Actor, comedian, producer, and member of the Wayans family dynasty, Shawn Wayans, has been cracking up audiences across America for years. Wayans is best known for his work on TV shows including "In Living Color" and "The Wayans Bros." along with starring film roles in the "Scary Movie" franchise and "White Chicks."
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Shawn Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film “I’m
Gonna Get You Sucka.” Immediately following his feature film debut, Shawn joined the cast of the
Emmy Award winning comedy series, “In Living Color.”
Shawn starred in the box office hits, “Little Man” and “White Chicks,” both of which he also co-wrote
and co-executive produced. Shawn began co-writing his string of blockbusters with the smash “Scary
Movie” where he also played Ray, an ambiguously gay football jock, alongside his brother Marlon
Wayans, and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Co-written, co-executive produced by and starring
Shawn Wayans, “Scary Movie 2” was the only sequel in the “Scary Movie” franchise with direct
Wayans involvement. Shawn will next be seen on the big screen in “Dance Flick,” the new comedy
co-written with brothers Marlon and Keenen Ivory, premiering in February 2009.
Shawn’s past film credits include the hit comedy “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While
Drinking Your Juice in The Hood,” which he co-wrote, executive produced and starred in with brother
Marlon Wayans. The movie was a comic spoof of the coming-of-age-in-the-‘hood movies and is a huge
“The Wayans Bros.” sitcom, which Shawn and Marlon created and starred in, was the first WB show to
be sold into syndication after heading up the WB network lineup for five years.
Shawn, along with his brothers and sisters, created “Thugaboo” and the subsequent “Boo Crew”
animated specials for Nickelodeon, which began premiering in August, 2006. In addition to creating, the
Wayans are also writing, directing and voicing the series which takes a humorous look at the trials and
tribulations of nine inner city kids. TheBooCrew.com released in the fall 2009 and plans are underway
to turn The Boo Crew into a daily comic strip.
When not on the road performing standup, Shawn can be found hard at work in the “lab” where he and
his brothers are busy concocting their next project.