Martin Lawrence Trivia

  • Martin Lawrence
    • 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)


  • Was in a coma after being exposed to long hours of heat while jogging to loose weight for his movie "Big Momma's House" (2000) and declared that he was going towards a straight life after recovering.
  • Had an interview with Fox News entertainment reporter Bill McCuddy about his problem with marijuana in 1996 but the tape was not released in the end.
  • His salary increased steadily from "Nothing to Lose" (1997) at $6,000,000 to "Black Knight" (2001) at $16,500,000 to "Bad Boys 2" (2003) at $20,000,000.
  • Patricia Southall, his former wife, was Miss Virginia.
  • His ex-fiancee, actress Lark Voorhies, played in "Saved by the Bell" (1989) as Lisa Turtle.
  • Is known for his "Wassup!" term and his karate moves in his films.
  • Quite proficient in boxing when he was young and became a boxing contender in Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves.
  • His on screen characters are often thief or cop, sometimes both.
  • His mother was in her 40s when she had him.
  • Was involved in a fight outside a Hollywood nightclub in 1997 and was sentenced to a community service afterwards.
  • Was reunited with his ex-co-worker Kid 'N' Play in the movie "House Party" (1990).
  • Carried a loaded weapon in his suitcase at Burbank Airport in 1996 and was arrested immediately.
  • Worked in a gas pump station and robbed at gunpoint when he was young.