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Keenen Ivory Wayans


Keenan attended college at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama but dropped out his senior year to persue comedy full time. His comic influence is Richard Pryor. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

White Chicks
White Chicks Writer
(2004)
Littleman
Littleman Writer
(2006)
In Living Color
(1990-2006)
Eddie Murphy: Raw
(1987)

Filmography

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 2012 In Living Color (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012)
 2009 Dance Flick (written by)
 2008 The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown (TV Movie) (creator)
 2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (TV Movie) (creator)
 2006 Littleman (written by)
 2004 White Chicks (screenplay) / (story)
 1997-1998 The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 February 1998 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 26 January 1998 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 8 January 1998 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.25 (1997) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (writer)
 1997 Most Wanted (written by)
 1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame (written by)
  In Living Color (TV Series) (creator - 124 episodes, 1990 - 1994) (writer - 71 episodes, 1990 - 1993)
- Candy Cane's Last Show (1994) ... (creator)
- Sweet Tooth Jones (1994) ... (creator)
- Infomercial Awards (1994) ... (creator)
- Thugs (1994) ... (creator)
- Dirty Dozens Tournament of Champions (1994) ... (creator)
 1993 Soul Train Comedy Awards (TV Special)
 1992 Comic Relief V (TV Special)
 1991 A Party for Richard Pryor (TV Special documentary)
 1991 The Five Heartbeats (written by)
 1991 The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (TV Special documentary) (writer)
 1991 A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (TV Special)
 1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie) (story)
 1990 1990 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special)
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (written by)
 1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw (Documentary) (opening sketch)
 1987 The Late Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.127 (1987)
 1987 Hollywood Shuffle (written by)
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Show Show Actor (22 credits)
Show Show Director (7 credits)
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Other Works:

Public service announcement for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (1999) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Keenan Ivory Wayans | Keenan Wayans | Keenen Wayans

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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As a parent, I think it's important for kids to have a source of entertainment that deals with life in positive and comedic ways. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr., Nala Wayans, and Bella Wayans. Uncle of Craig Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans and Gregg Wayans. See more »

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