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Martin Lawrence
LAP99082505 - 25 AUGUST 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence, pictured, is listed in critical condition August 25 at a Thousand Oaks, Calif. hospital where he's being treated for heat exhaustion and hypothermia. Media reports say Lawrence lapsed into a coma at one point after going out jogging in heavy clothing over the weekend. jr/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
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Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer. He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably the films Bad Boys and Bad Boys II. Lawrence has acted in numerous movie roles and starred in his own television series, Martin, which ran from 1992 to 1997.

Martin Lawrence born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, where his father, John Lawrence, served in the U.S. Military. He was given his first name after Martin Luther King, Jr. and his middle name after that of John F. Kennedy. After his parents divorced in 1973, Lawrence rarely saw his father, who worked as a police officer at the time. His mother, Chlora, began working several jobs to support her family. During his teen years, Lawrence excelled at boxing. While living in Maryland, he attended Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts (Landover, Maryland), Fairmont Heights High School (Fairmount Heights, Maryland), Eleanor Roosevelt High School and also Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland, becoming a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender.

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