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In honor of Martin Lawrence’s 55th Birthday, we’re sharing FIVE interesting facts about the comedian, actor, and filmmaker!

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1. Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965, in Frankfurt, Germany. His dad served in the U.S. Military and he left the family when he was 8-years-old.

2. Richard Pryor was his comedic inspiration. As a kid, he watched Pryor all the time.

3. After hosting”Saturday Night Live” in 1994, Lawrence was banned from the show for telling sex jokes! The network banned him for years.

4. Lawrence was a mentor to Tracy Morgan.

5. Martin was named after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

As an added bonus, we’ve included the infamous intimidation scene from Bad Boys II!