Who is Martin Lawrence and what is his net worth in 2018? Martin Lawrence is an actor who has appeared in various TV series and films. He is also a standup comedian, writer, and producer. Lawrence has also lent his voice to various films. He is popular for his role in the television series ‘Martin’. Some of the films where he featured include ‘A Thin Line Between Love & Hate’, ‘Big Momma’s House’, ‘Life’, ‘Blue Streak’, ‘Nothing to Lose’, ‘Wild Hogs, ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Boomerang’ and ‘House Party’. He has also served as an executive producer in various films and has also released two albums in his career.
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, West Germany on April 16, 1965. He was born to parents Chlora Lawrence and John Lawrence. At the time of his birth, his parents were serving the US Army in West Germany. He has five other siblings. When he was eight, his parents divorced and he was raised by his mother. His mother began to work several jobs in order to support her family.
He first lived in Queens in New York and then later moved to Landover in Maryland. He attended the Fairmont Heights High School and then later went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School. He also went to Friendly High School and became a boxing contender. He excelled in boxing and considered it as his career but reconsidered it after he suffered a broken eye.
I 1993, Martin Lawrence was engaged with Lark Voorhies. In 1995, he married beauty pageant winner Patricia Southall. They have got a daughter named Jasmine Page. The couple divorced in 1997. In July 2010, he married Shamicka Gibbs. They have two daughters together, named Amara Trinity and Iyanna Faith. In 2012, he filed for divorce from his wife Gibbs.
Martin Lawrence moved to New York and participated in ‘Star Search’. He did not win it but landed himself for a role in ‘What’s Happening Now!!’ he then appeared in ‘Do the Right Thing’. He then appeared in films like ‘House Party’, ‘Talkin’ Dirty After Dark’ and ‘Boomerang’. In 1992, he began his own show called ‘Martin’ which ran till 1997. Also from 1992 to 1993, Lawrence became the host of ‘Def Jam Comedy’.
In the same year, he also wrote the comedy ‘You So Crazy’. In February 1994, he also hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’. It was then followed by blockbuster movies like Big Momma’s House, Life, and Nothing to Lose. He became the executive producer and also starred in films like ‘Black Knight’, ‘What’s the Worst That Could Happen’, and ‘National Security’. He then appeared in ‘Big Momma’s House 2’ and ‘Wild Hogs’.
In 2006, he lent his voice to the children’s movie ‘Open Season’. This was followed by ‘College Road Trip’ in 2008. In 2011, he became an FBI agent in ‘Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son’. In 2010, he became the executive producer of ‘Love That Girl!’ He was seen as Marcus Jackson in ‘Partners’ in 2014.
Martin Lawrence has been nominated two times for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award. In 1995, he was named as ‘Male Star of Tomorrow’ by ShoWest. He has been nominated three times for the MTV Movie Awards and was also nominated for the 2000 Teen Choice Awards. He has won the NAACP Image Award in 1995 and 1996. Lawrence has also got three nominations from Kids’ Choice Awards and has won the BET Comedy Award in 2005.
Net Worth of Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence found considerable success after he appeared in ‘The Improv’. Although he did not win ‘Star Search’, his performance was noticed by Columbia Pictures Television. From there on, he went on to have a successful career in acting. Martin Lawrence’s net worth is an estimated $120 million.
He inherited his fortune from all the shows he has appeared and also by serving as its executive producer. He has also appeared in several films and have got many awards and nominations in his career. He is also a voice artist and has appeared in ‘House Party’ and ‘Big Momma’s House’ series.
Martins Lawrence owns a farm in Virginia. In 1997, he was arrested for hitting a man. In 1999, he was in a coma for three days.