Lawrence was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York. Studying with the Black Filmmakers Foundation and HB Studios is where he built his skills and confidence. His acting career began in 1992, taking roles in off-Broadway productions. After landing a supporting role in the feature film Clockers directed by Spike Lee, he went on to enjoy a steady career making back-to-back TV appearances coast to coast.
Adisa has worked with a who’s who in Hollywood including Alan Alda (ER), Dick Van Dyke (Diagnosis Murder), Bill Cosby (Cosby Mysteries), Simon Baker (The Mentalist), and Regina King (American Crime) just to name a few.
Adisa has taken his career behind the camera as well; writing, producing, and starring in the 2007 Warner Brothers released comedy "Grindin" streaming everywhere.