Shawn Wayans was born on 19th January in the year of 1971. His place of birth is New York City in the United States. He worked simultaneously as an actor, comedian, writer, producer and DJ. He is renowned for acting in comedy TV show named ‘In Living Color’ and movies like ‘White Chicks’, ‘Scary Movie’, ‘Scary Movie 2’ and so on. His full name is Shawn Mathis Wayanas.


His father’s name is Howell Stouten Wayans who is a supermarket manager and his mother’s name is Elvira Alethia. She is a homemaker and social worker. He spent his early days in Foulton Houses situated in the Manhattan of Chelsea. In the year of 1989, he graduated from the Bayard Rusting High School for the Humanities. He started his film career in the comedy movie named ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans. After that he worked in many popular movies successfully. Not only his acting skill but also his skills in writing, producing and music are widely appreciated by the fans over the years.


In the year 1988 he started his film career as an actor in the comedy movie named ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans. After that he worked in many popular movies successfully. He also wrote many TV series over the years. Along with Marlon Wayans and Phil Beauman he wrote his first film named ‘Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood’ in 1996. He was also starred in that movie. After that he wrote many other amazing films and TV productions. He is amazingly successful in producing also. He has achieved success in music also. He composed the music of 35 episodes of the TV series named ‘The Wayans Bros.’ and in 39 episodes of ‘In Living Color’. His outstanding works in acting, producing, writing and music proves the versatility of his talent in arts. At the age of only 45 years his amazingly successful works in different sector of audio visual art form is quite exemplary. Some sources confirm that because of his marvelous work his net worth is 30 million USD. And it is upward sloping.


There are so many fans who constantly want to know more about him. Fans are crazy about him and his work. People who are interested to know about his biography can look at the wiki sites such as Wikipedia and also movie database sites like IMDB. He is active in Instagram with 12.5 thousand followers. He is also active in Twitter with almost 157 thousand followers. These vast amounts of followers prove the huge appreciation and the popularity for the works he has done and doing these days. Recently his fans got shock by knowing the news of his sudden death. But later on it was confirmed that it was a fake celebrity death report and he is quiet healthy. In the year 2015, along with Damon Wayans Junior, he performed few standup shows in Irvine. Those shows were big hit and they got tremendous response from the audience.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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