Martin Lawrence is a Germany based American actor, producer, stand-up comedian, voice actor and writer who is best known for appearing in TV series like ‘Nothing to Lose,’ ‘Blue Streak,’ ‘Life,’ ‘Big Momma’s House,’ ‘Bad Boys’, and ‘Boomerang.’ He has also released two comedy albums. Let’s find out how much is Martin Lawrence’s net worth in 2018.
Martin Lawrence was born as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence in 1965 on 16th April to John Lawrence and Chlora Lawrence in Frankfurt, West Germany. Martin was only eight years old when his parent separated. Their separation forced his mother to get a job.
He was raised in Queens in New York City. Growing up he changed several schooling jumping from Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts then Fairmont Heights High School then Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Friendly High School. He has also learned boxing and participated in several matches during his school days. Fighting helped him in dealing with his parent’s divorce. He was even considered to become a professional boxer until one day someone gave him a broken eye, which led to him dropping off these plans.
Martin Lawrence married his first wife Patricia Southall in 1995, but the couple separated after two years in 1997. The couple had one daughter named Jasmine Page Lawrence. He married his second wife Shamika Gibbs in 1997, who he divorced in 2010. He again remarried her in 2010 but divorced her in 2012. The couple has two daughters together named Iyanna Faith Lawrence and Amara Trinity Lawrence.
Martin Lawrence started off his career in 1987 as a standup comedian. He is known to find humor in subjects like Observational comedy physical comedy, satire, blue comedy, Human sexuality, African-American, culture, racism, race, relations, and self-deprecation.
Martin Lawrence made his Hollywood debut in 1989 with ‘Do the Right Thing.’ Later he appeared in movies like ‘House Party’, ‘A Thin Line Between Love and Hate’, ‘Nothing to Lose’, ‘Big Momma’s House’, ‘Talkin’ Dirty After Dark’, ‘Bad Boys’, ‘What’s the Worst That Could Happen’, ‘Death at a Funeral’, ‘College Road Trip’, and ‘Rebound’. He has also appeared in Television shows like ‘What’s Happening Now!!’, ‘Love That Girl!’, ‘Def Comedy Jam,’ ‘Hammer, Slammer, & Slade’, ‘Private Times,’ ‘Martin,’ ‘Partners,’ and ‘The Soul Man.’ Martin Lawrence has also made two comedy albums ‘Funk It’, and ‘Martin Lawrence Live Talkin’ Shit.’
Awards & Achievements
Martin Lawrence has won awards like ‘BET Comedy Awards,’ ‘Image Awards,’ ‘NRJ Ciné Awards,’ and ‘ShoWest Convention, USA.’ He has also been nominated for awards like ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Awards,’ ‘Image Awards,’ ‘Teen Choice Awards,’ ‘Razzie Awards,’ ‘Kids’ Choice Awards, USA’, and ‘MTV Movie + TV Awards.’ In 2013, his name was inducted into ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’
Net Worth of Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence has an estimated net worth of more than $110 million. He has made most of his income through his comedy gigs. His acting work in movies, as well as sitcoms, also helps in multiplying his net worth. He also makes million every year with his endorsement deals.
Martin Lawrence is definitely one of the richest comedians in the world. He used his gift of humor to make himself relevant in the industry. He had been dealing with a lot of issues as a child, but he didn’t let his thoughts come in the way of his future. He definitely sounds like a ‘Go-Getter’ who thrived on competition. He is so natural with his comedy that it feels like that he has been gifted with humor. We just hope that he is keeping working in the industry and makes us laugh all the time.