Biography: Shawn Wayans

Real Name: Shawn Mathis Wayans

Occupation: Actor, Writer, Producer

Date of Birth: January 19, 1971

How Old is Shawn Wayans: 47 years

Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.

How Tall is Shawn Wayans: 6 feet 1inches (1.85m)

Weight: 190 lbs

Nationality: American

Family: His father, Howell Wayans, was a manager of a supermarket, and his mother, Elvira Wayans, was a housewife. He is the second youngest of the 10 siblings.

Girlfriend: Shawn married his long-time girlfriend Angelica Zackary but got divorced in 2005. Currently, he is single.

Children: Shawn Wayans has two daughters, Laila and Illia, and a son, Marlon, named after Shawn’s younger brother.

Shawn Wayans Facts:

He is best known for making comic parodies such as the Scary Movie series, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, and Dance Flick.

Shawn was born in a family of actors, producers and directors. Keenan. Kim and Damon are his siblings.

He made a debut with the 1991 television show In Living Color, in which he acted along with his siblings.

He got his breakthrough role in the autobiographic sitcom The Wayans Bros, aired from 1995 to 1999. In the show, he appeared with his brother Marlon.

He is a regular member of the hit horror series, Scary Movie.

The last movie he did in 1999, Dance Flick had gained appreciation at the box-office.

Shawn Wayans Quotes :

“We still have that same burn, to get that same kind of laughs. So whether the studio wants us to or not, we’re going to do it. The money is just a byproduct of coming out with good stuff. Our whole thing is building that rapport with the audience”

“A lot of the jokes had some build-up to some nasty stuff. But most of it was all character situations leading to what the ultimate payoff would be for that character.”

“We definitely have our finger on the pulse. You have to keep up. We decide what to watch by what’s funny.”

“We have always had gross humor. But we try for funny, not gross.”

“Women don’t like advice. They don’t want you to fix their problems, they just want you to listen.”

“We pay homage to the people who came before, doing satires, like Mel Brooks; we’re just carrying the torch”

Shawn Wayans Filmography:

  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
  • New Blood (1999)
  • Scary Movie (2000)
  • Open Mic (2001)
  • Scary Movie 2 (2001)
  • White Chicks (2004)
  • Little Man (2006)
  • Dance Flick (2009)


  • The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991)
  • MacGyver (1991)
  • In Living Color (1991-2001)
  • Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (1993)
  • The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)
  • Waynehead (1996-1997)
  • The Parent ‘Hood (1996)
  • Comics Come Home 4 (1998)
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1999)
  • 2000 MTV Video Music Awards (2000)
  • Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (2006)
  • Thugaboo: Miracle on D-Roc’s Street (2006)

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