Martin Lawrence has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 21 April, 2023
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is an African American comedian, producer, writer, director, and actor. Lawrence was deeply emotional as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honouring the comedian’s decades of work in film and TV. Lawrence’s star is located at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard, near the TCL Chinese Theatre, and is the 2,901st star on the famous sidewalk. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame, recognized Lawrence for his outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry, including his numerous film and television credits, as well as his achievements as a producer, director, and writer.
The comedian had the support of many friends, along with his family. After the ceremony, an emotional Lawrence said the whole event left him feeling a bit overwhelmed.
“I’ve been crying all week, so I figured if I had my glasses on today, maybe y’all won’t see the tears,” said Lawrence. “But they’re most definitely tears of joy.”
Lawrence got his start on television in the late 1980s on “What’s Happening Now.” He struck TV gold in 1992 as the star of the sitcom “Martin.”
“In my generation, when you say, ‘Martin,’ you don’t have to say his last name. Everybody knows who you are talking about,” said Tracy Morgan. “My parents had Redd Foxx and ‘Sanford and Son.’ We had Martin Lawrence.”
On the big screen, there was the “Bad Boys” franchise, with another one on the way. Plus, “Big Momma’s House” and “House Party.”
“If this dude doesn’t have a star, they need to take all of them up out the ground, dig all these damn things up,” said Steve Harvey. “Ladies and gentlemen, Martin Lawrence is that dude!”
Martin also told ABC News,
“I’m thankful for the love that I give out and I’m just feeling that I’m getting it back,” said Lawrence. “If I can pass one thing on to those coming after me, it would be to board your dream bus with confidence, grace and humility and ride it until the wheels fall off!”
The addition of Martin Lawrence’s star to the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a fitting tribute to an incredibly talented and influential entertainer. Lawrence’s contributions to comedy and film have left an indelible mark on the industry, and his legacy is sure to endure for years to come.