Kim Wayans

Actor, Comedian, Singer
Sister to Keenan Ivory, Damon, Shawn and Marlon, comic actress Kim Wayans came to prominence as one of the key cast members of her famous brothers' groundbreaking, sketch series "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94, 2012-) ... Read more »
Born: 10/16/1961 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Hit the Floor 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Critic's Choice 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Reckless 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Soul Man 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Pariah 2011 (Movie)

Audrey (Actor)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

Ms Dontwannabebothered (Actor)

In Living Color 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Juwanna Mann 2002 (Movie)

Latisha Jansen (Actor)

New Kids on the Planet 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Personal 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the House 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Comedy Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

A Different World 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Talking About Sex 1995 (Movie)

Andie Norman (Actor)

A Low Down Dirty Shame 1994 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Floundering 1994 (Movie)

EDD Clerk (Actor)

Wisecracks 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

Nightclub Singer (Actor)

Hollywood Shuffle 1987 (Movie)

Customer in Chair (Actor)

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

My Wife and Kids 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director
Music (1)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

("When the Saints (Go Marchin' In)") (Song Performer)

Biography

Sister to Keenan Ivory, Damon, Shawn and Marlon, comic actress Kim Wayans came to prominence as one of the key cast members of her famous brothers' groundbreaking, sketch series "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94, 2012-). Parodying stars like Grace Jones and Whitney Houston, Wayans stood out in an already scenery-chewing comic troupe. The majority of her work in the 1990s came courtesy of family projects like "A Low Down Dirty Shame" (1994), "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996) and "The Wayans Bros." (The WB, 1995-99). The talented sister also appeared in non-family projects like "In the House" (NBC, 1995-96; UPN, 1996-99), but returned to the fold with writing, producing and directing duties on Damon's "My Wife and Kids" (ABC, 2001-05). In a switch from the norm, Wayans essayed a breakthrough performance in Dee Rees's drama "Pariah" (2011) playing the fierce mother of a Brooklyn teen who questions her sexuality. Although audiences enjoyed her traditional work with her family, Wayans proved that she was equally adept in drama as she was in comedy, paving the way for new career opportunities.

Relationships

Kevin Knotts Actor

Husband
Co-wrote on "My Wife and Kids" (ABC), starring Damon Wayans

Howell Wayans

Father
Jehovah's witness

Marlon Wayans Actor

Brother
Born July 23, 1972 Starred in films including "Scary Movie" (2000) and "White Chicks" (2004)

Elvira Wayans

Mother

Keenen Ivory Wayans Actor

Brother
Born June 8, 1958 Created the Fox sketch comedy series "In Living Color"

Deidra Wayans

Sister

Damon Wayans Actor

Brother
Born Sept. 4, 1960 Co-starred on the Fox sketch comedy series "In Living Color"

Vonnie Wayans

Sister

Dwayne Wayans Music

Brother
Born July 20, 1956 Worked as production assistant and appeared on Fox sketch comedy series "In Living Color"

Shawn Wayans Actor

Brother
Born Jan. 19, 1971 Appeared on the Fox sketch comedy series "In Living Color"

Nadia Wayans Actor

Sister

Elvira Wayans Writer

Sister
Co-wrote on "My Wife and Kids" (ABC), starring brother Damon Wayans

Damon Wayans, Jr. Actor

Nephew

EDUCATION

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut
attended on scholarship; graduated cum laude after writing a book of short stories as a senior thesis

Milestones

2011

Made a dramatic turn as the mother of a gay teen in the drama feature "Pariah," directed by Dee Rees

2009

Re-teamed with family members with a role in the genre spoofing "Dance Flick"; film directed by nephew Damien Dante Wayans

2007

Played a featured role in the TV-movie "What News?" (TBS)

2002

Appeared in the basketball comedy "Juwanna Mann"

2002

Wrote several episodes of the ABC sitcom "My Wife and Kids," which starred her brother Damon

1995

Landed a recurring role on the series "In the House" (NBC); made a series regular when show moved to UPN

1994

Featured in the action comedy "A Low Down Dirty Shame," written and directed by brother Keenen

1990

Featured in the ensemble of sketch comedy series "In Living Color" (Fox) alongside brothers Keenen, Damon, Shawn and Marlon

1988

Played a nightclub singer in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", directed by brother Keenen; also served as production assistant

1987

Landed a recurring role on the NBC sitcom "A Different World"

1987

Feature film debut, bit part in Robert Townsend's "Hollywood Shuffle"

1987

Moved to L.A.

Raised in the Chelsea section of NYC

Began appearing as a stand-up comic in clubs like The Improv

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