Apr. 16th, 1965
Frankfurt-am-Main, Hessen, Germany
5' 7 1/2
Martin Lawrence's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Death at a Funeral
2008 - Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
2008 - College Road Trip
2007 - Wild Hogs
2007 - Hot Fuzz
2006 - Big Momma's House 2
2006 - Open Season
2005 - Rebound
2003 - Bad Boys II
2003 - National Security
2002 - Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat
2001 - Black Knight
2001 - What's the Worst That Could Happen?
2000 - Big Momma's House
1999 - Life
1999 - Blue Streak
1997 - Nothing to Lose
1996 - A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
1995 - Bad Boys
1992 - Boomerang
1991 - House Party 2
1990 - House Party
1989 - Do the Right Thing
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
- Is from the same Metro Area as 'Sandra Bullock' (qv), 'Dave Chappelle' (qv), 'Mya (I)' (qv), 'Alan Heitz' (qv), 'Regina Hall (I)' (qv), 'Dwayne Winstead' (qv) 'Lewis Black' (qv), and 'Lauren Graham (I)' (qv).
- His ex-wife Patricia was once Miss Virginia.
- Son of John Lawrence and Chlora Lawrence.
- His teachers used to give him the last few minutes of class to make his classmates laugh.
- (25 August 1999) Lapsed into a coma after collapsing from heat exhaustion while jogging. Recovered in hospital.
- Was banned from appearing on NBC after he hosted _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) on 19 February 1994. In order to appease network censors, he agreed not to do his opening monologue as planned. However, he did his routine as intended anyway, and this incurred the wrath of the network's top brass. The ban was overturned several years later. However, Lawrence is still not allowed to appear on SNL.
- Is the second youngest of six children.
- His ex-wife, Patricia Southall, is married to retired pro football star 'Emmitt Smith' (qv).