Marlon Wayans Biography: Wife, Movies, Net Worth, Age, Siblings, Children, Height, Wikipedia, Instagram

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Marlon Wayans is a versatile and prolific entertainer who has made his mark in various comedy genres.

He is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer who has collaborated with his siblings on many successful projects.

He is also known for his solo ventures, such as his sitcom Marlon and his Netflix films Naked and Sextuplets.


  • Full name: Marlon Lamont Wayans
  • Date of birth: July 23, 1972
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer
  • Height: 6 ft 0.5 in (184 cm)
  • Parents: Elvira Alethia (Green) and Howell Stouten Wayans
  • Siblings: Keenen Ivory, Damon, Kim, Shawn, Nadia, Dwayne, Elvira, Diedre, and Vonnie
  • Spouse: None
  • Children: Amai Zackery Wayans and Shawn Howell Wayans
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $40 million

Early Life and Education

Marlon Wayans, now 52, was born on July 23, 1972, in New York City, New York. He is the youngest of ten children of Elvira Alethia (Green), a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager.

He grew up in a poor but creative household in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan. He is of African-American descent and has a large extended family of entertainers, including his siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where he developed his skills in drama and comedy.

He then enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C., but dropped out after two years to pursue his career in Hollywood.

Personal Life

Marlon Wayans was in a long-term relationship with Angela Zackery from 1992 to 2013.

They have two children together: a daughter named Amai Zackery Wayans, born in 2000, and a son named Shawn Howell Wayans, born in 2002.

He named his son after his brother and frequent collaborator, Shawn Wayans. He and Angela never married, and they separated amicably in 2013.

He has since dated other women, such as Essence Atkins, Salli Richardson, and Angelica Zachary, but remains single as of 2024.


Marlon Wayans began his career in 1988 when he appeared as a pedestrian in the film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, directed by his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans. In 1992, he joined the cast of In Living Color, a sketch comedy show created by Keenen.

He worked with his siblings on several comedy films, such as Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996), Scary Movie (2000), Scary Movie 2 (2001), White Chicks (2004), and Little Man (2006). He also starred in the sitcom The Wayans Bros. with Shawn from 1995 to 1999.

He also ventured into other comedy genres, such as parody, spoof, and satire. He co-wrote and co-starred in the films Dance Flick (2009), A Haunted House (2013), A Haunted House 2 (2014), and Fifty Shades of Black (2016).

He also created and starred in the comedy competition show Funniest Wins (2014) and the online destination for urban comedy What the Funny (2013-2015).

He also showed his range as an actor in more serious and dramatic roles, such as his portrayal of Tyrone C. Love in the film Requiem for a Dream (2000), directed by Darren Aronofsky.

He also played Richard Pryor in the biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? (2011), directed by Bill Condon. He also starred in the Netflix films Naked (2017) and Sextuplets (2019), where he played multiple characters.

He also created and starred in the NBC sitcom Marlon (2017-2018), based on his life as a divorced father of two. He also produced and hosted the Netflix show Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish (2018), a stand-up comedy special.

He also appeared in the films On the Rocks (2020), directed by Sofia Coppola, and Respect (2021), a biopic of Aretha Franklin.


Marlon Wayans has won several awards and nominations for his work in comedy and film. Some of them are:

  • BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Box Office Movie for White Chicks (2005).
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Anna Faris) for Scary Movie 2 (2002).
  • Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Shawn Wayans) for Little Man (2007).
  • Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay (shared with Rick Alvarez and Mike Tiddes) for A Haunted House 2 (2015).
  • Razzie Award for Worst Actor for Fifty Shades of Black (2017).
  • Razzie Award for Worst Screen Combo (shared with himself) for Sextuplets (2020).

Net Worth

Marlon Wayans’s estimated net worth is $40 million. He has earned wealth from his various comedy, film, television, and online media endeavours.

He also owns a production company called Wayans Bros. Entertainment, which he runs with his brother Shawn.


Marlon Wayans has been involved in some controversies throughout his career, such as:

  • Being sued by Pierre Daniel, an actor who appeared as an extra in A Haunted House 2, for making fun of his appearance in a social media post. Wayans posted a photo of Daniel on Instagram and Twitter, comparing him to Cleveland Brown, a character from the animated series Family Guy. Daniel claimed that Wayan’s post caused him emotional distress and damaged his reputation. The case was dismissed by a judge in 2015, who ruled that the First Amendment protected Wayan’s post.
  • Being accused of stealing jokes from other comedians, such as Kat Williams, Dave Chappelle, and Kevin Hart. Wayans denied the allegations and said he respects his fellow comedians and does not need to copy their material. He also said that he has been in the comedy business for a long time and has enough original jokes to make people laugh.
  • Was criticized for his portrayal of a gay character in the film White Chicks, where he and his brother Shawn played two FBI agents who disguised themselves as white women. Some critics and viewers found the film offensive and stereotypical, especially the scene where Marlon’s character kissed another man.

Wayans defended the film and said that it was not meant to be homophobic or racist but rather a satire of the social and cultural differences between races and genders. He also said that he had nothing against gay people and that he was playing a role.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @marlonwayans
  • Twitter: @MarlonWayans


  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
  • In Living Color
  • Mo’ Money
  • The Wayans Bros.
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
  • The Sixth Man
  • Senseless
  • Requiem for a Dream

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