Michael Wayans Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Mar, 2019
Facts of Michael Wayans
Date of Birth: 1985 , March-28
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Michael Wayans
Birth Name Michael Richard Wayans
Father Damon Wayans
Mother Lisa Thorner
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor and comedian
Working For Tv Shows
Net Worth $ 2.5 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Famous for Blankman
Affair with Vanessa Simmons
Girlfriend Vanessa Simmons
Children Ava Marie Jean Wayans
Movies Blankman, Dance Flick
Siblings Damon Wayans Jr., Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans
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Michael Wayans is an actor and comedian who is known for his work in Blankman (1994), Dance Flick (2009) and The Underground (2006). The most interesting thing about Michael Wayans is that he comes from a very reputed family, The Wayans. The Wayans family is a very successful family in America with most family members who are established directors, screenwriters, comedians, and actors.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Michael Wayans

Michael Wayans was born as Michael Richard Wayans on 28th March 1985 at Los Angeles County, California in the United States of America. Michael is an American by nationality and an African American by ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Michael was born to Damon Wayans and Lisa Thorner. His father Damon is a well-known actor, comedian, and director.

Michael is the nephew of notable personalities like Dwayne Kim Wayans, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Elvira Wayans.

All these members of his family have played the role of screenwriter, director or comedian in the film industry. He grew up with his family and three siblings: Damon Jr., Cara Mia, and Kyla.

Michael Wayans' Career

As Michael is from a family of celebrities, it was easy for Michael to make a start. He appeared in a movie for the first time when he was just 9 years old. He made a debut in his father's 1994 movie titled Blankman. Michael played the role of Mike in the hit 2001-2003 television series titled 'My Wife and Kids'.

Michael also worked in another film named 'Dance Flick' more recently which was a satirical comedy. His co-actors in the movie were most of his family members including Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Damon Wayans, etc. 

In 2006, Michael composed music for the Television series The Underground. Both of his siblings Damon Jr and Cara Mia are also heavily influenced by their family background that is why they are also working towards building a career in the entertainment field. Michael has also made an appearance in the HBO comedy special titled One Night Stand.  

Michael Wayans' Net Worth, Earnings, And Major Source Of Income

Michael Wayans' net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million at present. His girlfriend, Vanessa has the fortune of about $8 million. She sold her Pastry Kicks sneaker line for $15 million, in 2007.  

He started his professional acting career in 1994, appearing in the movie, "Blankman". He then went on to play Mike on the hit series, "My Wife and Kids" from 2001-2003. He recently appeared in the parody film, "Dance Flick". He also composed the theme music for the series, "The Underground" in 2006.

He and two of his siblings, Damon Wayans, Jr. and Cara Mia Wayans, have followed in their family's footsteps and are pursuing entertainment careers. 

Michael Wayans' Girlfriend, Affair, Relationships

Michael Wayans has been in an affair with Vanessa Simmons for many years. They are together since 2005 but have not married yet. 

Vanessa is the daughter of famous rap singer Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons. She is also from the entertainment field. Vanessa is an actress and television personality who is known for hosting different television shows including the Project Runway Threads, and also the judge.

CAPTION: Vanessa Simmons' boyfriend Michael Wayans SOURCE: Freddy

He has not revealed much more the couple has talked about their engagement. Simmons said that she and Wayns put a lot of effort in communicating with each other as parenting is a big responsibility.


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Both Michael and Vanessa were born into a family of entertainers. The couple has a daughter named Ava Marie who was born on February 13, 2014. Michael is living a happy life with his girlfriend Vanessa and his daughter. 

Spoke to ET, the couple revealed that they are not having other children now. They are facing challenges to raise their four-year-old daughter. They wished to have kids after their marriage.

Michael Wayans' Age, Height, And Other Facts

  • At the even age of 33 years, Michael is healthy and strong. He has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
  • Wayans' age as of 2019 is 33 years.  
  • He has hair of black color and his eyes are also of black color.


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