What Is Mary Lazarus Biography and Does She Have a Husband?

Mary Lazarus is a 35-year-old multi-talented Nigerian actress, model, and producer born on May 5, 1989. She does not have a husband, but has a twin brother who many mistake for her husband.

Lazarus has pushed herself to immortalize her name as an entertainer. She began as a model when she was only a teenager and has moved to explore other aspects of entertainment. From her rise to fame, family, and love life, here is everything to know about Mary Lazarus.

Summary of Mary Lazarus’s Bio 

  • Full name: Mary Ndionyenma Lazarus
  • Nickname: M-Laz
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 5 May 1989
  • Mary Lazarus Age: 35 years old
  • Ethnicity: Igbo
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Zodiac Sign:  Taurus
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Mary Lazarus’ Parents: Mr Lazarus (father), and Mrs Lazarus (mother)
  • Siblings: Onyinye Ndionyenma (sister), Tonye Joseph Lazarus (twin brother), and  Ifeoma Mormah Lazarus (sister)
  • Mary Lazarus Height in Inches: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Height in Centimetres: 172.72 cm
  • Mary Lazarus Weight: 75 kg
  • Mary Lazarus’ Net worth: $500,000
  • Famous for: Actress, Model, Filmmaker and Scriptwriter
  • Mary Lazarus Instagram: Mary_lazarus
  • Twitter: Marynlazarus
  • Facebook: Mary Lazarus

Who Is Mary Lazarus?

Mary Lazarus Ndionyenma was born on 5 May 1989 along with her twin brother, Joseph. She is one of seven children and some of her siblings are Onyinye Ndionyenma, Tonye Joseph Lazarus (twin brother), and  Ifeoma Mormah Lazarus.

She hails from Southeastern Nigeria, precisely Ukwa East LGA, Abia State, and belongs to the Igbo ethnic group. Her father, Mr Lazarus, is still alive, while her mother who was born in 1953 died in July 2021 of an undisclosed illness.

During her early childhood, Mary Lazarus attended primary school in Lagos. Later on, she went to Badagry Grammar School, Lagos. In 2008, she graduated with a 4.1 grade from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, where she studied Geography.

Mary Lazarus Started Her Rise to Fame as a Model

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Mary Lazarus (@mary_lazarus)

From the early age of 16/17 years, Mary Lazarus began a career in modeling. Her first modeling gig was with V-mobile, a Nigerian mobile network provider. The company which functioned in Nigeria in 2004 was later bought over by Celtel in 2006. Mary Lazarus worked as a model for the company whose adverts ran in popular newspapers such as Vanguard.

Later on, while still juggling to gain a degree in Geography from the University, the actress would shuttle between Lagos for her modeling auditions and Oyo State, Ibadan, for her schooling. It started to pay off gradually when other network providers like MTN and Airtel began using her for commercials and photo sessions.

Despite not working as a runway model, Mary did not lack modeling jobs that paid off. She has worked in TV commercials, adverts, and photo studio modeling. Since then, renowned companies such as LG, Ajinomoto, Springbank, and UGo! have worked with her as a model.

Other brands she has worked with are Samsung, Pampers, Glo, Coca-cola, Semovita, Eco-Bank, Reltel, Lagos Waste Management Authority and Vento Furniture.

She worked with Bristoe Toyota Before She Started Acting in 2009

Fame came to Mary Lazarus as a stroke of luck. Right after embarking on her National Youth Service Corp year, she served with Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited and later worked with Bristoe Toyota for three months.

The gap-toothed actress got a role in her first movie, Waiting Years. The movie was directed by John Njamah, younger brother of actress, Empress Njamah. She was introduced to the director by her friend and Nollywood actor, model, and producer, Gbenro Ajibade.

Mary Lazarus has been in the Nollywood industry for over a decade and has acted in over 100 movies since her career inception. Although she started out as only an actress, she has since grown to combine movie production, directing, and scriptwriting with her acting prowess.

