Martin Lawrence: Net Worth, Movies, Age, Kids, (Bio)

How much is the Actor/Producer Martin Lawrence Worth?

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence or simply Martin Lawrence is an American actor, producer, voice actor as well as a writer. Multitalented, he came to fame after his TV breakthrough in the sitcom called- “Martin” where he played the lead role.

After establishing himself in Hollywood, he has then appeared in several popular films, most popular ones being- “Bad Boys,” “Blue Streak,” “Nothing To Lose,” “Life and Big Momma’s House.” As estimated, he is currently the owner of net worth value that is around $150 Million.


Early Life

Lawrence was born to his African-American parents on the April 16 of 1965 in Frankfurt, West Germany. Being the fourth of his parents six children he was raised by his mother. His parents divorced when he was just eight years old and so it was very rare that he got to see his father around. Single mother, she started working several odd jobs to keep the family running.


For his primary schooling, he joined the Thomas G. Pullen School of the Creative Arts. He then attended the Fairmont Heights High School and later Eleanor Roosevelt High School finally graduating from the Friendly High School.

While in his teens, he excelled in boxing and started his career as a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender.

Early Career

As he excelled in boxing, it became his passion and choice of career. However, it ended when an injury during the match resulted in a broken eye. It was then that he started reconsidering other options for him. He then found his way to “The Improv,” a comedy club based in New York.

After a short while of joining the club, he appeared in the talent hunt show- “Star Search.” Although he did not win, he did find himself a spot on the cast member of the TV show- “What’s Happening Now!!”

This was his official debut to the acting field.


After the show ended, he found himself several small roles in films and TV series. Finally, his breakthrough role became his role as Cee in the movie- “Do The Right Thing.”

He then began appearing in several more films like- “House Party,” “Talkin’ Dirty After Dark,” as well as “Boomerang.”

He was also selected to host the infamous series- “Def Comedy Jam” by Russell Simons. Lawrence also appeared in his own hit series titled- Martin at the same time. He gained more and more fame as well as millions of viewers making his way up the Hollywood scene. The show aired on Fox channel and as the ratings increased, the channel became a contender against the NBC channel and became one of the top TV networks.

Furthermore, he has appeared in several more films, and TV shows most popular ones being- “Nothing To Lose,” “Blue Streak,” “Big Momma’s House,” “Black Knight,” “National Security” and “Wild Hogs.”

He also appeared in various roles in the films- “College Season,” “Ugly Wanda,” as well as anger management. So far, he also has appeared in multiple TV shows like- “Family Matters,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Designing Women,” “Partners” as well as “Full House.”

Personal Life

Name  Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence
Date of birth  April 16, 1965
Birthplace  Frankfurt, Germany
Ethnicity  Black
Height  5′ 7.5″
Weight  N/A
Profession  Actor, Producer
Married  Married
Nationality  American
Father’s name  N/A
Mother’s name  Chlora Lawrence
Birth sign  N/A
Measurement  N/A
Net Worth  $150 Million
Siblings  five siblings

Marriage and Divorce

Lawrence does not have a long history of dating and his love life. In 1993, he engaged Lark Voorhies but later in 1995, he married Miss Virginia, Patricia Southall. The pair has a daughter together named- Jasmine Page. However, they did not last long and soon in just two years after their marriage, they divorced.

After his relation with his first wife ended, he dated Shamicka Gibbs. Three years later, they got married in the July of 2010. The pair has two daughters together named- Iyanna Faith and Amara Trinity. Yet again, the couple did not last and Gibbs filed for divorce in 2012.

Social Reach

Famous for his acting in film and TV, he has maintained his image as well as his fan base. Also an active user of the social sites, he is also quite popular on the internet. He has over 1 million followers on his Instagram while on his Twitter, he has around 139 thousand followers.

Instagram: martinlawrence

Twitter: @realmartymar

Net Worth

Earning from his each film and Tv roles, he has made his income worth millions. The estimated amount of his net worth is around $150 million so far.

2012 $30 Million
2013 $70 Million
2014 $100 Million
2015 $130 Million
2016 $150 Million

Rumors and Controversy

Although living the life of a celebrity he has maintained his image and reputation with no troubles so far. Avoiding the prying eyes of the media, he has not made headlines regarding any major controversies yet. On the media, there are also no negative or false rumors about him or his personal life.

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