Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

Actor
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Life Story

Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence. He is an actor and writer, known for Martin (1992), Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys (1995). He has been married to Shamicka Gibbs since July 10, 2010. They have two children. He was previously married to Pat Smith.

Family
Shamicka Gibbs (10 July 2010 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia

Lapsed into a coma after collapsing from heat exhaustion while jogging. Recovered in hospital. [August 1999]
Ordered to perform community service after incident in March. [September 1997]
Arrested outside a Hollywood nightclub after police called by a man claiming Lawrence had punched him. [March 1997]
Arrested at Burbank Airport for carrying a loaded gun in his suitcase. [August 1996]
His ex-wife, Pat Smith, was once Miss Virginia.
Graduated from Anna Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland.
Was a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender in his teens.
Brother of Rae Proctor, Ursula Lawrence and Robert Lawrence. Rae is his personal assistant.
Claims he got his start as a comedian by cheering up his mother, who was forced to support her six children by cashiering in various department stores.
His teachers used to give him the last few minutes of class to make his classmates laugh.
Was once engaged to Saved by the Bell (1989) actress Lark Voorhies.
Is from the same Metro Area as Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Mya, Alan Heitz, Regina Hall, Dwayne Winstead, Lewis Black, Lauren Graham, and Ihuoma Ofordire.
His mother was in her mid-40s when she gave birth to him.
Agents discovered him on Star Search (1983).
Lived in Maryland.
His ex-wife, Pat Smith, is married to retired pro football star Emmitt Smith.
Is the second youngest of six children.

 

Personal Quotes 

No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life.
I don't really judge. To each his own. You like what you like.
I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
You can be cool and at the same time respect your woman, who will hopefully become your wife, who will hopefully become the mother of your kids. America needs to get back to family values.
If you want someone who's big-boned and you like that, ain't nothing wrong with having a little extra meat on there. If you like them thin-boned, then that's okay, too.
Everybody has a Big Momma: the mother or the grandmother who tells it like it is, keeps it real with them, isn't afraid to tell you the truth about yourself.
I just try to get along with people and show the love that I would like to be shown to me.
I try to always step up to the plate, be professional, be good at what I'm doing and deliver on the character. In Hollywood, what more can you ask for. You want a consummate professional.
If somebody pisses me off and I understand it ain't personal then I'll go to another place and I'll meditate.
I wanted to trust in my partners and the directors and producers and do the best I can to deliver what I could deliver.
To each his own. You like what you like. If you want someone who's big-boned and you like that, ain't nothing wrong with having a little extra meat on there. If you like them thin-boned, then that's okay, too.
You might see some of the movies that I'm in where there are shades of drama or whatever, but for the most part, I don't get offered serious roles.
As long as there's Big Momma, we're going to bring you comedy.
I was a B.I.G. fan. I like all of his stuff. I don't really have a favorite song. They all are good, and each brings different memories to me. And you can still listen to it to this day and it means something.
We grew to know the meaning of love. That is what allowed me and my family to stay close together.
I don't like forcing comedy and people just trying to do things just to find a funny beat all the time.
You make due with the time you have here. Hopefully when you pass on, somebody can look back and say, 'Wow, they made a difference in some kind of way.'

 

 
Filmography

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