Martin Lawrence is an 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 ad Boys, Blue Streak, and Big Momma’s House. Lawrence has starred in numerous film roles and his very own highly-rated television series, which ran from 1992 to 1997. His television series and starring role in question were both named after him with “Martin” Payne in Martin.
After Martin ended its run in 1997, Lawrence found ample work in comedy films. He often starred as the second lead opposite actors including Eddie Murphy and Tim Robbins. Many of his films were blockbusters at the box office, including Nothing to Lose, Life, Blue Streak, and Big Momma’s House.
Martin Lawrence also starred in critical and box office failures including, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, Black Knight and National Security. Regardless, his salary steadily increased to over $10 million per film role.
Martin Lawrence continues to work in film, with such films as Big Momma’s House 2, which opened #1 at the North American box office and grossed almost $28 million its first weekend,and Wild Hogs, in which he plays a bored suburbanite seeking adventure on the open road in a biker comedy alongside John Travolta, Tim Allen and William H. Macy.
How Martin Lawrence Made His Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $113 Million
Birthday: April 16, 1965
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