Marlon Wayans Biography
Marlon Wayans is a talented comedian, actor, writer, and producer who has made a significant impact in the entertainment industry. Born on July 23, 1972, in New York City, Marlon is the youngest of ten siblings in the Wayans family. He began his career in the early 1990s, alongside his brothers, in the sketch comedy series, “In Living Color,” which aired on Fox.
After the show’s cancellation, Marlon and his brother Shawn created and starred in the hit WB sitcom, “The Wayans Bros.” The show ran for five seasons and showcased Marlon’s exceptional comedic skills. He was also the co-writer and co-producer of the show.
Marlon has appeared in several movies, including “Mo’ Money,” “Above the Rim,” and “The Sixth Man.” However, it was his role as “Shorty Meeks” in the “Scary Movie” franchise that brought him mainstream success. The franchise, which parodied popular horror movies, was a commercial success and spawned four sequels, all of which Marlon was a part of.
Aside from his acting career, Marlon is also a talented writer and producer. He co-wrote and produced the popular comedy series “The Wayans Bros,” and he wrote and produced the hit movie “White Chicks,” in which he also starred alongside his brother Shawn.
Marlon’s comedic talents have earned him several awards and nominations throughout his career. In 2001, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on “The Wayans Bros.” He also received a Teen Choice Award for his performance in “Scary Movie 2” and an African-American Film Critics Association Award for his work in “Requiem for a Dream.”
In recent years, Marlon has continued to work in the entertainment industry, creating and producing the hit NBC sitcom “Marlon” and starring in the Netflix movie “Sextuplets.”
Marlon Wayans is not only a talented comedian and actor but also a savvy businessman. He has his own production company, “Wayans Brothers Entertainment,” which has produced several successful TV shows and movies. Marlon is also active on social media, where he shares his comedic talents with his millions of followers.