Keenen Wayans
Keenen Wayans
Celebrated Name: Keenen Wayans
Real Name/Full Name: Keenen Ivory Desuma Wayans Sr.
Gender: Male
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: 8 June 1958
Birth Place: Harlem, New York, United States of America.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Daphne Wayans (m. 2001–2006)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Nala Yasmeen Ivory Wayans, Bella Ivory Aziza Wayans, Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans, and Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr.)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Keenen Wayans Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, comedian, and filmmaker
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $75 million
Last Updated: February 2024

Keenen Wayans is an African-American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. His whole family is in show business, and hence their family is famously known as Wayans family of entertainers. He gained his fame when he appeared on the Fox sketch comedy series, “In Living Color,” as a host between the years 1990 to 1994. Apart from acting, he has shown his talents in producing, directing, and writing many films. He co-wrote the film ‘Hollywood Shuffle’ in 1987, which was his first film to direct, produce and write.

Maybe you know about Keenen Wayans very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Keenen Wayans’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Wayans was born on 8 June 1958 at Harlem, New York. He had no film background and was the son of a supermarket manager, Howell Stouten Wayans, and a social worker, Elvira Alethia. Keenen and his family soon moved to Manhattan. He went to Seward Park High School and got an engineering scholarship, which he used to attend Tuskegee University. Keenen was a comedian in his college days; K used to crack up jokes and entertain his friends. He, however, didn’t graduate and dropped out to follow his dream of becoming a comedian.

Personal Life

Wayans was married twice has five children, named Nala Yasmeen Ivory Wayans, Bella Ivory Aziza Wayans, Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans and Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr from both of his wives. He is currently single right now and is looking after his and his children’s career. All of his children is following his footsteps, and among them, the most famous is Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr. Wayans has a soft corner for animals and turned himself into a vegetarian. He also promoted his diet in an announcement for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 June 1958, Keenen Wayans is 65 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


He dropped out of college to follow his dreams of becoming a comedian. He first worked at The Improv, where he got his guide Robert Townsend, who taught him about the comedy business and supported him to follow his dream.

In 1980, Townsend accompanied Wayans to Los Angeles, where he got his first gig in the TV series, ‘For Love and Honor.’ After that, he also appeared in many TV series and movies like ‘SealBreakurr,’ ‘A Different World,’ ‘SealBreakurr”: chapter 2’, ‘A Low Down Dirty Shame,’ ‘The Glimmer Man,’ ‘Most Wanted,’ ‘Scary Movie,’ ‘My Wife and Kids,’ ‘Dance Flik,’ ‘Happily Divorced,’ ‘Last Comic Standing’ and many more. Keenen wrote, produced, directed, and co-starred in ‘Hollywood Shuffle’ with Townsend. He also wrote, produced, and directed many movies and series like ‘Eddie Murphy Raw,’ ‘I’m Gomma Git You Sucka,’ ‘In Living Color’, and many more.

He got well known for the show ‘In Living Color,’ which he created, wrote, and also starred in. It was broadcasted on the Fox Network from 1990 to 1994.

Awards & Achievements

Wayans won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series in 1990 for the show ‘In Living Color.’ He was the first African-American to direct the highest-grossing movie, Scary Movie in 2000. He is, was, and always will be appreciated for his work and contribution towards the film industry.

Net Worth & Salary of Wayans in 2024

Keenen Wayans Net Worth
Keenen Wayans Net Worth

As of February 2024, Wayans has a net worth of $75 million, but his salary is not known. He has worked hard to earn this fortune. Keenen has contributed towards the film industry. He is one of the most excellent comedians and actors to date.

Keenen Wayans is an African- American actor, comedian, producer, and director. He has written, produced, and directed many award-winning films. He has also starred in many successful films. All his children are also following his footsteps and excelling in it. He is well known for the show ‘In Living Color.’


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