Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence, was born in Main, Germany, on April 16 1965. Is an American actor, film director, film producer, and comedian. He grew up with his mother in Maryland and excelled at boxing during his teen years. He attended Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative Performing and Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in Friendly High School in Fort Washington became a Mid-Atlantic "Golden Gloves" boxing contender.Lawrence started his career in LA, first from the Kings Wood comedy club and making his first acting job in "What's Happening Now!!". The breakthrough role was in the film "Do the Right Thing" and later in the series "Def Comedy Jam" on HBO. In the years to come, Lawrence played in many blockbusters like "Boomerang", "Bad Boys", "Big Momma's House" and "Bad Boys 2".