Martin Lawrence's Height
5ft 7in (170 cm)
American stand-up comedian and actor, best known for starring in films such as Bad Boys, Big Momma's House and Blue Streak. On his show, he once claimed "5ft 7, 8"
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Canson said on 25/Nov/16
Rob: how about a page for his late co-star Tommy Ford?
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
Heylo said on 9/Nov/16
Strange, In the Bad Boys movies he looked average next to legit tall guy Will Smith so I assumed he was around 5'9. I can see in other movies though that he looks this height.
Marc said on 30/Oct/16
His IMDb says 5ft7 and half maybe it's actually true or maybe he's above 5ft7 but not quite a full half
Shredder said on 21/Oct/16
This is a guy I'd love to see with Rob.
Guest said on 10/Oct/16
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Shredder said on 19/Aug/16
I just saw Nothing to Lose and he actually does ( in the film , not the cover ) about 5'7 range with Tim , He also looked around the same as Gincarlo , I give him 5'7 honestly
Canson said on 5/Aug/16
@James: fair enough. And again my apologies. How tall do you think Martin is? He said 5'7/5'8 before on his show and that episode was when he was unemployed. He never looked much taller than Tisha or Tichina and looked noticeably shorter than Tommy. so I'd roll quick with 5'7 barefoot.
James said on 4/Aug/16
@Canson The "James" of this section is another one. I am the James of the Kobe Bryant discussion, the real one. So we still disagree on virtually everything lol
Shredder said on 28/Jul/16
I always found him hard to put down.
Canson said on 27/Jul/16
The one time I will agree with James. He's 5'7. Look at him in pics with Tommy Ford who has always looked legit 6'4. And in pics with the women in Martin Tichina Arnold and tisha Campbell he wasn't much taller than them
Mike T said on 15/Dec/15
He can look average height at times.
the shredder said on 27/Oct/15
He is leaning in , I don't think he is near 5'9 barefoot , maybe 5'7.5 though.
C said on 27/Oct/15
In Martin's defense, he does look like he is tilting his head and/or body in some of those photos. Tom Cruise is an actor who I don't think is as short as people make him out to be. To me, Cruise is a 5'9'' guy who likes tall women (5'9''+), who like to wear heels. Going back to Martin, maybe he lost some height? In the Open Season premiere, he didn't look towered over by Ashton Kutcher, who is arguably 6'3''.
the shredder said on 26/Oct/15
Your right about him being listed 5'9 in that film , He can look taller in some films actually , but look at him With Cruise and Depp and tell me you see a 5'9 guy.
C said on 23/Oct/15
the shredder, I have never heard Martin Lawrence talk about his height aside from the episode of Martin where he said over the phone that he was 5'7'', 5'8'' and how he wasn't very tall. But in Blue Streak, his drivers' license (or fake police ID?) stated that he was 5'9''. Either way, he was in character. I think 5'9'' is more accurate based on Bad Boys.
the shredder said on 15/Oct/15
C , he doesn't even claim 5 '9 , but you do have a point about him not looking short in Bad Boys.
C said on 30/Sep/15
Says the guy with no evidence.
james said on 28/Sep/15
Hes 5'7" end of story
said on 16/Sep/15
Pause at 1:17 and you will see our boot-wearing, damsel-in-distress played by Tea Leoni walking pass Det. Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), Det. Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), and Mrs. Theresa Burnett (Theresa Randle). Tea Leoni has been listed as both 5'7'' and 5'8'', and when you pause this clip at that point, you will see that Martin Lawrence has an inch to an inch and a half on her. Also, at the very beginning of this clip, you will see Martin's character being referred to as "the short one" (Will's character is "the tall one"), so there would be no reason for Lawrence to be wearing lifts.
Again, I emphasize that Martin Lawrence is 5'9." If he appears shorter, he is usually slouching for the purpose of performing physical comedy. But in action films where he has to be more serious, he has better posture. That is all.
