Martin Lawrence Trivia
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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)
- 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.