Martin Lawrence Net Worth, What Is His Huge Net Worth?
Martin Lawrence is a famous actor, stand up comedian, and producer.
He made his name through acting in a sitcom and films.
He acted in films like “Bad Boys”, “Wild Hogs”, and “Big Momma’s House.
Martin Lawrence made his debut in “What’s Happening Now?”
Throughout his career, Martin Lawrence has received several nominations and awards for his performance in the entertainment industry.
He is about to star the third most-awaiting sequel of “Bad Boys” movie alongside Will Smith.
As of this year, Martin Lawrence net worth is approximately $110 million dollars.
Martin Lawrence Bio, Education, and Early Years
The real name of Martin Lawrence is Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence.
He was born on April 16, 1965, in Frankfurt, West Germany.
His parents were serving in the U.S Military in Germany when he was born.
Martin Lawrence was the fourth of six children in the family. When he was 8 years old, Martin’s parents divorced.
After that, he rarely saw his father who worked as a police officer at that time.
On the other hand, his mother began working several jobs to support her family.
Martin Lawrence lived in Queens, New York at that time.
During school years, Lawrence was a smart student who was so proactive in many activities of the school.
At the teenage years, Martin Lawrence was busy with his boxing career.
He was the boxing contender of “Golden Gloves” Boxing Contender.
Before completing his school, Martin Lawrence moved frequently from place to place because of her mother.
Once, he got an injury on the eye, causing him to rethink about the career of his choice.
Then, he decided to give it a chance to get into comedy and acting by moving to New York.
Martin Lawrence Career Beginnings
After auditioning for a while, he wants to a comedy club to perform stand up comedy there and Martin was immediately accepted.
It was a serious cultural phenomenon performing in comedy clubs in the late 1980s.
Because of his performance in the comedy, he reached the final of a competition TV show “Star Search”.
The show focuses on the candidates competing in different genres of entertainment.
Because of his appearances there, he got a lot of exposure.
Martin was offered a contract to appear in the latest comedy series of “Columbia Pictures” titled “What’s Happening Now?”
The series became the breakthrough of Martin Lawrence’s career.
He remained a part of the comedy series until it was canceled in 1987.
Martin Lawrence’s Breakthrough
By then, he got noticed by industry stalwarts and it got him some significant offers.
One of them was a role in the 1992’s film “Boomerang” alongside Eddie Murphy.
Martin Lawrence gained a lot of recognition from the success of that film.
Later, he got other offers from “HBO” to host a comedy show called “Def Comedy Jam”.
Then, he got his own TV show on Fox called “Martin”.
The “Martin” show became a great hit. It was one of the most popular shows on the network.
In 1992, he hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live” but he made a few sexist and crude jokes.
He was banned from the show because of that jokes.
In 1995, Martin Lawrence starred in a buddy-cop action-comedy film “Bad Boys” alongside Will Smith.
During and after the success of the film, He was at the peak of his career.
Then, he continued to star in more films as a significant role.
Martin Lawrence appeared in more successful films since the late 1990s until the early 2000s.
He also appeared as the main role in the “Wild Hogs” movie in 2007.
He also voices acted in an animated comedy film “Open Season” in 2006.
In 2014, Martin Lawrence appeared in a TV comedy series “Partners”.
He announced that the next franchise of “Bad Boys” film was about to be produced.
The “Bad Boys 3” will be released initially on January 17, 2020. It’s the long-awaited comedy film trilogy.
Martin Lawrence Movies, Nominations, and Awards
Throughout his career, Martin Lawrence was involved in a total of 28 films as an actor, writer, director, and producer.
There’s still a high potential for Martin Lawrence to perform in more films.
Because of his performance in the entertainment industry, he has received many awards and nominations.
- in Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Martin Lawrence was a nominee alongside Eddie Murphy for Favorite Comedy Team in 2000 and for Favorite Actor in 2001 by himself.
- Lawrence won two times NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 1995 and 1996.
- He got three nominations in MTV Movie Award for the films “Bad Boys”, “Big Momma’s House”, and “Bad Boys II”.
- He was the Male Star of Tomorrow in 1995 by ShoWest.
- Martin Lawrence won a BET Comedy Award for Icon Comedy Award in 2005.
Martin Lawrence Wife, Kids, Family
He dated actress Lark Voorhies and got engaged with her in 1993. But, the relationship ended soon.
In 1995, Martin Lawrence married Patricia Southall, the former Miss Virginia.
They had a daughter in 1996 but they divorced in 1997.
Then, he dated Shamicka Gibbs and got married in 2010.
The couple had two daughters together, Iyana Faith, and Amara Trinity. In 2012, they got divorced.
In this year, Martin Lawrence is still single. He doesn’t involve in any dating relationship currently.
As of this year, Martin Lawrence age is 53 years old and his height is 171cm.
Martin Lawrence Mansion & Wealth
Martin Lawrence owns a mansion in Beverly Hills which sprawled over 15,000 square-foot that worth $27 million.
He lives in a Mansion located in Telegraph Springs RD Purcellville, Virginia which worth about $8,5 million.
As a rich man, Martin Lawrence wears only branded clothes and accessories including his Dolce Gabbana glasses.
He owns a bunch of lavish cars including his Ferrari 458 Italia that word about $243,000.
Martin Lawrence is one of the richest celebrity in the world.
He got his huge amount of network from his works in the entertainment industry since the 1980s.
His breakthrough year started in the 1990s.
Then, he continued to star in many hit movies including “Bad Boys” and “Big Momma’s House” franchise.
As of this year, Martin Lawrence net worth is a whopping $110 million.