Marlon Wayans Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Jun, 2016
Facts of Marlon Wayans
Name Marlon Wayans
Birth Name Marlon Lamont Wayans
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth $40 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 76 KG
Married Yes
Married to Angelica
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
TV Show Legit
Siblings Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans
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Marlon Wayans was born on 23rd of July, 1972 in New York City. He is a famous American comedian, actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is well known from the movies like In Living Color, and the Scary Movie series. He is the youngest of the Wayans siblings. His mother Elvira Wayans was a housewife and father Howell Wayans was a supermarket manager. Most of his siblings are involve 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.  

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 the prominent member of his beautiful family.

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, 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?

Heading towards his personal life, Marlon was having an affair with beautiful Angelica. It was the year 2005 when they both decided to get married. The couple has two beautiful children, a son named Shawn and daughter named Amai. Not only with his kids and wife Marlon is also 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”. 

He is a good looking man with a height of 6 feet and weigth of 76 kg. His net worth is increasing day by day with a lot of new projects and gaining juicy salary from those projects. According to some sources, his net worth is estimated $40 million. For more updates about his movies, shows, family the information is provided in his bio.

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