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Keenen Ivory Wayans

Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer
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Net worth 2018: $65 Million
Residence: New York City, New York, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 8 June 1958
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.91 m

Keenen Ivory Wayans was bornon 8 June 1958 in New York City, New York, United States, American, is Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer. Keenen Ivory Wayans is #65 in List Billionaires People In The World. Keenen Ivory Wayans is a famous American actor, comedian and filmmaker. His first major contribution to show business was when he played host and co-creator of the 1990 – 1994 Fox sketch comedy series, ‘In Living Colour’. Ever since he has produced, written and directed a number of films including ‘Hollywood Shuffle’ and ‘Scary Movie 2000’. He hosted the talk show ‘The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show’ from 1997 to 1998 and most recently was a judge for the eighth season of ‘Last Comic Standing’. He is the pioneer of the famous Wayans family of entertainment and is responsible for introducing his siblings to show business. Most of his productions portray the lives of oppressed black people in America and one or more of his brothers or sisters have appeared along with him on the sets. He has rightly been described as a role model for young black Americans who want to make a name for themselves in comedy and show business. He is a strict vegetarian and promoter of healthy living.


$65 Million


In 2014, Wayans was a judge for the eighth season of the show ‘Last Comic Standing’


In 2006, he with his two brothers teamed up to make the comedy ‘Little Man’ which is a remake of ‘Clifford’ that portrays the adult in a child’s body concept


Wayans then returned to television with the sitcom ‘My Wife and Kids’, which ran on ABC from 2001 to 2005


He also acted in and directed the comedy ‘Scary Movie (2000), the success of which made him the highest – grossing African-American director of all time


In 1997, he returned to television to host and produce his own late night show, ‘The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show’


He later took on a more serious role and acted in ‘Glimmer Man’ (1996) and ‘Most Wanted (1997)


His first release got him excellent reviews from critiques, as a result of which he caught the attention of FOX network to be given his own comedy show, ‘In Living Colour’, to create and produce in 1990


In 1988 he released his first film ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,’ which was a parody on the 1970s blaxploitation


He earned credits as a writer / producer / director in ‘Eddie Murphy Raw’ (1987), ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ (1988), ‘The Five Heartbeats’ (1991), ‘The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show’ (1997), ‘White Chicks’ (2004) and ‘Little Man’ (2006)


His major success in films include the comic ‘Star 80’ (1983), ‘Hollywood Shuffle’ (1987), ‘A Low Down Dirty Shame’ (1994), ‘Most Wanted’ (1997) and ‘Scary Movies’ (2000)


He did not have much success in New York so he moved to Los Angles in 1980 to break into the film and television world and started working as a full time actor


Wayans was born on June 8, 1958 in Harlem, New York City, to Howell Stouten and Elvira Alethia Wayans as the second child of ten children

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