Damon Wayans was born on the 4th of September 1960in Harlem in New York City. His mother, Elvira Alethia worked as a social worker and a homemaker singer while his father, Howell Stouten Wayans was a supermarket manager. He has five sisters, Elvira, Nadia, Vonnie, Diedre and Kim. Apart from five sisters, he also has four brothers to make it a family of 10. His brothers are Keenen Ivory Wayans, Dwayne Wayans and actor Marlon Wayans.
Growing up as a child, he was club footed. This trait what was gave him his actor role in the film My Wife and Kids and also another character on a cartoon series called Waynehead. His birth name was Damon Kyle Wayans, Sr. and he is an American comedian, producer, writer, actor and part of the crew of the Wayans family of performers. He did comedy and also acted throughout the 1980s, this included a sketch comedy series which he did on Saturday Night Live for a year.
But, his success started on another sketch comedy show which her co-created call In Living Color. This show ran between 1990 and 1992. Ever since this, Damon has gone to become star of many television shows and films. Some of these where either co-written or co-produced and they include Major Payne, The Last Boy Scout and the sitcom, My Wife and Kids.
In 1982, he started stand-up comedy. Beverly Hills Cop was his first film appearance in 1984 and this was a film by Eddie Murphy where he took the role of an effeminate hotel employee. Between 1985 and 1986, he was a featured performer on the Saturday Night Live before he got fired for going against the script by acting as a glitzy gay cop rather than a straight cop on a live sketch. In the 1980s he featured in the syndicated television series called Solid Good as a comedian. He and his brother finally made the In Living Color, a Fox sketch comedy series. This comedy has casts that were mostly African American.
Finally in 1990, the show started airing. For two years the show ran, but Damon in 1992 left the show in quest for his acting career. He also featured in movies such as The Last Boy Scout, The Great White Hype, Bulletproof, Mo’ Money, Celtic Pride and Major Payne. In the video “The Best Things in Life Are Free” by Janet Jackson, he was also featured and in The Riddler in Batman Forever was considered the role but finally was given to Jim Carry, who he was his partner in the movie Earth Girls Are Easy and In Living color. He produced Waynehead in 1996 and it was a carton for WB. This carton was stories about his childhood life and how he was a club foot. As a result of poor ratings, the show had only one season.
|Date of Birth:||04-09-1960|
|Birth Place:||Harlem, New York City, New York, United States|
|Ex. Wife:||Lisa Thorner|
|Children:||Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans|
|Net Worth:||$35 million|
|Alma Mater:||Murry Bergtraum High School|
|Birth Date:||4 Sep, 1960|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||New York City|
|Description:||American comedian, writer, and actor|