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Martin Lawrence Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Martin Lawrence Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7.5 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth April 16, 1965
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Dark Brown

Martin Lawrence is an American comedian and actor who is best known for portraying roles such as Maurice Warfield in What’s Happening Now!!, Detective Marcus Burnett in Bad Boys, Malcolm Turner/Big Momma in Big Momma’s House, and Darnell Wright in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. He has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Do the Right Thing, House Party, Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Death at a Funeral, College Road Trip, Hammer, Slammer, & Slade, The Soul Man, and many more. During the course of his career, Martin has been honored with numerous awards such as the NAACP Image Award and BET Comedy Award.

Born Name

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence

Nick Name


Martin Lawrence at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony where Jerry Bruckheimer received a star in June 2013
Martin Lawrence at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony where Jerry Bruckheimer received a star in June 2013

Sun Sign


Born Place

Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany




Martin switched three schools which were Fairmont Heights High School, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and Friendly High School.

He studied acting at Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts.


Actor, Standup comedian, Writer, producer, director


  • Father – John Lawrence (Police Officer)
  • Mother – Chlora (nee Bailey) (Did many jobs to financially support the family)
  • Siblings – Ursula Lawrence (Sister), Rae Proctor (Sister), Robert Lawrence (Brother)


Jeff Golenberg from Silver Lining Entertainment manages Martin’s career.




5 ft 7.5 in or 171 cm


74 kg or 163 pounds

Girlfriend / Spouse

Martin Lawrence has dated –

  1. Lark Voorhies (1993-1994) – Martin and actress, singer and model, Lark Voorhies were engaged in 1993. But, Martin ended their relationship suddenly by quoting that he was engaged to someone else.
  2. Patricia Southall (1995-1997) – In 1995, Martin married former beauty queen, Patricia Southall. The couple has a daughter named, Jasmine Lawrence (b. January 15, 1996). However, the duo got divorced in 1997.
  3. Shamicka Gibbs (2010-2012) – Martin then met Shamicka and they got married in a grand affair on July 10, 2010, at Martin’s home in Beverly Hills. They have two children, daughters Iyanna Faith (b. November 9, 2000) and Amara Trinity (b. August 20, 2002). The couple, however, separated when Martin filed for divorce in 2012 due to irreconcilable differences and sought a joint custody of the kids.
  4. Roberta Moradfar (2017-Present) – Martin and aesthetics nurse practitioner Roberta Moradfar got engaged in March 2017. The news was confirmed by Roberta on her Instagram.
Martin Lawrence and Roberta Moradfar in an Instagram selfie in December 2017
Martin Lawrence and Roberta Moradfar in an Instagram selfie in December 2017 (Roberta Moradfar / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


He is African-American.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • His temperamental tendency to get on the wrong side of the law. For instance, carrying a loaded gun with him on different occasions. On one occasion, he got arrested for punching a man near a nightclub. He was once seen hurling abuses at passing cars. He also had a restraining order passed against him for threatening his ex-wife and her family.
  • His very romantic personality wherein his proposals range from serenading his love interests and giving them the most expensive of engagement rings.
Martin Lawrence during an interview with AMFM Magazine in October 2016
Martin Lawrence during an interview with AMFM Magazine in October 2016 (AMFM STUDIOS LLC / Vimeo / CC BY 3.0)

Brand Endorsements

In February 2024, Martin appeared in the “Super Bowl” commercial for Oikos.



Best Known For

  • His role in the television show, Martin where he played a disk jockey. The show aired for 5 seasons between 1992-1997.
  • His role in the film series House Party as Bilal. The movie was originally planned as a short film.
  • His role in the movie series Big Momma’s House, as an FBI agent.

First Film

Martin’s first theatrical movie was Do the Right Thing, which is a comedy-drama of the year 1989.

First TV Show

His first TV show was the sitcom What’s Happening Now. The actor appeared in the third season of the show.

Martin Lawrence Favorite Things


Martin Lawrence and Roberta Moradfar in an Instagram selfie in January 2018
Martin Lawrence and Roberta Moradfar in an Instagram selfie in January 2018 (Martin Lawrence / Instagram)

Martin Lawrence Facts

  1. Martin is the second youngest of all his siblings.
  2. Martin is a philanthropist and does charity for Marie Curie Cancer Cure and Micah’s Voice.
  3. In 2012, Martin put his Beverly Hills 13,900 square feet apartment for rent for a whopping $2,00,000 per month.
  4. He is God loving and believes that a man can fall down but he can also get back up.
  5. Martin was excellent at boxing during his teens. He was one of the choices for Golden Glove contenders in mid-Atlantic in the 90-pound section but, he got a broken eye and had to give up the idea to become a professional boxer.
  6. Martin Lawrence had a serious health issue once and slipped into a coma for which he was in the ICU where his body temperature was highly abnormal and he had problem breathing. He recovered in the hospital after 4 days.
  7. While seeking work as a standup comedian, Martin also worked side by side as a janitor in a departmental store to earn money.
  8. When Martin first appeared on the television in 1992, his show slot was right after The Simpsons, which was then the most successful show. This fact and rankings proved that Martin’s show was one of the five national shows viewed most by audiences between the young teenage years (in the age group of 12-17 years).
  9. His show is credited with inventing the catchphrase, Talk to the hand, which is a common phrase in our lingo now.
  10. On April 14, 2015, there was a strong rumor being circulated about Martin’s fake death. Even his “Rest in Peace” page was created on Facebook. Twitter was also abuzz about the death. The news was confirmed as false when the sensible ones checked and didn’t find any such news on American websites and in American papers.
  11. In 1994, he had hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live but was later banned due to his controversial monologue about women’s genitalia and personal hygiene.
  12. In April 2023, Martin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Featured Image by Angela George / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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