Keenen Ivory Wayans - Details


Best known to audiences as the creator, star, executive producer, and co-writer of the Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series In Living Color, Wayans first came to national prominence as the co-star and co-author of the critically acclaimed comedy Hollywood Shuffle, with Robert Townsend.

Wayans made his directorial debut with the feature film I’m Gonna Get You Sucka, and affectionate send-up of the blaxploitation films. He also starred in the film and wrote the screenplay. Wayans went on to write, direct, and star in A Low Down Dirty Shame, produced Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinkin’ Your Juice In The Hood, and starred in the action thriller The Glimmer Man, with Steven Seagal.

Most recently, he starred in and wrote New Line Cinema’s Most Wanted and hosted and executive produced The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show, a late night talk/variety show, for Buena Vista Television.


  • 8th June 1958 - Birth