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Comedic Actor Best Known for Spoofs like "Scary Movie" and "Dance Flick"

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Shawn Wayans is the second youngest of the 10 Wayans siblings, a close-knit family of actors, screenwriters and directors best known for comic spoofs such as "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," the "Scary Movie" series and "Dance Flick."

Shawn Wayans was born January 19, 1971, in New York City. His father, Howell Wayans, was a supermarket manager, and his mother, Elvira Wayans, was a homemaker. Most notable among the Wayans clan are Keenen, an actor, director and writer; Damon, an actor and producer; Kim, an actress; and Marlon, an actor and writer.

Wayans attended the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. By the time he reached high school, several of his elder siblings were already achieving success as comedians, actors and directors, and Wayans set out to follow in their footsteps. While only a junior in high school, he made his film debut, a brief cameo in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," written and directed by older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Shawn Wayans graduated from high school in 1989, and in 1991 he joined several of his siblings in the cast of "In Living Color," the highly acclaimed sketch-comedy show, also written and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The show established the Wayans clan as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood while also helping launch the careers of unrelated future stars like Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. Shawn Wayans left the show in 1993, but three years later, he again teamed up with brothers Keenen and Marlon to make "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," a spoof of earnest coming-of-age-in-the-hood flicks like "Boyz n the Hood."

Shawn Wayans gained wider popularity when he and brother Marlon costarred in the largely autobiographical sitcom "The Wayans Bros." In 2000, Wayans co-wrote and also acted in his most popular film to date, the blockbuster horror spoof "Scary Movie." The film, which cost only $19 million to make, raked in an astounding $157 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African-American (Keenen Ivory Wayans). Shawn Wayans also co-wrote and appeared in the film's several sequels. Shawn Wayans and his brother Marlon have also starred in the popular spoof films "White Chicks," "Little Man" and "Dance Flick."

Shawn Wayans is also the creative force behind "Thugaboo," an ongoing series of children's television specials that began in 2006. The specials attempt to communicate important life lessons to kids through humor and music.

Shawn Wayans and his wife Ursula have three children: two daughters, Laila and Illia, and a son, Marlon.

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Comedic Actor Best Known for Spoofs like "Scary Movie" and "Dance Flick"

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Shawn Wayans Biography

Shawn Wayans is the second youngest of the 10 Wayans siblings, a close-knit family of actors, screenwriters and directors best known for comic spoofs such as "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," the "Scary Movie" series and "Dance Flick."

Shawn Wayans was born January 19, 1971, in New York City. His father, Howell Wayans, was a supermarket manager, and his mother, Elvira Wayans, was a homemaker. Most notable among the Wayans clan are Keenen, an actor, director and writer; Damon, an actor and producer; Kim, an actress; and Marlon, an actor and writer.

Wayans attended the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. By the time he reached high school, several of his elder siblings were already achieving success as comedians, actors and directors, and Wayans set out to follow in their footsteps. While only a junior in high school, he made his film debut, a brief cameo in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," written and directed by older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Shawn Wayans graduated from high school in 1989, and in 1991 he joined several of his siblings in the cast of "In Living Color," the highly acclaimed sketch-comedy show, also written and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The show established the Wayans clan as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood while also helping launch the careers of unrelated future stars like Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. Shawn Wayans left the show in 1993, but three years later, he again teamed up with brothers Keenen and Marlon to make "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," a spoof of earnest coming-of-age-in-the-hood flicks like "Boyz n the Hood."

Shawn Wayans gained wider popularity when he and brother Marlon costarred in the largely autobiographical sitcom "The Wayans Bros." In 2000, Wayans co-wrote and also acted in his most popular film to date, the blockbuster horror spoof "Scary Movie." The film, which cost only $19 million to make, raked in an astounding $157 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African-American (Keenen Ivory Wayans). Shawn Wayans also co-wrote and appeared in the film's several sequels. Shawn Wayans and his brother Marlon have also starred in the popular spoof films "White Chicks," "Little Man" and "Dance Flick."

Shawn Wayans is also the creative force behind "Thugaboo," an ongoing series of children's television specials that began in 2006. The specials attempt to communicate important life lessons to kids through humor and music.

Shawn Wayans and his wife Ursula have three children: two daughters, Laila and Illia, and a son, Marlon.

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  • How to book Shawn Wayans?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shawn Wayans for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Shawn Wayans, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Shawn Wayans or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Shawn Wayans?

    Booking fees for Shawn Wayans, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Shawn Wayans, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Shawn Wayans?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shawn Wayans for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shawn Wayans for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Shawn Wayans or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shawn Wayans or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Shawn Wayans is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shawn Wayans for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Shawn Wayans generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Sr., Issa Rae, Spike Lee and Jordan Peele. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shawn Wayans for an upcoming event.

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