Martin Lawrence will receive the 2,753rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

After more than three decades in film and television, Martin Lawrence earns a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The actor and comedian will receive the 2,753rd star on the Los Angeles monument on April 20, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced recently.

“Martin Lawrence has been a staple of pop culture for over 30 years,” Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in a statement. “This comedic genius has made many of us laugh for decades and will continue to do so with his creative moments in television and film.”

The star will be awarded in the television category. Steve Harvey and Lynn Whitfield are scheduled to speak at the ceremony.

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Lawrence got his start in stand-up comedy in the Washington, DC area.

After competing on star searchhe landed his first acting job on What happens now! at the end of the 1980s.

He then became the host Def Comedy Jam on HBO, and was approached to do his own TV show which became the hit sitcom Martin. The series aired on FOX from 1992 to 1997 and was the flagship show of the network’s Thursday night lineup, drawing millions of viewers away from NBC’s “Must See TV” programming block.

After Martin completed, Lawrence focused on films, including Nothing to Lose, Life, Blue Streak, Big Momma’s House, Black Knight, National Securityand the Bad Boys movies with Will Smith.

In 2020, Lawrence reprized his role as Detective Marcus Burnett in bad boys for life, the third installment in the hit franchise. The film grossed $426 million worldwide.

The actor and comedian is currently filming bad boys 4 with Smith.

Lawrence’s star award ceremony will take place Thursday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. PT at 6617 Hollywood Blvd. The event will be streamed live on the Hollywood Walk of Fame YouTube page.

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