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Shawn Wayans

Biography

Actor, article writer, and producer most widely known for his focus on the Scary Film franchise. Four of his nine siblings also often show up alongside him on film and Television: Marlon, Keenen, Damon and Kim. He was a DJ SW-1 on In Living Color, a present made by his old sibling Keenan and offering his various other siblings. He composed for The Wayans Bros. Television series that lasted from 1995 until 1999. He was created the second-youngest of ten siblings to parents Howell and Elvira Wayans. He was raised in the Fulton Home tasks in the Chelsea community of Manhattan. He includes a son called Marlon and two daughters called Laila and Illia. He starred in Light Chicks and Little Man alongside his brother Marlon Wayans.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shawn Wayans
Date Of Birth January 19, 1971
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.87 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Bayard Rustin Educational Complex
Nationality American
Children Illia Wayans, Laila Wayans, Marlon Wayans
Parents Howell Wayans, Elvira Wayans
Siblings Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Diedre Wayans, Vonnie Wayans
Awards TV Land Groundbreaking Show Award
Nominations Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor
Movies White Chicks, Little Man, Scary Movie, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Scary Movie 2, Dance Flick, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness, New Blood, The Munsters
TV Shows The Wayans Bros., Waynehead, In Living Color, Thugaboo
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Has daughter named Laila (b. 1999)and a daughter named Illia (b. 2003) and his son name is Marlon (b. 2006) who's also named after his co-writer/brother Marlon Wayans.
2He has three children two daughters and one son.
3Cousin of Craig Wayans. Uncle of Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans, Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr., Nala Wayans, Bella Wayans, and Damien Dante Wayans.
4Attended/graduated from Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities in 1989
5Parents are Howell and Elvira Wayans. Brother of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans and Marlon Wayans. Also has sisters Elvira, Diedre, and Vonnie.
6Used the name Sw.1 when DJ for "In Living Color" 1990-1992.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Animals.2016TV SeriesTommy
Dance Flick2009Baby Daddy
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV MovieSlim / Cheapie (voice)
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV MovieSlim (voice)
Littleman2006Darryl
White Chicks2004Kevin Copeland
Scary Movie 22001Ray
In Living Color1991-2001TV SeriesVarious
Scary Movie2000Ray Wilkins
New Blood2000Valentine
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1999TV SeriesBad Bobby
The Wayans Bros.1995-1999TV SeriesShawn Williams
Waynehead1996-1997TV SeriesToof / Toof, Kid
The Parent 'Hood1996TV SeriesShawn Wayans
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996Ashtray
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1993TV SeriesDominique
MacGyver1991TV SeriesRobo
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Pedestrian

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Flick2009written by
The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown2008TV Movie creator
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV Movie creator / written by
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV Movie
Littleman2006written by
Scary Movie 42006characters
White Chicks2004screenplay / story
Scary Movie 32003characters
Scary Movie 22001characters / written by
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV Special
Scary Movie2000written by
The Wayans Bros.1995-1999TV Series creator - 100 episodes
Comics Come Home 41998TV Movie
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996written by
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV Special
In Living Color1992TV Series special material - 2 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wayans Bros.1997-1999TV Series composer - 35 episodes
In Living Color1990-1991TV Series musical director - 39 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wayans Bros.1995-1997TV Series executive consultant - 56 episodes
In Living Color1990TV Series wga trainee - 13 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Flick2009producer
The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown2008TV Movie executive producer
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV Movie executive producer
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV Movie executive producer
Littleman2006producer
White Chicks2004producer
Scary Movie 22001co-executive producer
Scary Movie2000producer - uncredited
The Wayans Bros.1997-1999TV Series producer - 47 episodes
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996co-executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV Movie
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Flick2009writer: "I Shot Him at a Quarter to 1", "Mama Died in a Car Crash"
Scary Movie2000writer: "I'm the Killer"

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV Movie character designer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Haunted House2013special thanks
The Legends of Nethiah2012special thanks
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain1996TV Special documentary special thanks - as Sean Wayans

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Dysfunctional with No Filter Paul and Denise2015TV SeriesHimself (2016)
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
10th Annual TV Land Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
FOX 25th Anniversary Special2012TV MovieHimself
Dish Nation2011TV Series
The Brian McKnight Show2010TV SeriesHimself
78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2009TV MovieHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy2009DocumentaryHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHimself
75th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2006TV SpecialHimself
In the Cutz2006TV Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2006TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1997-2006TV SeriesHimself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Attendee
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2004TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself
Shootout2004TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHimself
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHimself
Open Mic2001DocumentaryHimself
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MADtv2001TV SeriesHimself
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza2001TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself - Host
Making of 'Scary Movie'2000Video documentary shortHimself / Ray Wilkins
Howard Stern2000TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Canned Ham2000TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2000TV SeriesHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 19991999TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (as Shaun Wayans)
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The 1998 Annual Kid's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Comics Come Home 41998TV MovieHimself
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
In Living Color1990-1991TV SeriesHimself - DJ
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentaryVarious Characters
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Vanilla Ice Archive2012Documentary
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Bicentennial Nigger2006Short
Back in Step with the Fly Girls2004ShortDJ SW1 (uncredited)
Looking Back in Living Color: The First Season2004Video shortDJ SW1 (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Groundbreaking ShowTV Land AwardsIn Living Color (1990)· Jim Carrey
· Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Kim Wayans
· David Alan Grier
· Tommy Davidson
· Kelly Coffield Park
· Marlon Wayans
· T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
2007Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorLittleman (2006)· Marlon Wayans
2007Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleLittleman (2006)· Kerry Washington
· Marlon Wayans
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleLittleman (2006)· Marlon Wayans
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Box Office MovieWhite Chicks (2004)· Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Marlon Wayans
· Andrew McElfresh
· Michael Anthony Snowden
· Xavier Cook

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayLittleman (2006)· Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Marlon Wayans
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ScreenplayLittleman (2006)· Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Marlon Wayans
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressWhite Chicks (2004)· Marlon Wayans
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleWhite Chicks (2004)· Marlon Wayans
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayWhite Chicks (2004)· Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Marlon Wayans
· Andrew McElfresh
· Michael Anthony Snowden
· Xavier Cook
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - ComedyScary Movie (2000)
1998Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Television ActorThe Wayans Bros. (1995)· Marlon Wayans
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleDon't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)· Marlon Wayans
· Tracey Cherelle Jones
· Chris Spencer
· Suli McCullough
· Helen Martin
· Lahmard J. Tate
· Darrel Heath


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