Marlon Wayans is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. He frequently collaborates with his brother Shawn Wayans, as he was on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. and in the comedic films Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man and Dance Flick. In September 2017, Marlon was renewed by NBC for a second season. In December 2018, NBC cancelled the series after two seasons.

Birth Name

Marlon Lamont Wayans




Actor, Comedian, Producer, Screenwriter



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Marlon Wayans was born on the 23rd of July 1972, in New York City, New York, United States.


He’s currently 47 years old.

Sun Sign




He has African American ancestry.




Marlon attended and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. Later, he spent two years at Howard University from 1990 to 1992 before dropping out of college in pursuit of his acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – Howell Stouten Wayans (Supermarket Manager)
  • Mother – Elvira Alethia Green (Homemaker)

  • Siblings – Kim Wayans (Older Sister) (Actress, Comedian, Producer, Writer, Director), Dwayne Wayans (Older Brother) (Film Score Composer), Damon Wayans (Older Brother) (Actor, Comedian, Writer), Keenen Ivory Wayans (Older Brother) (Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker), Shawn Wayans (Older Brother) (Actor, Producer, Writer, Comedian), Nadia Wayans (Older Sister) (Actress). Overall, he has 9 older siblings.

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Marlon Wayans has dated –

  • Angelica Zachary (2001-2013) – Wayans dated Angela Zackery from September 1992 to March 2013 and she is the mother of his two children: Amai Zackery Wayans (b. May 24, 2000) and Shawn Howell Wayans, (b. February 3, 2002). They decided to end their relationship and marriage in 2013 but, their separation was amicable and they continue to work together to raise their children.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 6 feet 0½ inches
  • In centimeters – 184 cm
  • In meters – 1.84 m


  • In Kilograms – 78 kg
  • In Pounds – 172 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 40–12–34
  • Chest – 40 in or 101 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 12 in or 30.5 cm
  • Waist – 34 in or 86 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Marlon frequently collaborates with his brother Shawn Wayans, as he was on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999) and in the comedic films Scary Movie (2000), Scary Movie 2 (2001), White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006) and Dance Flick (2009).

Film Debut

In 2005, Marlon made her first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Pedestrian in the action parody film, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka written, directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans in his feature film directorial debut.

Television Debut

In 1991, Marlon was cast in various roles in the television series, The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime.

Brand Endorsements

Marlon Wayans has appeared in the TV commercials for the following products AT&T, Vitamin Water & Collect 1-800 ATT.

Marlon Wayans Favorites

  • Favorite ActorWill Smith
  • Favorite Comedians – Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy
  • Favorite Movie – The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
  • Favorite Rappers – Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z
  • Favorite Comedy Movies – Coming to America, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Beverly Hills Cop, Airplane, Hollywood Shuffle, Groundhog’s Day, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka
  • Favorite TV Show – The Walking Dead
  • Favorite Restaurants – Catch NYC, Madeo, the General

Marlon Wayans Net worth

Marlon Wayans has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Marlon Wayans

  • Marlon got his first job at the age of 11. He was employed at a pizza shop.
  • He’s good friends with Duane Martin and Pamela Anderson.
  • In 1996, Marlon was a close friend of the popular rapper Tupac Shakur until his tragic death.
  • In 2004, he won a BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Box Office Movie for White Chicks.
  • In 2009, Marlon appeared in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
  • In 2013, Marlon had a leading role in A Haunted House and co-starred in The Heat. and A Haunted House 2.
  • He is big a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Knicks.
  • In September 2017, Variety announced that Wayans would be partnering up with LA-based entertainment company Shots Studios to launch his own YouTube channel.


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