Lisa Thorner

Inside Biography

Lisa Thorner is a former American actress and model. She gained recognition as the ex-wife of comedian and actor Damon Wayans. Following their divorce in 2000, Lisa has chosen to lead a private life, avoiding public associations or relationships.

Lisa has remained sheltered, maintaining a low profile and minimal presence on social media, staying out of the public eye. To know more about Lisa's early life, educational background,  career, etc, continue reading the article below.

Early Life And Educational Background

Lisa Thorner was born on September 4, 1960, in the United States She is in her early sixties. Lisa holds American citizenship and belongs to the White Caucasian ethnic group. Details about her parents, including their names and occupations, are not available.

Likewise, information about her sister's name, profession, and childhood activities remains undisclosed.  Talking about her educational background, Thorner graduated from high school in 1984.

Lisa's Marital Life

The couple discussed Lisa Thorner's marital history, revealing her prior engagement with Damon Wayans. Their initial meeting occurred in 1982, and after nearly two years of dating, they married on April 24, 1984.

A photo with Lisa Thorner with her ex-spouse Damon Wayans. A photo of Lisa Thorner with her ex-spouse Damon Wayans.
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The couple remained together for over 16 years but ultimately ended their marriage in 2000 due to private disputes and conflicts. Lisa and Damon share four children from their official union.

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Children Of Former Model

Their firstborn, Damon Wayans Jr., was born on November 18, 1982, before their official marriage.  Following their official marriage on March 28, 1985, Lisa and Damon welcomed their second son together, Michael Wayans.

A potrait of Lisa's first child, Damon Wayans Jr. A portrait of Lisa's first child, Damon Wayans Jr. 
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Lisa received her third child, a daughter named Cara Mia Wayans, on April 18, 1987. Cara Mia Wayans gained fame as an actor, notable for her roles in "My Wife and Kids" (2001) and "Blankman" (1994).

In 1991, Lisa and Damon welcomed their fourth child, a daughter named Kyla Wayans. During this period, Lisa Thorner began her foray into acting, focusing on building her career in the entertainment industry.


Before tying the knot, Lisa Thorner pursued a career in acting and modeling, though details about her professional journey are not extensively documented. Her profile rose notably after marrying the well-known actor Damon Wayans. Damon Wayans, a multifaceted figure in the entertainment realm, boasts roles as an actor, comedian, accomplished writer, and prosperous film producer.

As part of the Wayans Entertainers family, Damon embarked on his stand-up comedy career in 1982. His film debut came in 1982 with a minor role in 'Beverly Hills Cop,' followed by a significant breakthrough in 1988 with 'T-Bone in Color.' He showcased his comedic prowess on the Solid Gold Syndicated TV series in the 1980s and ventured into film production with the 1996 WB cartoon film titled 'Wayne's Head.' 

Damon played diverse roles in the four-year television series "In Living Color" (1990-1994). Despite a previous marriage and divorce from Lisa Thorner, Damon Wayans remains dedicated to his craft, resulting in substantial success within the film industry.

Lisa's Preferences And Hobbies

Thorner has a preference for certain foods such as donuts, ice cream, chicken tenders, hash browns, french fries, hamburgers, and more. She enjoys watching films featuring actresses like Sophie Shalhoub, Jennifer Lawrence, Emily Blunt, and Loren Gray, as well as actors such as Damon Wayans, Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson, and Michael Wayans.

The former model is a fan of music by Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift. Lisa's favorite sports include football, tennis, basketball, golf, and horse riding. Her hobbies consist of reading, playing games, traveling, cooking, gardening, and shopping. When it comes to perfumes, she favors scents like Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, Chanel No.5, Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb, and Diptyque Do Son.

Thorner's Net Worth

Talking about her revenues, Lisa had earned through her previous acting and modeling careers. Additionally, she received a significant amount of wealth and property as compensation after her divorce from Damon. 

As of now,  Lisa has an estimated net worth of around  $5 million. Likewise, Damon Wayans, her ex-husband, is estimated to have a net worth of $35 million.  Wayans performed as a comedian and actor throughout the 1980s, including a year-long stint on the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

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by Joseph, 03 Jan, 2024

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