Martin Lawrence

Actor/Comedian

Known for his over the top, broad physical humor and colorful characters, Martin Lawrence redefined the comedy landscape. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Lawrence initially pursued boxing as ateen, but when a teacher encouraged him to attend an open mic night, a star was born. A stint starring on What’s Happening Now!! led to his TV big break as host of Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam on HBO. And Lawrence’s popular self-titled sitcom Martin, which ran from 1992 to 1997, helped to launch his movie career. His hit parade of film comedies includes Bad Boys, Big Momma House, Black Knight and Wild Hogs.

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Flicks of the Week: Ice Cube and Keke Palmer Make the Perfect Team

Keke Palmer and Ice Cube join forces in the film The Longshots and kill it on screen! Watch it on Monday at 10:30A/9:30C.

Supa Dupa Fly: Missy Elliott's Top 20 Hits

A look at some of the spitter's best songs.

Celebrities: Spike Lee Honored at Celebration for Do the Right Thing

NY filmmaker is immortalized in a portrait by Kehinde Wiley. (6/23/2014)

20 Years Later: The Most Influential Albums of 1994

A look back at the most memorable albums from two decades ago.

Flicks of the Week - May 5

Jamie Foxx goes on a joy ride with Nia Long, Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy get locked up together and Queen Latifah sets it off!

Celebrity Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Martin Lawrence!

Chance the Rapper, Akon and more celebrate this week.
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