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MARTIN LAWRENCE (Boog) has established himself as one of America's most popular actor/comedians with starring roles in such hit movies as Big Momma's House, Bad Boys and its sequel Bad Boys II, Blue Streak and National Security. Lawrence's many other screen credits include Do the Right Thing, House Party, Talkin' Dirty After Dark, House Party 2, Boomerang, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (which he also co-wrote and directed), Nothing to Lose, Life, What's the Worst That Could Happen? and Black Knight. Most recently, he was seen in the box office hit Big Momma's House II, as well as the comedy Rebound.

Lawrence began his career as a stand-up comedian, gained major attention at Hollywood's legendary Improv, and shortly thereafter won a performance spot on TV's popular talent showcase "Star Search.” Columbia Television executives, impressed by his "Star Search” appearance, offered Lawrence his fist acting job, a regular role on the sitcom "What's Happening Now!"

Lawrence was then personally chosen by music mogul Russell Simmons to host his groundbreaking showcase for young comedians, HBO's "Def Comedy Jam.” Lawrence worked on the show for two seasons and is credited with helping expose a new generation of stand-up comics including Chris Tucker, Damon Wayans, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer.

The actor/comedian went on to co-create, executive produce and star in Fox Television's "Martin." The hit sitcom, which ran from 1992-1997, earned three NAACP Image Awards, and is one of several series credited with helping solidify the fledgling Fox network's place within the television industry. Lawrence has also starred in two hugely successful concert films: You So Crazy and Martin Lawrence Live: Runtledat, and has recorded the Billboard Top 10 concert album "Talkin' Shit" and the Grammy-nominated "Funk It."

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