Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Shawn Mathis Wayans


actor, comedian, producer

Birth Date

January 19, 1971


49 years

Zodiac Sign



New York City, New York, United States


Bayard Rustin High School



Shawn Wayans family members

Father's Name

Howell Stouten Wayans

Mother's Name

Elvira Alethia Green

Siblings names

Dwayne Howell Wayans (older brother), Marlon Lamont Wayans (younger 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 sister), Diedra Lenora Wayans (older sister)

Is Shawn Wayans a gay/bisexual?


What is Shawn Wayans marital status?


Who is Shawn Wayans wife?

Ursula Alberto (ex-wife; baby mother)

How many children does he have?

3 (Laila, Illia and a son Marlon)

Shawn Wayans relatives


The multi-talented person Shawn Wayans can do a lot – he acts in the films, writes the scripts and produces screen projects. Fans know and love him as Ray from “Scary Movie”, Valentine from “New Blood” and many others.

He was born in Chelsea (New York City borough) in the family of a social worker (mother) and a supermarket manager (father). Shawn’s parents had ten kids, and he was the second youngest child in the family.

Wayans attended the Bayard Rustin High School. Immediately after graduation, he started the career of an actor. Shawn debuted as an occasional pedestrian in the film “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”, directed by his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans.

In the early 1990s, he won the regular role in the TV show “In Living Color”. Shawn started from the small role of a DJ and then moved to more complex characters in the comedy series. At the set of “In Living Color”, he met lots of talented actors, including Jim Carrey, a famous movie star. Shawn acted on the show in the company of his siblings.

He turned into a celebrity after the release of the comedy “Scary Movie” in the early 2000s. Since then he continues appearing in various movies and TV series and writes scripts to some of them. Among his recent projects, there’s a voice work for the animation series “Animals”.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. He keeps his personal life in secret. Nothing is known about his current relationships. Previously, he was married to a fitness coach, named Ursula. She is a mother of his three kids.
  2. In spite of his deep love for creating new movies and acting on various shows, performing live as a stand-up comedian in front of the audience is his most favorite thing. “I love the rapid response from the viewers”, he explains.
  3. He is a big fan of the video game “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out”. By the way, this game brought him the first money. He visited a laundry, where the woman, who worked there, used to arrange Punch Out’s competitions between the local boys. Shawn very often became the winner and got a $5 paycheck.
  4. He likes to be a father. His main parenthood rule is to be patient and understanding. He tries to keep his daughters and a son grounded. Shawn tells, he encourages them to have their jobs and makes money since the teens.
  5. Shawn Wayans’s height is 6 ft 1 in and his weight is 190 pounds.
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