Why Famous: He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably in the films "House Party", "Bad Boys", "Blue Streak", "Big Momma's House" and "A Thin Line Between Love & Hate".
- 1995-01-07 Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia
- 2010-07-10 "Big Momma's House" actor Martin Lawrence (45) weds longtime girlfriend Shamicka Gibbs (35) on an intimate wedding in Beverly Hills
- 2012-04-25 Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence (47) files for divorce from Shamicka Gibbs due to irreconcilable differences after 1.5 years of marriage
- 1996-05-07 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown