Wayans Family Member Damien Dante Wayans: Cousins, Father

April 18, 2024
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Who is Damien Dante Wayans?

Damien Dante Wayans was born on 29 April 1980 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in New York City USA. He’s a 41-year-old actor, screenwriter, director and producer, probably best recognized for his work on “My Wife And Kids”, “The Underground”, and “Second Generation Wayans”. He is also known for being a member of the Wayans family.

How rich is he, as of now? Damien Dante Wayans Net Worth

As of late-2021, Damien Dante Wayans’ net worth is estimated at over $2 million; earned through his successful career in the world of entertainment. He’s worked on nearly 20 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the mid-1980s.


Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Damien Dante Wayans spent his early years in his hometown, where he was raised by his single mother Elvira Wayans; the name of his father is unknown. He’s the nephew of the Wayans siblings, which consists of actors Damon Wayans Sr., Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans, and Shawn Wayans. He’s the grandson of Howell Stouten Wayans, who worked as a supermarket manager, and Elvira Alethia (Green) who was a homemaker and social worker. His grandparents became known for being involved in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion.


Damien holds American nationality and belongs to African American ethnic group. Regarding his education, Damien hasn’t shared any details about it. Healso has a younger sister named Chaunté Wayans, who is an actress, writer, stand-up comedian, and editor, and his cousins are Michael Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. Some film and TV productions that have included more than one member of his huge family include the “Scary Movie” franchise, “In Living Color”, “White Chicks”, and “Thugaboo”, among many others.

Career Beginnings

Damien Dante Wayans started his acting career back in 1987 when he made his debut feature film appearance as a little child in the stand-up comedy concert film “Eddie Murphy Raw”, starring Eddite Murphy and directed by Robert Townsend. It was a huge box office success, becoming the highest-grossing stand-up comedy concert film of all time. His next role came in  1995, when he starred alongside his uncle Damon Wayans in Nick Castle’s comedy film “Major Payne”, in which he portrayed Cadet Dwight ‘D.’ Williams.


He then shared the screen with his uncles Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans in the 1996 comedy film “Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood”, playing a cousin with bag. Later that year, he made his debut TV appearance as Tulane in an episode of the Fox police drama series “New York Undercover”. He then featured as a snow lurcher in the TNT basketball-drama film “Passing Glory” (1999), which was followed by his portrayal of Bo Drew in the TNT biographical drama film “Freedom Song” (2000).

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At the time, he also guest-starred in other TV series, including “413 Hope St.”, “Norm”, and “NYPD Blue”.

Rise to Prominence

With the beginning of the next decade, Damien Dante Wayans focused on writing, producing and directing. From 2002 to 2005, he worked on the ABC sitcom “My Wife And Kids”, co-created by his uncle Damon. It led him to receive two BET Comedy Award nominations in the categories of Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. His breakthrough role came in 2003, when he portrayed Tec in the comedy film “Malibu’s Most Wanted”, written by and starring Jamie Kennedy.


It was followed by his portrayal of Isaiah Charles in the 2005 thriller film “Edison”, in which he shared the screen with Morgan Freeman, Justin Timberlake, and Kevin Spacey. In 2006, he played Lucky Reynolds in the comedy-drama film “Man About Town”, alongside Ben Affleck, and featured as Officer Wilson in the crime comedy film “Little Man”, next to Tracy Morgan and Kerry Washington. During the same year, he also guest-starred as Haller in an episode of the hit Fox medical drama series “House”, and then wrote and produced his uncle Damon’s comedy sketch series “The Underground” that broadcast on Showtime. He also served as a director for a few segments of the show.


Continued Success

In 2009, Damien Dante Wayans made his directing debut with the musical comedy film “Dance Flick”, which he also wrote and produced. Three years later, he made guest appearances in such TV series “Let’s Stay Together”, “Watsky’s Making An Album”, and “That’s A Friend”, before his next major project in 2013, when he was cast as himself in the BET comedy drama series “Second Generation Wayans”, starring alongside his cousin Craig Wayans; he also served as an executive producer and writer for the show. however, the series was ended after a single season.


His most recent role was in 2014, when he took the part of David Berenger in the VH1 comedy drama series “Single Ladies”, created by Stacy A. Littlejohn. Thereafter, he was a panelist on the game show “Mind Of A Man” (2014), broadcast on Game Show Network, and appeared as a celebrity host of the TV show “Apollo Night LA” (2014-2016). In 2017, he worked as a panelist for the MTV2 game show “Hip Hop Squares”. Furthermore, he became co-owner of a production company called Second Generation Entertainment, together with his cousin Craig.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Damien Dante Wayans has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

He stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), while information about his weight, vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Damien Dante Wayans isn’t very open when it comes to his love life and he tends to keep most of the details about it far away from the eye of the public. Nonetheless, there is information that he is a married man, and that the name of his wife is Dakotah Thompson. They have a daughter, named Ivory Snow Wayans. and the family currently resides in New York City.

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