Kim Nichole Wayans is an actress, activist, comedian, producer, writer, and director from the United States of America. She is best known for her appearances as Tonia Harris on In the House (1995–98) and various roles in the Fox sketch comedy show In Living Color (1990–94). Wayans is most recognized for being the matriarch of The Wayans Family.
Kim N. Wayans was born on October 16, 1961, in New York, NY to Elvira and Howell Wayans. Her mother worked as a social worker, and her father worked as a supermarket manager. She was raised in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood with her famous Wayans family. Her brothers ended up rising to become illustrious names in the Hollywood industry. Some of her most popular brothers are Damon Sr, Keenen Ivory, Marlon, and Shawn.
Kim Wayans to Seward Park High School. After her high school graduation, she attended Wesleyan University.
Kim Wayans started her career by landing on the stand-up comedy scene in 1987. She then went on to appear in recurring roles on TV shows. Wayans had a role in "China Beach" from 1988 to 1991. Before that, she had a recurring role in "A Different World" from 1987 to 1993. She played the comedic role of Pariah in her brothers' film, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood." She worked with her brothers in various projects like A Low Down Dirty Shame and In Living Color.
She scored a regular guest role in a sitcom with LL Cool J. The rapper was the lead of a show called In the House. She also worked with her brother, Damon Wayans, for his sitcom, My Wife and Kids. She wrote a few scripts for My Wife and Kids, which helped her receive two BET Comedy Award Nominations. She also gained a nomination for the 2012 movie Black Reel Award for best supporting actress.
She appeared in a few family-friendly films like Nickelodeon, Thugaboo: A Miracle on D- Roc's Street, and Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness.
In 2015, Kim Wayans took her acting talents to the stage. She featured in Robert O'Hara's boisterous stage play 'Barbecue,' which debuted at New York City's Public Theater. In the Kent Gash-directed comedic play, family hardship, drama, and habits are astutely investigated with a mediation took on the appearance of an open-air grill for its setting. Wayans said she was pulled into the work because of its dependability factor.
Before her role in 'Barbecue,' Kim featured in her one-lady show 'A Handsome Woman Retreats,' which she said she to form into a TV pilot. The project went to her without even a tryout, and it satisfied one of her long-lasting dreams. She didn't care about being on the front of each magazine or everybody's tongue on social media. That sort of fame was of no interest to her; working on her acting craft was her top priority.
Kim Wayans has an estimated net worth of over $8 million.
Kim Wayans married her longtime boyfriend, Kevin Knotts. The couple worked together for a series of children's books named Amy Hodgepodge. The story features a multiracial girl who is managing her life in public school.
|Birth Date:||16 Oct, 1961|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||New York City|
|Net Worth 2021:||8 million|