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Martin Lawrence

American actor and director
Lawrence in June 2013

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American comedian, former boxer, screenwriter and producer.[1] He was born in Frankfurt to African-American parents. He has been in many kinds of movies, including the Bad Boys movies, the Big Momma's House series, Open Season, the short film Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run, and many others as well. He also starred in the sitcom Martin between 1992 and 1997.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Do the Right Thing Cee
1990 House Party Bilal
1991 Talkin' Dirty After Dark Terry Wilson
1991 House Party 2 Bilal
1992 Boomerang Tyler Hawkins
1994 You So Crazy Himself Stand-up film
Executive producer and writer
1995 Bad Boys Det. Marcus Burnett Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (with Will Smith)
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence
1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Darnell Wright Also director
Narrator, executive producer, writer and music supervisor
1997 Nothing to Lose Terrence "T-Paul" Paul Davidson
1999 Life Claude Banks Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Comedy Team (with Eddie Murphy)
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture
1999 Blue Streak Miles Logan/Detective Malone
2000 Big Momma's House Malcolm Turner/Big Momma Also executive producer
Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Actor – Comedy
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Wipeout
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated—Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actor
2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? Kevin Caffrey Also executive producer
2001 Black Knight Jamal Walker/Skywalker Also executive producer
2002 Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Himself Stand-up film
Also executive producer and writer
2003 National Security Earl Montgomery Also executive producer
2003 Bad Boys II Detective Marcus Burnett Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Will Smith)
2005 Rebound Coach Roy McCormick/
Preachor Don
Also executive producer
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Malcolm Turner/Big Momma Also executive producer
2006 Open Season Boog Voice only
2007 Wild Hogs Bobby Davis
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Dr. RJ Stevens/Roscoe Jenkins, Jr.
2008 College Road Trip Chief James Porter
2010 Death at a Funeral Ryan Barnes
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Malcolm Turner/Big Momma
2016 Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time Himself Stand-up film
Also writer
2019 The Beach Bum Captain Wack
2020 Bad Boys for Life Detective Marcus Burnett Filming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Martin Lawrence Biography (1965–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2012.