Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence
Real Name/Full Name Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Martin Lawrence
Birth Place: Frankfurt, Germany
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 April 1965
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 171 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165.3 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – John Lawrence
Mother –Chlora
Siblings: Yes
School: Eleanor Roosevelt High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aires
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: Shamicka Gibbs, Patricia Southall
Wife/Spouse Name: Shamicka Gibbs (m.2000, d.2012)
Kids/Children Name: Amara Trinity Lawrence, Iyanna Faith L Lawrence Jasmin Page Lawrence
Profession: Actor, Comedian, writer and producer
Net Worth: $120 million
Last Updated: Jam6000000amMon, 17 Jun 2024 01:32:05 +000024 2021

Martin Lawrence is an American comedian, writer, actor, and a producer. He has acted in many film and Television series. He performed well in boxing from his childhood. After his University education, he relocated to New York City to work on his career.

Martin Lawrence has a great job with his career resulting in a tremendous outcome. During a boxing contest, he incurred an eye injury which made to reconsider changing his career from boxing to acting and comedy. He has won several achievements to award-winning levels.

Martin Lawrence Has been in several relationships, some of which led to marriage which he later divorced. He has been blessed with 3 children whom he shared custody with his wife. He leased his house in Beverly Hills after his divorce.

Well, how well do you know about Martin Lawrence? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Martin Lawrence’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Martin Lawrence to date.

Biography and Early Life

Martin Lawrence was born on 16th April 1965 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was brought up by John Lawrence, his father, and his mother, Chlora. They are African-Americans. His father was a United States military officer by the time Martin Lawrence was born. His name, Martin Lawrence, was gotten from Martin Luther King Jr. the leader of civil rights, and John F. Kennedy the United States president.

Martin Lawrence’s parents separated when he was only 8years old. From then, he rarely visited his father in the police camp. Growing up Martin Lawrence witnessed his parent’s toxic relationship. He grew up a sad child. He realized that anytime his mother was sad, he always said soothingly to make her laugh.

Martin Lawrence has 5 other siblings. His mother worked multiple jobs such as a cashier in different departmental stores and a sales representative to help her care for her family. Martin Lawrence’s family relocated from Germany to the United States, in Landover, Maryland, in Worthington DC.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Martin Lawrence in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Martin Lawrence’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 16 April 1965. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 171 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165.3 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Martin Lawrence attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland. He later transferred to Friendly High school in Apple Grove. During his childhood years, he practiced and enjoyed boxing above other sports. Martin Lawrence grew into the game and earned himself a title, Mid-Atlantic Golden Glove boxing contender.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Martin Lawrence’s mother relocated to several places during his childhood, making him attend different schools. While in his boxing match, Martin got a bad eye injury. Consequently, he considered changing his career to acting and comedy.

Martin Lawrence Has been involved in many relationships’ in 1993, he befriended Lark Voorhies. Lark Voorhies is an American actress, model, Spokeswoman, and musician. Their relationship did not last long. They broke up with no children and Martin Lawrence married Miss Virginia, a representative of the Virginia State, USA. Their marriage did not last for long, they separated.

In 1995, he married Patricia Southall. Their marriage was blessed with a baby girl, Jasmin Page, on 10th July 1996. Martin Lawrence and his wife did not last for long either. They divorced in 1997. In the same year, Martin Lawrence started another relationship with Shamicka Gibbs. They dated for a very long time and finally, they married in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. The wedding took place on 10th July at Lawrence’s home with 120 guests.

Their marriage was blessed with two children. On 9th November 2000, baby Iyanna Faith was born and on 20th August 2002, baby Amara Trinity was born. The family lives happily thereafter, however, in 2012, Lawrence filed for a divorce from his wife, Shamicka Gibbs with serious allegations. He asked for physical and joined legal custody of their children. Martin Lawrence leased his mansion after his divorce in Beverly Hills for $200,000.

Is Martin Lawrence Gay?

Martin Lawrence is straight. He is neither gay nor bisexual. In 1993, he engaged with actress Lark Voorhies, an American singer, model, actress, and spokeswoman. He married Miss Virginia, a representative of the Virginia State in the United States of America. In 1995, he married Patricia Southall. They divorced and he later married Shamicka Gibbs

Professional Career

Martin Lawrence moved to New York City to look for acting jobs after he was done with his university studies. He was considered in a widely known comedy club, The Improv’. His good performance was noted by ‘Columbus Pictures’ senior executives which earned him a position ‘What’s Happening Now’ comedy show.

Martin Lawrence acted in the film ‘Do the Right Thing’ in 1989. The film sold throughout America making his first debut. Martin Lawrence was well-rooted in the industry in 1990 when the films ‘Big ‘Big Momma’s House’ and ‘Bad Boys’ were released.


Martin Lawrence has participated in many fields which have won him several awards such as;

  • In 2000 and 2001, Martin Lawrence’s won the ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’ for Favourite Comedy Team
  • In 2000, Martin Lawrence’s won the ‘Tean Choice Award’ for Wipeout Scene Of The Summer for the ‘Big Mama’s House’, in1995, ‘ShoWest’ for the Male Star of Tomorrow
  • In 2005, Martin Lawrence’s was awarded ‘BET Comedy Award’ and ‘Icon Comedy Award’, ‘Kids Choice Awards’ for Favourite Television Actor in 1995,1996 and 2001
  • He won the ‘NAACP Image Award’ for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995,1996,1997
  • Martin Lawrence’s won the ‘MTV Movie Award’ for Best On-Screen Duo in 1996 and 2003, Blockbuster Entertainment Award

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Martin Lawrence in 2024

Martin Lawrence Net Worth
Martin Lawrence Net Worth

As of 2024, Martin Lawrence’s net worth is estimated to be $120 million. The sum of his wealth can be calculated from his acting career. He has excelled in several films such as; ‘Boomerang’, ‘Do the Right Thing’, ‘House Party’, ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Big Mommas House’, and many others.

Marin Lawrence has hosted a number of television shows including; ‘Def Comedy Jam’,’ Saturday Night Live’ and several others. Moreover, has founded his own television show ‘Martin’ on ‘FOX Channel’. He has been a guest in a television series, ‘Harmer, Slammer & Slade’, ‘Private Time’, and many others.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Martin Lawrence was named after Martin Luther King Jr. civil rights leader and the United States’ president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
  • Martin Lawrence developed an interest in boxing and his results were magnificent. Unfortunately, he had to reconsider his career to acting after his injury which equally resulted in fruitfulness.
  • Martin Lawrence discovered his comedy talent in his childhood, when he made his mother laugh anytime, she had a fight with his father

Martin Lawrence is an American stand-up comedian. Through his comic tales, he has won over his audience massively. He started by impressing his mother with joke Tales whenever she was sad. Later, he considered it as a career after his eye injury in boxing.

Martin Lawrence has excelled in the acting industry for he has featured in several films that sold handsomely throughout America. Furthermore, he has hosted a number of television series and multiple comedy shows.

Martin Lawrence’s investment in his career has been successful. He has managed to reach award-winning levels and has made titles for himself.


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