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Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actor, comedian, director and writer. He attended college at Tuskegee University; however, he dropped out in his senior year to pursue a career in comedy. He was married in June 2001 and has five children; however, in 2004, Wayans and wife Daphne separated and have formally filed for divorce. He is one of several Wayans family members who have become famous in Hollywood, including his siblings Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. He is an uncle to Damon Wayans, Jr.. He is also a vegan.

Wayans is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.


Partial filmographyEdit

  • Little Man (2006) (filming)
  • White Chicks (2004)
  • Scary Movie (2000)
  • Most Wanted (1997)
  • The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (1997)
  • The Glimmer Man (1996)
  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
  • In Living Color (1990)
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
  • For Love and Honor (1983)
  • Star 80 (1983)

As Part of In living ColorEdit

Keenen Ivory Wayans did many characters on In Living Color for example

  • Tom Brother
  • Frenchie
  • The Father from the Buttmans
  • Iceman(Homeboy Shopping Network)See Main page
  • Arsenio Hall
  • Rick James
  • Jesse Jackson

and many other characters

Impact on In Living ColorEdit

As soon as Keenen Ivory Wayans Name was removed from the credits the show went downhill. Without the head Wayans Brother the show flopped it's way to cancellation.

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