C said on 12/Sep/15
Underrated in talent and underestimated in height. He is 5'9''. No more than 5 inches shorter than 6'2'' Will Smith in Bad Boys. Same height as Tea Leoni and Gabrielle Union (both 5'7'') when both of them were in boots high heels, respectively. An inch and a half taller than John Leguizamo in What's The Worst Than Can Happen. Less than 3 inches shorter than Luke Wilson in Blue Streak. All evidence points to Martin Lawrence being 5'9".
the shredder said on 11/Aug/15
I can see him claiming 5'8 , He can look it at times , in big shoes . Love to see that interview. I give him 5'7.5 personally. He is not that towered by will smith.
Chase Witherspoon said on 7/Aug/15
I recall him on Letterman many years ago claiming he was 5'8" as he was joking there was a 5'8" and over club or something that you needed to be in order to be cast the plum leading man roles; he was self deprecating ...
the shredder said on 21/Jan/15
He can look over 5 '7
the shredder said on 7/Nov/14
I remember them looking the same?
jtm said on 2/Nov/14
i just watched do the right thing again and there is no way he was the same height as giancarlo esposito. 5'6 is more accurate than 5'7 or 5'8.
said on 31/Oct/14
Rob , can he be taller , like 5 '7.25 ? He looks same height as Ice Cube
[Editor Rob: you can never rule it out]
the shredder said on 23/Oct/14
Same height as Ice Cube , he could be 5'7.5.
the shredder said on 17/Jul/14
Something is off in Bad Boys , there was no 6.5 inches between him and Smith.
said on 2/Jun/14
Rob , he is the same height as Ginacarlo. Can he be 5'7.5 ?
[Editor Rob: at times he can look anywhere in 5ft 7 range]
the shredder said on 9/Mar/14
Rob can he be 5'6 range and be a lift wearer?
the shredder said on 7/Mar/14
Rob , why does he look 5'5 , 5'6 with Johnny depp and Cruise?
the shredder said on 7/Mar/14
%'6 does not look bad with cruise and Johnny depp even though he can look 5'7 .
Mr. R said on 7/Mar/14
I saw him in Beverly Hills. He is 5-6.
said on 5/Mar/14
Rob , something is off , look at him with Jerry who you have at 5'7.25 on here. , even if Martin stands fully he still would not be as tall. Also Johhny depp and Cruise just eat him up there.
the shredder said on 5/Feb/14
His fake Id in Blue Streak gives 5'9 lol.
truth said on 2/Feb/14
Jay said on 5/Jan/14
Martin is clearly 5'8
the shredder said on 14/Nov/13
He really can look taller than 5'7.
Balrog said on 13/Nov/13
I think 5'7'' and a flat 6'1'' for Smith is the best.
the shredder said on 12/Nov/13
6'1.25 and 5'7.5 adds up better than 6'1.5 and 5'7.
said on 13/Oct/13
Rob, good come back lol , I should have put In My Opinion ;). The site is working fine now , I was thinking you banned me or something.
[Editor Rob: apologies, unfortunately several regular commentators were effected the last few weeks...the best option is to send a tweet if access is limited more than a day or 2 and it alerts me more easily - the site is usually up 99% of the time!]
said on 12/Oct/13
Rob , if Will is the 6'1.5 minimum than Martin has to be 171 cm.
[Editor Rob: he doesn't have to be, but he could be...]
the shredder said on 5/Oct/13
I use to think 5'6.5 but he can look easily 5'7 to 5'8 ... He might wear lifts because he looked 2 " over John Leguizemo .
Edlt2882 said on 5/Sep/13
Saw this guy up close. I'm 5'7.5 and he looked about an inch taller. However, I think he was wearing boots, so this may have given him almost two additinal inches. He definitely is in the range of 5'7-5'8.
Silent d said on 17/Jul/13
He was shorter than paul giamatti in big momma's house. Quite short next to terrence howard, luke wilson and will smith. 5 foot 7 is good for him.
C said on 29/Jun/13
If Will Smith is 6'2'', then Martin Lawrence is 5'9''. In Bad Boys I, Lawrence never looked more than 5 inches shorter than Smith. It wouldn't even make sense for Lawrence to wear lifts because according to Tea Leoni's dialogue in the movie, Mike (Smith) was "the tall one" and Marcus (Lawrence) was "the short one".
jtm said on 25/Jun/13
look at him next to tim robbins. he is not 5'7.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/13
Mr. R said on 13/Dec/12
shredder, I was at this dinner in Bev Hills, and he walked right past me. I thought he was closer to 5-8, but no, he is 5-6.
