Keenan Ivory Wayans Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Keenan Ivory Wayans

Keenan Ivory Wayans is an American actor, comedian and a filmmaker. It was in 1990 when he first gained his popularity as a producer and host of the show, “In Living Color” (1990-1994). It was a prominent breakthrough in industry, as it was the first black-oriented comedy satire.

Keenan Ivory Wayans Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth70 million $
NameKeenan Ivory Wayans
Date of Birth8 June, 1958
Birth placeNew York city, USA
Age64 years
SpouseDaphne Wayans (2001-2006)
EducationTuskegee University
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Keenan Ivory Personal Life

Born on 8 June, 1958 in New York, Keenan Ivory Wayans was born into a family of entertainers. His father, Howell Stouton, worked as a grocery manager and his mother, Elvera Alethia was a house wife and a social worker. He has nine siblings in total. His early education was from Seward Park High School and he later went to Tuskegee University on scholarship to pursue a degree in engineering. But to focus on his career as a comedian, he left his degree just one semester before graduating.

Keenan Ivory Career

 His initial days were not very successful as he performed on New York stand-up stage which later made him relocate to Los Angeles, where he hoped to chase his passion of TV and comedy. Following brief appearances in supporting roles on TV series like “Chips”, “The Renegades” and “Cheers” as well as a small role as a stand-up comedian in “Star 80” (1983), Keenan’s major break came in the military drama “For Love and Honor” on television . From then, he transitioned to increasingly prominent parts on nighttime television, such as “Hill Street Blues”, “Benson” and “A Different World”. Keenan’s name became well-known as an actor and writer after he connected with the famed comedian Eddie Murphy and received writing credits for the opening segment of Eddie’s live performance documentary, “Eddie Murphy: Raw”, and for Joan River’s  late-night talk show, “The Late Show”. He partnered with Robert Townsend for “Hollywood Shuffle” (1987), a stinging comedy emphasizing the predicament of the black actor in 1970s Hollywood, and together they achieved their first box office success. Keenen also had his own evening talk program at the end of the 1990s, “Late night talk the Wayans way”. The show in which he served as a host, writer, and an executive producer, faced stiff competition but failed to take off, surviving for only a few seasons. One of his many successes include “Scary Movie” as one of the highest grossing film directed by an African American till it was surpassed by Fantastic Four in 2005.

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Keenan Ivory Awards

He has been nominated 6 times and has won one Emmy award for, “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series – 1990”.

Keenan Ivory Wife

In June 2001, Wayans wed Daphne, and the two eventually had five children. The couple has, however, been apart since 2006. Additionally, he was romantically associated with the actress Brittany Daniel.

Keenan Ivory Net Worth

Keenan Ivory’s net worth is estimated to be 70 million dollars as of 2022.

Keenan Ivory Body Features

Height1.91 m
Skin colorDark skinned (African-American)

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