The talented comedian, actor, and producer, Martin Lawrence is mostly popular for his role in 1990 blockbuster movies like Bad Boys and Big Momma’s House. A comedian-actor, Martin came to fandom after delivering prolific acting skills in Hollywood movies.
He also played as a lead actor in Fox television show Martin. His successful career in Hollywood helped him to exaggerate huge amounts as well as fame. A successful comedian-actor, Martin Lawrence has been able to make $110 million of total worth as of now. Know more about Martin Lawrence’s childhood, career, net worth and relationship in detail.
Martin Lawrence took birth on April 16, 1965, when his parent was serving for US military in Frankfurt, Germany. As time passed by, his parent’s service in Germany ended and they returned to the US. By the time he was already 7-year-old.
His parents divorced in 1973 after having many conflicts in their relationship. Martin stayed alongside his mother and other five siblings. His mother, Chlora did several jobs like a salesperson and cashiers at departmental stores to give basic needs to her children.
Martin joined Eleanor Roosevelt High School and later went to Friendly High School. At the very beginning of his childhood, he used to make anybody laugh. During his school days, he even used to make the whole class laugh.
Martin was also prominent in boxing and was one of the contenders of the Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxer. During his teenage, he was so passionate about boxing that he was thinking of choosing boxing as his career. Later, during a match, he got heavy eye injury which thus left him to choose acting and comedy leaving boxing behind.
He began his career by auditioning in the legendary American comedy club franchise, ‘The Improv’. His perfection of delivering comedy was so pleasing that the production team instantly accepted for the show. Shortly after performing in The Improv, he earned a performance spot on the TV show ‘Star Search’ in which he made to the finals but couldn’t win it.
His excellency in comedy made the executives of Columbia Pictures select him for a tole in their comedy series ‘What’s Happening Now!! ‘. Martin got his breakthrough in his career after being selected to play the role in series.
After being a part of the show for the year, he has already left a huge footprint in the acting industry. He was cast in several movies like House Party, Do the Right Thing, Boomerang. He also appeared as a guest in TV series like Private Times and Hammer, Slammer, & Slade.
He rose to fame after he appeared in Martin which was his TV Show on Fox channel. This show gained enormous hit and went on to become the most popular show on the Fox network.
In 1995, he got selected for a major role in the movie Bad Boys alongside Will Smith. The movie Bad Boys became of the blockbuster film during the 1990s.
He was at the peak of his career during the 1990s. Likewise, he was cast in numbers of other hit movies like Nothing to Lose, Big Momma’s House, Bad Boys 2, Big Momma’s House 2, Wild Hogs. In 2014, he was cast in Partners and the same year he disclosed the script of Bad Boys 3. According to the source, the movie has its initial release date on January 17, 2020.
Net Worth and Earnings
As mentioned earlier, Martin has a net worth of $110 million. He accumulated this huge net worth from his successful acting career.
Personal Life and Relationship
Talking about personal life, Martin has been in a relationship with several celebrities. He started dating and later engaged actress Lark Voorhies in 1993. However, the relationship didn’t last long. In 1995, he married Patricia Southall who was former Miss Virginia. The couple together had a daughter. However, they divorced after a year.
He started dating Shamicka Gibbs and later got married to her in 2010. The couple together had two daughters. After two years of being together, the couple parted their way. As of now, he is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Roberta Moradfar on March 31, 2017.
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