Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans

Date Of BirthJuly 23, 1972
Age51 years 6 months 30 days
Day of BirthSunday
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, Unites States
Zodiac SignLeo
ProfessionsScreenwriter , Comedian , Actor , Film producer
Full Name Marlon Lamont Wayans
Other Name Marlon L. Wayans

Personal Information
Religions Christianity , Jehovah's Witnesses
Language English
Star SignLeo
Nationality American
EthnicityAfrican American
Body Features & Measurements
Height184 CM
6 Feet 0 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Family Information
Father Howell Stouten Wayans
Mother Elvira Alethia Green
Son Shawn Howell Wayans
Daughter Amai Zackary Wayans
Brothers Damon Kyle Wayans, Sr. (born 1960)
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr (born 1958)
Dwayne Wayans
Shawn Wayans (born 1971)
Sisters Diedre Wayans
Kim Wayans (born 1961)
Nadia Wayans
Elvira Wayans
Vonnie Wayans
Uncle Craig Wayans
Nephews Damon Wayans, Jr. (Damon Wayans)
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jr. (Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jr.)
Jamel Wayans (Diedre Wayans)
Gregg Wayans (Diedre Wayans)
Damien Wayans (Elvira Wayans)
Michael Wayans (Damon Wayans)
Justin Wayans (Diedre Wayans)
Craig Wayans (Diedre Wayans)
Marlon Wayans II (Shawn Wayans)
Nieces Kyla Wayans (Damon Wayans)
Brandee Wayans (Diedre Wayans)
Chaunté Wayans (Elvira Wayans)
Illia Wayans (Shawn Wayans)
Cara Mia Wayans (Damon Wayans)
Daphne Ivory Wayans (Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr)
Nala Wayans (Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr)
Summer Wayans (Diedre Wayans)
Laila Wayans (Shawn Wayans)
Bella Wayans (Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr)
Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans (Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr)
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts, New York
Alma MaterHoward University, Washington D.C
Love, Romance, Marriage
Partner Angelica Zackary ((2001-2013))
Career Information
Years Active 1988-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite MovieThe Bridges of Madison County.
Favorite Comedians Eddie Murphy
Richard Pryor
Favorite Rappers Nas
Jay Z
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileMarlon Wayans Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileMarlon Wayans Twitter Profile
YouTube ChannelMarlon Wayans YouTube Channel
More Information
Friends Pamela Anderson
Duane Martin
Omar Epps


Marlon Wayans is an American actor, writer, comedian, and producer. Marlon Wayans started his career as an actor in the movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka(1988). He is famous for his roles in the Scary Movie series (1,2) (as Shorty Meeks), White Chicks(as Marcus Copeland), Little Man(as Calvin "Babyface" Simms), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra(Rip Cord), A Haunted House & sequence among others.

Marlon Lamont Wayans was born on July 23, 1972, in New York City, New York to Howell Stouten Wayans(father) and Elvira Alethia Green(mother)




Marlon's father Howell Stouten Wayans (born 1936), worked as a supermarket manager. Howell Wayans was a devout Jehovah's Witness.

Mother Elvira Alethia (nee Green, 1938-2020), was a homemaker and social worker

The family lived in the housing projects of Chelsea, New York City.


Wayans Siblings

Marlon is the youngest of the ten siblings, he has five sisters and four brothers, listed below in the order of their date of birth.

  1. Dwayne Wayans (born 1956) (a retired writer and film-score composer)
  2. Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr (born 1958) (actor, comedian, director, and writer)
  3. Diedre Wayans (b. 1959) (screenwriter and producer)
  4. Damon Kyle Wayans, Sr. (born 1960) (stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer)
  5. Kim Wayans (born 1961) (a TV and film actress)
  6. Elvira Wayans (b. 1964) (screenwriter)
  7. Nadia Wayans (b. 1965)
  8. Devonne Wayans (b. 1966)
  9. Shawn Wayans (born 1971) (actor, comedian, writer, and producer)
  10. Marlon Wayans (b. 1972)


Marlon Wayans & brother Shawn Wayans

Marlon (born 1972) & his brother Shawn Wayans (born 1971) are among the youngest of Wayans siblings, they often appear together in movies/ TV roles. They have appeared together in projects like- In Living Color (1990-1994), The Wayans Bros. (1995-1999), Little Man (2006), Scary Movie (2000-2013), White Chicks (2004). They have quite a chemistry.

Marlon Wayans with brothers

[Marlon Wayans with brothers]



Angelica Zackary

They had been living together for 12 years from 2001 to 2013 (they never married). They have two children together, an elder daughter named Amai Zackary Wayans and a son named Shawn Howell Wayans.

Marlon Wayans with partner Angelica Zackary & kids Amai (daughter) & Shwan(son)

[Marlon Wayans with partner Angelica Zackary & kids Amai (daughter) & Shwan(son)]



  • Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts: He attended the public high school aka LaGuardia located near Lincoln Center in the neighborhood of the Upper West Side, Manhattan.
  • Howard University: He attended the university campus in Washington D.C for two years, and dropped out.




