Date of Birth : Jul 23rd 1972
American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He is known for usually teaming with his brother Shawn Wayans.
From 1995 until 1999, Wayans co-starred in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. with brother Shawn. Though primarily a comedic actor, he garnered considerable critical acclaim for his dramatic turn in Requiem for a Dream. He has also produced the Scary movie series and Roll Bounce. He was sharply criticized for his performance in the 2000 movie Dungeons & Dragons as “Snails,” the incompetent Rogue. It should be noted that he was only on set for Dungeons & Dragons for four days. He filmed all his scenes and left to work on Requiem for a Dream- a role he had to fight for as the director and writer for the movie didn’t want him for the role. Determined, he went days without bathing and dressed the part of a junkie for his audition.
Wayans was originally cast as Robin in the 1992 film Batman Returns, however it was felt that the film featured too many characters, so the character was omitted from that film. He was considered for the role in the 1995 sequel Batman Forever, but the change in directors from Tim Burton to Joel Schumacher would also mean a change in the choice of actor for the role of Robin. Despite not actually appearing in either film, he was reportedly still paid for the role. He was replaced by Chris O’Donnell.
He is producing a cartoon on Nickelodeon that he has said is a combination of Charlie Brown and Fat Albert, called Thugaboo.
Wayans has two children with ex girlfriend Angelica Zackary, a son named Shawn Howell and a daughter named Arnai Zackary. He was good friends with late rapper and Above The Rim co-star Tupac Shakur. Also, his friendship with Omar Epps dates back to their childhood.