Keenen Ivory Wayans

Keenen Ivory Wayans

American actor, comedian, and filmmaker
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Keenen Ivory Desuma Wayans Sr. (born June 8, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and a member of the Wayans family of entertainers. He first came to prominence as the host and the creator of the 1990–1994 Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. He has produced, directed and/or written several films, starting with Hollywood Shuffle, which he cowrote, in 1987.

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Keenen Ivory Wayans was born on Sunday, 8 June 1958 in New York City, New York, USA. His full name at birth was Keenen Ivory Desuma Wayans. He is best known as a film/tv producer. Wayans' country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Keenen attended high school at Seward Park High School. For university, he studied at Tuskegee University (dropped out). His religion is listed as Jahovah's Witness. He is 6' 3" (190 cm) tall with an athletic build. He has dark brown eyes and bald hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $65,000,000 US dollars. Keenen Ivory Wayans is 66 years old and his zodiac star sign is Gemini.

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Full name at birth
Keenen Ivory Desuma Wayans
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Claim to fame
In Living Color
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Date of birth
8 June 1958
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New York City, New York, USA
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Actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, producer
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6' 3" (190 cm)
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Net worth
$65,000,000 USD
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High school
Seward Park High School
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Tuskegee University (dropped out)
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Celebrity Talent International
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In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene.
I throw it all in there, Kung Fu, blaxploitation, horror.
I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process.
  • once shared the same wedding anniversiary with comedian Bill Bellamy until 2004 when he got a divorce
  • He is a vegan.
  • In Living Color alum Jim Carey credits Keenen for giving him his start in comedic acting.
  • Has five children by estranged wife Daphne: Jolie, Nala, Keenen Jr., Bella and Daphne Ivory.
  • Is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

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