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Marlon Wayans Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 July 1972New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameMarlon L. Wayans
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marlon Wayans was born on July 23, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Marlon L. Wayans. He is an actor and writer, known for White Chicks (2004), Scary Movie 2 (2001) and Scary Movie (2000). He is married to Angelica Zackary. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Angelica Zackary (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Graduated from the School of Performing Arts, NY and from Howard University
Son of Howell and Elvira Wayans. Brother of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, and Shawn Wayans. Also has sisters Elvira, Diedre, and Vonnie.
Cousin of Craig Wayans. Uncle of Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans, Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr., Nala Wayans, Bella Wayans, and Damien Dante Wayans.
Has two children with girlfriend Angelica Zackary
His first son, Shawn Howell, is named after his brother Shawn Wayans and father Howell Wayans
Has two children, a son named Shawn Howell and a daughter named Amai Zackary.
Has been good friends with Omar Epps since their childhood.
Hosted the Best Of Comedia short film screening at the 2007 Just For Laughs International Comedy festival where he treated the audience to an insightful lecture on the history of the short film and its relevance in contemporary comedy film making.
(July 23, 2009) Celebrated his 37th birthday at the Le Baron nightclub in Paris, France with a few of his G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) co-stars.
Marlon was originally slated to play Robin/Dick Grayson in Batman Forever (1995) when Tim Burton was considering directing it, but once Joel Schumacher ultimately took the helm, his vision for the character did not jive with placing Marlon in the role and he instead cast Chris O'Donnell.

Personal Quotes (4)

Look, I want to be able to make the stupidest movies ever, because they make people laugh and they make money. But that's not all I want to do. And I think I've proven to some people -- the ones paying attention -- that I can do more. Everybody else, well, they can wait and see and make up their mind.
You need to be lucky in life, but it's also what you do with your luck.
[on landing the role of Richard Pryor in "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?"] - This is like an invitation to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for me, and I've never been more excited in my life than when I got the role. I want to be in dramas, I want to produce, I want to write and I want to prove I can handle a role such as this one.
My family... they give me to the world... I feel guilty when I leave but they go... 'go do your work'... I know what you gotta do. They know my purpose.

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