5ft10guy(Not Growing) said on 11/Dec/12
How about Thomas Mikal Ford,the tall guy from the show.
Mr. R said on 10/Dec/12
I met ML at a dinner a few years ago. He is 5-6.
Bad Boys said on 30/Oct/12
Just watched the film, I agree he's no more than 5' 7" but plenty of shots with him with Will Smith and Joe Pantoliono (who played the captain) and he was only an inch or so shorter than Joe and about 4 than 6. 2 " SMith,
bee-ri said on 3/Sep/12
Also have a look at the camera angles in BadBoys.... you will see lots of shots from below or above... to cover for the half foot difference between the two.
the shredder said on 2/Sep/12
Well then Rob , why does he not look so short with Will Smith ? ... Martin is in lifts or Will is 6'1 max ... MAX !
said on 2/Sep/12
Rob , I found it funny he looks 5'8 alot ... Do you think he wears lifts or is taller then we think ?
[Editor Rob: I don't think he looks 5ft 8, maybe in some shots he might, but generally he looks shorter. ]
the shredder said on 6/Aug/12
Nicholas to me was minimum 175 .
swm said on 5/Aug/12
@Rob its interesting what you said about somebody's proportions making them look taller/shorter than they are. Lawrence does look 170cm when compared to other actors but can look 5'8". Jack Nicholson on the other hand was 5'9.5" at his peak but his proportions always made him look on the short side, I think.
leonari said on 29/Jul/12
Shredder: Ok. Great. Thanks for clearing it up. And great that we agree on a height! Wow. I thought the day would never come...
the shredder said on 29/Jul/12
Leonari no , I think he is 5'7 max , I said LOOKS 5'8 .
leonari said on 28/Jul/12
Shredder: I hope you don't believe that Martin is 5'8"...
said on 28/Jul/12
Rob , somebody's proportions could make a person seem taller or shorter ? I know a guy who I measured 5'10 1/8 but comes off as 5'9 max .
[Editor Rob: yeah, sometimes longer legs or slim shape and smaller head can add a look of being taller in photos.]
said on 27/Jul/12
Rob , do you agree he looks 5'8 here ? 1:21 ...
[Editor Rob: proportion wise, possibly, but 5ft 7 I think is still probably nearer the mark ]
the shredder said on 1/Feb/12
5'5 is too short ... more like 5'6 to 7
ROB_LOVER said on 30/Jan/12
just watching, the film a thin line between love and hate, when he walks into and through the building to deliver flowers he walks next to a slightly slouching lady with minor female buissness heels, she looks huge compared to him, you can just see how small he is walking in and around in this scene, id say 5'5" like that little guy in that 48 hours movie with nick nolte, he really is that small
Silent d said on 30/Oct/11
He is shorter than 5 foot 8 steve zahn in national security. What are you talking about he looked short in bad boys 1 and 2. I can live with 170cm. He was up to terrence howard's ear in big momma's house and he looks short next to nia long who i think is 163cm.
said on 27/Sep/11
Rob , do you think he wears lifts ? ... His height vary in Blue Streak from 5'6 to 5'8
[Editor Rob: maybe the camera angles helped him at times to look 5ft 8?]
dmeyer said on 9/May/11
he looked that range in person near enaught 5 ft 7
T.J. said on 28/Apr/11
Just met him last night..close to 5'7" i'd say..but not quite that mark.
Kinda slouched alot.
Legend said on 2/Apr/11
I don't know about this, he looks 5'7.
the shredder said on 26/Feb/11
Will Smith is not 6'2 he is 6'1 ... thats why Martin looked that tall !
SolidSnake said on 26/Feb/11
Really this short???? I thought 5'9 or something, when I saw Bad Boys I never not even once noticed him being dwarfed by 6'2 Will Smith.
said on 16/Feb/11
Rob ,you thinking about a downgrade ? There not a lot of 5'6.75 listings !
