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Martin Lawrence

Personal information
NameMartin Lawrence
Birth nameMartin Fitzgerald Lawrence
Birth dateApril 16, 1965(age 52)
Birth placeFrankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
MediumStand-up comedy
Years active1983 present
GenresObservational comedy
Physical comedy
Improvisational comedy
Black comedy
SubjectHuman sexuality, African-American culture, racism, race relations, self-deprecation
InfluencesEddie Murphy
Richard Pryor
Bill Cosby
Redd Foxx
Cedric the Entertainer
InfluencedDave Chappelle
Kevin Hart
Chris Tucker
Tracy Morgan
SpousePatricia Southall (1995 96); Shamika Gibbs (2010 present)
Domestic partnerLark Voorhies (1993)
Notable works and rolesMartin Payne on Martin
House Party
Bad Boys, Bad Boys II
Big Momma's House, Big Momma's House 2, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Open Season

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Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stand up comedian. He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably the films Bad Boys, Blue Streak, and Big Momma's House. Lawrence has acted in numerous film roles and starred in his own television series, Martin, which ran from 1992 to 1997.

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