Marlon Wayans Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Marlon Wayans

Biography / Wiki

American actor, film producer, screenwriter Marlon Lamont Wayans best recognized for starring in films like ‘Scary Movie’, ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ is also one of the popular comedians in the entertainment industry.

Marlon began his on-screen journey with a bit of a part in the movie ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ from the Wayans family of entertainers, including a variety of directors, screenwriters, comedians, and actors. He worked with his brother Shawn Wayans on many projects over the years, including comedy movies.

In addition to the regular comedies, he appeared in notable films such as ‘G.I. Joe: Cobra’s Rise and ‘Requiem for a Dream’. With Randy Adams, he co-founded the urban entertainment digital media company ‘What the Funny’. With Christopher Moynihan, he produced his own sitcom named ‘Marlon’ that aired on NBC for two seasons in both 2017 and 2018.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on the 23rd of July 1972 Marlon Wayans is currently 50 years old. He is quite tall and his height measures 6 feet while his weight is maintained at around 78 kg approximately, he has a thin body frame but has a toned body. Known for his iconic smile Marlon Wayans has dark brown eyes and the color of his hair is black.

Net Worth

Marlon Wayans has been one of the most favorite comedy actors among young people and has portrayed perfect acting in films such as Scary Movie. Wayans has earned most of his wealth through his acting career but has worked as a producer and screenwriter as well. The total net worth estimated for Marlon Wayans is $40 million US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

Marlon Wayans was born and raised in New York City, United States. The son of Howell Stouten Wayans and Elvira Alethia Green, he grew up with four brothers and two sisters. Marlon studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and later attended Howard University.


Marlon Lamont Wayans

Nickname Marlon
Birth Place New York City, United States
Date Of Birth July 23, 1972
Age 51 Years
Height In Centimetres – 184 cm

In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″

Weight In Kilograms – 78 kg

In Pounds – 172 lbs

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actor, comedian, film producer, screenwriter
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
College Howard University
Religion Jehovah’s Witnesses
Nationality American
Home Town New York City, United States
Fathers Name Howell Stouten Wayans (Supermarket Manager)
Mothers Name Elvira Alethia Green (Homemaker)

Marlon Wayans with his parents
Marlon Wayans with his parents

Brothers Dwayne Wayans, Damon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans

Marlon Wayans with his brothers
Marlon Wayans with his brothers

Sister Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans

Career / Fashion And Style

In the 1988 American action-comedy-parody film ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ that had his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans in the leading role, he embarked on movies as a teenager with the bit part of a pedestrian. Marlon played a recurring role in his brother Keenen’s American sketch comedy television series ‘In Living Color’.

Marlon ended up with his first starring role as a conman Seymour Stewart on July 24, 1992, American crime-comedy film ‘Mo’ Money’ after appearing in the TV series ‘The Best as Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime’ in 1991.

Originally, Marlon was suggested for Robin’s role in the 1992 American superheroes film ‘Batman Returns’ directed by Tim Burton, but the character was eventually omitted. Then Marlon and Shawn wrote and starred in the ‘Don’t Be a Menace’ American parody film, premiered on January 12, 1996.

His popularity reached new levels when he starred as Shorty Meeks in the American horror-comedy film ‘Scary Movie’ released on July 7, 2000, and again in his sequel ‘Scary Movie 2’ released on July 4, 2001. He hosted the ‘Funniest Wins’ reality television series game show which aired from June 20, 2014, to August 15 in a year on TBS.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Although Wayans dated Angelica Zachary for a long time, they never married but have two children together a son and a daughter.

Girlfriend Salli Elise Richardson,

Tami Roman,

Angelica Zachary (2001-2013),

Essence Atkins

Marlon Wayans with his girlfriend Essence
Marlon Wayans with his girlfriend Essence

Marital Status Divorced
Wife Angelica Zachary


Marlon Wayans with his ex-wife Angelica
Marlon Wayans with his ex-wife Angelica

Children Son – Shawn Howell Wayans

Daughter – Amai Zackery Wayans

Marlon Wayans with his girlfriend Essence & kids
Marlon Wayans with his girlfriend Essence & kids

Favorite Things

Here we provide you a list of Marlon Wayans’ favorite things.

Favorite Comedians Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy
Favorite Rappers Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z
Favourite In Living Color Sketch Homey the Clown sketches
Favorite TV Show The Walking Dead
Favorite Restaurants Catch NYC, Madeo, the General
Favorite Film The Bridges of Madison County

Marlon Wayans

Some Interesting Facts About Marlon Wayans

  • Until his tragic death in 1996, the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur was his close friend.
  • As they were big Sanford and Son fans, his parents wanted to use Lamont as his middle name.
  • He got a punitive fee from the producers since he had already signed the deal for Batman Forever.
  • To this day, he also collects royalty payments for the movie.
  • In the action superhero movie, Batman Forever, he was enrolled for the part of Robin / Dick Grayson, as Tim Burton was interested in him.
  • But when Joel Schumacher substituted Burton, he decided to cast Chris O’Donnell instead.
  • At the age of 11, he got his first work. He was a pizza shop employee.
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