Marlon Wayans has established a lucrative comedic career that highlights his acting and writing skills. His estimated net worth as of the cutoff date in September 2021 was $40 million.
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Who Is Marlon Wayans?
Marlon Lamont Wayans, an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer, was born on July 23, 1972. His work with his brother Shawn Wayans has earned him great acclaim, most notably for the WB sitcom “The Wayans Bros.” (1995–1999).
Marlon Wayans Profile Summary
|Full Name||Marlon Lamont Wayans|
|Family||Spouse/Ex-: Angelica Zachary (M. 2005–2013)|
|Siblings: Damon Wayans, Diedre Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Vonnie Wayans|
|Children||Amai Zackary Wayans, Shawn Howell Wayans|
|Born Country||United States|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Producer|
|Height||6’0″ (183 cm)|
|U.S. State||New York|
Marlon Wayans Early Life
Wayans was raised in a Jehovah’s Witness home and is a native of New York City. He was the youngest of the ten children that his parents, Elvira Alethia (Green) and Howell Stouten Wayans, had. He spent his formative years at the Fulton Houses, a New York City housing project, along with his siblings Nadia, Shawn, Keenen Ivory, Damon, Dwayne, and Kim.
He continued his schooling at the well-known Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts, which rose to recognition thanks to the hit motion picture “Fame.” He continued his education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., after graduating from high school. He ultimately made the choice to leave college after two years, though.
In conclusion, Wayans was reared in New York City and is the product of a sizable Jehovah’s Witness household. He attended LaGuardia High School and then Howard University for a short time before leaving.
Marlon Wayans Career
Wayans appeared with his siblings on the sketch comedy programme “In Living Colour” between 1992 and 1993. After that, he co-starred with his brother Shawn Wayans in the WB sitcom “The Wayans Bros.” from 1995 to 1999. Curiously, he was under consideration for the character of Robin in the 1992 movie “Batman Returns.” However, the role was ultimately dropped because of worries over the film’s character count.
Wayans received his formal Robin casting in the 1995 film “Batman Forever,” which also starred Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face. Unfortunately, the film’s director changed during production from Tim Burton to Joel Schumacher, which necessitated a new casting for both parts. Wayans and Williams, who had the option of playing Two-Face again, both earned payment for the alteration. Wayans still receives royalties for his contribution to the production in spite of this. Chris O’Donnell eventually assumed the role of Robin.
In the first two “Scary Movie” films, released in 2000 and 2001, Shawn Wayans and Wayans collaborated on the screenplay, production, and acting. He also had cameos in films like “Dungeons & Dragons” (2000) and “Requiem for a Dream” (2000). He and his brother Shawn hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2000, and Wayans also created the Nickelodeon animated programme “Thugaboo.”
Wayans had a ten-episode sitcom on NBC in 2017 titled “Marlon” that he created. It was given a second season renewal and made available on Netflix. In the same year, he collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production business Shots Studios to start his own YouTube channel. He then joined well-known YouTubers Anwar Jibawi and Hannah Stocking in their respective videos.
Additionally, Wayans acquired a contract with HBO Max in 2020, which increased his creative endeavours and prospects in the entertainment sector.
Marlon Wayans Filmography
|1988||I’m Gonna Git You Sucka||Pedestrian|
|1992||Mo’ Money||Seymour Stewart|
|1994||Above the Rim||Bugaloo|
|1996||Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood||Loc Dog (Also writer)|
|1997||The 6th Man||Kenny Tyler|
|2000||Requiem for a Dream||Tyrone C. Love|
|Scary Movie||Shorty Meeks (Also writer)|
|The Tangerine Bear||Louie Blue (voice)|
|Dungeons & Dragons||Snails|
|2001||Scary Movie 2||Shorty Meeks (Also writer)|
|2004||Behind the Smile||Danny Styles|
|The Ladykillers||Gawain MacSam|
|White Chicks||Marcus Copeland (Also writer and producer)|
|2005||Hubert Selby Jr.: It’ll Be Better Tomorrow||Himself|
|2006||Little Man||Calvin “Baby-face” Sims (Also writer and producer)|
|2007||Norbit||Buster “Bust-A-Move” Perkin|
|2009||Dance Flick||Mr. Moody (Also writer and producer)|
|G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Rip Cord|
|Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy||Himself|
|2012||Venus and Serena||Himself|
|2013||A Haunted House||Malcolm Johnson (Also writer and producer)|
|The Heat||Special Agent Levy|
|2014||A Haunted House 2||Malcolm Johnson (Also writer and producer)|
|2016||Fifty Shades of Black||Christian Black (Also writer and producer)|
|2017||Naked||Rob Anderson (Also writer)|
|Sextuplets||Alan / Russell / Ethan / Baby Pete / Lynette / Dawn / Jaspar (Also writer and producer)|
|2020||On the Rocks||Dean|
|Back Home Again||Mr. Tortoise (Short)|
|2022||The Curse of Bridge Hollow||Howard Gordon (Also producer)|
|1991||The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime||Various||TV Special|
|1992–1993||In Living Color||Various||20 episodes|
|1995–1999||The Wayans Bros.||Marlon Williams||101 episodes|
|1996||TV Special||Himself||Episode: “Ode to Billy Shankbreath”|
|Mr. Show with Bob and David||KKK member||Episode: “The Biggest Failure in Broadway History”|
|Waynehead||Blue (voice)||6 episodes|
|1998||Comics Come Home 4||Himself||TV movie|
|1999||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Bad Bobby (voice)||Episode: “The Bremen Town Musicians”|
|2000||2000 MTV Video Music Awards||Himself / Host||TV special|
|MTV Fashionably Loud: Spring Break, Cancun 2000||Himself||TV movie|
|2006||Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness||(voice)||TV movie|
|Six Degrees||Homeless Guy||Episode: “The Puncher”|
|Legends Ball||Himself||TV movie|
|Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc’s Street||Dirty, Money (voice)||TV movie|
|2011||Childrens Hospital||Dr. Black||Episode: “The Black Doctor”|
|2013||Second Generation Wayans||Himself||2 episodes|
|2014||Funniest Wins||Himself||8 episodes|
|2016||Animals.||Ry-Ry (voice)||Episode: “Squirrels Part I”|
|2017–2018||Marlon||Marlon Wayne||20 episodes; also creator and executive producer|
|2019||Sherman’s Showcase||Episode: “Enemies”|
|2022||Bel-Air||Lou||Episode: “Where To?”|
|Marlon Wayans Presents: The Headliners||Himself / Host|
|2022–present||Oh Hell No! with Marlon Wayans||Himself / Host|
|The Daily Show||Guest Host||4 Episodes (Week of Mar 6)|
|God Loves Me||Himself||HBO Max Stand-up Special|