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Keenen Ivory Wayans Net Worth

Keenen Ivory Wayans Net Worth is
$65 Million

Keenen Ivory Wayans Biography

Keenen Ivory Wayans was born in 1958, in New York. Keenen is a famous comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is perhaps best known for appearing or directing such movies and television shows as “Scary Movie”, “In Living Color”, “Hollywood Shuffle” and others. During his career, Wayans has been nominated for and has won such awards as BET Comedy Award, PGA Award, TV Land Award and Primetime Emmy Award. Keenen is a very talented writer, producer and director, that is why he has created many successful projects.

Keenen Ivory Wayans Net Worth $65 Million

So how rich is Keenen Ivory Wayans? Sources estimate that Wayans’ net worth is $65 million, the main source of which is probably his successful work as a producer and director. Keenen is 56 years old but he still continues his career, so there would be no surprise if Keenen Ivory Wayans’ net worth grew in the future.

Wayans has been in the industry for a very long time and he knows how to create a popular movies and television shows. So it is no surprise that he is acclaimed among others. Keenen studied at the Tuskegee University, but did not finish it as he chose to start his career as a comedian. This was the time when Wayans’ net worth began growing. Although he was quite successful as a comedian, Keenen wanted to become a part of the television and movie industries. In 1990 his dream came true when he and his brother created the show called “In Living Color”, in which he worked with such famous personalities as Kim Coles, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Tommy Davidson and others. This show became one of the main sources of Keenen’s net worth.

Soon Keenen became more popular and received invitations to act in such movies as “A Low Down Dirty Shame”, “Most Wanted”, “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood”, “Dance Flick” and others. All these appearances made Keenen Ivory Wayans’ net worth grow.

Despite the success he had as an actor, Keenen decided to try working as a producer, writer and director. Since then Wayans has created many successful movies and television shows. In 1997 he created his own show called “The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show”. What is more, he not only acted in “Scary Movie”, but directed it as well. Recently he has been working on the movie entitled “It Takes a Village”, which will probably also become very successful and will add a lot to Keenen’s net worth.

It is no secret that Keennen Ivory Wayans’ family is well-known in the television and movie industries, as his siblings also are also popular actors and they often create projects together. Another thing which should be mentioned about Keenen’s personal life is that he was married to Daphne Polk and they have five children.

All in all, it can be said that Keenen Ivory Wayans is one of the most successful producers, actors, writers and directors in the industry. There is no doubt that in the future he will create many more interesting television shows and movies.

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Quick Facts

Full NameKeenen Ivory Wayans
Net Worth$65 Million
Date Of BirthJune 8, 1958
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
ProfessionActor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Comedian, Television producer, Television Director
EducationSeward Park Campus, Tuskegee University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDaphne Wayans (m. 2001–2005)
ChildrenNala Wayans, Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Bella Wayans, Daphne Ivory Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr.
ParentsHowell Wayans, Elvira Wayans
SiblingsMarlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Damon Wayans
NicknamesKeenen Wayans
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/keeneniwayans?lang=en
Google+http://plus.google.com/114610961578571104820
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keenen_Ivory_Wayans
AwardsBET Comedy Award, PGA Award, TV Land Award and Primetime Emmy Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program
Movies“A Low Down Dirty Shame”, “Most Wanted”, “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood”, “Dance Flick” , “It Takes a Village”
TV Shows“In Living Color” (1990), “The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show”


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has been in a long term relationship with Brittany Daniel from the television shows The Game and Sweet Valley High and the Wayans' films Little Man and White Chicks.
2Keenen Ivory Wayans was the first movie director that Hollywood ever allowed to depict a rape scene that was designed specifically for laughs. (Little Man).
3In Living Color alum Jim Carrey credits Keenen for giving him his start in comedic acting.
4Has five children by estranged wife Daphne: Jolie, Nala, Keenen Jr., Bella and Daphne Ivory.
5He is a vegan.
6Is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
7Is a vegetarian.
8Father of Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr., Nala Wayans, and Bella Wayans. Uncle of Craig Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans and Gregg Wayans.
9Parents are Howell and Elvira Wayans. Brother of Dwayne Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. Also has sisters Elvira Wayans, Diedra Wayans, and Vonnie.


Quotes

#Quote
1Everything was a joke [in my family]. If you got a whippin', when you got back to the table, you heard nine other people doing impressions of your screaming.
2As a parent, I think it's important for kids to have a source of entertainment that deals with life in positive and comedic ways.
3[Richard] Pryor started it all. He made the blueprint for the progressive thinking of black comedians, unlocking that irreverent style.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Groundbreaking ShowTV Land AwardsIn Living Color (1990)Jim Carrey

Kim Wayans

David Alan Grier

Tommy Davidson

Kelly Coffield Park

Shawn Wayans

Marlon Wayans

T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Box Office MovieWhite Chicks (2004)
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Box Office MovieWhite Chicks (2004)Shawn Wayans

Marlon Wayans

Andrew McElfresh

Michael Anthony Snowden

Xavier Cook
1992Nova AwardPGA AwardsMost Promising Producer in TelevisionIn Living Color (1990)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesIn Living Color (1990)Kevin Bright (supervising producer)

Tamara Rawitt (producer)

Michael Petok (co-producer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorLittleman (2006)
2007Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayLittleman (2006)Marlon Wayans

Shawn Wayans
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)Littleman (2006)
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ScreenplayLittleman (2006)Shawn Wayans

Marlon Wayans
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorWhite Chicks (2004)
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayWhite Chicks (2004)Shawn Wayans

