When it comes to stand-up comedy, there is one man that exhilarates many people globally. His name is Martin Lawrence. Since 1987 Martin has been in the film industry and on comedy. This whole time has earned him a net worth of $110 million. Lawrence is a fan of many, and if you are looking for his information, you are reading the right article.
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Net Worth: $110 Million
Full Name: Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence
Date of Birth: 16th April 1965
Place of Birth: Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany
Profession: Actor, Stand-up Comedian, Film Director, Musician, Tv Producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Height: 1.71 m
Early Life of Martin Lawrence
16th April 1965 is when Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Even though being born in Germany, Lawrence is an American. His parents are African-American. John Lawrence was his dad while Chlora Bailey was his mother.
His dad was a U.S. military officer while Bailey was a sales representative and cashier. When Martin was seven years, John resigned from the military, and they relocated from Germany to the United States of America.
For your information, he was given his names after former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
After relocating to the U.S., they stayed at Landover, Maryland, Washington, D.C. A year later, John and Bailey divorced. His dad became a police officer after moving to the U.S.
Career Life of Martin Lawrence
How did Martin’s career in the film and comedy industry begin? That’s what I will inform you about in this section.
Martin Lawrence started his career by participating in comedy shows in Washington, D.C. Other than comedy, he also did odd jobs to sustain himself. After Ritch Snyder recognized his talent, Martin had to move from Washington to New York.
His move to New York saw him join The Improv which is a comedy club franchise. His time at the comedy club saw him participate in the American Tv show Star Search and made an appearance at the finals. However, he didn’t win.
Lawrence’s performance at the show saw him get a chance to appear on What’s Happening Now!! as Maurice Warfield. The show didn’t last for long, but that didn’t relent his vision. His stardom rose when he featured on Do the Right Thing as Cee.
This made him get more acting gigs on shows like;
- Talkin’ Dirty After Dark
- House Party
When it comes to the film industry, Martin Lawrence has appeared in several movies. Apart from the one’s mentioned in the above section here are other films he has featured.
- You So Crazy
- Bad Boys, Bad Boys II,
- A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
- Nothing to Lose
- Blue Streak
- Bad Boys for Life
As for Tv shows, Martin has been part of the following series.
- Love That Girl!
- The Soul Man
Other than acting and comedy Martin Lawrence has produced two songs in 1993 and 1995. The first song is known as Martin Lawrence Live Talkin’ Shit and Funk It.
Personal Life of Martin Lawrence
Martin has had two wives Patricia Southhall (married in 1995 and divorced in 1997) and Shamicka Gibbs (married in 2010 and divorced in 2012).
He has three children. Jasmine Page is his daughter, who was born on 15th January 1996. Jasmine was born by Southhall. The other children are two daughters Iyanna Faith and Amara Trinity, whose mother is Gibbs.
The main reason for him and Gibbs divorcing was due to irreconcilable differences. The divorce was official on 25th April 2012.
Martin Lawrence is said to be violent and has severally become vicious to cast members and others. At one time, he drew his pistol in an intersection and shouting, “They are trying to kill me!”
Additionally, Tisha Campbell-Martin filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Lawrence. Later Tisha withdrew the case.
During the filming of Big Momma’s House, Martin went into a three-day coma after heat exhaustion. During the three days, his breathing was via a ventilator.
Total Net Worth
As of today, Martin Lawrence is worth $110 million. This is through his career as a stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, and scriptwriter. When he featured on Nothing to Lose, he was paid $6 million.
His role in Life earned him $8.5 million. Apart from these below are some films and salaries he got.
- Blue Streak – $20 million
- What’s the Worst That Could Happen! – $13 million
- Black Night – $16.5 million
- National Security – $20 million
- Bad Boys II – $20 million
Fitzgerald has a farm in Purcellville, Virginia and also has a mansion in Beverly Park. However, he sold the estate in Beverly Park to Bruce Makowsky for $17.2 million. After selling it, he bought a new property in Encino, LA for about $6.63 million.