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Marlon Wayans Biography

Updated On 14 Nov, 2018 Published On 05 Feb, 2018
Marlon Wayans

Facts of Marlon Wayans

Date of Birth :
Age : 51 years old
Family Name : Wayans
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Leo
Height : 6 Feet

Relationship short Statistics of Marlon Wayans

What is Marlon Wayans marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Marlon Wayans have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Marlon Wayans having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Marlon Wayans Gay ? No

Marlon Wayans is popular American actor and the film producer. Wayans is popularly known for his appearance in The Wayans Bros, Scary Movie series, White Chicks and Little Man among others. He made his Hollywood debut from the movie, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. Wayans is currently single. Previously married to his longtime girlfriend with whom he also has two children.

Early Life and Education

Marlon Wayans born Marlon Lamont Wayans on 23rd July 1972 in New York City, New York under the birth sign Leo. Wayans is American as per his nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is African-American.

Wayans is the son of Elvira Alethia (a homemaker and social worker) and Howell Stouten Wayans (a supermarket manager). He is youngest of his ten siblings- Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, Kim Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Diedra Wayans, and Vonnie Wayans.

Wayans attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. Later, he attended Howard University in Washington, D.C.


Marlon Wayans made his Hollywood debut in 1988 from the movie, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. Wayans appeared with Keenen Ivory Wayans, Chris Rock, Antonio Fargas, and Bernie Casey, among others.

In 1991, Wayans debuted in the TV series, The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime. Prior to this, he portrayed Robin in 1992’s movie, Batman Returns by Tim Burton

Wayans' other works include Mo’ Money, Above the Rim, The 6th Man, Senseless, and Six Degrees among others. His notable works include:

The Wayans Bros (1995) Shawn Wayans, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford, Lela Rochon, and Jill Tasker among others.
Scary Movie (2000) Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Charlie Sheen, David Zucker, and Simo Rex among others.
Scary Movie 2 (2001) Kathleen Robertson, Chris Elliott, Tori Spelling, Tim Curry and Natasha Lyonne among others.
White Chicks (2004) Terry Crews, Jaime King, Busy Philipps, Maitland Ward, and Brittany Daniel among others.
Little Man (2006) Kerry Washington, Brittany Daniel, Tracy Morgan and Molly Shannon among others.
Dance Flick (2009) Shoshana Bush, Damon Wayans Jr., Essence Atkins, and Affion Crockett among others.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Channing Tatum, Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Ray Park and Joseph Gordon-Levitt among others.
Fifty Shades of Black (2016) Kali Hawk, Jane Seymour, King Bach, Mike Epps and Fred Willard among others.

Wayans recent works include 2017’s movies, Naked by Michael Tiddes and Marlon by Christopher Moynihan.

Wayans is also involved in the production works. He appeared as a producer for various movies and series like- Scary Movie series, Thugaboo, and Marlon among others.

Personal Life

Marlon Wayans was married to Angelica Zachary in 2005 in a small ceremony. It was the first marriage for both of them. The couple dated since 2001 before getting married.

The couple together had two children, Amai Zackary Wayans and Shawn Howell Wayans.

The couple divorced after few months of their relationship due to their irreconcilable differences. Even after their separation, they came together for the sake of their children. The couple also promised to remain good friends for life long.

Net Worth

Marlon Wayans has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Some of his movies that made a good collection at the box office include:

  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) = $13 million.
  • Mo’ Money (1992) = $40,227,006.
  • Above the Rim (1994) = $16,192,320.
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) = $20,109,115.
  • The 6th Man (1997) = $144,772,788.
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000) = $7.4 million.
  • Scary Movie (2000) = $278 million.
  • Scary Movie (2001) = $141.2 million.
  • The Ladykillers (2004) = $76.7 million.
  • White Chicks (2004) = $113.1 million.
  • Little Man (2006) = $101.6 million.
  • Norbit (2007) = $159.3 million.
  • Dance Flick (2009) = $32 million.
  • The Rise of Cobra (2009) = $302.5 million.
  • Marmaduke (2010) = $83.8 million.
  • A Haunted House (2013) = $60.1million.
  • The Heat (2013) = $229.9 million.
  • A Haunted House 2 (2014) = $24 million.
  • Fifty Shades of Black (2016) = $22.2 million.

Wayans owns two houses- Sherman Oaks ($1.5 million) and Hancock Park Home ($5.35 million). He has a Mercedes-Benz E-Class worth $104,400 and a Maserati worth $100k.

Marlon Wayans Married

First Marriage with Angelica Zachary

In 2005, Marlon Wayans married his longtime girlfriend, Angelica Zachary. The couple dated for years before exchanging the vows.

Marlon Wayans Children

SON : Amai Zackary Wayans

Mother: Angelica Zachary

Amai Zackary Wayans is the first child of Marlon Wayans and Angelica Zackary. He is the only son of the couple.

DAUGHTER : Shawn Howell Wayans

Mother: Angelica Zachary

Shawn Howell Wayans is the second child born to Marlon Wayans and Angelica Zachary.

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