Kim Wayans

Inside Biography


Kim Wayans is an American actress, producer, comedian, writer as well as director. She is well known for her role on the Fox sketch-comedy show In Living Color from 1990 to 1994 and won the groundbreaking show.

Early life and education

Kim Wayans was born as Kim N. Wayans on October 16, 1961, in New York City. She belongs to North-African ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Wayans is the daughter of father, Howell Stouten Wayans, a super marketer manager and mother Elvira Alethia, a homemaker and social worker. Her family was committed to the Jehovah's Witnesses religion.

Wayans is the sister of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Shawan Wayans. They all are an American actor. She even has four sisters named Vonnie, Elvira, Nadia, Diedre. Her sister Nadia is also an American actress.

Wayans joined Seward Park high School. Later for her higher study, she enrolled at the Wesleyan University.


Kim Wayans made her debut in Cathy as Charlene Andrews in 1986. The next year, she appeared in the TV series A Different World as Allison Guisewite from 1987 to 1988.

Later, Wayans appeared in various TV series and movies such as Cathy’s Last Resort; I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, In Living Color, In the House and much more.

Wayans appeared in two comedy movies I’m Gonna Git You Sucka as Nightclub singer and Don’t Be a Menace to South Central while Drinking your Juice in the Hood as Mrs. Johnson. The both movies were directed by her brother Keenen.

Wayans played in numerous movies with her siblings including A Lowdown Shame as Diane. She has also worked as a story editor with her brother, Damon’s sitcom My Wife and My Kids and was nominated for BET Comedy Award.

In the year 2011, Wayans appeared in American art drama film Pariah with a supporting role as a mother and nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the 2012 Black Reel Awards alongside with her co-star Pernell Walker.

Personal life

Kim Wayans married to the love of her life Kevin Knotts. Prior, the couple dated so many years and later decided to marry. They are Busy with their work so, till date they do not have any kids.

Kim’s husband is a white man, and she is also popular for interracial marriage. She told that she does not want kids as she is from the large family and doesn’t feel the need. 

The couple currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Kim and her husband Kevin have co-written book called Amy Hodgepodge about a multiracial girl adjusting to life in public school after years of homeschooling for series of Children.

Net worth

The Kim Wayans is a very talented actress and earned name, fame, huge prosperity in her lifetime. Her current net worth around be $8 million.

Wayans stands at a very good height of 1.83 M/ 6 feet. Her birth sign is Libra.

by ab-niranjan, 12 Apr, 2017

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