Marlon Wayans is an American comedian, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. From his last name, it is easy to decipher that he is a member of Hollywood’s noted ‘Wayans Family’. Of all the family members, Marlon often works with his brother, Shawn, who he starred with on The Wayans Bros which aired on The WB. The two also starred in White Chicks, Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, Dance Flick, Little Man, and Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
Tha actor first got his start when he appeared in a small role in 1988’s parody film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and has since appeared in many comedies; however, Marlon decided to take a step from his usual comedic roles when he landed a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky’s 2000 psychological drama film Requiem For A Dream opposite Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly.
Marlon Wayans later appeared in the action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opposite Channing Tatum, Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dennis Quaid. Some of the other films he has appeared in include A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2, Naked, and The Heat.
Showing his versatility, the actor later partnered with Randy Adams, co-founder of ‘Funny Or Die’ to create What The Funny, a digital media company intended to be the online destination for urban comedy. He also created Funniest Wins, a comedy competition television show which aired on TBS.
He also wrote, starred in, and produced the Fifty Shades of Grey parody film, Fifty Shades Of Black. Since 2017, Marlon began starring on his own NBC sitcom Marlon which also stars Essence Watkins, Bresha Webb, and Diallo Riddle.
In 2014, Marlon and his brothers began touring around the United States with their “The Wayans Brothers Tours”. It must be quite fortunate to be from a family with so much talent.
Marlon is also a fan of the New York Knicks and the Pittsburg Steelers. He was also a very close friend of Tupac Shakur until he passed away.
Marlon Wayans Bio & Age
Marlon Lamont Wayans was born on the 23rd of July 1972 in New York City to Elvira Green – a social worker, and Howell Wayans – a supermarket manager. The family members were devout Jehovah’s Witnesses. Marlon and his siblings grew up in New York City’s housing projects and he was the youngest of ten siblings.
Marlon attended the infamous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts which has produced so many actors and musicians from Jennifer Aniston to Nicki Minaj. After high school, he attended the historically black university – Howard University. Other notable alumni of Howard University include Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, Thurgood Marshall, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Lance Gross, P. Diddy, and Phylicia Rashad.
Family & Siblings
Marlon Wayans has nine other siblings and together they make up the “Wayans Family” – a well-known family of actors, comedians, directors, screenwriters, musicians, and songwriters. The Wayans family umbrella has now gone on to include their children, nieces, and nephews who have decided to follow a career in entertainment.
His siblings – Diedre, Vonne, and Elvira are the screenwriters of the family, while Keenen Ivory is an actor and comedian best known for The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show and In Living Color; Damon Sr. is best known for the television shows – In Living Color and Lethal Weapon.
His sister, Kim, also appeared in In Loving Color and starred in In The House; Nadia is best known for I’m Gonna Git You Sucka; Dwayne is a film score composer and finally, Shawn who frequently collaborates with Marlon.
Is Marlon Wayans Gay?
It is common practice for the media to speculate about the sexuality of actors, musicians, and entertainers. The same is the case with Marlon Wayans. Let’s put those speculations to bed right now – Marlon Wayans is not gay. In fact, he is happily married and devoted to his wife and the mother of his children.
Marlon Wayans: Wife, Kids, Girlfriend
Marlon Wayans is officially off the market. The actor was in a long-term relationship with Angelica Zachary before the two got married in 2005. They currently have two children together – Amai Zackary Wayans, who was born on the 24th of May, 2000, and Shawn Howell Wayans, who was born on the 3rd of February 2002.
It is always a thing of beauty to see couples last as long as they have in Hollywood.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
The actor currently stands tall at 185 cm (6 ft 1) and weighs 76 kg (167 pounds). He is in great shape and puts in the required effort to maintain his physique. Working out and exercising is of importance to him, as well as eating healthy. Marlon goes to the gym at least 5-6 times a week. He favors morning workouts and likes circuit training, yoga and cross-fit. He likes to try different workouts to prevent his routine from being repetitive and boring. It is safe to say that his routine is working for him.