[Editor Rob: maybe he should be one of them]
said on 15/Feb/11
Wow he needs a downgrade , just saw some pics with Jamie Foxx ! Rob , you forgot to tell me your estimate on the other guy !
[Editor Rob: I would say 5ft 10 for gahan might be a fair estimate]
said on 15/Feb/11
Rob , what 5'8 or 5'9 guys you talking about ? ... Oh , you ever had an estimate for Dave Gohan from Depeche Mode yet btw ?
[Editor Rob: see with guys like jamie foxx he can look 5ft 6]
said on 15/Feb/11
Rob , do you think 5'6.5 is more realistic ? He claims 5'7 -5'8 , that could be in shoes !
[Editor Rob: it might be 5ft 6.5, I mean you could argue that one easily for him, as with genuine 5ft 8 or 9 guys he could be 169cm]
said on 14/Feb/11
Rob , could he be 5'6.5 ? He was shoerter then Tim Robbins by about 10 or 11 inches !
[Editor Rob: he can look that height for sure with Tim]
da_truth said on 11/Feb/11
Doesn't look like the same height in Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son with his movie son Brandon T. Jackson, who is also listed as 5'7" and was in several other movies where he looked the height exactly. He made Brandon look tall... he looked like he was giving up 1.5 inches to Brandon. So 5'5.5" wouldn't be far fetched.
Dianne said on 26/Dec/10
I am 5'9" in barefeet...over 6' in heels. I met Martin Lawrence in person at a cast party and almost walked right past him because he was so short and I didn't see him in the crowd. I'd have to go with an earlier post that Martin Lawrence is about 5'3", maybe 5'4". Nice guy though...not as "jerky" as some of his characters he plays.
the shredder said on 14/Sep/07
Rob , maybe the Super Mario height chart is right or Lawrence is 5'9 ?
I find it funny They both claim the 5'7 - 5'8 range !
said on 14/Sep/07
Rob , do you think he can be 5'6.5 ? .. Next to Tim Robbins I think he looks around that .
[Editor Rob: I'm still trying to figure out how he's taller than John Legizmo!]
ZA said on 23/Aug/07
Jojo makes a good point, it is not just the height that makes someone's personality and it does not matter above all. Martin Lawrence is for one my favorite actor. I myself am 6'6", speaking from personal experience the only role so far it has played as standing above most others, whereas it rarely seems to attract women lol.
said on 10/Aug/07
Some guy saying he saw Martin at 5'5 ! ...
sunny from new delhi said on 26/Jul/07
i think he is 5'7.. but what ever with the height.. he is real cool actor .. no one can act like him the way he dance and make funny faces.. he has done realy awesome movies...
jojo said on 24/Jul/07
I know this is kinda besides the point, but I just really wanna say that I just can't understand this whole fuss about height!!! And as a woman, I most certainly cannot support the claim that tall men are preferred over short men, coz height is hardly an issue!! I'm not going to go into the whole personality/character speech coz I know nobody's tryin to hear that, so I'll stick to physical talk and my word on that is that, like in a woman, it's all about proportion. Martin Lawrence is a perfect example of great proportion. While standing at 5'6, he looks no less better than a 6 footer with good proportion. A nice face doesn't hurt him either. Kylie Minogue is a great example of a woman with short stature but great proportion...she's only 5'0, and she's one of the most desirable women on the planet! Same goes for Christina Milian (5'1), Alyssa Milano (5'1), Christina Aguilera (5'2), Jada Pinkett (5'0), Shakira (4'11)...did I make my point?
I'll conclude by mentioning that I do practice what I preach as I'm very happily married to a 5'5 man, and out of all the 5'9ers and 6'2ers I dated before him, my attraction to them didn't compare to my attraction to him.
So to all 'short' men out there (and I put the word 'short' in speech marks as the world's idea of short is really not that short...i understand 5'0 as bein short on a man, but 5'6???), don't regard your height as a curse. It's part of who you are and what makes you special!! I assure you there are plenty of women who want you it's just that it's the tall men who have the confidence to make that first move! Hence the ridiculous statistics that show that women prefer tall men. It's only coz the shorter men don't have the guts to chat up a woman thinking they're gonna be turned down. And thing is gentlemen, women are NEVER gonna make the first move. So if she likes you, you'll never know unless you take that step. Tall, short...it don't matter. A woman does not woo - she is wooed. And that's how it always will be lol.
