Martin Lawrence's career, and life, has definitely seen its share of ups and downs. After attending performing arts high school and becoming a Golden Gloves boxing champion, he eventually settled on a career in comedy. He made it to the stand-up comedy finals on "Star Search", and that led to television work. His professional on-camera career began in the late 80s, with roles on such shows as, "What's Happening Now!", and multiple pilots. From there, he transitioned into film work, and for the next few years, he would go back and forth between successful big and small screen projects. He appeared in such films as "Do the Right Thing", "House Party", and "Boomerang". In 1992, he began starring in the television show that would bring him the most fame, as the lead character in "Martin". He earned legions of new fans with his appearances as part of "Def Comedy Jam", and he also co-starred, with Will Smith, in the blockbuster summer film, "Bad Boys", and its sequel. Unfortunately, somewhere in there, things started to go awry in his personal life. He was hospitalized multiple times, and arrested once, between 1995 and 1997 for erratic or violent behavior, and his behavior on the set of "Martin" was so unpredictable and ugly, that his co-star filed a lawsuit. He has since slowed the pace of his work down, and has seemed to be back on track. His change in work style has also meant changes in his personal life, including a recent divorce, and now he has put his massive Beverly Hills mansion up for rent.
Martin Lawrence's house in Beverly Hills has seven bedrooms, nine and half bathrooms, and over-the-top styling that screams, "Movie Star!". The 13,900 square foot property also houses a wine room, a private movie theater with its own concessions area, a gym, a huge swimming pool, an enclosed poolside cabana, winding staircases, marble floors, huge chandeliers, a games room, multiple fireplaces, a large aquarium, and a state of the art kitchen. Martin Lawrence's house is renting for $200,000 per month, and if you like ostentatious styling and ridiculously high ceilings, Martin Lawrence's house might be the perfect spot for you.