Shawn Wayans

Actor, Series creator, Producer
Shawn Wayans was born into one of Hollywood's largest and most successful comedic families, so he was naturally gifted with the ability to make people laugh. Before breaking out as a television and film actor, Wayans ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1971 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Animals. 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

FOX's 25th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

Baby Daddy (Actor)

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

Darryl (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Reel Comedy: White Chicks 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

Kevin Copeland (Actor)

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Host

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Canned Ham: Scary Movie 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Times: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

New Blood 2000 (Movie)

Valentine (Actor)

Open Mic 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scary Movie 2000 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Comics Come Home 4 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1989 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Living Color 1989 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1999 World Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Parent 'Hood 1989 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros 1989 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1989 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Comedy Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Waynehead 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Welcome Home Animaniacs 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

Pedestrian (Actor)
Writer (11)

Snowflake 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Scary Movie 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (6)

Snowflake 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)
Music (2)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

("I Shot Him At A Quarter To 1") (Song)

Scary Movie 2000 (Movie)

("I'm the Killer") (Song)

Biography

Shawn Wayans was born into one of Hollywood's largest and most successful comedic families, so he was naturally gifted with the ability to make people laugh. Before breaking out as a television and film actor, Wayans first made his mark as the resident DJ on "In Living Color" (1990-94), the Fox sketch comedy series created by his older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans. He carved his own acting career with a starring role opposite younger brother Marlon Wayans in "The Wayans Bros." (The WB, 1995-99), a sitcom that followed two loudmouth and girl-crazy siblings who live with their eccentric father. Wayans achieved notable success in feature films by portraying hilarious and offbeat characters in the "Scary Movie" (2000) franchise and in the genre spoof "Dance Flick" (2009), where the actor delivered some of the most off-the-wall and amusing performances ever seen on screen.

Relationships

Howell Wayans

Father
Jehovah's Witness

Marlon Wayans Actor

Brother
Born July 23, 1972 Co-starred on The WB sitcom "The Wayans Bros." (1995-99), and the films "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"

Damon Wayans Actor

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

Diedra Wayans

Sister

Ursula Wayans

Wife

Kim Wayans Actor

Sister
Born Oct. 16, 1961 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"

Elvira Wayans Writer

Sister

Nadia Wayans Actor

Sister

Damon Wayans, Jr. Actor

Nephew

Milestones

2006

With brothers Keenen and Marlon created, "Thugaboo," (Nickelodeon) a series of animated children's shows that follows the misadventures of nine kids growing up in the inner city

2006

Co-wrote and co-starred with brother Marlon in the comedy, "The Little Man"; directed by brother Keenen Ivory Wayans

2004

Co-wrote and starred with brother Marlon Wayans as FBI agents that go undercover as hotel heiresses in "White Chicks" directed by brother Keenen Ivory Wayans

2001

Returned to co-star with brother Marlon in "Scary Movie 2"

2000

Co-wrote and co-starred in "Scary Movie"

1996

Co-wrote and co-executive produced with brother Marlon the feature "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood", a parody of "hood" movies of the 1990s; brother Keenan also acted in film

1993

Guest-starred in episode of ABC's "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"

1991

Appeared as Robo in episode of ABC's "MacGyver"

1990

Began as rapmaster SW-1 on Fox's "In Living Color" and later became a featured performer

1989

Made acting debut in brother Keenan Ivory Wayans' feature "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka"

Consultant, co-creator (with brother Marlon) and star of The WB sitcom "The Wayan Bros."

Provided the voice of Toof on The WB's animated children's series "Waynehead", based on brother Damon's real-life childhood experiences

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