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Also Known As: Died:
Born: January 19, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, series creator, screenwriter, producer, disc jockey

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Shawn Wayans was born into one of Hollywood's largest and most successful comedic families, so he was naturally gifted with the ability to make people laugh. Before breaking out as a television and film actor, Wayans first made his mark as the resident DJ on "In Living Color" (1990-94), the Fox sketch comedy series created by his older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans. He carved his own acting career with a starring role opposite younger brother Marlon Wayans in "The Wayans Bros." (The WB, 1995-99), a sitcom that followed two loudmouth and girl-crazy siblings who live with their eccentric father. Wayans achieved notable success in feature films by portraying hilarious and offbeat characters in the "Scary Movie" (2000) franchise and in the genre spoof "Dance Flick" (2009), where the actor delivered some of the most off-the-wall and amusing performances ever seen on screen.

Shawn Wayans was born into one of Hollywood's largest and most successful comedic families, so he was naturally gifted with the ability to make people laugh. Before breaking out as a television and film actor, Wayans first made his mark as the resident DJ on "In Living Color" (1990-94), the Fox sketch comedy series created by his older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans. He carved his own acting career with a starring role opposite younger brother Marlon Wayans in "The Wayans Bros." (The WB, 1995-99), a sitcom that followed two loudmouth and girl-crazy siblings who live with their eccentric father. Wayans achieved notable success in feature films by portraying hilarious and offbeat characters in the "Scary Movie" (2000) franchise and in the genre spoof "Dance Flick" (2009), where the actor delivered some of the most off-the-wall and amusing performances ever seen on screen.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dance Flick (2009)
2.
 Little Man (2006)
3.
 White Chicks (2004) Kevin Copeland
4.
 Scary Movie 2 (2001) Ray
5.
 Scary Movie (2000) Ray
6.
 New Blood (1999) Valentine
8.
 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) Pedestrian
9.
 2001 MTV Movie Awards, The (2001) Presenter
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Milestones close milestones

1989:
Made acting debut in brother Keenan Ivory Wayans' feature "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka"
1990:
Began as rapmaster SW-1 on Fox's "In Living Color" and later became a featured performer
1991:
Appeared as Robo in episode of ABC's "MacGyver"
1993:
Guest-starred in episode of ABC's "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"
:
Consultant, co-creator (with brother Marlon) and star of The WB sitcom "The Wayan Bros."
1996:
Co-wrote and co-executive produced with brother Marlon the feature "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood", a parody of "hood" movies of the 1990s; brother Keenan also acted in film
:
Provided the voice of Toof on The WB's animated children's series "Waynehead", based on brother Damon's real-life childhood experiences
2000:
Co-wrote and co-starred in "Scary Movie"
2001:
Returned to co-star with brother Marlon in "Scary Movie 2"
2004:
Co-wrote and starred with brother Marlon Wayans as FBI agents that go undercover as hotel heiresses in "White Chicks" directed by brother Keenen Ivory Wayans
2006:
With brothers Keenen and Marlon created, "Thugaboo," (Nickelodeon) a series of animated children's shows that follows the misadventures of nine kids growing up in the inner city
2006:
Co-wrote and co-starred with brother Marlon in the comedy, "The Little Man"; directed by brother Keenen Ivory Wayans
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Howell Wayans. Retail manager. Jehovah's Witness.
mother:
Elvira Wayans. Homemaker.
brother:
Dwayne Wayans. Actor. Born c. 1957; production assistant and cast member for "In Living Color".
brother:
Keenan Ivory Wayans. Actor, writer, director, producer. Born on June 8, 1958.
brother:
Damon Wayans. Actor, writer, producer. Born on September 4, 1960; born with a clubfoot and underwent several operations.
sister:
Kim Wayans. Actor, writer, singer. Born on October 8; moved to L.A. in 1987.
sister:
Diedre Wayans.
brother:
Marlon Wayans. Actor. Born on July 23, 1972; youngest of ten children.
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"150 Ways to Tell If You're Ghetto" DTP

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