Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Marlon Lamont Wayans


actor, screenwriter, comedian

Birth Date

July 23, 1972


49 years

Zodiac Sign



New York City, New York, United States


Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts; the Howard University



Marlon Wayans family members

Father's Name

Howell Stouten Wayans

Mother's Name

Elvira Alethia Green

Siblings names

Dwayne Howell Wayans (older brother), Keenen Ivory Wayans (older brother), Damon Kyle Wayans Sr. (older brother), Kim Natalia Wayans (older sister), Elvira Alethia Wayans (older sister), Nadia Yvette Wayans (older sister), Devonne Chaunté Wayans (older brother), Diedra Lenora Wayans (older sister), Shawn Wayans (older brother)

Is Marlon Wayans a gay/bisexual?


What is Marlon Wayans marital status?


Who is Marlon Wayans wife?

Angelica Zachary (ex-wife)

How many children does he have?

2 (a son Shawn Howell Wayans and a daughter Amai Zackary Wayans)

Marlon Wayans is a person with a light soft soul. And that’s why he is so doting and understandable father and a loving man for his … ex. He devotes his ex-wife lovely lines on social media. Here we’ll tell you about his children and their mother Angelica. And you can read about his parents and siblings in “Shawn Wayans”. By the way, Marlon likes the idea that his older siblings are in show business. “They taught me, what to do all the time and now it has paid off”, he said in his interview about his brothers.

Marlon Wayans relatives

Marlon Wayans wife

Angelica Zachary (ex-wife)

Angelica Zachary


Date of birth: February 26

Angelica Zachary rose to fame as the wife of a comedian actor Marlon Wayans. They started dating long ago and made their relationship official in 2005. Their marriage seemed to be happy, and they even welcomed two beautiful children – a daughter and a son. But in 2013 Angelica and Marlon ended their marriage.

Now two ex-partners have cordial relationships. Marlon congratulates his ex on each occasion – her birthday or Mother’s Day – and always adds that he loves and respects her.

Angelica Zachary lives out of the limelight. Not much is known about her. She was born on February 26, in New York City. She met Marlon in the early 2000s and that very year they fell in love with each other. The romantic couple tied a knot in 2005, but in 2010 their marriage was over. They started to live separately but kept their decision in silence. In 2013 paparazzi caught Marlon kissing another woman. After that Angelica filed for divorce and confessed that they were not together anymore. Now Marlon and she are friends.

Marlon Wayans kids

Amai Zackary Wayans (daughter)

Amai Zackary Wayans


Date of birth: May 24, 2000

Amai was born in 2000 when her parents hadn’t been married yet. She is daddy’s favorite little girl, and very often she is “a guest” at her father’s Instagram page – Marlon devotes sweet posts to her.

Soon after the celebration of her 19th birthday, she came out as gay. Her father supported her through his Twitter account and one more time reminded that he loved her in any situation.

At the same time, Marlon’s owners didn’t agree with Amai’s decision to admit her gay orientation because of her too young age. 

Shawn Howell Wayans (son)

Shawn Howell Wayans


Date of birth: February 3, 2002

Shawn Howell Wayans is the second child in the family of Marlon and Angelica Wayans. He was named after his famous uncle. In 2020 he has just graduated from a high school. During the years of studying, he played basketball for the school team and was rather talented in it. His play was marked by an NBA star Regie Miller.


The youngest of the famous Wayans breed, he gained wide popularity as an actor, film director, and screenwriter.

Marlon entered this world in New York City. The comedy star comes from a poor, but friendly family. Most of his siblings are busy in the movie industry. Some of them, like Shawn Wayans, are celebrities, too.

He started his career from the movie “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”, directed by his older brother Keenen Wayans. That was the first attempt of the Wayans brothers to create an outrageous comedy, and its loud success inspired Marlon and his siblings to work similarly on their later projects. 

Wayans is a well-educated man. He studied at prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and then entered the Howard University, but he left it after two years of successful studying. The reason for such an unexpected decision was his wish to continue the career of an actor.

Now Marlon Wayans is a celebrity. In his resume, there are the projects any entertainer can be proud of. They are “Requiem for a Dream”, “Scary Movie”, “Fifty Shades of Black” etc. He got an MTV Award nomination for the film “Littleman”.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. His height is 6 ft 0 in and his weight is 172 pounds.
  2. His favorite movie is “The Bridges of Madison County”.
  3. Marlon earned his first cash at the age of 11. He worked at a pizza store. Then he got just a couple of dollars per week, and now his net worth is estimated at $40 million. 
  4. He was very close with Tupac Shakur, a famous rapper, who was killed in 1996. Marlon and Tupac were friends till the hip hop artist’s death. 
  5. His role models are the actors Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.


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