Marlon Wayans

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Marlon Wayans is a world-famous American actor, writer, comedian, and producer. The actor was born on 23rd July 1972 and started acting from a very early age. The actor is very well known for acting in the Scary Movie film series. Also, the actor is popular for being the youngest among the siblings. His father, Howell Wayans, and mother, Elvira Wayans was supermarket manager and homemaker. He is the youngest sibling among all the ten siblings. Most of the siblings are very well known in the industry as celebrities. Marlon Wayans also followed the footprint of their other siblings and became an actor.

Marlon Wayans Bio

Marlon Wayans

Family

Marlon Wayans Wife

Marlon’s former wife name is Angelica Zachary.

Children

Besides, he has two children. Their names are Shawn Howell Wayans and Amai Zackary Wayans.

Career

In the initial days of his career, poverty has made it very hard for the actor to get going. However, he managed to avoid all of the obstacles and finished their education. He studied at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Arts. At the age of 16, he made his debut in the film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, which is the parody of “Blaxploitation” of his brother Keenen Ivory Wayan. This film has provided the blueprint for many later movies. The comedy movie is one of the hits at the time. This film provided him a very good platform for his later film career.

Later, he dropped out of his college to again start his career in another role that helped launch many good actors like Jum Carrey, Jamie Foxx, and others. The name of the comedy show is In Living Color of the Keenen Ivory Wayans production. He again teamed up with his brother to act in this acclaimed comedy show along with many others like Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. This is another spoon that is modeled from I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.

Popularity

He gained a lot of popularity after doing these movies and came into the spotlight. However, he got even more popular when he started The Wayans Bros with his brother Shawn of WB sitcom. This was based on the relationship between brothers and their autobiography. This show ran successfully from 1995 to 1999 and helped Marlon Wayans to become one of the reputed actors of the family. After running this successful show, he again acted and co-written in the film known to be the biggest blockbuster of his life until this date named Scary Movie. It is a horror-comedy film known to be a perfect movie.

It cost only $19 to make the movie but the movie earned around $157 million at the box office. The movie is also known as the highest-grossing movie that is directed by an African-American. After the first part, many sequels came that were very successful. Also, the actor acted in all of these sequels, such as Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4. With this series’s success, he and his brother Shawn have starred in many other movies such as Little Man, White Chicks, Dance Flick, and others.