Early Life: Shawn Wayans was born on January 19, 1971 in New York Metropolis, New York to one among Hollywood’s largest and most profitable comedic households. His mom, Elvira, was a homemaker and a social employee and his father Howell Stouten Wayans was a grocery store supervisor. They have been as soon as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Wayans grew up in New York Metropolis, within the Fulton Homes within the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. He graduated from Bayard Rustin Excessive College for the Humanities in 1989. His siblings embrace Marlon Wayans, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Elvira Wayans, and Nadia Wayans.
Profession: Shawn made his debut alongside his older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans within the 1988 movie “I am Gonna Get You Sucka.” However nonetheless, he attracted audiences’ consideration because the resident DJ on In “Dwelling Shade” (1990-94); the Fox sketch comedy sequence the place he was once more accompanied by Keenen, who was the creator of the present.
Despite the fact that he bought often concerned in non-Wayans productions just like the 1999 motion thriller “New Blood,” his household tasks have clearly been Shawn’s bread and butter. Thus, he reached his profession peak with a lead function in “The Wayans Bros.” (The WB, 1995-99), a sitcom centered across the lives of two loudmouth and girl-crazy siblings who share the roof with their eccentric father. Alongside along with his brother Marlon, Shawn created and starred within the sitcom for 4 seasons. Wayans additionally co-wrote, co-executive produced, and starred within the hit characteristic “Do not Be a Menace to South Central Whereas Consuming Your Juice within the Hood.” Throughout this time, Wayans visitor starred on episodes of “MacGyver” and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.” He additionally offered the voice of Toof for the animated children’ sequence “Waynehead,” which was primarily based on his brother Damon’s real-life childhood experiences.
Extra success adopted for his portrayal of hilarious and offbeat characters within the “Scary Film” (2000) franchise and within the style spoof “Dance Flick” (2009). Wayans co-starred along with his brother Marlon as Ray Wilkins in “Scary Film”, which his brother Keenan directed. Wayans united along with his brothers as soon as once more for 2 extra Keenen-directed comedies, “White Chicks” (2004), through which he and Marlon performed a pair of FBI brokers pressured to disguise themselves as spoiled, white, blond heiresses. Shawn additionally obtained a share of story and screenplay credit for the movie.
Subsequent up was “Little Man” in 2006, through which Wayans starred in, co-wrote, and co-produced. Wayans then starred in, produced, and wrote the movie “Dance Flick” in 2009 and since then he has been comparatively quiet in Hollywood. After a major hiatus, Wayans guest-starred as Tommy within the American animated comedy tv sequence “Animals” on HBO in 2016. In 2019, Wayans launched into an intensive stand-up comedy tour of a number of cities.
Awards: Shawn Wayans received a BET Comedy Award in 2004 for Excellent Writing for a Field Workplace Film for “White Chicks.” He additionally received a TV Land Award in 2012 for “In Dwelling Shade.” Wayans has additionally received some adverse awards together with Razzie Awards in 2007 for Worst Actor and Worst Display Couple for “Little Man.” He additionally received The Stinkers Unhealthy Film Award in 2006 for “Little Man.”