*Los Angeles, CA – Mark Christopher Lawrence is an American actor, stand-up comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is known for his current role as Big Mike on the hit NBC series CHUCK.
Speaking of which, his contract was just renewed for fourth season. He is the only black character star on the show.
Lawrence is this nice approachable person, however Big Mike is the polar opposite, he’s stern and delegates the other Buy More workers; the makings of an incredible funny show as the third currently airs every Monday night.
Gaining notoriety for his clever character impersonations, Lawrence’s true talent is his genuine ability to make others laugh and his indisputable love for the well-being of humanity.
Most recently, Lawrence taped his live appearance with Academy-Award Winner Monique’ on her hit late night talk show entitled The Monique’ Show which airs weeknights on BET. Check Lawrence backstage: MCL/TheMoniqueShowBackstage
Lawrence has been featured on key radio shows including Tavis Smiley’s Talks; click here to listen: TavisSmileyTalks. Germany has also caught Mark Christopher Lawrence fever as Lawrence recently wrapped an interview with myFanbase, one of Germany’s largest online magazines about US-television shows; http://www.myfanbase.de/MarkChristopherLawrence.
Mark Christopher Lawrence starred in August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson at the Cygnet Theatre of in San Diego through the end of February 2010. It’s a performance Lawrence calls “the most demanding role of my career.” Critics are saying, “Lawrence turns in a winning performance in the role, with energy and humor and, when needed, a smoldering anger.”
Lawrence’s talents come to life in major motion pictures such as, The Pursuit of Happyness, alongside Will Smith; feature films such as The Island, Christmas with The Kranks, Garfield, K-PAX and Terminator II. Some of Lawrence’s credited television appearances include Weeds, My Name Is Earl, Reba, Martin and Seinfield.
Lawrence is also a great Chef better described as a culinary adventurist who loves to cook and is willing to experiment with his pallet. Lawrence’s favorite dish to prepare is his crab macaroni that will definitely awaken ones taste buds. Lawrence appreciates the art of cooking and when he’s not on set; one can usually find him cooking away in the kitchen for friends and family.
A native of Compton, California, Lawrence discovered ways to entertain himself with his innate talent of imitating and mimicking neighborhood companions. He then developed an astonishing ability to adopt dynamic mannerisms and characters. Lawrence secured a full scholarship to the University of Southern California by remaining loyal and focused on performance skills he had developed over the years. While studying at USC, Lawrence sharpened his craft by working professionally with the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Theater Center. Eventually, a Hollywood talent agent took notice of his raw technique, which allowed Lawrence to land his first job in television- a role on Hill Street Blues. Upon graduating, Lawrence won a NAACP award for his role in Glass House (Ken Davis) and gained attention from film director, James Cameron, who cast him as the Burly Attendant of the insane asylum in action-thriller Terminator II. Impressed by his comedic abilities, Cameron extended Lawrence’s two days of work into several weeks of production; launching, the beginning of Lawrence’s flourishing career.
As a philanthropist, Lawrence brings awareness of social, political and economic issues through comedy. He is devoted to educating young individuals about the various facets of the entertainment industry. Lawrence’s genuine altruistic spirit is exemplified through his support and contribution to charities such as, Operation Smile, ACT Today, and Spirit of the Heart to name a few. Lawrence appreciation for the blessings and opportunities afforded to him spills over into his involvement with organizations that primarily assist children, diabetics, and breast cancer patients.
A force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, Lawrence continues to build an empire of longevity. For more information on Mark Christopher Lawrence link into his world and review his videos,