Shawn Wayans
Shawn Wayans
Real Name/Full Name Shawn Mathis Wayans
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Shawn Wayans
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 January 1971
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeter – 187 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187.5 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Howell Stouten Wayans
Mother – Elvira Alethia
Siblings: Dwayne, Marlon, Keenen Ivory, Damon Sr., Kim, Elvira, Ebony R. Hemphill-Wayans, Ryan A. Wayans
School: Bayard Rustin High School for Humanities
College: Unknown
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Angelica Zackary
Kids/Children Name: Illia Wayans, Laila Wayans, Marlon Wayans
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Producer, DJ, Screenwriter
Net Worth: $35 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Shawn Wayans is a renowned and extremely talented comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, and DJ. He is a complete package with so many talents. He hails from a family of famous celebrities like Dwayne, Marlon, Keenen Ivory, Kim Wayans, etc. He is renowned for his performances like Kevin Copeland in White Chicks, Ray in the popular Scary Movie 2, etc.

Well, how well do you know about Shawn Wayans? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shawn Wayans’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Shawn Wayans to date.

Biography and Early Life-

Shawn Wayans was born and brought up in New York City, U. S., where his father, Howell Stouten Wayans, worked as a supermarket manager. His mother, Elvira Alethia, used to be a homemaker as well as a social worker. He had a huge family consisting of his parents, him, and nine siblings. Shawn and his siblings were raised in the Fulton Houses in Manhattan. Wayans was greatly influenced by the entertainment industry and wanted to be an actor from a relatively young age.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Shawn Wayans in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Shawn Wayans’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024 having been born on 19 January 1971. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 187 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187.5 lbs in Pound and 85 kg in Kilograms.


Growing up in the Fulton Houses of Manhattan, Shawn Wayans completed his high school diploma from the Bayard Rustin High School for humanities. He was inclined to work in the entertainment industry from his early days; hence, he dropped out of studies and pursued a career as a disc jockey in the show In Living Color of Fox studios.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Being such a popular celebrity, Shawn Wayans personal life has always been under the radar of media. He married Angelica Zackary until the year 2005, when the couple called it quits and got divorced. They have three children named Laila, Illia, and Marlon Wayans. After the divorce, Wayans has been in quite some relationships; however, nothing has yet turned into a marriage.

Is Shawn Wayans Gay?

Shawn Wayans was married to his wife Angelica Zackary up until 2005, and they have three kids named Laila, Illia, and Marlon Wayans. Hence it can be confirmed that Shawn Wayans is not gay.

Professional Career-

After completing high school, Shawn Wayans got a gig as a DJ in a radio show called In Living Color by the Fox studios. The show was created by his sister Keenen, and the show also featured his siblings Marlon, Dwayne, Damon, and Kim. Following this, he played the protagonist in the sitcom show called The Wayans Bros, which aired between 1995 and 1999. He was worked on projects like Hanging with Mr. Cooper, MacGyver, etc.

In the year 1999, Wayans got the opportunity to star in the Scary Movie 2 along with his brother and thus garnered him a huge fan following. Roles then started pouring in for him, and he starred in several popular movies and shows like Little Man, Scream, White Chicks, etc. He has also tasted some success as a screenwriter by writing in films like Scary Movie 2, Little Man, White Chicks, etc.

He has also performed in movies like New Blood, Open Mic, The Best of Robert Townsend & His Parents in Crime, The Parents’ Hood, Comics Come Home 4, etc., which have gathered him a lot of praise as well as popularity. He has even hosted shows and events like the MTV Video Music Awards in the year 2000.


  • Shawn Wayans received the prestigious BET comedy award in the year 2004.
  • He received the Razzie award in the year 2006.
  • He also received the Stinkers Bad Movies Award in the year 2006.
  • He was also awarded the televisionLand Award in the year 2012.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shawn Wayans in 2024

Shawn Wayans Net Worth
Shawn Wayans Net Worth

Shawn Wayans has mastered many fields, including acting, comedy, production, screenwriting, disc jockeying, etc. He has worked in several popular movies and shows, which have earned him a considerable fan base. Most of his earnings are derived from his career in the entertainment industry, where he has acted in several projects and has served as a writer for some. He has even done both in several of his movies and has lent his voice in several animated films as well. All these ventures have earned him a net worth of a whopping $35 million as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Shawn Wayans grew up with nine siblings, where he was the second youngest of all, and his brother Marlon who is also a celebrity, was the youngest.
  • In the year 2017, Shawn and his brother Marlon and sister Keenen started a YouTube channel named The Boo Crew TV, where they regularly upload fun content.

Shawn Wayans hails from a family of celebrities. Growing up in such a huge family, he has learned the value of having loved ones and cherishes his family the most. Most of his acting gigs and other ventures have been in collaboration with his brothers and sisters, which shows the level of trust among them. He has a huge fan following and is undoubtedly one of the most talented multi-tasking actors in Hollywood.


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