Shawn Wayans is known for his comedic roles in films like ‘The White Chicks’, ‘In Living Color’, and ‘The Wayans Bros’ is a very popular actor. He is also talented and is also a DJ, writer, and producer. Many of his siblings are also popular film stars. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career, and earnings of Shawn Wayans in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Shawn Mathis Wayans has got nine siblings and he was born in 1971. The handsome actor is the son of Howell Stouten and Elvira Alethia. His siblings include Marlon, Ebony R., Elvira, Kim, Keenen Ivory, and Marlon Wayans. The actor spent his childhood in Chelsea, Manhattan, where his mother used to work as a social worker and his father was a supermarket manager. He gets on very well along with his family members in making films and TV shows.
When it comes to his educational profile, Shawn Wayans went to the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities and graduated in 1989. We have no information on whether he attended college or not but, he surely was concerned about his future and started performing. He became a DJ and worked alongside his brothers.
Apart from being a talented actor, Shawn Wayans is also a lovable person. The actor tied the knot with his lovely wife Ursula Wayans and has been together for a long time. The couple is blessed with three lovely children, whom they have named Laila Wayans, Illia Wayans, and Marlon Wayans. He has devoted himself with only his wife and has never been in a relationship with any other woman.
Career, Award & Nominations
Shawn Wayans has appeared in films before he graduated from high school. After starring in two films in the 1990s, the actor starred as Ray Wilkins in the parody ‘Scary Movie’ in 2000. The role earned him a nomination for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award. The following year, he again reprised the rope in ‘Scary Movie 2’. In 2001, he appeared in a lead role of Kevin Copeland in ‘White Chicks’. He also served as the producer and writer of the film. The film made him win the BET Comedy Award in the same year.
He again became the actor, writer, and producer of the comedy film ‘Little Man’ in 2006. He also acted in the 2009 film, ‘Dance Flick’. But Shawn is not just limited to films and has also acted for television. He has appeared in ‘In Living Color’ from 1991 to 2001. This made him win the TV Land Awards in 2012. From 1995 to 1999, he appeared in ‘The Wayans Bros.’. He has also appeared in ‘Waynehead’ from 1996 to 1997.
His popularity as an actor made him become the host of the MTV Video Music Awards in 2000. He has voiced in the TV shows, ‘Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child’ and ‘Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness’. He has also appeared in the television shows ‘Animals’, ‘MacGyver’, and ‘The Boo Crew Christmas’.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth would you think will a person have who has acted, and produced, and written films? He has also performed comedy and has acted for television and has been successful enough to amass a net worth of $40 million. That’s very impressive who has been performed for almost three decades. He has served as the writer, director, producer, and executive consultant of ‘The Wayans Bros.’ and was also the executive producer of the film ‘Scary Movie 2’.
Shawn Wayans comes from a family of talented individuals. He himself is very talented and good looking. His films have earned him both name and money. We’ve always enjoyed his films and it always ends up in making us happy.