Marlon Wayans is an American comedian, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. It is easy to decipher from the last name that he is a member of the famous “Wayans Family” in Hollywood. Of all the family members, Marlon often works with his brother Shawn, with whom he played the lead role in The Wayans Bros. that was aired in The WB. They also starred in White Chicks, Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, Dance Flick, Little Man, and Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
The actor got his start when he appeared in a small role in the parody film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988 and has appeared in many comedies since then, but Marlon decided to take a step away from his usual comedic roles when he was given a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky’s psychodrama film Requiem For A Dream in 2000, opposite Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly.
Later, Marlon Wayans starred in the action movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opposite Channing Tatum, Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dennis Quaid. Other films he has appeared in include A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2, Naked, and The Heat.
The actor later showed his versatility by working with Randy Adams, co-founder of “Funny Or Die”, to create What The Funny, a digital media company that would serve as an online destination for urban comedy. He also created “Funniest Wins”, a comedy competition television show that was broadcast on TBS.
He wrote, starred in the lead role, and also produced the parody film Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades of Black. Since 2017, Marlon has starred in his own NBC sitcom Marlon, which also features Essence Watkins, Bresha Webb, and Diallo Riddle.
In 2014 Marlon and his brothers started to tour the United States with their “The Wayans Brothers Tours”. It must be great luck to come from a family with so much talent.
Marlon is also a fan of the New York Knicks and the Pittsburg Steelers. He was also a very close friend of Tupac Shakur until he passed away.
Bio & Age
Marlon Lamont Wayans was born in New York City on July 23, 1972, the son of Elvira Green – a social worker – and Howell Wayans – a supermarket manager. The family members were devout Jehovah’s Witnesses. Marlon and his siblings grew up in the housing projects of New York City, and he was the youngest of ten siblings.
Marlon attended the infamous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, which has produced so many actors and musicians from Jennifer Aniston to Nicki Minaj. After high school, he attended the historically black university – Howard University. Other notable graduates of Howard University include Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, Thurgood Marshall, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Lance Gross, P. Diddy, and Phylicia Rashad.
Is Marlon Wayans Gay?
It is common practice for the media to speculate about the sexuality of actors, musicians, and entertainers. The same goes for Marlon Wayans. Let’s put those speculations to bed right away – Marlon Wayans is not gay. In fact, he is happily married and faithful to his wife and the mother of his children.
Family & Siblings
Marlon Wayans has nine other siblings who together form the “Wayans Family” – a well-known family of actors, comedians, directors, screenwriters, musicians, and songwriters. The Wayans Family now includes their children, nieces, and nephews, who have chosen to pursue a career in entertainment.
His siblings – Diedre, Vonne, and Elvira – are the family’s screenwriters, while Keenen Ivory is an actor and comedian best known for The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show and In Living Color; Damon Sr. is best known for his television shows – In Living Color and Lethal Weapon.
His sister Kim also appeared in In Loving Color and starred in In The House; Nadia is best known for I’m Gonna Git You Sucka; Dwayne is a film music composer; and finally, Shawn, who frequently works with Marlon.
Marlon Wayans: Wife, Kids, Girlfriend
Marlon Wayans is officially off the market. The actor was in a long-term relationship with Angelica Zachary before they got married in 2005. They currently have two children together – Amai Zackary Wayans, born May 24, 2000, and Shawn Howell Wayans, born February 3, 2002.
It is always nice to see couples stay together as long as they did in Hollywood.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
The actor is currently 185 cm (6 ft 1) tall and weighs 76 kg (167 pounds). He is in good shape and is making every effort to maintain his physique. Training and exercise are as important to him as a healthy diet. Marlon goes to the gym at least 5-6 times a week. He prefers morning training and likes circuit training, yoga, and cross-fit. He likes to try out different workouts to prevent his routine from becoming repetitive and boring. One can safely say that his routine works for him.