Facts of Shawn Mathis Wayans
|Full Name:||Shawn Mathis Wayans|
|Age:||50 years 0 months|
|Birth Date:||January 19, 1971|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA|
|Father's Name:||Howell Stouten Wayans|
|Mother's Name:||Elvira Alethia|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Ursula Wayans|
|Profession:||Actor, Producer, Writer|
|Education:||Bayard Rustin High School|
|Height / How tall? :||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
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Shawn Mathis Wayans is an American actor, as well as a producer and a writer, best known for his appearances in the popular sketch comedy TV series ‘In Living Color’, and the ‘Scary Movie’ film franchise.
Born in New York City to a family of reputed actors, screenwriters, and directors, Wayans is the second youngest of the ten siblings in the family.
- 1 What is Shawn Mathis Wayans Famous For?
- 2 Shawn Mathis Wayans: Age, Bio, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity
- 3 Education
- 4 Did You Know?
- 5 All About Shawn Mathis Wayans’ Career
- 6 Awards
- 7 Shawn Mathis Wayans: Net Worth and Salary
- 8 Is Shawn Mathis Wayans married? Wife, Children, Marriage
- 9 Shawn Mathis Wayans: Height, Weight, Eye Color
- 10 Is Shawn Mathis Wayans active on social media?
What is Shawn Mathis Wayans Famous For?
- Is an American actor, producer, and a writer
- For his performances in the Scary Movie films franchise
Shawn Mathis Wayans: Age, Bio, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity
Shawn Mathis Wayans was born on 19 January 1971, in New York, in the United States. His father, Howell Stouten Wayans, was a supermarket manager. His mother, Elvira Alethia, was a homemaker as well as a social worker.
The ninth of ten siblings, Shawn grew up in the Fulton Houses, located in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. His siblings include Keenen Ivory, Damon Sr., Marlon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Elvira Wayans, and Nadia Wayans.
He completed his graduation from Bayard Rustin High School for Humanities in the year 1989.
Did You Know?
All About Shawn Mathis Wayans’ Career
After completing his high school graduation, Shawn Wayans, along with some of his siblings, joined the cast of the popular American sketch-comedy show, ‘In Living Color’. Directed by his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, the show established young Shawn as a talented comedian with the capability of working in Hollywood. He stayed in the show till the year 1993.
In 1995, along with his brother Marlon Wayans, Shawn started his own comedy TV series ‘The Wayans Bros’. The show, which was mostly autobiographical, earned him much appreciation and popularity.
The show aired for four years on the WB TV network. The main cast included Wayans and his brother Marlon, along with popular stars such as John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford, and Lela Rochon.
In 1996, Shawn Wayans made an appearance in the comedy film ‘Don’t be a Menace’. Directed by Paris Barclay, the film was written by Wayans himself, along with his brother Marlon. The film, which released on January 12 was a commercial success, and made more than $8 million, in its opening weekend itself. However, reviews were mostly negative.
In the year 2000, he co-wrote and starred in the horror-comedy film ‘Scary Movie’. The movie, which was directed by his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, was inspired by films such as ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and ‘Scream’. The film, despite receiving mixed reviews, was a huge commercial success, grossing $278 worldwide. Due to the immense popularity it received, the film was followed by four sequels.
The first sequel ‘Scary Movie 2’ was released the following year in 2001. It was directed by Ivory Keenen Wayans and Shawn continued his part as a co-writer, as well as reprised his earlier acting role. The film was a commercial success. However, it didn’t do as well as the prequel. It received mostly negative reviews.
In 2004, he appeared in the comedy film ‘White Chicks’, which was directed by his brother Keneen Ivory Wayans. Along with being a co-writer on the film, Wayans also appeared in the lead role, playing an FBI agent, in pursuit of drug sellers. The film was a commercial success and received mostly mixed reviews.
Over the following years, he appeared in the films ‘Little Man’, a 2006 comedy directed by his brother Keenen Ivory Williams, and ‘Dance Flick’, a 2009 musical comedy directed by another brother of his, Damien Dante Wayans. His latest role is in the animated comedy television series ‘Animals’, where he provides the voice of a character named Tommy.
Shawn Wayans has won several awards and nominations throughout his career. He won the ‘BET comedy award’ for Outstanding Writing for a Box Office Movie for the movie ‘White Chicks’ in 2004. This award was shared with Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Andrew McElfresh, Michael Anthony Snowden, and Xavier Cook.
Shawn Mathis Wayans: Net Worth and Salary
As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of around $30 million which he earned from his several professions.
Is Shawn Mathis Wayans married? Wife, Children, Marriage
Shawn Wayans is married to Ursula Wayans. The couple has three children: 2 daughters named Laila (b. 1999) and Illia (b. 2003), and a son named Marlon (b. 2006).
Shawn Mathis Wayans: Height, Weight, Eye Color
He has a height of 6 ft. 2 inches and weighs 85 kg. Also, he has black hair color and black eyes.
He has around 266k followers on Instagram and around 179k followers on Twitter.