Marlon Wayans

Andrew McElfresh

Michael Anthony Snowden

Xavier Cook
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramIn Living Color (1990)Pam Veasey (head writer)

Greg Fields (head writer)

Les Firestein (head writer)

Fax Bahr (writer)

Fred Graver (writer)

Adam Small (writer)

Michael Anthony Snowden (writer)

Steve Tompkins (writer)

Damon Wayans (writer)

Larry Wilmore (writer)

Marc Wilmore (writer)

Harry Dunn (writer)

Michelle Jones (writer)

Becky Hartman Edwards (writer)

Buddy Sheffield (writer)

John Bowman (writer)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Series)In Living Color (1990)Tamara Rawitt (producer)

Kevin Berg (co-producer)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramIn Living Color (1990)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramIn Living Color (1990)Tamara Rawitt (producer)

Michael Petok (co-producer)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramIn Living Color (1990)John Bowman (head writer)

Buddy Sheffield (head writer)

Fax Bahr (writer)

Kim Bass (writer)

Les Firestein (writer)

Greg Fields (writer)

Becky Hartman Edwards (writer)

J.J. Paulsen (writer)

Adam Small (writer)

Steve Tompkins (writer)

Pam Veasey (writer)

Damon Wayans (writer)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramIn Living Color (1990)Franklyn Ajaye (writer)

Jeanette Collins (writer)

Barry Douglas (writer)

Rob Edwards (writer)

Sandy Frank (writer)

Mimi Friedman (writer)

Jeff Joseph (writer)

Howard Kuperberg (writer)

Buddy Sheffield (writer)

Joe Toplyn (writer)

Damon Wayans (writer)

Matt Wickline (writer)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Living Color2012TV Series 1 episode
Dance Flick2009written by
The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown2008TV Movie creator
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV Movie creator
Littleman2006written by
White Chicks2004screenplay / story
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show1997-1998TV Series writer - 11 episodes
Most Wanted1997written by
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994written by
In Living ColorTV Series creator - 124 episodes, 1990 - 1994 writer - 71 episodes, 1990 - 1993
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV Special
Comic Relief V1992TV Special
A Party for Richard Pryor1991TV Special documentary
The Five Heartbeats1991written by
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentary writer
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan1991TV Movie
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV Special
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade1990TV Movie story
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV Special
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988written by
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987Documentary opening sketch
The Late Show1987TV Series 1 episode
Hollywood Shuffle1987written by

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Living Color2012TV Series executive producer
Dance Flick2009producer
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV Movie executive producer
Littleman2006producer
In Living Color1990-2006TV Series executive producer - 107 episodes
White Chicks2004producer
Scary Movie2000producer - uncredited
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show1997-1998TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
Most Wanted1997executive producer
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996producer
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentary executive producer
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade1990TV Movie executive producer
Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime1987TV Movie producer
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987Documentary producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesKeenen Ivory Wayans
Happily Divorced2013TV SeriesTony
Dance Flick2009Mr. Stache
My Wife and Kids2001TV SeriesKen Kyle
Scary Movie2000Slave
Most Wanted1997Gy. Sgt. James Dunn
The Glimmer Man1996Det. Jim Campbell
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996Mailman
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994Shame
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Jack Spade
A Different World1987TV SeriesProfessor Lawrence
Hill Street Blues1987TV SeriesRaymond Jackson
Hollywood Shuffle1987Donald / Jheri Curl
Benson1986TV SeriesClete Hawkins
For Love and Honor1983-1984TV SeriesPvt. Duke Johnson
For Love and Honor1983TV MoviePvt. Duke Johnson
Star 801983Comic
The Renegades1983TV SeriesLloyd Wayne
Highway Honeys1983TV MovieTattoo Calhoune (as Keenan Wayans)
CHiPs1982TV SeriesRoberts
Cheers1982TV SeriesCustomer #1

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Living Color2012TV Series
Littleman2006
White Chicks2004
Scary Movie 22001
Scary Movie2000
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Flick2009writer: "I Shot Him at a Quarter to 1", "Mama Died in a Car Crash" - as Keenan Ivory Wayans
In Living Color1990-1991TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laff Mobb Presents2012TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Comic Standing2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Last Comic Standing 92015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2004-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Comedy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cosby Tribute
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside Comedy2013TV SeriesHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only2012TV MovieHimself
10th Annual TV Land Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
FOX 25th Anniversary Special2012TV MovieHimself
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHimself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy2009DocumentaryHimself
HGTV Showdown2008TV SeriesJudge
Biography1996-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Black List: Volume One2008DocumentaryHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
In the Cutz2006TV Series
The Oprah Winfrey Show1996-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shootout2004TV SeriesHimself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHimself
In Living Color1990-2001TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Ice Man / ...
Making of 'Scary Movie'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Comedy Central Canned Ham2000TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2000TV SeriesHimself
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show1997-1998TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dennis Miller Live1998TV SeriesHimself
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The South Bank Show1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Television Comedy Series
Comic Relief V1992TV SpecialHimself
The Real Malcolm X1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program / Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Comic / Himself - Comedian
A Party for Richard Pryor1991TV Special documentaryHimself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program / Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program / Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program / ...
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan1991TV MovieHimself
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Host
Motown 30: What's Goin' On!1990TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988-1990TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series / Nominee: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHimself
Story of a People: The Black Road to Hollywood1990TV Special documentaryHimself
Soul Train1989TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
An Evening at the Improv1982TV SeriesHimself - Comedian (1986)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentary
Back in Step with the Fly Girls2004ShortHimself (uncredited)
Looking Back in Living Color: The First Season2004Video shortVarious
MythBusters2003TV Series documentary
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself
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