I'm out yall. God bless!!
the shredder said on 19/Jul/07
Well Sam , Martin himself said he was 5'7 - 5'8 . I doubt he is passed 5'7 and he does not look it in that photo you posted and Martin had big shoes on ... Remember him next to John Leguiziami ? ... I also think Martin is more in the 5 ft 6 , 5 ft 7 range ! ... Him and Mike Myers are both shorter then Ben Still , and Rob has him at 5'6.75 and Mike and Martin at 5'7 ?
said on 17/Jul/07
Saw him with William Fichtner in some interchangeable Martin Lawrence vehicle (apparently What's the Worst That Could Happen?), Lawrence appeared about 6 inches shorter than Fichtner. Though slouching in this particular photo, Lawrence didn't appear much taller when more upright in the scene:
Since Fichtner is about 6'0.5", Lawrence is probably 5'6"-5'7".
the shredder said on 13/May/07
Very funny MD !!!! Bravo , Bravo , lol ... You don't know who your talking to ! Im " THE SHREDDER " and Glenn and Rob are the Kings of this site ! Your just a some user !
MD said on 11/May/07
WTF? Could you try some coherent sentences or paragraphs, please?
the shredder said on 11/May/07
Because Glenn is the sh!t and he keeps the site running , and we are friends !!! ... Glenn said a few times that John never look under 5'7 - 5'8 ... Glenn met him in saw what he saw so I respect his opinion ! ... Honestly IMO I think John and Martin are both a barefoot 5'6 ! ... They both only claim 5'7 to 5'8 and look like lift wearers ! ... So just say if John is 5'6 and was in flats , then Martin pulled off 5'7 + , But if Glenn's 5'7 to 5'8 guess is right for John , then Martin pulled off 5'9-ish for sure ! ... Look at other photos of Martin ! ... The man is a very short , very weak 5'7 at most ! ... He said in an episode of " Martin " that he was 5'7 haaaaaaa 5'8 ! ... NO , I DON'T THINK MARTIN IS ANYWHERE NEAR 5'9 !
MD said on 10/May/07
How are you taking Glenn's word for it when we know Martin is not 5'9"?
the shredder said on 9/May/07
I'll take Glenn's word for it ! ... he saw John at 5'8 ! ... If John really is 5'8 , then Lawrence pulled off the 5'9 - 5'10er look ... which is really wierd because Lawrence can only look 5'6 ... " Tim Robbins , Wild Hogs " ... !!
said on 9/May/07
Yea , so give Leguiz 5 ft 6 ! ... He was not that much taller then " 5 foot nothing " Bob Hoskins !
[Editor Rob: glenn would threaten to have Jumbo eat me if I put him 5ft 6! Maybe one day in the future glenn will show his john photo though.]
said on 8/May/07
Well they both claim 5'7 and 5'8 ... Glenn said John looks atleast 5'7 when he sees him ! ... I honestly think both are closer to 5 ft 6 ! ... With the Wild Hogs Lawrence does not look passed 5'6.5 to me , so I would say John and Martin are both closer to 5 ft 6 and Martin was wearing lifts in that movie ! ... Another thing is that Glenn saw Mike Myers more 5'6ish then 5'7ish , and Martin was the same height as him on the MTV Movie Awards of 2003 ! ... Also photos of John and Spike Lee , who glenn thought was 5'5 max , theres not much between them at all !
[Editor Rob: I'd believe more chance of leguiziamo being under 5ft 7 and having dodgy footwear is more than lawrence outwith movies, because there's leguiz looking short of both dennis hopper and martin 'big man' lawrence...wierd]
said on 8/May/07
WOW ROB , I found something you might like ! ... How come Martin is taller then John who claims 5'8 ??????????
