His subsequent turn as a guy trying to buy a slice of pizza in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989) led to choice roles in House Party (1990) and Boomerang (1992); a high-profile "One Night Stand" comedy special on HBO; his own television show, "Martin" (1992-97); and a hosting gig on "Def Comedy Jam," making Lawrence one of the busiest comics of the 1990s.
His star continued to burn brightly with the Will Smith buddy film Bad Boys (1995) and its sequel, Bad Boys II (2003), but Lawrence has made his biggest splash to date clad in a fat suit in the hit comedies Big Momma's House (2000) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006).
Miami narcotics cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are on the trail of a master crook who's snatched $100 million worth of heroin. To get the lone witness to talk, Lowrey and Burnett must pose as each other, swapping lives as they work the case.
- Open Season
- Nothing to Lose
- Black Knight
- Wild Hogs
- House Party
- Big Momma's House
- National Security
- Bad Boys II
- College Road Trip
- Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
- Death at a Funeral
- Thin Line Between Love & Hate
- Blue Streak
- Talkin' Dirty After Dark
- House Party 2
- Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy
- Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat
- The Robin Harris Story
- Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment...
- Big Momma's House 2
- Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son