly earned 3.4 million followers and 4.4 million likes on his @martinlawrence Tiktok account. Additionally, we can also contact him at [email protected].

Martin Lawrence

Caption: Martin Lawrence posing for a photo with actor Will Smith. Source: Instagram

Martin Lawrence – Net Worth

Moving on, this personality has a net worth estimation of around $110 million US dollars. The actor has a farm near Purcellville, Virginia.

For several years, the comedian also owned a large mansion in the Beverly Park community in Beverly Hills.

Following his divorce from his 2nd wife, this property was available for lease at $200,000 per month in June 2012.

Then in the year 2013, he put the property up for sale for $26.5 million. Eventually, the actor sold his Beverly Hills home for $17.2 million to Bruce Makowsky.

Soon, he bought an Encino, Los Angeles property for $6.63 million.