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|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Writer ... actor series creator screenwriter producer disc jockey|
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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