[Editor Rob: Lawrence is walking tall, he could have pulled a fast one in footwear, but maybe the guiziamo is closer to 5ft 6, if not martin is definitely doing a stiller here]
the shredder said on 26/Apr/07
Rob , You should REALLY change his height . He looks 5'6 next to Macy ! ... I want so bad to see him as his 5'7-5'8 claim , but I just can't ... Really no more then 5'6.5 ! ... Tim Robbins also puts him 5'6.5 max . I think he wears lifts to look 5'7-5'8 .
the shredder said on 22/Apr/07
Rob , now that Glenn has Macy ... What do you think Lawrence looks next to Macy ??? ... Ive seen photos from Wild Hogs and Macy can look a good 2 inches on Lawrence !!!
the shredder said on 7/Mar/07
Martin is looking 5'6 , or Macy is closer to 5'10 that Glenn saw ?
the shredder said on 6/Mar/07
Rob man , Glenn was right with Macy ! Theres a pic where Macy looks 3 inches taller then Martin !
the shredder said on 3/Mar/07
Rob , after looking at Tom Cruise and Martin lawrence next to Will Smith ... is there a possiblity that lawrence and cruise or close in height ????
[Editor Rob: I think 5ft 7 fits lawrence, 172cm can fit cruise, ok, some will say at 8am...but hey, maybe a select few on here could be contrued more as morning height.
As for the acrobat fellow you asked about...might aswell add the guy. My guess, 6ft -12]
said on 27/Feb/07
LOL ! Lawerence is looking TALL next to the cast of Wild Hogs ...
the shredder said on 27/Feb/07
Thinks very much Rob ! .... Now people can see that hes not more then what hes claiming .... some use to think 5'9 ... LOL !
said on 26/Feb/07
Another video where he looks short-ish !
said on 26/Feb/07
Look how short he looks here !
the shredder said on 25/Feb/07
Rob , I hate to be a nat ... but when your going to put his claim up ??? Also when your going to put Will Smith at 6'1 ???
the shredder said on 25/Feb/07
Yea , you can clearly see him in lifts in National Security ! Also I found it funny that he looked about 5'8 in Bad Boys , and about 5'6 for Nothing To Lose ! Well , he did ( in fact ) say 5'7 , 5'8 ! Watch Episode 10 of season 3 . The Episode is called Get A Job ! His Exact words when he was on the phone looking for a job was ... " I ain't that tall ! 5'7 - 5'8 ! "
glenn said on 24/Feb/07
i was shocked at how tall macy was.5-9.25 minimum.in lifts? i missed lawrence 2 weeks ago.heard he isnt friendly.
the shredder said on 24/Feb/07
Rhis guy does wear big shoes though ! btw , what did you mean by ... you just want your name up there now ???
[Editor Rob: if someone mentions a quote normally I say 'blahblah points']
the shredder said on 24/Feb/07
Rob , how come you have not put his height claim up yet ??? Remember it was 5'7 and 5'8 at the same time ! Also Padraig thought 5'7 max with Arseino Hall !
[Editor Rob: you mean at top of page, sure I'll do that...you just want your name up there now ;)
there is pictures out there now of martin lawrence+ the wild hogs, and seeing as glenn says he has got the MACY, it will be interesting to see.]
the shredder said on 22/Feb/07
Rob , I finally found the Episode where he claims 5'7 , 5'8 ! the clip is not on youtube.com , but the Episode is called - Get A Job ... Episode 10 of season 3 ! Martin - " Im 5'7 , 5'8 . I ain't dat tall " ... yea , more like " Im 5'6 , 5'7 " !
the shredder said on 8/Feb/07
Rob , your the man ! ... something that is needed is the fact that he claim his height on his sitcom ! saying ... " Im 5'7 , 5'8 " ! right out of his own mouth !
the shredder said on 8/Feb/07
Rob , why do you have at the top " sometimes he looks 5'6 , other times nearly 5'9 " ??? he never looks 5'9 ! also if he looks 5'6 , then he can be 5'6 ! ... Imo in pics he really don't look taller then 5'7 !
