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
- Lived in Maryland.
- He attended and graduated from 'Eleanor Roosevelt' (qv) High School.
- Was a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender in his teens.
- His ex-wife, Patricia Southall, is married to retired pro football star 'Emmitt Smith' (qv).
- Agents discovered him on _"Star Search" (1983)_ (qv).
- Graduated from 'Eleanor Roosevelt' (qv) High School in Maryland.
- 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.
- 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.