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Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is as American comedian, screenwriter, musician, film producer, TV producer and director whose estimated net worth is as amazingly high as $110 million. He is best known for appearances in movies which helped to increase Martin’s net worth: for “Bad Boys II” he was paid $20,000, and the same amount of money Lawrence was given after appearing in the movie entitled “National Security”. Furthermore, Martin Lawrence was paid more than $16 million after he played in “Black Knight”, and this is the reason why today Lawrence is considered to be one of the richest comedians and actors in the United States.

Martin Lawrence Net Worth $110 Million

Martin Fidzgerald Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965, in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. However, his parents were Americans. They divorced when the young Martin was only eight years old and after that Martin saw little of his father. In order to support herself and her son Martin’s mother worked at several jobs at once, while her son attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School. At that young age Martin didn’t think about increasing his net worth as an actor, as actually he was interested in boxing and was seriously thinking about a professional sports career, but couldn’t do it because of a black eye on him.

Martin Lawrence made his debut in a filmography in 1989, when he played Cee in “Do The Right Thing”. One year later he appeared in a “House Party” and then in a “House Party 2”. One of the greatest breakthroughs Martin made was because of the movie “Bad Boys” directed by Michael Bay – this movie was released in 1995 with Lawrence in the main role. There he filmed together with the famous Will Smith. In 1996 “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” was released, and Martin not only played Darnell Wright, but was also the director, narrator and executive producer, and this great movie only increased Lawrence’s net worth even more. One of his most recent appearances was in his role in “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son”, where he played Malcolm Turner, and was an executive producer.

However, despite his great talent as an actor, comedian and producer, Lawrence has some serious problems with his health. Everything started in 1995, when “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” was being filmed. Then M. Lawrence suddenly showed extremely violent behaviour and was immediately hospitalized. One year afterwards, this story was repeated one more time, but now police were also involved as Lawrence had a pistol with him. After the second hospitalization his behaviour didn’t change, and of course, it wasn’t very good for the net worth of Martin Lawrence. In the next two years he was arrested twice – once for carrying a gun in an airport and once for injuring a man in a nightclub. In 1999 Lawrence was even in a coma for three days, and this is the reason why his net worth wasn’t growing as fast as it could.

So now you know how rich is Martin Lawrence.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Boys 4 2019 announced Marcus Burnett
Bad Boys for Life 2018 announced Detective Marcus Burnett
Partners 2014 TV Series Marcus Jackson
The Soul Man 2014 TV Series Rudy
Untitled Martin Lawrence Project 2012 TV Movie Ray Barker
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 Malcolm Big Momma
Death at a Funeral 2010 Ryan
College Road Trip 2008 James
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins 2008 R.J.
Wild Hogs 2007 Bobby Davis
Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run 2006 Video short Boog (voice)
Open Season 2006 Boog (voice)
Big Momma's House 2 2006 Malcolm Big Momma
Rebound 2005 Roy McCormick Preacher Don
Bad Boys II 2003 Detective Marcus Burnett
National Security 2003 Earl Montgomery
Black Knight 2001 Jamal Walker Skywalker
What's the Worst That Could Happen? 2001 Kevin Caffery
Big Momma's House 2000 Malcolm Turner
Blue Streak 1999 Miles Logan
Life 1999/I Claude Banks
Nothing to Lose 1997 Terrance Paul Davidson
Martin 1992-1997 TV Series Martin Payne Sheneneh Jenkins Roscoe ...
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996 Darnell
Bad Boys 1995 Marcus Burnett
Boomerang 1992 Tyler
House Party 2 1991 Bilal
Talkin' Dirty After Dark 1991 Terry Wilson
Private Times 1991 TV Movie
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade 1990 TV Movie Willie
Kid 'n' Play 1990 TV Series Wiz / Hurbie (1990) (voice)
House Party 1990 Bilal
Do the Right Thing 1989 Cee
A Little Bit Strange 1989 TV Movie Sydney Masterson
What's Happening Now! 1987-1988 TV Series Maurice Warfield

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time 2016 TV Movie
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat 2002 Documentary
Martin TV Series created by - 132 episodes, 1992 - 1997 written by - 1 episode, 1994 story - 1 episode, 1993
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996 screenplay / story
You So Crazy 1994 Documentary uncredited
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special
One Night Stand 1991 TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time 2016 TV Movie executive producer
Partners 2014 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 executive producer
Love That Girl! 2010 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
1st Amendment Stand Up 2005-2009 TV Series documentary executive producer - 40 episodes
Big Momma's House 2 2006 executive producer
Rebound 2005 executive producer
National Security 2003 executive producer
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat 2002 Documentary executive producer
Black Knight 2001 executive producer
What's the Worst That Could Happen? 2001 executive producer
Big Momma's House 2000 executive producer
Martin 1995-1997 TV Series executive producer - 52 episodes
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996 executive producer
You So Crazy 1994 Documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Martin 1992-1995 TV Series creative consultant - 81 episodes
Def Comedy Jam 1992 TV Series production consultant - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Casablanca Driver 2004 writer: "Duck Walk"
Black Knight 2001 performer: "DANCE TO THE MUSIC", "SOUND OFF DUCKWORTH CHANT"
Martin 1992-1995 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996 music supervisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Philomena 2013 very special thanks
Melanie Comarcho: Hello! 2012 TV Special documentary special thanks: from Melanie Comarcho

