Keenen Ivory Wayans was born on June 8, 1958 in New York City. His parents were Howell Stouten Wayans, Elvira Alethia Green. He also has nine siblings including Damon Sr., Marlon, Shawn, Kim, Elvira, and Nadia Wayans. He was raised in a family of the Jehovah's Witness in Manhattan's Fulton housing projects. After school, he studied at the Tuskegee University on an engineering scholarship. Keenen was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He didn’t graduated.
He decided to became a comedian and actor. Along with his friend Robert Townsend, he learned about the comedy business. In the 1980 he decided to move in Los Angeles, California. There he got a regular role on a television series "For Love and Honor", where he played a soldier.
Keenen got his breakthrough time in the 1987, when he Townsend wrote, directed, and starred in the movie “Hollywood Shuffle”. In the same year he appeared in the movie “A Different World”. He also played in the “Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood”. He has made his appearance in numerous movies and tv shows like “The Glimmer Man”, “I'm Gonna Git You Sucka”, “Most Wanted”, “Star 80” and “A Low Down Dirty Shame”.
In the 2000 he appeared in the popular film project “Scary Movie”. He played Mr. Stache in the 2009 movie “Dance Flick”. In the 2013 he performed Tony in the movie “Happily Divorced”. He appeared again in the “Last Comic Standing” as a judge. Additionally he tried himself as a producer and did a lot of work. He served as a producer for such projects like “White Chicks ”, “Little Man”, “Dance Flick ”, “Most Wanted” and “Eddie Murphy Raw”. He also launched his own show titled “The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show”. He hosted it during 1996-1997.
“In Living Color” was the most successful project of him, even being one of the first in his long career on television. He played a lot of funny charactes like Ice man or Tom Brothers. He is a bright representative of his family, having a good sense of humor to him as his brothers are very lucky in show business. He worked with such famous comedians as Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock.
He was married to Daphne Wayans. His wife is known to be a relationship expert and film producer. They tied their married knot on 16th June 2001. They got to divorce in the 2005. The family was blessed with five children, four daughters named Bella, Jolie, Nala and Daphne and a son named Keenen, Jr. Then he had a girlfriend named Brittany Daniel. It seems like he is single now. Therefore, no information is available regarding his current dating status, affair, and information about the breakup with his partner. The information about him can be found on several social media sites, like Twitter or Instagram. His net worth is about 65 million dollars.