Keenen Ivory Wayans bio: net worth, age, height, weight, wife, kids.
Keenen Ivory Wayans is a comedian, actor, and director. He rose to prominence after appearing on Fox’s In Living Color from 1990 to 1994. He was both its originator and its host. Prior to that, Keenen was a co-writer on the film Hollywood Shuffle (1987).
Keenen Ivory Wayans: Profile summary
|Full Name||Keenen Ivory Desuma Wayans Sr.|
|By Name||Keenen Ivory Wayans|
|Main Profession||Actor, filmmaker, and comedian|
|Birth Location||New York, New York, United States|
|Date of Birth||8-Jun-58|
|Age||64 years old|
|Height(s) Feet||6 feet and 3 inches|
|Heights in cm||191 cm|
|Weight in Pound||191 pounds|
|Spouse||Daphne Wayans(m. 20012006|
|Daughter and Son||Yes (Nala Yasmeen Ivory Wayans, Bella Ivory Aziza Wayans, Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr.)|
|Net Worth||$70 million|
Keenen Ivory Wayans: Biography & Early Life
Wayans was born in 1958 on 8th June to Howell Stouten Wayans, together with Elvira Alethia. His birthplace was Harlem, New York, but he grew up in Manhattan. They moved to the city’s Fulton housing project. His father was a supermarket manager. On the other hand, his mum was a homemaker as well as a social worker.
He was born together with nine siblings, including four brothers and five sisters. His brothers are the likes of Marlon, Shawn, Damon, and Dwayne Wayans. Kim, Elvira, Nadia, Diedre, and Vonnie Wayans are his sisters.
He once studied at Seward Park Campus. Later, Tuskegee University offered him a scholarship. He accepted it and began his engineering studies. However, he fell out of school only a semester after graduation. He decided to focus on comics instead.
In 2001, Keenen Ivory married Daphne. They sired five children. Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr. is his only son. His daughters are Bella Ivory Aziza, Nala Yasmeen Ivory, Jolie Ivory Imani, and Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans. His marriage ended in 2004. Ever since Keenen has only dated Brittany Daniel, they are no longer together. He is currently single.
Keenen Ivory Wayans: Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 8 June 1958, Keenen Ivory Wayans is 62 years old as of today’s date 25th January 2021. His height is 1.91 m tall, and his weight is 87 kg.
Keenen Ivory Wayans: Career
He was lucky enough to have met Robert Townsend, who introduced him to the comic business. The two met after his very first performance at The Improv, New York. They got a chance to stay together in 1980 when Wayans settled in Los Angeles. He had a recurring role in For Love and Honor. The duo wrote and starred in Hollywood. Townsend was its director, as well.
The film did well, and he raised the money that helped him develop. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. Fox Broadcasting Company gave him a chance to own a show. He wrote, created, and starred in the show together with his brother Damon Wayans. The show’s title was In Living Color aired between 1990 and 1994 on the Fox Network.
Other appearances include Star 80 (1983), A Different World (1987), A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994), The Glimmer Man(1996), and Most Wanted (1997), just to mention a few.
He has either directed, produced, or written the likes of Eddie Murphy Raw (1987), The Five Heartbeats (1991), White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006), Dance Flick (2009), and The Boo Crew (2017) among others.
Keenen Ivory Wayans: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Unluckily, Keene’s marriage was not as successful as his career. Keene was married to his lovely ex-wife Daphne Wayans. She is known for being one of the best American TV personalities, film producers and as well as relationship experts. Keene and Daphne got married in 2001 and divorced in 2006. The reason behind their divorce is still not yet known. However, the information will be updated as soon as it is confirmed. Together they had 5 beautiful kids who are all grown.
Keenen Ivory Wayans: Net worth
Keenen Ivory Wayans is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director who has a net worth of $70 million. He is a member of the Wayans family of entertainers, and many of his films include either film or some of his family members.