She has worked with big names in the industry namely; Funke Akindele, Joke Silva, Tana AdelanaBlessing Jessica Obasi, Stan Nze, Kunle Remi, Peggy Ovire, Eniola Ajao, Omowunmi Dada, Bolanle Ninalowo, Debo Macaroni, Ada Ukoh, and Shaffy Bello

Mary Lazarus’ Career as a Filmmaker

Mary Lazarus is a Nollywood producer and the CEO of MLaz Productions. Since 2012 Over 10 movies have been credited to her production studio. Her debut in the production scenes was in 2017 with the movie, Dance to My Beat, which featured a host of actors like Kehinde Bankole, Toyin Abraham, Joseph Benjamin, and Ushbebe.

Additionally, Mary Lazarus has also branched into movie directing and scriptwriting.

Mary Lazarus’ Movies and TV Shows

Movies Produced by the Actress

  • Mrs Everything (2023)
  • East Meets West (2023)
  • Field of Lemons (2021)
  • Fated to Love (2021)
  • The Bond (2021)
  • Aberration (2020)
  • Social Media 101 (2019)
  • Size 12 (2019)
  • Dance to My Beat (2017)

As an Actress

  • That One night (2023)
  • Without Thinking (2023)
  • Lockdown Love (2023)
  • Restitution (2023)
  • Leap of Faith (2023)
  • Attribution (2023)
  • Bridges of Trust (2023)
  • Mrs Everything (2023)
  • Love is a Trickster (2022)
  • What the Heart Sees (2022)
  • Tainted (2022)
  • She is the One (2022)
  • Without Bounds (2022)
  • Silhouette (2022)
  • Entwined (2022)
  • Mercy Line (2022)
  • Killing Eva (2022)
  • Wedding Plan (2022)
  • Holding Hands (2021)
  • It Takes Two (2021)
  • The Three Brides (2021)
  • The Fourth Party (2021)
  • The Bond (2021)
  • Dirty Ambition (2021)
  • Fated to Love (2021)
  •  Kissing  the Ghost (2021)
  • Crossroads (2020)
  • When Life Happens (2020)
  •  Sinners (2020)
  • Fatal Attraction (2020)
  • Against the Clock (2020)
  • A Boss Lady’s Nightmare (2019)
  • Clustered Colour (2019)
  • Only His (2019)
  • Broken Piece (2019)
  • Homeless Home (2019)
  • Four Wives and a Mistress (2019)
  • Closer (2018)
  • Lost in Us (2018)
  • Loving in Pain (2018)
  • Nothing But the Truth (2017)
  • Christmas is Coming (2017)
  • Okafor’s Law (2017)
  • Unforeseen (2016)
  • For the Wrong Reasons (2016)
  • Ward 305 (2016)
  • Black Bird (2015)
  • Somewhere Down the Line (2015)
  • Bad Drop (2015)
  • The Cobweb (2015)
  • Forever Within Us (2015)
  • Hazeezat (2014)
  • Desperate Housegirls (2013)
  • Married But Living Single (2012)
  • Waiting Years (2009/2010)

Mary Lazarus’ TV Series

  • Chances  as Cynthia Mordi (2019)
  • Losing Control as Uche (2015)
  • Tales of Eve (Girls-Only) as Belinda (2013)
  • Tinsel as Prudence (2013)
  • Super story (Itohan) (2012)

Her Awards and Recognitions 

  • Lazarus was nominated for Best Lead Actress in Don’t Cry for Me at Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA).
  • She was nominated for the Giana Award for Best Supporting Actress in Desperate House Girls.
  • Mary Lazarus won the Most Promising Actress of the Year at the City People Movie Awards in 2018.
  • The Igbo native received a nomination for Best Actress in a Lead Role at Best of Nollywood Awards.
  • In 2020, she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series- Size 12  at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
  •  She has been dubbed the Most Peaceful Actress of the Year.

Who Is Mary Lazarus’s Husband? 

Mary Lazarus is not married. The man who is often reported to be her husband is her twin brother, Joseph Lazarus. Joseph is also an actor and a salesperson at Conoil. He is married and has a child named Boma.

It is really difficult to know anything about Mary Lazarus’ love life, as she puts a tight lid on her private life while separating it from the limelight. Consequently, it has not come to public notice whether the actress is currently dating anyone or engaged.

What is certain, however, is that Mary Lazarus is not married and according to the actress, she still gets prayers from her nephews over finding a good husband. In a comedy skit, she posted in 2023, the actress affirmed that she was not married and suggested that she did not have a partner.


Featured Today

Read This Next