Shawn Wayans is an American DJ, writer, actor, producer, and comedian. The man is best known for starring in The Wayans Bros, In Living Color and White Chicks. Wayans is a brother to Keenen Ivory, Kim, Nadia, Marlon and Damon Sr. Wayans. Let’s find out how much is Shawn Wayans’s net worth in 2018.
Shawn Wayans Early Life
Shawn was born in 1971 on 19 January as Shawn Mathis Wayans. He was born to Elvira Alethia and Howell Wayans. Wayans’ mother was a homemaker as well as a social worker. On the other hand, his father was a supermarket manager. Wayan’s birthplace was New York City, New York. However, he was raised in the Fulton House in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea.
Wayans joined the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities. He graduated from there in 1989. Shawn has nine siblings, and he is the second last born being the ninth kid in the family.
He was married to Angelica Zackary until 2005 when their marriage ended. While they were together, they got three children. The couple has a son Marlon and two daughters, Ellie as well as Laila Wayans. After the divorce, he has had several girlfriends, but he is yet to remarry. He is not even engaged to anyone at the moment.
Shawn Wayans Career
In a television show aired on Fox called In Living Color, Wayans was a DJ. Then he became a featured performer. He acted alongside his siblings such as Keenen, Marlon, Dwayne, Damon, and Kim. Keenen was the show’s creator.
With the help of Marlon, he created a sitcom titled The Wayans Bros where he had a starring role. It was aired on the WB between 1995 and 1999. In the Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood of 1996, he was its writer, executive producer, and a starring character. He acted alongside Keenan in the feature.
Wayans has made guest appearances in both the Hanging With Mr. Cooper and MacGyver. He also voiced a character in an animated children’s series named Waynehead. The series was about the life of his brother Damon when he was a child including his various experiences then.
In 1999, Wayans had a supporting role in New Blood. That same year, he got a role in Scary Movie. He and his brother Marlon starred in that film which had been directed by Keenan. They played their roles until 2000. Shawn also appeared in Scream, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks and Little man.
He has written as well as directed movies such as Little Man, Scary Movie 1 & 2, The Wayans Bros, White Chicks as well as Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Writing credits of Dance Flick goes to him as well.
His other appearances are in New Blood, Open Mic, The Best of Robert Townsend & His Parents in Crime, The Parents’ Hood and Comics Come Home 4. Wayans was the host of 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. He has voiced characters in Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child and Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness. Other roles are as Tommy and Slim, Cheapie in Animals and Thugaboo: Miracle on D Rocks Street, respectively.
Awards & Achievements
In 2004, Shawn won a BET Comedy Award. He also won a Razzie Award and a Stinkers Bad Movies Award in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Additionally, he won a TV Land Award in 2012.
Net Worth of Shawn Wayans
Shawn Wayans has an estimated net worth of over $34 million. His sources of income are his several careers in the film industry. Wayans has earned by playing various roles in films as well as the television series. In addition to that, he has directed, written or done both to some films. He has also earned from disk jockeying, producing and performing comedy. Wayans’ sources of income are as stated above.
Wayans is a jack of many trades, and for his case, he is a master of almost all. Besides acting, he is a DJ, writer, producer as well as a comedian. He comes from a family of talented kids, especially in films. His excellent performances have earned him several awards not less than four.