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

Biography / Wiki

Marlon Lamont Wayans, a renowned American actor, film producer, and screenwriter, is widely acclaimed for his roles in movies such as ‘Scary Movie’ and ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.’ He is also celebrated as a prominent comedian in the entertainment industry.

Marlon Wayans kicked off his on-screen career with a small role in the film ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,’ which was part of the Wayans family’s extensive entertainment legacy. Throughout his career, he collaborated with his brother Shawn Wayans on numerous comedy projects and movies, aligning with a diverse array of directors, screenwriters, comedians, and actors.

Apart from his usual comedic roles, he featured in prominent movies like ‘G.I. Joe: Cobra’s Ascent’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream.’ Alongside Randy Adams, he established the urban entertainment digital media firm ‘What the Funny.’ Teaming up with Christopher Moynihan, he produced his own television series titled ‘Marlon,’ which had a two-season run on NBC in both 2017 and 2018.

Height / Weight / Age

Marlon Wayans, born on July 23, 1972, is presently 50 years old. He stands at a height of 6 feet and maintains a weight of approximately 78 kg. Marlon possesses a slender body frame with a well-toned physique. Recognized for his distinctive smile, he has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Net Worth

Marlon Wayans, a beloved comedian, has captured the hearts of young audiences with his outstanding performances, notably in the film “Scary Movie.” While he primarily amassed his wealth through acting, Wayans has also made contributions as a producer and screenwriter. Currently, his estimated net worth stands at a substantial $40 million USD.

Education / Family

Marlon Wayans, hailing from New York City, USA, was brought up in a family of seven siblings, with four brothers and two sisters. He received his education at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and subsequently pursued his studies at 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 cmIn Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight In Kilograms – 78 kgIn 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,’ Marlon Wayans, who had previously made his film debut as a teenager with a small role as a pedestrian, appeared alongside his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, who played the leading role. Marlon also had a recurring role in Keenen’s American sketch comedy television series ‘In Living Color.’

After his appearance on the TV series ‘The Best as Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime’ in 1991, Marlon landed his first leading role as the conman Seymour Stewart in the American crime-comedy film ‘Mo’ Money’ on July 24, 1992.

Marlon was initially considered for the role of Robin in the 1992 American superhero film ‘Batman Returns,’ directed by Tim Burton. However, the character of Robin was ultimately left out. Later, Marlon and Shawn collaborated to write and star in the American parody film ‘Don’t Be a Menace,’ which premiered on January 12, 1996.

He gained widespread acclaim when he portrayed Shorty Meeks in the American horror-comedy film ‘Scary Movie,’ which premiered on July 7, 2000. He reprised the role in the sequel ‘Scary Movie 2,’ released on July 4, 2001. Additionally, he hosted the reality television series game show ‘Funniest Wins,’ which aired on TBS from June 20, 2014, to August 15 in a certain year.

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

Essence Atkins
Marlon Wayans with his girlfriend Essence

Marital Status Divorced
Wife Angelica Zachary

Angelica Zachary
Marlon Wayans with his ex-wife Angelica

Children Son – Shawn Howell WayansDaughter – 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 Bio

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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