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Martin Lawrence

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Also Known As: Died:
Born: April 16, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Cast ...
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Began performing stand-up on the local nightclub circuit in Washington DC
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Moved to NYC where he performed in Washington Square Park
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Worked at Sears in Queens, New York with Salt-N-Pepa and Kid 'N' Play (Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin)
1987:
Won the first round of a "Star Search" competition
1987:
Cast in a recurring role on the syndicated sitcom, "What's Happening Now!!" as a smartmouthed busboy
1989:
Feature debut in Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing"
1990:
Teamed with Kid 'N' Play for the feature "House Party"; first collaboration with actress Tisha Campbell
1990:
Provided a voice for the short-lived cartoon, "Kid 'n' Play" (NBC)
1991:
Reunited with Kid 'N' Play and Campbell for a sequel, "House Party 2"
1992:
First film with Eddie Murphy, "Boomerang"; third film with Campbell
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Starred in the HBO comedy special, "One-Night Stand"
1992:
Hosted the HBO comedy series, "Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam"
1992:
Starred (also executive produced) in the Fox sitcom, "Martin"; co-starring Campbell as his girlfriend
1993:
Released first concert album, <i>Talkin' Shit</i>
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Founded production companies You So Crazy and You Go Boy
1994:
Starred in the concert film "You So Crazy"; feature debut as executive producer; film received an NC-17 rating
1994:
Banned from NBC after some controversial comments made while hosting "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
1995:
Co-starred with Will Smith as two undercover Miami cops in Michael Bay's feature directorial debut, "Bad Boys"
1996:
Feature directorial debut (also co-wrote, co-starred and produced), "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate"
1997:
Starred opposite Tim Robbins in "Nothing to Lose"
1999:
Re-teamed with Eddie Murphy as prisoners in "Life"
1999:
Starred as a diamond thief impersonating a cop in "Blue Streak"
2000:
Scored a hit as an FBI agent going undercover in "Big Momma's House"; also executive produced
2001:
Starred opposite Danny DeVito in "What's the Worst That Could Happen?"
2001:
Starred (also executive produced) in "Black Knight"
2002:
Released "Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat" a concert film
2003:
Starred in the comedy feature "National Security"
2003:
Re-teamed with Will Smith for "Bad Boys 2"
2005:
Starred in the basketball comedy "Rebound" as flamboyant coach Roy McCormick
2006:
Produced and starred in "Big Momma's House 2" the sequel to the 2000 comedy
2006:
Voiced BOOG, a happily domesticated grizzly bear in the animated comedy "Open Season"
2007:
Cast in the comedy-adventure "Wild Hogs" as one of four middle-aged friends who decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip
2008:
Starred in the comedy, "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins"
2008:
Co-starred with Raven-Symoné in the father/daughter comedy, "College Road Trip"
2010:
Co-starred in the Chris Rock produced black comedy, "Death at a Funeral," a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name

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