When we speak of people making the most of their talent, we can see that they try their hand at all the possible fields. One such personality we all are well aware of is Martin Lawrence. If you watch English movies or television you are sure to have had a laugh at Martin Lawrence someday. He is a comedian, actor, writer and even a producer.
Martin Lawrence Bio: Age, Ethnicity
Martin was born on 16 April 1965. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany. His father, John Lawrence was working in the U.S. military at the time he was born. But by the time he was seven they moved back to America. They settled in Maryland, Washington. His parents got divorced in 1973. He stayed on with his mother. She had to do many job at once to keep the house hold going.
Martin Lawrence Early Life
Martin went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School. He was very good at boxing during his teenage. He had proceeded to becoming Mid Atlantic Golden glove contender. But he did not persue it as his career. he then moved on to New York and became an actor. He had got a chance to take part in the Star Search show. He did not win the show but was spotted by the producers of Columbia Pictures Television. He was offered his career’s first role in “what’s happening now”.
After a long struggling period he started his own show with Fox, named Martin. This show was a success and was aired from 1992 to 1997. This took off his career. After the show he was offered roles in movies as a comedian. A few well known names are ‘Nothing to lose, big momma’s house’ etc. he has worked with actors like Eddie Murphy, Tim Robbins and Danny DeVito.
As of latest development Martin is going to be seen again as Detective Marcus in the Bad Boys for life with Will Smith in 2020.
Martin Lawrence Dating History
On the personal front in 1993 he was engaged to actress Lark Voorhies. But it did not result in a marriage. In 1995 he finally married Patricia Southall, who was Miss Virginia USA. They have a lovely daughter named Jasmine Page born in 1996. But soon after that they divorced in 1997. He was in a relation with Shaicka Gibbs. He remarried in 2010 at his Beverly Hills residence in 2010. Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington were special guests. He has two daughters from this marriage. But he has again divorced in 2012.
From 1995 to 1999 Martin has had health and anger issues. In the year 1999 he had almost died as he had slipped into coma during walk. He recovered from this in the hospital after being three days in coma. It is said that exhaustion and fatigue was the reason for this. He has been very careful thereafter.
Martin Lawrence Net worth
The estimated Net worth of Martin Lawrence is approximately $110 million, it was generated by his versatile acting talent that showcased on television as well as silver screen.
Quick Facts About Martin Lawrence
Age 53 years (April 16 , 1965)
Net Worth More than $110 million annually
Spouse Lark Voorhies.
Kids Jasmine Page
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Producer.