Marlon Wayans Biography
|Birth Name||Marlon Lamont Wayans|
|Birth Place/City||New York City, New York|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|Weight in KG||76 KG|
|Children||Shawn Howell Wayans, Amai Zackary Wayans|
|Education||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School , Howard University|
|Awards||TV Land Groundbreaking Show Award|
|Movies||Fifty Shades of Black|
|Siblings||Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans|
An American actor, comedian, writer, and producer Marlon Wayans is the youngest among Wayans's brothers. Like his siblings, he is also a prominent actor and has appeared in movies like In Living Color, the Scary Movie series, White Chicks & Dance Flick. He has also collaborated with Shawn Wayans on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. His other notable projects include G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, A Haunted House 1&2, Fifty Shades of Black Funniest Wins, and so on.
Marlon Wayans Early Life: Age, Family, Siblings
Marlon Wayans was born on the 23rd of July, 1972 in New York City. He is the youngest of the ten Wayans siblings. His mother Elvira Wayans was a housewife and his father Howell Wayans was a supermarket manager. Most of his siblings (He is the brother of Nadia, Shawn, Keenen Ivory, Damon, Dwayne, and Kim).are involved in this entertainment business.
Marlon went to the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts. Before college at the age of 16, he made his first debut in the film named I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. After the movie, Wayans graduated from high school and joined the Howard University in Washington, D.C. However, only after two years of school, he dropped out to focus on his career.
Career: Movies & TV Shows
Marlon Wayans soon reached the spotlight, winning across the board popularity when he and his brother Shawn co-starred in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros., which was an autobiographical show in light of the siblings' genuine relationship and identities. The Wayans Bros which kept running from 1995 to 1999 changed Marlon Wayans into a prominent member of his beautiful family.
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In 2000, he co-wrote and acted in his most prominent film to date, the blockbuster horror parody Scary Movie. The film, which cost an insignificant $19 million to make, earned an astonishing $157 million at the box office. Marlon Wayans additionally co-wrote and acted in the film's few sequels such as Scary Movie 2, 3, and 4. Notwithstanding the Scary Movie series, Marlon Wayans and his sibling Shawn have featured in the other mainstream parody movies including White Chicks, Little Man, and Dance Flick.
Not only as a comedian, but he also earned high acclaim for his depiction of a heroin addict in the dark 2000 film Requiem for a Dream. He also played opposite Tom Hanks in The Ladykillers in the year 2004, afterward, he grabbed the role of playing the famous comedian Richard Pryor in the 2011 biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Net Worth & Earnings
Wayans net worth as of Jan 2021, is estimated to be $40 million. His main income source is his acting career, however, he also earns decent riches from his comedy gigs and as a producer, writer, and director. In addition, he also makes money from sponsorship, commercials, and endorsements.
Personal Life: Wife And Children
Wayans has never been married, however, he was in a relationship with Angelica Zackery from 1992 to 2013. The former couple has two kids together, a daughter Amai Zackery Wayans (May 24, 2000), and a son Shawn Howell Wayans, (February 3, 2002).
He has also been linked with Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, Tami Roman, Simply Jess, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield.
Marlon is very close to all his siblings. He never succumbs to the pressure of being underrated by his siblings, rather he embraced the opportunity to learn from his family. He said in an interview that “I’m happy to do what I love and do it with who I love”.