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Marlon Wayans

Marlon WayansBorn: 23-Jul-1972
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Jehovah's Witness
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Wayans Brother

One of ten Wayans siblings, Marlon Wayans often works with brother Shawn Wayans, billing themselves as the Wayans Brothers. They are most famous for the first two Scary Movies, although neither was invited back for the third installment.

Wayans made his cinema debut in big brother Keenen Ivory Wayans' I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, but it was pretty low-level nepotism; he wasn't much more than an extra. He joined In Living Color in 1992, just as Keenen was leaving and the shark was jumping. He later co-starred with Shawn in The Wayans Bros., one of the first black sitcoms that didn't seem to care whether it appealed to a white audience: "We're brothers. We're happy and we're singing and we're colored."

Again working with Shawn, Wayans wrote and starred in Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood and White Chicks. With David Spade, he made the humorless Senseless. Wayans was also in the 2004 reworking of The Ladykillers, with Tom Hanks, and showed his dramatic chops in the drug drama Requiem for a Dream. He is slated to play Richard Pryor in an upcoming biography of the comic, Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?

Father: Howell Wayans (supermarket manager)
Mother: Elvira Wayans (social worker)
Brother: Damon Wayans (b. 1960)
Brother: Dwayne Wayans (b. 1957)
Brother: Keenen Ivory Wayans (b. 1958)
Brother: Shawn Wayans (b. 1971)
Sister: Diedre Wayans
Sister: Elvira Wayans
Sister: Kim Wayans (b. 1961)
Sister: Nadia Wayans
Sister: Vonnie Wayans
Son: Shawn Howell Wayans

    High School: LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
    University: Howard University (dropped out)

    Obama for America

    The Wayans Bros. Marlon Williams (1995-99)
    In Living Color Various (1992-93)

    Naked (11-Aug-2017)
    Fifty Shades of Black (28-Jan-2016)
    A Haunted House 2 (18-Apr-2014)
    The Heat (27-Jun-2013)
    A Haunted House (11-Jan-2013)
    Marmaduke (28-May-2010) · Lightning [VOICE]
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (5-Aug-2009) · Ripcord
    Dance Flick (22-May-2009) · Mr. Moody
    Norbit (9-Feb-2007)
    Little Man (14-Jul-2006) · Calvin
    White Chicks (23-Jun-2004) · Marcus Copeland
    The Ladykillers (26-Mar-2004)
    Scary Movie 2 (4-Jul-2001) · Shorty
    Dungeons & Dragons (8-Dec-2000)
    Scary Movie (7-Jul-2000) · Shorty
    Requiem for a Dream (14-May-2000) · Tyrone C. Love
    Senseless (20-Feb-1998) · Darryl Witherspoon
    The Sixth Man (28-Mar-1997) · Kenny Tyler
    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (12-Jan-1996) · Loc Dog
    Above the Rim (23-Mar-1994)
    Mo' Money (24-Jul-1992)
    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (14-Dec-1988) · Pedestrian

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