[Editor Rob: oh, just an old remnant probably from when firstly adding him. Not really needed]
the shredder said on 7/Feb/07
this guy is starting to look shorter ! he is in this new movie called Wild Hogs and he is clearly the shorter guy of the group ! Im starting to think closer to 5'6 !!!!!!!!!
the shredder said on 11/Dec/06
so was 5'7 your guess dmeyer( however you pronouces your name ) ?
dmeyer said on 10/Dec/06
is footwear was 1.4 nike air force also my nike shox are 1.4 in 3.5 to 3.6 cm
the shredder said on 6/Dec/06
mmm ... if he looked similar height as stiller then it is 5'7 range for sure ! dmeyer , what was his footwear ??? and did he look fatter in person ?
dmeyer said on 6/Dec/06
in person looked similar height to stiller
the shredder said on 5/Dec/06
yea , that pic with Arseino Hall proves that he is 5'6.5 , 5'7 range ! like i said too , a few weeks ago when i was wacthing his sitcom he stood next to a height chart and did not even look 5'8 with shoes on ! ... i did once hear him say 5'7 for his height on his show too !!! so 5'7 max it is !
sleuth said on 4/Dec/06
In "Life" with 5'9" Eddie Murphy, Martin is 5'7" max.
the shredder said on 15/Nov/06
YOUR THE MAN Padraig !!! a legit 5'7 . no more
the shredder said on 15/Nov/06
time for a downgrade Padraig ! i was watching tv sitcom Martin 2 nights ago and he stood in front of a height chart and he was 5'7.75 - 5'8 WITH SHOES
he has also claimed both 5'7 and 5'8 in the past ...
[Padraig: Yes, I would give him 5 feet 7. There was a picture I seen where he was a good 4 inches shorter than Arsenio Hall.]
leonari said on 17/Oct/06
no way taller than 5'7"...Again a 0.5 inch overestimate by ROB..but close enough...
Glenn said on 16/Oct/06
True,5-6,5-7 tops.no way even 5-7.5.never met him though.
the shredder said on 15/Oct/06
hey new guy Padraig ... what would be your best guess with martin lawrence ?
i don't think hes under 5'6 , but i also don't think hes over 5'7 .
[Padraig: Robbins made him look like a little kid, I have serious doubts he is over 5 feet 7.]
Anonymous said on 13/Aug/06
i think in my opinion sometimes martin looks about 5ft 7
the shredder said on 16/Jul/06
iam telling you that that shot is not photo shoped! i have seen ' nothing to lose ' so many times on movie networks ! tim and martin are both on flat ground and both in flat shoes ! to me martin is no taller then 5'7 , but no lower then 5'6 ! i truly say 169-170 cm is more like it ! altough rob thinks is more 171-172-ish !
trueheight said on 14/Jul/06
shredder - you know how easy it is for the studio to shop that pic in order to make Lawrence bigger? it would take less than 2minutes; if ML is truly 5'6 then it would look mighty akward having him be almost a head shorter than WS
trueheight said on 14/Jul/06
you kinda forgot to mention that Robbins is like 4in taller than Smith and that he stands in front of Lawrence which will make him seem to tower over him(as if he didn't already)
Glenn said on 23/Jun/06
Correct shredder.I think he is truly 5-6.
Glenn said on 21/Jun/06
Never met him.he can look between 5-6 and 5-8 to me.
Asi9 said on 18/May/06
Regarding hospital reports, as a physician I can tell you that most records simply record what the patient reports as their height. Anyone that has ever been a patient in a hospital, even just the ER knows that it would be unusual for their height to actually be measured.
It is similar to one's driver's license, they simply ask what your height and weight are and it gets recorded.
[Editor Rob: that whole mention before it was edited over there, I don't think it was to do with hospital to be honest...
Speaking of hospitals, in the UK at least if you go for a surgery for instance, you might get measured...in centimetres! For the record, my hospital record has height=173cm ;-)]
tgri said on 21/Feb/06
i still say 5'7 on the nose.
C said on 16/Feb/06
TGRI, I wouldn't rely on a DVD cover to determine heights. On the Undercover Brother DVD, Denise Richards is given an extremely nice posterior, but even she admitted that the cover was digitally altered to increase her sex appeal. The Nothing To Lose cover could have been digitally altered to enhance the differences of the two characters. Wealthy, extremely tall white guy next to a poor, really short black guy. The shot looks completely exaggerated to me.
wonderer said on 7/Feb/06
Not a chance. Watch for him in the 1997 movie "Nothing to Lose" He is at least a foot shorter than Tim Robbins, who is about 6' 4" or 6' 5".
