Damon Wayans
Damon Wayans
Real Name/Full Name Damon Kyle Wayans Sr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Damon Wayans
Birth Place: Harlem, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4 September 1960
Age/How Old: 63 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’2’’
Weight: In Kilograms – 98 kg
In Pounds – 216 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Howell Stouten Wayans
Mother – Elvira Alethia
Siblings: Nine, including  Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans
School: Murry Bergtraum High School (New York)
College: New York Film Academy
Religion: Jehovah’s Witnesses
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Lisa Thorner (m. 1984–2000)
Kids/Children Name: Damon Wayans Jr., Kyla Wayans, Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans
Profession: Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer, and member of the Wayans family of entertainers
Net Worth: $40 million
Last Updated: September 2023

Damon Kyle Wayans Sr. belong to the famous family of entertainers “The Wayans Family.” Mostly in his life, he performed as an actor and comedian. His most acting projects were performed in the 1980s. It was during this time only he performed in Saturday Night Live for a year. As an actor and comedian, he has performed in Observational Comedy, black comedy, and political satire. Currently, he is also a writer and producer. Damon has been active in his career since 1981.

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Biography and Early Life

Damon as a child, has suffered from clubfoot. It is a kind of deformity where the foot that is affected seems to be rotated in the ankle area. He had a very humble childhood being from a low-income family. He is a very optimistic person as his shortcomings or deformity never left any scars in his memory. He did not finish school and dropped out in the ninth grade. He then did small jobs to support his family until he decided to join hands with his elder brother to try their luck in Hollywood.

His journey began as a stand-up comedian, and he made his first cameo appearance in “Beverley Hills.” Later in his life, he even attended a film academy to polish his skills as an actor.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Damon Wayans in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Damon Wayans’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 29th September 2023 having been born on 4 September 1960. Though, he is 6’2’’ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 216 lbs in Pound and 98 kg in Kilograms.


Wayans attended the “Murry Bergtraum High School.” However, he dropped out of school in his ninth grade to support his family. It is a high school which is well known for teaching business. Its full name is “Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers.” Damon Wayans is now a part of the school’s notable alumni.

He attended the New York Film Academy in New York. It was to polish his skills as an actor.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Wayans father, Howell Stouten Wayans, was a supermarket manager. His mother, Elvira Alethia, was not only a homemaker but also a social worker and singer. Damon grew up with his nine siblings. He has five sisters named – Elvira, Vonnie, Nadia, Kim, and Diedra. He also has four brothers called- Dwayne, Keenen, Marlon, and Shawn.

Wayans married in 1984. He was married to Lisa Thorner. However, the couple got divorced in 2000. He has four children – two sons (Damon Jr. and Michael) and two daughters (Cara and Kyla). Now he is even a grandfather.

In 2013, the Wayans family faced a downfall. Damon was diagnosed to have Type2 diabetes.

Is Damon Wayans Gay?

Damon Wayans married Lisa Thorner. He also has four kids- two sons and two daughters. Hence he is not gay. He is straight from sexual orientation part and we can say that he has interest only in women.

Professional Career

Starting as a stand-up, he made his first film debut in the Eddie Murphy film “Beverly Hills Cop.” He was also featured in “Saturday Night Live” as a performer. He appeared as a comedian in the 1980’s syndicated television series “Solid Gold.” Wayans created “In Living Color” with his brother. It was a comedy series which was broadcasted on Fox Television.

He was later starred in numerous films. One of the most famous ones was Mo’ Money, Bulletproof, and so on. His performance was highly appreciated in “The Last Boy Scout” and “The Great White Hype.” He even appeared in Janet Jackson’s famous video. The video name is “The Best Things In Life Are Free.” His first produced work is “Waynehead,” which was released in October 1996.

Damon’s potential was unstoppable, and in 1999 his first book was published. His book “The New York Times,” which is joint work with co-author David Asbery became the best-selling book Bootleg. He then starred in and produced many comedy shows. Some honorable mentions are – “My Wife and Kids,” “The Underground,” and so on.


  • For “In Living Color” and his acting Damon has the honor of getting four nominations in the “Emmy Awards.”
  • His role in “My Wife and Kids” left a beautiful memory in people’s minds. Such was the impact that he won a “People’s Choice Awards” for his performance in 2002.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Damon Wayans in 2023

Damon Wayans Net Worth
Damon Wayans Net Worth

Damon Wayans is said to have a net worth of as much as $40 million as of the year 2023. His new house in LA is estimated to be around $5.4 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Damon was fired from the show “Saturday Night Live.” He was fired just after eleven episodes for improvising during a live sketch.

Damon Wayans is one of the most humble and great comedians we have today. Even in his sixties, he holds the power to make people roll over their seats with his witty comments. Hope we can see more and more of this amazing man in the coming years.


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