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Who Is The Most Famous Lawrence Or Laurence In The World?

Updated February 5, 2021 709 votes 24 voters 11.9k views84 items

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How many celebrities named Lawrence or Laurence can you think of? The famous Lawrences and Laurences below have many different professions, including notable actors named Laurence, famous musicians named Lawrence, and even athletes named Lawrence.

Laurence Fishburne is certainly one of the most famous Laurences on this list. One of the famous actors named Laurence, he is best known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix films. Boyz n the Hood, Apocalypse Now, and What's Love Got To Do With It are among his notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Lawrence is Lawrence Welk. He was the bandleader and host of The Lawrence Welk Show. “Beer Barrel Polka” and “Tonight You Belong To Me” are among his popular songs.

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  • Laurence Fishburne1
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    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor, playwright, producer,...  more

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  • Laurence Olivier2
    21

    BirthplaceEngland, Dorking

    Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and...  more

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  • Lawrence Welk3
    18

    Lawrence Welk

    1903-03-11

    BirthplaceStrasburg, North Dakota, United States of America

    Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American musician, accordionist,...  more
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr.4

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (born September 22, 1971) is an American character actor who has...  more
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti5

    BirthplaceYonkers, New York, United States of America

    Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021) was an American poet,...  more
  • Lawrence Kasdan6
    17

    Lawrence Kasdan

    1949-01-14

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director and...  more
  • Lawrence Eugene Williams7

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    Lawrence Eugene Williams (May 10, 1935 – January 7, 1980) was an American rhythm and blues and...  more
  • Lawrence Block8
    17

    Lawrence Block

    1938-06-24

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two...  more
  • Lawrence Leung9
    11

    Lawrence Leung

    1977-08-25

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Lawrence Leung (born 25 August 1977) is an Australian comedian, writer and director from...  more
  • Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs10

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (born September 4, 1953) is an American actor and singer. He has...  more
  • Lawrence Brown11
    12

    Lawrence Brown

    1907-08-03

    BirthplaceLawrence, Kansas

    Lawrence Brown or Laurence Brown may refer to: Lawrence Benjamin Brown (1893–1972), American...  more
  • Lawrence Gowan12
    11

    Lawrence Gowan

    1956-11-22

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Lawrence Henry Gowan (born 22 November 1956) is a Scottish Canadian musician, born in Glasgow....  more
  • Laurence Harvey13
    10

    Laurence Harvey

    1928-10-01

    BirthplaceJoniškis, Lithuania

    Laurence Harvey (born Laruschka Mischa Skikne; 1 October 1928 – 25 November 1973) was a...  more

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  • Lawrence Gray14
    10

    Lawrence Gray

    1898-07-28

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Lawrence Gray (July 28, 1898 – February 2, 1970) was an American actor of the 1920s and 1930s....  more
  • Lawrence Dane15
    14

    Lawrence Dane

    1937-04-03

    BirthplaceGatineau, Canada

    Lawrence Dane is an actor....  more
  • Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen16

    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    Laurence Roderick Llewelyn-Bowen (born 11 March 1965) is a British self-styled "homestyle...  more
  • Laurence Fox17
    15

    Laurence Fox

    1978-05-26

    BirthplaceYorkshire, United Kingdom

    Laurence Paul Fox (born 26 May 1978) is an English actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist,...  more
  • Lawrence Dobkin18
    15

    Lawrence Dobkin

    1919-09-16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lawrence "Larry" Dobkin (September 16, 1919 – October 28, 2002) was an American television...  more
  • Lawrence Taylor19
    15

    Lawrence Taylor

    1959-02-04

    BirthplaceWilliamsburg, Virginia, United States of America

    Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is an American former...  more

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  • Lawrence R. Brewer20
  • Lawrence Guterman21
    11

    BirthplaceCanada, North America, Americas, DVD Region 1

    Lawrence Guterman (born July 18, 1966) is a Canadian film director known for his work in...  more
  • Laurence Luckinbill22

    BirthplaceUSA, Fort Smith, Arkansas

    Laurence George Luckinbill (born November 21, 1934) is an American actor, playwright and...  more
  • Lawrence Eagleburger23

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (August 1, 1930 – June 4, 2011) was an American statesman and...  more
  • Lawrence Kudlow24
    8

    Lawrence Kudlow

    1947-08-20

    BirthplaceNew Jersey, United States of America

    Lawrence Alan Kudlow (born August 20, 1947) is an American financial analyst and former...  more
  • Lawrence Doherty25
    10

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Hugh Laurence "Laurie" Doherty (8 October 1875 – 21 August 1919) was a British tennis player...  more