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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
1 Has 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.
2 He has three children two daughters and one son.
3 Cousin 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.
4 Attended/graduated from Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities in 1989
5 Parents 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.
6 Used the name Sw.1 when DJ for "In Living Color" 1990-1992.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Animals. 2016 TV Series Tommy
Dance Flick 2009 Baby Daddy
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street 2006 TV Movie Slim / Cheapie (voice)
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness 2006 TV Movie Slim (voice)
Littleman 2006 Darryl
White Chicks 2004 Kevin Copeland
Scary Movie 2 2001 Ray
In Living Color 1991-2001 TV Series Various
Scary Movie 2000 Ray Wilkins
New Blood 2000 Valentine
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1999 TV Series Bad Bobby
The Wayans Bros. 1995-1999 TV Series Shawn Williams
Waynehead 1996-1997 TV Series Toof / Toof, Kid
The Parent 'Hood 1996 TV Series Shawn Wayans
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood 1996 Ashtray
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 1993 TV Series Dominique
MacGyver 1991 TV Series Robo
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 Pedestrian

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Flick 2009 written by
The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown 2008 TV Movie creator
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street 2006 TV Movie creator / written by
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness 2006 TV Movie
Littleman 2006 written by
Scary Movie 4 2006 characters
White Chicks 2004 screenplay / story
Scary Movie 3 2003 characters
Scary Movie 2 2001 characters / written by
MTV Video Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special
Scary Movie 2000 written by
The Wayans Bros. 1995-1999 TV Series creator - 100 episodes
Comics Come Home 4 1998 TV Movie
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood 1996 written by
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special
In Living Color 1992 TV Series special material - 2 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wayans Bros. 1997-1999 TV Series composer - 35 episodes
In Living Color 1990-1991 TV Series musical director - 39 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wayans Bros. 1995-1997 TV Series executive consultant - 56 episodes
In Living Color 1990 TV Series wga trainee - 13 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Flick 2009 producer
The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown 2008 TV Movie executive producer
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street 2006 TV Movie executive producer
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness 2006 TV Movie executive producer
Littleman 2006 producer
White Chicks 2004 producer
Scary Movie 2 2001 co-executive producer
Scary Movie 2000 producer - uncredited
The Wayans Bros. 1997-1999 TV Series producer - 47 episodes
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood 1996 co-executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street 2006 TV Movie
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness 2006 TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Flick 2009 writer: "I Shot Him at a Quarter to 1", "Mama Died in a Car Crash"
Scary Movie 2000 writer: "I'm the Killer"

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street 2006 TV Movie character designer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Haunted House 2013 special thanks
The Legends of Nethiah 2012 special thanks
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain 1996 TV Special documentary special thanks - as Sean Wayans

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family 2016 TV Series Himself
Dysfunctional with No Filter Paul and Denise 2015 TV Series Himself (2016)
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Oprah's Next Chapter 2013 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
10th Annual TV Land Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
FOX 25th Anniversary Special 2012 TV Movie Himself
Dish Nation 2011 TV Series
The Brian McKnight Show 2010 TV Series Himself
78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2009 TV Movie Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2009 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2009 TV Series Himself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Himself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
The Tyra Banks Show 2006 TV Series Himself
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006 TV Series Himself
75th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2006 TV Special Himself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2006 TV Series Himself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1997-2006 TV Series Himself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Teen Choice Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Attendee
The Teen Choice Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Himself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2000-2004 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Himself
Shootout 2004 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2004 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series Himself
2004 MTV Movie Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The Big Breakfast 2001 TV Series Himself
Open Mic 2001 Documentary Himself
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
MADtv 2001 TV Series Himself
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza 2001 TV Movie Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself - Host
Making of 'Scary Movie' 2000 Video documentary short Himself / Ray Wilkins
Howard Stern 2000 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2000 TV Series Himself
Total Request Live 2000 TV Series Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The Teen Choice Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Squares 1999 TV Series Himself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself (as Shaun Wayans)
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Himself
The 1998 Annual Kid's Choice Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Comics Come Home 4 1998 TV Movie Himself
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
In Living Color 1990-1991 TV Series Himself - DJ
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary Various Characters
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family 2016 TV Series Himself
Vanilla Ice Archive 2012 Documentary
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
Bicentennial Nigger 2006 Short
Back in Step with the Fly Girls 2004 Short DJ SW1 (uncredited)
Looking Back in Living Color: The First Season 2004 Video short DJ SW1 (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Groundbreaking Show TV Land Awards In Living Color (1990) · Jim Carrey
· Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Kim Wayans
· David Alan Grier
· Tommy Davidson
· Kelly Coffield Park
· Marlon Wayans
· T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
2007 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Littleman (2006) · Marlon Wayans
2007 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Littleman (2006) · Kerry Washington
· Marlon Wayans
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Littleman (2006) · Marlon Wayans
2004 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Box Office Movie White Chicks (2004) · Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Marlon Wayans
· Andrew McElfresh
· Michael Anthony Snowden
· Xavier Cook

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Littleman (2006) · Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Marlon Wayans
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Screenplay Littleman (2006) · Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Marlon Wayans
2005 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress White Chicks (2004) · Marlon Wayans
2005 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple White Chicks (2004) · Marlon Wayans
2005 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay White Chicks (2004) · Keenen Ivory Wayans
· Marlon Wayans
· Andrew McElfresh
· Michael Anthony Snowden
· Xavier Cook
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Comedy Scary Movie (2000)
1998 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Television Actor The Wayans Bros. (1995) · Marlon Wayans
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Don'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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