The father of the Wayans family of artists, Howell Wayans, has passed away. His passing was announced in a heartfelt tribute made by his son Marlon on Saturday. “Thank you, Pop for being an example of a Man to all your boys. I pray all young black boys can grow up to be a Man like you. Baby boy loves you,” Marlon said in his post. “And if ever I need you I know exactly where to find you… in my Bible that now sits by the bed. Rest well. Kiss Ma for me. Tell her her babies miss her.”
Howell was 86 years old. Howell and his late wife Elvira brought up 10 kids in New York City, all of who work in or have been related to the entertainment business. His wife Elvira passed away before him. Here are some facts about the children of Howell Wayans:
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Wayans Brothers –
Of the ten Wayans siblings, Dwayne Wayans is the eldest. He is a writer and film composer from the United States. He served as a production assistant and appeared in the productions of brothers Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans, Sr. as secondary characters and in comedy sketches.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
American actor, comedian, and director Keenen Ivory Wayans is the brainchild behind the sketch comedy program In Living Color1234. Other movies he produced, directed, and scripted include Scary Movie. He is the second of 10 Wayans kids and was born in 1958 in Harlem, New York.
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Damon is a stand-up comic as well as an actor. He worked on Fox‘s comedic sketch program In Living Color in the early 1990s after his tenure on Saturday Night Live. Since then, he has kept acquiring notable TV gigs both in front and behind the screens.
In the film industry and the global comic community, Shawn has established a strong name for himself. He has appeared in Little Man, Dancing Flick, and two films of the Scary Movie series.
Marlon is recognized around the world for his multiple acting stints in films and television programs. He co-starred in the 2004 film White Chicks with his brother Shawn. Marlon has maintained his run of success in recent years, making appearances in movies including Naked, Fifty Shades of Black, Sextuplets, On the Rocks, and most recently Respect.
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Wayans Sisters –
Diedre is a renowned screenwriter who has written and collaborated on numerous projects’ screenplays. She is the oldest of the Wayans sisters and is 63 years old. Diedre is not just a writer but also an actor and a comedian.
Kimberly Nichole Wayans is a talented comedian and actor. Her multiple appearances on the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color, My Wife and Kids, and her role as Tonia Harris on In the House have made her the star she is today.
Elvira Wayans is a screenwriter in the United States. She was born in New York City and was given her mother’s name. Although she does not work in Hollywood like her sisters and brothers, she was a writer for her brother Damon’s series My Wife and Kids.
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Nadia Wayans is an American actress and is known for I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. She is 58 years old and the family’s seventh child. Nadia has kept a somewhat secluded lifestyle and hasn’t been as well-known as her siblings.
At 56 years old, Devonne is the youngest of the Wayans sisters. Unlike her siblings, she leads a private life and is employed as a service provider by Continental Airlines right now. Apart from this, she is also a screenwriter.