Who is Elvira Wayans? Siblings, Net Worth, Husband. Children, Bio

April 18, 2024
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Who is Elvira Wayans?

Elvira is an American screenwriter, also known to the world as a member of the Wayans family, deeply imbued in the entertainment industry; without some of the Wayans, we wouldn’t witness such projects as “Scary Movie” film franchise, “In Living Color”, “White Chicks”, and many others, while Elvira herself is known to have worked as a screenwriter on “My Wife and Kids” (2004-2005).

Elvira Wayans Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Elvira A. Wayans was born on 4 January 1964 under the Capricorn zodiac sign, in New York City, USA, one of five daughters and 10 children born to Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager, and his wife Elvira Alethia (nee Green), a homemaker and social worker.

Raised with her siblings as a Jehovah’s Witness, Elvira hasn’t shared details about her childhood and education, though it’s known that she grew up in Manhattan housing projects.

Elvira Wayans Siblings

Elvira’s oldest sibling is Dwayne Wayans, born on 20 July 1956 and a production assistant and music composer, who worked on such projects as the TV series “In Living Color” (1990-1991), and “My Wife and Kids” (2002-2003) then “The Underground” (2006), and most recently, he did the music for the show “Marlon” in 2017. The second born in the Wayans family is Keenen Ivory Desuma Wayans, born on 8 June 1958.


He grew up in Manhattan’s Fulton housing projects and went to Seward Park High School, after which he enrolled at Tuskegee University where he studied engineering, but dropped out of studies to focus on a comedy career. Since then, Keenen has worked with Robert Townsend and the Wayans family on many projects, including “Hollywood Shuffle”, “The Glimmer Man”, “Scary Movie”, and “Last Comic Standing”, in addition to several other films and TV series. Keenen has four daughters and a son with his now ex-wife Daphne, with whom he was married from 2001 to 2006. Then from 2007 to 2014 he was in a relationship with Brittany Daniel.

Elvira’s eldest sister is Diedre Wayans, born on 17 August 1959; she’s a screenwriter and producer as well, and she has seven children, who include Craig Wayans, an actor, writer, and TV producer, known for the work on such family projects as “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” (1996), then “Marlon” (2017-2018), and “Happy Together” (2018). After Diedre, Elvira and Howell welcomed Damon Kyle Wayans Sr. who is one of the most successful members of the Wayans family and is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer.


Born on 4 September 1960 in New York City, some of his most prominent achievements are appearances in “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 to 1986, then his work on “In Living Color” (1990-1992), “Damon” (1998), “My Wife and Kids” (2001-2005), and many others. Damon was married to Lisa Thorner with whom he has four children, Damon Wayans, Jr, Michael, Cara Mia and Kyla. Kimberly Nichole Wayans was born on 16 October 1961, and is a television and film actress. Just like other Wayans family members, Kimberly appeared in the comedy sketch show “In Living Color” (1990-1993), then “In the House” (1995-1998), while in recent years she’s appeared in the TV series “The Breaks” (2017) and “Marlon” (2018).

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She graduated from Wesleyan University and is married to Kevin Knotts, while there is no information about her children. Elvira was born next, and is the older sister of Shawn Mathis Wayans, who was born on 19 January 1971. Shawn matriculated from Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities and immediately afterwards dived into the entertainment industry. He worked on the TV comedy series “The Wayans Bros” (1995-1999) with Marlon Wayans and is also the one who worked on the film “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” (1996). To speak further of his accomplishments, Shawn has worked on “Scary Movie” and its sequel, also “White Chicks” (2004) and “Dance Flick” (2009), among others.


Shawn has been married to Ursula since 1994, with whom he has three children, Laila, Illia, and Marlon Wayans, born in 1999, 2002 and 2004 respectively. Marlon Lamont Wayans is the youngest of the ten children, born on 23 July 1972, and is one of the most successful Wayans out there. He finished Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, after which he enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C., but didn’t finish his studies as he left to focus on a career in entertainment. In addition to working with family, Marlon has made appearances in projects including the fantasy comedy-drama film “The 6th Man” (1997), then the Academy Award-winning drama film “Requiem for a Dream” (2000), written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Connelly.

Then in fantasy comedy horror film “A Haunted House” (2013), and its sequel “A Haunted House 2” (2014). Marlon was married to Angelica Zackary from 2005 to 2013, with whom he has two children, Amai Zackary Wayans born in 2000, and Shawn Howell Wayans in 2002.

Elvira Wayans Net Worth

As of early 2022, Elvira Wayans’ net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, earned through her career as a producer and writer.


Personal Life, Dating, Children, Husband

Elvira is rather private when it comes to her personal life, and hasn’t revealed much information. She has two children, a daughter Chaunte Wayans and son Damien. Her daughter was born on 24 May 1982 and is a production assistant, and has contributed to various episodes of the TV series “My Wife and Kids”. Damien was born on 29 April 1980, and his career started when he was just seven years old, when he appeared in Eddie Murphy’s concert film “Eddie Murphy Raw”, while his big break was the role of Tec in the film “Malibu’s Most Wanted”.

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