Shawn Wayans

Lowest Rated: 12% Little Man (2006)
Birthday: Jan 19, 1971
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
As a key member of what many comedy lovers consider to be one of the funniest families on Hollywood, producer/writer/actor Shawn Wayans has been instrumental in bringing such hit parodies as Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Scary Movie, and its sequel Scary Movie 2 to the big screen. Though Wayans has occasionally branched out to appear in such non-Wayans productions as the 1999 action thriller New Blood, it's mainly family that serves as this funnyman's bread and butter, with a lead role in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. leading to increasingly prominent roles in such family productions as White Chicks and Little Man. Raised in the Chelsea area of Manhattan with his nine siblings, Wayans credits his family's boundless sense of humor in helping him to get by when money was tight and the future looked grim. Supporting roles in such early efforts as elder brother Keenen Ivory's I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and the hit sketch comedy series In Living Color (for which he also DJ'ed) encouraged Wayans to try his hand at writing, and in the following years he would team with sibling Marlon to great success. Specializing in the kind of low-brow comedy that appealed mainly to the high-school and college set, the two Wayans soon found that an ideal way to gauge the success was in how much their efforts offended their mother. When their disapproving mom walked out on Scary Movie 2, the pair knew they had a surefire hit on their hands. After appearing as the titular "females" in the 2004 comedy White Chicks, it was time to shrink his best collaborator down to size for the big-head-on-a-little-body comedy Little Man in 2006.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
18% Dance Flick Producer Screenwriter Baby Daddy $25.7M 2009
No Score Yet A Boo Crew Christmas Special Executive Producer Director Screenwriter 2007
12% Little Man Darryl $58.3M 2006
No Score Yet Thugaboo Actor 2006
15% White Chicks Screenwriter Kevin Copeland Producer $69.2M 2004
15% Scary Movie 2 Screenwriter Executive Producer Ray Jones 2001
53% Scary Movie Screenwriter Ray 2000
No Score Yet New Blood Valentine 2000
No Score Yet Open Mic Actor 2000
31% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood Screenwriter 1996
64% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Pedestrian 1988

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
Executive Producer Shawn Williams/J.J. Evans Shawn Williams/Clucky Shawn Williams
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
1992-1997
Dominique
  • 1993
No Score Yet In Living Color
1990-1994
Performer
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990

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