MARTIN LAWRENCE AS EDNA "MAMA" PAYNE ON MARTIN (1992-1997)Reason for cross-dressing: Well, Sheneneh worked, right?
Complex says: ...MAMA PAYNE! Similar to Sheneneh, Mama Payne quickly became one of the most popular characters on Martin, and it was all really due to Lawrence's outrageous portrayal of these two. In fact, you get the feeling that Martin could have even played Gina if he wanted to. (This actually might have been quite useful since Tisha Campbell, the actress who played Gina, would eventually sue Martin for sexual harassment.)