Year Movie Character Notes
2022 Untitled George Raveling  
2022 Boo!   also as producer
2021 Respect Ted White  
2020 On the Rocks Dean  
2019 Sextuplets Alan / Russell / Ethan / Pete / Dawn / Jaspar also as Writer and producer
2017 Naked Rob Anderson also wrote the screenplay, produced
2016 Fifty Shades of Black Christian Black also as writer, producer
2014 A Haunted House 2 Malcolm also as writer, producer
2013 The Heat Levy  
2013 A Haunted House Malcolm also as producer
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Ripcord  
2009 Dance Flick Mr. Moody also as writer, producer; wrote "I Shot Him at a Quarter to 1", "Mama Died in a Car Crash"
2008 The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown   TV Movie, as Creator, executive producer
2007 Norbit Buster  
2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street Dirty / Money (voice) TV movie; also as writer, executive producer; sand "Christmas in the City"
2006 Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness   TV movie; also as writer, executive producer
2006 Little Man Calvin also as writer, producer
2006 Behind the Smile Danny Styles  
2004 White Chicks Marcus Copeland also as writer, producer
2004 The Ladykillers Gawain MacSam  
2001 Scary Movie 2 Shorty also as writer, executive producer
2000 Dungeons & Dragons Snails  
2000 The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! Louie Blue (voice)  
2000 Scary Movie Shorty also as writer; performed "I'm the Killer"
2000 Requiem for a Dream Tyrone C. Love  
1998 Comics Come Home 4   TV Movie; Co-wrote with his brother
1998 Senseless Darryl Witherspoon  
1997 The Sixth Man Kenny Tyler  
1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Loc Dog also as writer, executive producer
1994 Above the Rim Bugaloo  
1992 Mo' Money Seymour Stewart  
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Pedestrian  


TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2022 Bel-Air Lou Episode: "Where To?"
2019 Sherman's Showcase   Episode: "Enemies"
2017-2018 Marlon Marlon Wayne All 20 episodes; also as creator , executive producer, music composer
2016 Animals. Ry-Ry (voice) Episode: Squirrels Part I
2015 I Can Do That! (No role) as executive producer
2013 Legit Doctor Episode: "Fatherhood"
2013 Second Generation Wayans Marlon Wayans 2 episodes ("The Arrival", "Cut!"); also as executive producer
2011 Children's Hospital Dr. Black Episode: "The Black Doctor"
2010 Marmaduke Lightning (voice)  
2006 Six Degrees Homeless Guy Episode: "The Puncher"
1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Bad Bobby Episode: "The Bremen Town Musicians"
1995-1999 The Wayans Bros. Marlon Williams 101 episodes; also as writer, director,  executive producer, music composer; performed in multiple episodes
1996-1997 Waynehead Blue 6 episodes
1996 Mr. Show with Bob and David KKK Member Episode: "The Biggest Failure in Broadway History"
1996 The Parent 'Hood Marlon Wayans Episode: "Ode to Billy Shankbreath"
1992-1994 In Living Color multiple roles 17 episodes; also as writer; performed in "Mr. Ugly Man", "The Brady Bunch"


Music Videos

Year Music Video Notes
2018 Tiana: Just My Type  
1992 Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson: The Best Things in Life Are Free  


Interesting Facts & Trivia

  • Marlon's mother Elvira Alethia was a social worker. Father Howell Wayans was a store manager.
  • Marlon Wayans usually acts in comic roles, his role in Requiem for a Dream was a serious role and he earned critical acclaim for that.
  • He once stole a candy when he was 6 years old, he swears that's the last crime he ever dead.
  • The Wayans Bros(1995-1999), a sitcom featuring Shawn Wayans & Marlon Wayans was quite popular.
  • Marlon and Shawn Wrote, produced, and starred in Scary Movie 1,2. 
  • Marlon and his friend Randy Adams have created an online comedy portal called What the Funny.
  • Marlon created & produced a TBS comedy competition show called- Funniest Wins(2014).
  • Marlon wrote a parody movie named Fifty Shades of Black(2015) imitating the movie Fifty Shades of Grey(2016).
  • He was raised with the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses.
  • Marlon has 10 siblings, he is the youngest of them all.
  • Shawn & Marlon co-hosted MTV Video Music Awards(2000).
  • Thugaboo(2006), a cartoon series on Nicktoons was created and produced by the Wayans Brothers.
  • Marlon's first son Shawn Howell is named after his elder (and favorite) brother Shawn Wayans.
  • Chris Smith is his agent.
  • Marlon hosted the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival(2007).
  • Wayans is one of the funniest families in the business, and Marlon is the funniest among them.
  • His parents were fans of the show Sanford and Son, Marlon's middle name Lamont is from the show.
  • He worked at a Pizza shop when he was eleven.
  • He is addicted to Gums, he takes 5 packs a day.
  • Marlon & Jennifer Aniston went to the same high school.
  • Marlon Wayans is sometimes confused for a Gay. In fact, he had to tweet he isn't gay.


  • I want to be able to make the stupidest movies ever, because they make people laugh and they make money.
  • You need to be lucky in life, but it's also what you do with your luck.
  • Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day
  • If you could cross a lion and a monkey, that's what I'd be, because monkeys are funny and lions are strong.
  • There's an art to comedy.
  • I'm good at coming up with wacky characters and funny dialogue
  • I'd like to see a ghost. It would confirm there's an afterlife.
  • My favorite brother is Keenen, unless Damon and Shawn are reading this.
  • I get my sense of humor from my mom.
  • My farts smell like cucumber and lemongrass. I lie about the smell of my farts.
  • No manicures: I maintain my nails with my teeth.



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