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Giving Fake Acceptance Speech (pre-recorded) (uncredited)
Bad Boys II: Production Diaries 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2002-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 1999-2003 TV Series documentary Himself / Ghetto Buck
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
50 Greatest TV Animals 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Scene Stealers 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat 2002 Documentary Himself
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Chris Rock Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Making the Boom and the Bang in 'Bad Boys' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Charlie Rose 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11 1999 TV Special Himself - Host: Show 2
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12 1999 TV Special Himself - Host: Show 3
Jackie Chan: My Story 1998 Video documentary Himself
28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
27th NAACP Image Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Winner: Male Star of Tomorrow
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '95 1995 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1995 TV Series Himself
Def Comedy Jam: Primetime 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
You So Crazy 1994 Documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1994 TV Series Himself - Host / Joe Jackson
26th NAACP Image Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 1993 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
25th NAACP Image Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1992 TV Series Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Creative Awards
Def Comedy Jam 1992 TV Series Himself - Host
One Night Stand 1991 TV Series Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 1989 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time 2016 TV Movie Himself
Unsung 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Conan 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Unsung Hollywood 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only 2012 TV Movie Himself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
TV One on One 2011 TV Series Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Whatever Happened To? 2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Bikers, Brawls and Burning Bars: The Making of 'Wild Hogs' 2007 Video short Himself
Planet Voice 2007 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2001-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story 2006 Video documentary Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Marcus Jackson in 'Partners'
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Marcus Burnett
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2006 TV Series Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2006 TV Series Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #37
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary
Heroes of Black Comedy 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 TV Special documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 BET Icon Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards
2004 NRJ Ciné Award NRJ Ciné Awards Best Buddy Movie (Meilleur buddy movie) Bad Boys II (2003) · Will Smith
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Martin (1992)
1995 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Martin (1992)
1995 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of Tomorrow

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
2004 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Bad Boys II (2003) · Will Smith
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Comedy Big Momma's House (2000)
2001 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor Big Momma's House (2000)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Big Momma's House (2000)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Comedy Team Life (1999) · Eddie Murphy
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Wipeout Scene of the Summer Big Momma's House (2000)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Martin (1992)
1996 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Television Actor Martin (1992)
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Bad Boys (1995) · Will Smith
1995 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Television Actor Martin (1992)

TitleSalary
Bad Boys II (2003) $20,000,000
National Security (2003) $20,000,000
Black Knight (2001) $16,500,000
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) $13,000,000
Life (1999) $8,500,000
Nothing to Lose (1997) $6,000,000

#Fact
1 He was born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, to American parents, Chlora (Bailey) and John Lawrence, in the U.S. military there at the time of his birth. He was raised in the U.S., including in Queens, New York and Landover, Maryland.
2 Born on the exact same day as Jon Cryer.
3 Friends with Robin Harris.
4 In 1996, Lawrence was arrested at Burbank Airport for trying to board a plane while carrying a loaded 9mm Beretta. He claimed he didn't know guns were allowed on interstate flights. He wasn't charged in relation to the chase.
5 In October 1997, Lawrence's soon-to-be-ex-wife 'Pat Smith' won a restraining order against him. She told a judge that among other things, Lawrence threatened to kill her and her family.
6 Was taken to Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center and later released to his personal physician, Dr. William Young of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in May 1996. He was wandering in the middle of a busy L.A. intersection on Ventura Boulevard cursing and screaming at oncoming cars while also carrying a loaded handgun in his pocket. Lawrence's publicist released a statement regarding the incident in which it was stated that Lawrence suffered from "a case of complete exhaustion and dehydration".
7 Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
8 Has a daughter, Jasmine Page, with his ex-wife, Pat Smith. Jasmine Lawrence was born on January 15, 1996.
9 Son of John Lawrence and Chlora Lawrence.
10 Was banned from appearing on NBC after he hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) 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.
11 He attended and graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
12 His mother took his first name from slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King and his middle name from the late President John F. Kennedy.
13 Is the second youngest of six children.
14 His ex-wife, Pat Smith, is married to retired pro football star Emmitt Smith.
15 Lived in Maryland.
16 Agents discovered him on Star Search (1983).
17 His mother was in her mid-40s when she gave birth to him.
18 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.
19 Was once engaged to Saved by the Bell (1989) actress Lark Voorhies.
20 His teachers used to give him the last few minutes of class to make his classmates laugh.
21 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.
22 Brother of Rae Proctor, Ursula Lawrence and Robert Lawrence. Rae is his personal assistant.
23 Was a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender in his teens.
24 Graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland.
25 His ex-wife, Pat Smith, was once Miss Virginia.
26 Arrested at Burbank Airport for carrying a loaded gun in his suitcase. [August 1996]
27 Arrested outside a Hollywood nightclub after police called by a man claiming Lawrence had punched him. [March 1997]
28 Ordered to perform community service after incident in March. [September 1997]
29 Lapsed into a coma after collapsing from heat exhaustion while jogging. Recovered in hospital. [August 1999]

#Quote
1 When I'm playing Big Momma, it's so much work that all I want to do, when I'm finished, is go back home and just relax and study my lines and get ready for the next day.
2 I don't want to sound facetious, but humor is the key to the soul. You know what I mean?
3 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.'
4 I don't like forcing comedy and people just trying to do things just to find a funny beat all the time.
5 We grew to know the meaning of love. That is what allowed me and my family to stay close together.
6 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.
7 As long as there's Big Momma, we're going to bring you comedy.
8 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.
9 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.
10 I wanted to trust in my partners and the directors and producers and do the best I can to deliver what I could deliver.
11 If somebody pisses me off and I understand it ain't personal then I'll go to another place and I'll meditate.
12 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.
13 I just try to get along with people and show the love that I would like to be shown to me.
14 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.
15 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.
16 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.
17 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.
18 I don't really judge. To each his own. You like what you like.
19 No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life.

#Trademark
1 Using karate moves
2 Often plays a policeman or a thief, sometimes both in the same film

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