Keenen Ivory Wayans - Famous Film Producer

Keenen Ivory Wayans Net Worth


Keenen Ivory Wayans is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director who has an impressive net worth of $65 million. As a member of the famous Wayans family, many of his successful films feature either himself or his talented family members.

Key facts:

  • Keenen Ivory Wayans is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director.
  • He was the co-creator and executive producer of the sketch comedy show 'In Living Color'.
  • Many of his films include his family members who are also entertainers.
  • Wayans has directed and acted in successful films like 'Scary Movie', 'White Chicks', and 'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka'.
  • He has won a Primetime Emmy Award for 'In Living Color' and has been nominated for several other awards throughout his career.

Basic Information About Keenen Ivory Wayans

CategoryBusiness β€Ί Producers
ProfessionsActor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Comedian, Television producer, Television Director
Net worth$65,000,000
Date of birth1958-06-08 (65 years old)
Place of birthNew York City
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDaphne Wayans - (16 JuneΒ 2001 - 11 DecemberΒ 2006)Β (divorced)Β (5 children)
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Keenen Ivory Wayans win?


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Keenen Ivory Wayans awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
BET Comedy Award - Outstanding Directing for a Box Office MovieWinnerWhite Chicks2004
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesWinnerIn Living Color1990
Nova Award - Most Promising Producer in TelevisionWinnerIn Living Color1992
Groundbreaking Show - WinnerIn Living Color2012

Keenen Ivory Wayans roles

Movie / Series Role
Scary MovieDirector
Scary MovieSlave
White ChicksDirector
White ChicksWriter
White ChicksWriter
Scary Movie 2Director
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the HoodMailman
Little ManDirector
Little ManWriter
I'm Gonna Git You SuckaDirector
I'm Gonna Git You SuckaWriter
I'm Gonna Git You SuckaJack Spade
A Low Down Dirty ShameDirector
A Low Down Dirty ShameWriter
A Low Down Dirty ShameShame
Star 80Comic
CHiPsRoberts 1 episode, 1982
Real Husbands of HollywoodKeenen Ivory Wayans 1 episode, 2013
A Different WorldProfessor Lawrence 1 episode, 1987
In Living ColorWriter
In Living ColorWriter
In Living ColorWriter
In Living ColorWriter
In Living ColorSelf - Host / ... 86 episodes, 1990-2001
BensonClete Hawkins 1 episode, 1986
The Last O.G.Writer
Happily DivorcedTony 1 episode, 2013
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 1992-2004
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 1996-2004

Keenen Ivory Wayans's Quotes

  • [Richard] Pryor started it all. He made the blueprint for the progressive thinking of black comedians, unlocking that irreverent style.
  • 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.
  • Everything was a joke [in my family]. If you got a whippin', when you got back to the table, you heard nine other people doing impressions of your screaming.
  • My siblings and I talk about the show [In Living Color] all the time. Like, all the people we could be making fun of! But we'd be off the air in a week. Hollywood is so reactive now. (2019)

Interesting Facts about Keenen Ivory Wayans

  1. Parents are Howell and Elvira Wayans. Brother of Dwayne Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. Also has sisters Elvira Wayans, Diedra Wayans, and Vonnie.
  2. 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.
  3. Is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
  4. Has five children by ex-wife Daphne Wayans (nee Daphne Polk): Jolie (b. June 25, 1992) Nala (b. March 4, 1996) Keenen Jr. (b. September 14, 1998) Bella (b, March 4, 2001) and Daphne Ivory (b. July 12, 2003).
  5. In Living Color (1990) alum Jim Carrey credits Keenen for giving him his start in comedic acting.
  6. Keenen Ivory Wayans was the first movie director that Hollywood ever allowed to depict a rape scene that was designed specifically for laughs. (Little Man (2006)).
  7. Was in a long-term relationship with Brittany Daniel, from the television shows, The Game (2006) and Sweet Valley High (1994), and the Wayans' films, Little Man (2006) and White Chicks (2004).
  8. Keenan attended college at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama but dropped out his senior year to pursue comedy full time. His comic influence is Richard Pryor.

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