When your elders have expunged all the hurdles and made the path clear, the journey becomes easier for you. The same happened with Shawn Wayans. But it doesn’t mean that Shawn earned fame and money under the shadow of his siblings. No, Never! The actor himself is a multi-talented star and has created his unsurpassed persona on his own. Let’s have a look at the profile and net worth of Shawn Wayans.
Shawn Wayans Biography
Well known for his work on the ‘Scary Movie Franchise’, Shawn Wayans is an American actor, producer, writer, and comedian. He was born in 1971 in New York City to Elvira Alethia and Howell Stouten. Shawn is the brother of Keenen Ivory and Kim and is the second-youngest of his ten siblings who all are in the film industry. He did his early education from the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities.
By the time, the teenager Shawn had passed his high school, his brothers were already making big in the glamor industry. So, it didn’t take him long to decide his career. Without thinking anything, he followed his brother’s footsteps and today turned out to be a superstar.
Shawn hails from the renowned ‘Wayans’ family. His siblings Keenen Ivory, Damon Sr., Marlon, Kim, Elvira, and Nadia Wayans have played very important role in shaping his career. Shawn shares a good bonding with his brothers. If we talk about his marriage or love-life, the actor is too private about his personal life. He never let any information come out of the four walls of his house. However, the actor is believed to have got married to Ursula Wayans with whom he has three children, two daughters and one son. His daughters are named Laila and Illia.
Born in a star-studded family, Shawn was meant to earn the super stardom. He made his film debut as a teenager with the film ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ directed by his brother Keenen. Then, he joined his brothers on hugely acclaimed comedy show ‘In Living Color’. Thereafter, he did a couple of shows with his brothers but he actually achieved the big when he co-starred in the autobiographical sitcom ‘The Wayans Bros’ with his brothers. With this show, he established himself as a high-profile actor.
Just after one year of this massive success in 2000, Shawn grabbed the pen in his hands and had written the biggest blockbuster horror movie ‘Scary Movie’. This was the biggest breakthrough in his career. In this film, his acting and writing skills were hugely applauded. Shawn is also a core creator of ‘Thugaboo’, a children’s TV series which is very popular among the kids. Throughout his career, he worked in many hit films & shows and continues to do so.
When a person is a gifted actor, a long list of awards is quite obvious. Shawn has won many coveted awards and nominations over his entire career, BET Comedy Awards, Razzie Awards, and TV Land Award are the most notable awards among others.
Shawn Wayans Net Worth in 2017
Shawn had a privileged career. His brothers have been a major reason for his gigantic success. Being a successful actor, scriptwriter, and producer, Shawn has amassed a sizable net worth of $35 million US dollars as of 2017 which is no surprise considering his multiple talents. At present, he is equally involved in acting, scriptwriting, and producing which help him earn huge money. In fact, he is richer than his all siblings expect for Keenen who holds way more net worth than Shawn. He must be having luxurious houses and cars but there is not any information about his personal asset.
The best thing I liked about the Shawn Wayans is that he still is that little brother for his elders what he was 40 years ago. Success, stardom, and money haven’t affected his relationship with brothers even a bit. Such people are truly rare to find. I must say, Shawn Wayans is not a man only with talents but also with the values.