The Untold Truth About Marlon Wayans’ Ex-Wife Angelica Zachary

April 18, 2024
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Who is Angelica Zachary?

Angelica Zachary rose to fame as the former wife of the actor, writer and comedian Marlon Wayans, who is best known for starring in “A Hunted House”, “Fifty Shades of Black”, and “Scary Movie”. Angelica was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 23 February 1972, in New York City, USA. As of 2022, she’s 49 years old, and holds American nationality.

Early life, Family, and Career

Not much is known about her family, education, and background; before meeting Marlon, she led a very private life. Regarding her career, she also briefly dipped her toe in the entertainment business, appearing in 1988 in the action-comedy movie “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”. She also had a small part in the sitcom entitled ”Marlon”, written  and directed by Marlon.

While married to him, Angelica also made several appearances in various TV talk shows, but reportedly spent most of her time at home taking care of their two children.

Her relationship and marriage to Marlon Wayans

Angelica and Marlon began dating in 1992, and on 24 May 2000, she gave birth to their first child named Amai Zachary Wayans. On 2 February 2002, they welcomed another child they named Shawn Howell Wayans.

They allegedly married in 2005 and divorced in 2013, after he was seen kissing another woman, which tipped off the public that the situation between the two wasn’t so great.


However, in August 2021, he guest-starred on the ABC talk show “Good Morning America”, and disclosed that he had never walked down the aisle because his mother needed him, causing a bit of confusion; he said: ‘On her death bed, I said, ‘Can I tell you, something woman?’ She was in a lot of pain, and she was fighting to stay alive, and I say, ‘I’m 47 years old, and I’ve never been married because I always wanted you to be my number one girl.’

Are they still together?

While it remains a mystery whether they married or not, they remained on good terms and focused on co-parenting. Marlon is known to share throwback photos of Angelica with heartwarming captions.

In honor of Mother’s Day, he wrote on Instagram: ‘Happy Mother’s Day to my baby. You have been wonderful, loyal, loving, compassionate, empathetic, courageous, humble, strong, responsible, sweet, intelligent, God-fearing, beautiful inside and out. And you managed to pour all of that into our children.‘

It appears that they have rekindled their love, as Marlon posted a photo of them in January 2021, saying: ‘Can’t honor my kids without honoring the woman I made them with. I only love them, kids like I do because they’re half you. Thank you for always finding new ways to love me.’

Her Children

The 21-year-old Amai Wayans has spent most of her life away from the public eye, but garnered media attention in 2019 after she came out as lesbian.


Angelica and Marlon are very proud of Amai, and often post photos on their Instagram accounts to show their support; Marlon posted a photo with the captions: ‘Happy pride to my pride and joy. I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you. I love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and back again.”

Regarding her education, since 2018 she’s been attending the University of Southern California (USC). She has also followed in her father’s footsteps and tried her luck with acting, appearing in the Netflix movie “Sextuplets”, written and directed by her father. Angelica’s so, Shawnenrolled at Loyola Marymount University in 2021, where he plays on the University’s basketball team.

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He’s very popular on his Instagram account, which boasts over 50,000 followers. It appears that Shawn has launched his line of merchandise entitled “Rage in Paradise”. Similar to the rest of his family, he has a unique sense of fashion, and doesn’t shy away from experimenting with unusual pieces and accessories.

Would you like to know her net worth?

As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $1 million, mainly from alimony and the alleged divorce settlement. On the other hand, her ex-husband’s wealth is around $40 million, which he’s earned through his career spanning three decades.

Physical Stats

Angela is 5ft 5ins tall (165cm), weighs around 125lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 34-26-35. Her hair is brown, further adorned with brown eyes.


Is she active on social media?

Unlike her husband and children, it appears that Angelica is not a fan of social media platforms.

Briefly about Marlon Wayans

Coming from a family rooted in the entertainment business, he made his movie debut in 1988 with a small part in “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”, written and directed by his brother Kenan Wayans. In 1992, he was cast in the comedy sketch TV series “In Living Color”, sharing the stage with several of his siblings and Jim Carrey. During the same year, he portrayed the main character in the comedy movie “Mo Money”, then from 1995 to 1999, he played Marlon Williams in his family series “The Wayans Bros”, which ran for five seasons.

Having obtained fame and popularity for his numerous projects and performances, Marlon continued building his profile, starring in commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies, including “Requiem for a Dream” (2000), two installments of “Scary Movie” film series (2000-2001), and “White Chicks”(2004).

Gravitating toward movie roles, he continuedby  starring in films such as “Norbit”, “Little Flick”, and “Dance Flick”.

In 2009, he was cast as Rip Cord in the sci-fi action film “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, alongside Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Lewitt, and Jonathan Pryce. In 2013, he wrote, produced and starred as one of the main characters in the “Paranormal Activity” parody movie “A Haunted House”, which grossed $60 million against a $2 million budget.


The following year, the sequel entitled “A Haunted House 2 “premiered, which similar to the first installment, received negative reviews but was commercially successful.

Marlon has also made several appearances in TV shows such as “Six Degrees”, “Legit”, and “Children’s Hospital”.

In 2016, he wrote, produced, and starred in the comedy movie “Fifty Shades of Black”, which pokes fun at the world-known erotic romantic movie “Fifty Shades of Gray”. The following year, he launched another project, the sitcom entitled “Marlon”.

Regarding his latest roles, in 2021, he starred in the autobiographical movie “Respect” alongside Jennifer Hudson.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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