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Encyclopedia > Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Birth name Marlon Wayans
Born July 23, 1972 (1972-07-23) (age 35)
New York City, New York, Flag of United States United States
Official site Marlon Wayans tribute.com

Marlon Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He is known for usually teaming with his brother Shawn. is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... NY redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Look up Pedestrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Im Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 comedy feature film written, directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. ...

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Biography

Early life

Wayans was born in New York City, New York to Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. Though the Wayans' parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, their children were never baptized in the religion. They were only raised with that influence and chose not to do anything about it. Wayans was raised in the housing projects of New York City, the youngest of 10 siblings. He is the brother of Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, and Kim Wayans; all celebrities in their own right. Wayans went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, the school made famous in the movie Fame. He graduated from Howard University. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... NY redirects here. ... Public housing describes a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Shawn Wayans (born January 19, 1971 in New York City, New York) is an American actor and comedian who starred in In Living Color and The Wayans Bros. ... Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, comedian, director and writer best known as the host and creator of the FOX sketch comedy series In Living Color, which also starred Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, his brother Damon Wayans, David Alan... Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. ... Kim Wayans (born 1961 in New York, USA) is an actress who starred on the FOX variety show In Living Color. ... “Megastar” redirects here. ... Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is located near the Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center district of Manhattan, on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th Street and 64th Street. ... Fame is a 1980 musical film conceived and produced by David De Silva, directed by Alan Parker. ... Howard University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research extensive historically black university in [[Washington, D.C.] Howard was established in 1867 by congressional order and named after Oliver O. Howard. ...


Career

From 1995 until 1999, Wayans co-starred in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. with brother Shawn. Though primarily a comedic actor, he garnered considerable critical acclaim for his dramatic turn in Requiem for a Dream. He has also produced the Scary Movie series and Roll Bounce. He was sharply criticized for his performance in the 2000 movie Dungeons & Dragons as "Snails," the incompetent Rogue. It should be noted that he was only on set for Dungeons & Dragons for four days. He filmed all his scenes and left to work on Requiem for a Dream- a role he had to fight for as the director and writer for the movie didn't want him for the role. Determined, he went days without bathing and dressed the part of a junkie for his audition. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 film adaptation of a 1978 novel of the same name. ... Scary Movie (2000), an American film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, is a comedy-gross-out film spoof that parodies the horror and mystery genres. ... Roll Bounce is a 2005 comedy-drama film starring rapper Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Kellita Smith and Jurnee Smollett. ... Promotional poster for Dungeons & Dragons Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 live-action movie based on the role-playing game (RPG) Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, rogue or thief is one of the base character classes. ... Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) currently published by Wizards of the Coast. ... Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 film adaptation of a 1978 novel of the same name. ...


He is producing a cartoon on Nickelodeon that he has said is a combination of Charlie Brown and Fat Albert, called Thugaboo. A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations with varied meanings that evolved from its original meaning. ... Nickelodeon (more commonly called Nick for short) is an American cable television network that is owned by Viacom International. ... Charles Charlie Brown is a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. ... Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was an animated television series created, produced, and hosted (in live action bookends) by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including the titular one. ... Thugaboo is a Kids television special created by the Wayans Brothers. ...


Personal life

Wayans has two children with ex girlfriend Angelica Zackary, a son named Shawn Howell and a daughter named Arnai Zackary. He was good friends with late rapper and Above The Rim co-star Tupac Shakur. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Above the Rim is a 1994 basketball-drama film, written by Jeff Pollack and Benny Medina, and directed by Jeff Pollack. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ...


Filmography

Norbit is a 2007 comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring its co-writer, Eddie Murphy, in three leading roles. ... Little Man is a 2006 American film starring Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington, and Tracy Morgan. ... White Chicks is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by Keenen Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. ... The Ladykillers is a 2004 remake of the 1955 Ealing comedy of the same name. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American horror film spoof and is the second film of the Scary Movie franchise. ... Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 live-action film directed by Courtney Solomon and based on the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. ... Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 film adaptation of a 1978 novel of the same name. ... Scary Movie (2000), an American film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, is a comedy-gross-out film spoof that parodies the horror and mystery genres. ... Senseless is a 1998 comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and written by Greg Erb and Craig Mazin. ... The Sixth Man is a supernatural comedy starring Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison. ... Dont Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Above the Rim is a 1994 basketball-drama film, written by Jeff Pollack and Benny Medina, and directed by Jeff Pollack. ... Mo Money is a 1992 comedy film, starring Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Stacey Dash, and directed by Peter MacDonald. ...

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Preceded by
Chris Rock
MTV Video Music Awards host
2000 (co-host with Shawn Wayans)
Succeeded by
Jamie Foxx

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