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Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence

Birth Date :

April 16, 1965

Birth Place :

Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

Spouse :

Patricia Southall (former Miss Virginia, 7-Jan-1995 - 17-Sep-1996), Shamicka Gibbs (since 10-Jul-10-file for divorce)

Claim to fame :

As Martin Payne in FOX's sitcom "Martin" (1992 - 1997)

Biography


Being successful in “Bad Boys” (1995) instantly lured other fruitful contracts for Martin Lawrence including “Blue Streak” (1999), “Big Momma's House” (2000), and the follow up of the previous successful movie, “Bad Boys 2” (2003). Martin Lawrence is undeniably an actor who is capable to present crime in a comedy. In 1990s, this genre had definitely been Lawrence's area of domination.

Not only on screen, but most of this actor, producer and director's life has been loaded with humor. Little Lawrence who was born on April 16, 1965 in Frankfurt, Germany moved to Maryland at the age of six. His father left the family soon afterwards leaving behind six children for his mother to feed. Lawrence might not help financially but his side job was to entertain his mother with jokes. Even at school, Lawrence was the 'clown' of the class. He made an agreement with his teacher that he would stop acting funny during class hour if he was given some time in the end of the class to perform in front of his friends.

Latest News


Martin Lawrence: 'Bad Boys 3' Is Happening

August 14, 2014 09:04:47 GMT

"" is indeed happening. announced when visiting "" on Wednesday night, August 13 that a new installment of the action comedy film series had been in the works.
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Martin Lawrence on Starring Opposite Kelsey Grammer on 'Partners': It's Not a Competition

August 04, 2014 07:29:15 GMT

and play unlikely partners on FX's new comedy. Prior to the show's premiere, the two notable actors talk about working together and their roles on the upcoming sitcom.
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FX Picks Up New Sitcom Starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence

June 20, 2013 02:31:43 GMT

and are teaming up for a new comedy on FX. The cable channel has picked up the untitled sitcom that will pair the two veteran comedians to play "Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who unexpectedly meet in court on the worst day of their lives."
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Martin Lawrence Seeks Joint Custody of Daughters in Divorce Filing

May 01, 2012 01:58:48 GMT

is pushing forward with his divorce from his wife of nearly two years. The Marcus Burnett of the "Bad Boys" film franchise has submitted his divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 25, and is asking for a joint custody of their two daughters, 11-year-old Iyanna and 9-year-old Amara Trinity.
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Martin Lawrence and Wife Mutually Decided to Divorce

April 25, 2012 04:48:57 GMT

Another Hollywood marriage has crumbled down. and his wife, Shamicka, have decided to call it quits after 17 years together. A representative for the "" actor confirmed the news, telling PEOPLE, "Martin and Shamicka Lawrence have decided to divorce. The couple has made the joint decision to part ways."
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Avril Lavigne Touted to Judge 'The X Factor (US)

February 26, 2012 16:57:42 GMT

There's one more name reportedly in consideration to be the new judge of "". allegedly is in talks with the producers to fill in the empty slots left by and .
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Adam Sandler Breaks Record With 11 Razzie Awards Nominations

February 26, 2012 16:40:49 GMT

Members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation have determined that was not only bad as an actor but also as an actress. The comedian is nominated for a total of 11 Razzie Awards mainly for his double gender roles in comedy "".
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Martin Lawrence Married His Daughters' Mom

July 12, 2010 04:55:55 GMT

Comedian has wed his longtime girlfriend in a low-key ceremony at his Beverly Hills home. The "Big Momma's House" star, 45, exchanged vows with Shamicka Gibbs, 35, on Saturday, July 10 in front of 120 guests, including his close pals and , reports People.com.
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Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock and More Attend 'Death at the Funeral' World Premiere

April 13, 2010 07:31:39 GMT

The world premiere of "" has seen many stars coming with their cheering smiles. Though the film itself picks up the theme of family reunion at the funeral, the event which took place at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on Monday, April 12 did not show any gloomy spot.
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Martin Lawrence Coming to 'Big Momma's House 3'

March 02, 2010 09:36:54 GMT

will come to the "Big Momma's House" franchise once again. The actor has signed on to reprise his signature role as FBI agent Malcolm Turner in "Big Momma's House 3", Variety has reported.
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