6 foot 1.5, 16, still growing said on 5/Feb/06
If you watch the recent movie "Rebound" he walks in the basketball lockeroom with a player who is stated as a 6 foot 2 player on the team had about 3.5 inches on martin lawrence, so 5 foot 10.5 could very well be a possiblity. Unless he wore lifts for the scenes throughout the entire movie, but I highly doubt.
tgri said on 4/Feb/06
c get real . martin lawrence never looks 5'10.5
C said on 16/Jan/06
TGRI, you're wrong. How did you know that Will Smith was barefoot in that scene in Bad Boys? I'm pretty sure he was still wearing his black high-top Nikes and Smith was only slightly slouching while camera mugging. Plus, in that scene where there is a close-up shot, Will Smith actually looks less than 5 inches taller than Martin. Plus, as a 5'8'' Tea Leoni walks passed them in very high heels, she still looks about the same height as Lawrence. I would say that Martin may have been wearing lifts in that scene but the lifts made him look about 5'10.5'' rather than 5'9''. Trust me, I've seen this movie enough times to notice.
=rod said on 17/Nov/05
ummmmmmm....."6,5.5".... yeah that sounds about right ...
Viper652 said on 10/Nov/05
We need to make him 6-5 now.
dmeyer said on 5/Nov/05
i met him he is 171 at best
Mr. Awesome said on 4/Nov/05
Hold on to your sides...he's 5'11'' now...why don't you go for 6 foot, EJ?
Mario Nariano said on 30/Oct/05
Viper how can you have Will Smith at 6 ft and Lawrence at 5 ft 7?
It doens't really make sense.... To me he Lawrence looks 5 ft 7.
Viper652 said on 30/Oct/05
I agree. 5-7 range is accurate I think.
leonari said on 4/Oct/05
The difference between Murphy and Lawrence in BOOMERANG is even more than 2 inches,rather 3. Lawrence is a small guy he said so himself.
CoolJ said on 15/Sep/05
Lawrence wears special shoes. Compare him with Eddie Murphy in Life, who is probably 5'9.5. There's a solid 2" difference.
Anonymous said on 14/Sep/05
I think Martin Lawrence is 5'9''. Throughout Bad Boys I, the height difference between him and the 6'2'' Will Smith was no more than 5 inches. Sometimes, it appeared less (of course, this was probably for the purpose of shooting close-ups). Tea Leoni is 5'8'' and she was only the same height as Lawrence because her boots gave her an advantage. In Bad Boys II, a 5'7'' Gabrielle Union was the same height as Lawrence ONLY because she had on 2-3 inches heels. Finally, as mentioned, Lawrence was a lot taller than Leguizamo in 'Whats the Worst That Can Happen'. If Leguizamo is 5'8'', Martin Lawrence has to be at least 5'9''. In Nothing to Lose, Martin looked small because Tim Robbins is 6'5''!!!! Don't believe the hype. Martin Lawrence is not that short.
mjd said on 6/Sep/05
Alright...He HAS to be 5'8...and im saying has to....In 'whats the worst that can happen'...Lawrence is an inch and a half taller then leguiziamo...I analyzed scene after scene of that movie....Lawrence is taller than him...with no suspicious footwear.....He could infact be taller then this...This either means..leguiziamo is 5'6 or Martins 5'8+..Cause there was a serious height difference between he and john...
[Editor Rob: I was going to come back to this guy...in Blue Streak he looked a bit taller than 5ft 7 in many scenes. Maybe this guy is being underestimate a tad...I know leguiziami claims 5ft 8 himself...]
leonari said on 8/Jul/05
get real tgri!! Lawrence is never 5'8"!!!!
leonari said on 1/Jul/05
BRITISH GUY: you are totally right...He alsways looks 5'6" more than 5'7".
British Guy said on 1/Jul/05
I Do Have To Disagree Here...
My Friend This Guy Is More Like 5ft 6in...
Perhaps You Should Have Another Look On The Matter Rob?
JS said on 8/Jun/05
Me thinks 5'7 is a stretch. 168-169cm