The Untold Truth About Damon Wayans’ Daughter Kyla Wayans

April 18, 2024
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Who is Kyla Wayans?

Kyla Wayans is an actress and model, but perhaps best recognized as the daughter of the famous comedian and actor Damon Wayans. She was born in 1991 – exact date of birth unknown – in Los Angeles, California, USA, so as of early 2022, she’s 30 years old, and holds American nationality.

Early life and Family

Kyla’s mother is Lisa Thorner, a former actress and model, perhaps best known for her appearances in “Dance Flick” and “My Wife and Kids”. Nothing is known about Kyla’s education and early life. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old.

Kyla has three siblings, Damon Wayans Jr., Cara Mia, and Michael Wayans, all of whom are in the entertainment business. Perhaps most successful, Damon Jr. has over 30 credits under his belt, including his roles in the popular TV series “Happy Endings”, New Girl”, and “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair”. Michael and Cara Mia also launched acting careers, appearing in the musical comedy film “Dance Flick”, produced and directed by their father Damon, and the TV series “My Wife and Kids”. Additionally, Cara Mia is an artist and painter; her Instagram is full of her artworks.



Not much is known about her professional life, as she is very private. In 2001, she made an appearance in the family/comedy series “My Wife and Kids”, created by her father Damon and Don Reo.

Personal Life

Given that she only recently appeared on social media, and has led a very private life, nothing is known about her dating history and current relationship status. However, it seems that she has a daughter named Emmie, but hasn’t disclosed the name of her father.

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Would you like to know her net worth?

As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $500,000. On the other hand, her father’s wealth is estimated at $35 million, which he’s acquired through his nearly four-decades spanning career as an actor and comedian.

Is Kyla Wayans related to Kyla Pratt?

Considering that Kyla Wayans and Kyla Pratt have similar looks, it often causes confusion. However, Kyla Pratt is a 35-year-old actress and musician, known for her roles in the TV series “Proud Family”, “One on One”, and “Call me Kat”, and they are not in any way related.


Kyla is the daughter of Kecia McCullar and Johnny McCullar.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Kyla is 5ft 4ins tall (165cm), while her weight is around 114lbs (52kgs) with physical statistics 32-26-32. Her hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes. She is a fashion enthusiast who likes to experiment with colorful and unique designer couture.

Is she active on social media?

She recently joined Twitter and Instagram.

Her Instagram account has over 4,000 followers, while her Twitter has just 14 followers. It appears that she doesn’t use Facebook or TikTok.

Why did her parent’s divorce?

Her parent met in 1982, and following two years of dating, they tied the knot on 24 April 1984. After more than 15 years of marriage, Kyla’s mother, Lisa filed for divorce in August 2000. Reportedly, they parted ways over irreconcilable differences, and Lisa requested spousal support and joint custody of their four children.


Briefly about Damon Wayans

Coming from a family with roots in the entertainment industry, Damon launched his career in 1984, with a minor role in the comedy/action movie “Beverly Hills Cop”. The following year, he landed a spot in the show “Saturday Night Live”, performing various skits through 1986. His breakthrough role came in 1990 when he was cast in the comedy sketch show “Living Color”, alongside Jim Carrey and Kim Coles.

His sense of humor, delivery, and ability to convey and portray various characters in the show landed him four Emmy nominations for his performance and writing. From that point, his career skyrocketed, and he began landing various other roles in movies and TV shows such as “The Last Boy Scout”, “Mo’ Money”, and “Last Action Hero”. Sharing the stage with Adam Sandler, he starred in the buddy cop action movie “Bulletproof” in 1996. In 1998, he co-created the short-lived sitcom “DAREN”, starring in the main role, with David Alan Grier and Melissa De Sousa.


In 2001 he tried his luck with another sitcom entitled “My Family and Kids”, which ran for five seasons, receiving over 30 nominations and a couple of wins.

As his career progressed, he focused more on appearances on the TV rather than in movies – his last movie credit was in 2006 for a voice role in the parody nature documentary “Farce of the Penguins”.

Focusing on his personal life and raising children, Daren withdrew from the limelight, only occasionally appearing in shows. From 2016 to 2019, he played Roger Murtaugh in the action-comedy series “Lethal Weapon”. In 2021, he appeared in “Live In Front of an Audience”.

Olivia Wilson

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