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Shawn Wayans


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Birth Name: Shawn Wayans
Born: 01/19/1971
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Shawn M. Wayans was born in New York City on Jan. 19, 1971 to Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager, and Elvira, a homemaker. The future star grew up in an apartment in Manhattan's Fulton housing project along with siblings and fellow entertainers Keenen, Damon, Kim, and Marlon. While attending New York's Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities, Wayans made his feature film debut with a minor role in "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka" (1988), a film that his older brother Keenen wrote, directed and starred in. The film, a "blaxploitation mockumentary," also featured his brother Damon, as well as comedian Chris Rock and musician Isaac Hayes. A few years later, Keenen created the Fox comedy and var... Continue Bio >>


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