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Martin Lawrence net worth:
$120 Million

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Martin Lawrence Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is as American comedian, screenwriter, musician, film producer, TV producer and director whose estimated net worth is as amazingly high as $120 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 $120 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.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Boys 42019announcedMarcus Burnett
Bad Boys for Life2018announcedDetective Marcus Burnett
Partners2014TV SeriesMarcus Jackson
The Soul Man2014TV SeriesRudy
Untitled Martin Lawrence Project2012TV MovieRay Barker
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son2011Malcolm Big Momma
Death at a Funeral2010Ryan
College Road Trip2008James
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins2008R.J.
Wild Hogs2007Bobby Davis
Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run2006Video shortBoog (voice)
Open Season2006Boog (voice)
Big Momma's House 22006Malcolm Big Momma
Rebound2005Roy McCormick Preacher Don
Bad Boys II2003Detective Marcus Burnett
National Security2003Earl Montgomery
Black Knight2001Jamal Walker Skywalker
What's the Worst That Could Happen?2001Kevin Caffery
Big Momma's House2000Malcolm Turner
Blue Streak1999Miles Logan
Life1999/IClaude Banks
Nothing to Lose1997Terrance Paul Davidson
Martin1992-1997TV SeriesMartin Payne Sheneneh Jenkins Roscoe ...
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996Darnell
Bad Boys1995Marcus Burnett
Boomerang1992Tyler
House Party 21991Bilal
Talkin' Dirty After Dark1991Terry Wilson
Private Times1991TV Movie
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade1990TV MovieWillie
Kid 'n' Play1990TV SeriesWiz / Hurbie (1990) (voice)
House Party1990Bilal
Do the Right Thing1989Cee
A Little Bit Strange1989TV MovieSydney Masterson
What's Happening Now!1987-1988TV SeriesMaurice Warfield

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time2016TV Movie
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat2002Documentary
MartinTV Series created by - 132 episodes, 1992 - 1997 written by - 1 episode, 1994 story - 1 episode, 1993
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996screenplay / story
You So Crazy1994Documentary uncredited
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV Special
One Night Stand1991TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time2016TV Movie executive producer
Partners2014TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son2011executive producer
Love That Girl!2010TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
1st Amendment Stand Up2005-2009TV Series documentary executive producer - 40 episodes
Big Momma's House 22006executive producer
Rebound2005executive producer
National Security2003executive producer
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat2002Documentary executive producer
Black Knight2001executive producer
What's the Worst That Could Happen?2001executive producer
Big Momma's House2000executive producer
Martin1995-1997TV Series executive producer - 52 episodes
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996executive producer
You So Crazy1994Documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Martin1992-1995TV Series creative consultant - 81 episodes
Def Comedy Jam1992TV Series production consultant - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Casablanca Driver2004writer: "Duck Walk"
Black Knight2001performer: "DANCE TO THE MUSIC", "SOUND OFF DUCKWORTH CHANT"
Martin1992-1995TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996music supervisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Philomena2013very special thanks
Melanie Comarcho: Hello!2012TV Special documentary special thanks: from Melanie Comarcho

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Giving Fake Acceptance Speech (pre-recorded) (uncredited)
Bad Boys II: Production Diaries2003Video documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2002-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Ghetto Buck
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
50 Greatest TV Animals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scene Stealers2002Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat2002DocumentaryHimself
2002 MTV Movie Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chris Rock Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Making the Boom and the Bang in 'Bad Boys'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 111999TV SpecialHimself - Host: Show 2
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 121999TV SpecialHimself - Host: Show 3
Jackie Chan: My Story1998Video documentaryHimself
28th NAACP Image Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
27th NAACP Image Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Male Star of Tomorrow
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '951995TV SpecialHimself
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHimself
Def Comedy Jam: Primetime1994TV Special documentaryHimself
You So Crazy1994DocumentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHimself - Host / Joe Jackson
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 19931993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
25th NAACP Image Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1992TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Creative Awards
Def Comedy Jam1992TV SeriesHimself - Host
One Night Stand1991TV SeriesHimself
Showtime at the Apollo1989TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time2016TV MovieHimself
Unsung2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unsung Hollywood2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only2012TV MovieHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
TV One on One2011TV SeriesHimself
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Whatever Happened To?2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Bikers, Brawls and Burning Bars: The Making of 'Wild Hogs'2007Video shortHimself
Planet Voice2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story2006Video documentaryHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2005 BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesMarcus Jackson in 'Partners'
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesMarcus Burnett
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2006TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #37
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005BET Icon Comedy AwardBET Comedy Awards
2004NRJ Ciné AwardNRJ Ciné AwardsBest Buddy Movie (Meilleur buddy movie)Bad Boys II (2003)· Will Smith
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesMartin (1992)
1995Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesMartin (1992)
1995ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of Tomorrow

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressBig Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamBad Boys II (2003)· Will Smith
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - ComedyBig Momma's House (2000)
2001Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActorBig Momma's House (2000)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceBig Momma's House (2000)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Comedy TeamLife (1999)· Eddie Murphy
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Wipeout Scene of the SummerBig Momma's House (2000)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesMartin (1992)
1996Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Television ActorMartin (1992)
1996MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoBad Boys (1995)· Will Smith
1995Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Television ActorMartin (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
1He 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.
2Born on the exact same day as Jon Cryer.
3Friends with Robin Harris.
4In 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.
5In 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.
6Was 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".
7Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
8Has a daughter, Jasmine Page, with his ex-wife, Pat Smith. Jasmine Lawrence was born on January 15, 1996.
9Son of John Lawrence and Chlora Lawrence.
10Was 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.
11He attended and graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
12His mother took his first name from slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King and his middle name from the late President John F. Kennedy.
13Is the second youngest of six children.
14His ex-wife, Pat Smith, is married to retired pro football star Emmitt Smith.
15Lived in Maryland.
16Agents discovered him on Star Search (1983).
17His mother was in her mid-40s when she gave birth to him.
18Is from the same Metro Area as Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Mya, Alan Heitz, Regina Hall, Dwayne Winstead, Lewis Black, Lauren Graham, and Ihuoma Ofordire.
19Was once engaged to Saved by the Bell (1989) actress Lark Voorhies.
20His teachers used to give him the last few minutes of class to make his classmates laugh.
21Claims 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.
22Brother of Rae Proctor, Ursula Lawrence and Robert Lawrence. Rae is his personal assistant.
23Was a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender in his teens.
24Graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Maryland.
25His ex-wife, Pat Smith, was once Miss Virginia.
26Arrested at Burbank Airport for carrying a loaded gun in his suitcase. [August 1996]
27Arrested outside a Hollywood nightclub after police called by a man claiming Lawrence had punched him. [March 1997]
28Ordered to perform community service after incident in March. [September 1997]
29Lapsed into a coma after collapsing from heat exhaustion while jogging. Recovered in hospital. [August 1999]

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

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

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