Keenen Ivory Wayans

About Keenen Ivory Wayans

Who is it?: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer
Birth Day: June 08, 1958
Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States, United States
Education: Tuskegee University
Occupation: Actor, comedian, filmmaker
Years active: 1979–2009- 2013-present
Children: 5
Family: See Wayans Family
Awards: 1990-Emmy Award Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series In Living Color (as executive producer)

Keenen Ivory Wayans

Keenen Ivory Wayans was born on June 08, 1958 in New York City, New York, United States, United States, is Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer. Keenen Ivory Wayans is a famous American actor, comedian and filmmaker. His first major contribution to show business was when he played host and co-creator of the 1990 – 1994 Fox sketch comedy series, ‘In Living Colour’. Ever since he has produced, written and directed a number of films including ‘Hollywood Shuffle’ and ‘Scary Movie 2000’. He hosted the talk show ‘The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show’ from 1997 to 1998 and most recently was a judge for the eighth season of ‘Last Comic Standing’. He is the pioneer of the famous Wayans family of entertainment and is responsible for introducing his siblings to show business. Most of his productions portray the lives of oppressed black people in America and one or more of his brothers or sisters have appeared along with him on the sets. He has rightly been described as a role model for young black Americans who want to make a name for themselves in comedy and show business. He is a strict vegetarian and promoter of healthy living.
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🎂 Keenen Ivory Wayans - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

Currently, Keenen Ivory Wayans is 65 years, 11 months and 10 days old. Keenen Ivory Wayans will celebrate 66rd birthday on a Saturday 8th of June 2024. Below we countdown to Keenen Ivory Wayans upcoming birthday.

Popular As Keenen Ivory Wayans
Occupation T V & Movie Producers
Age 64 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 08, 1958 (New York City, New York, United States, United States)
Birthday June 08
Town/City New York City, New York, United States, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Keenen Ivory Wayans’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Keenen Ivory Wayans was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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During his first set performing at The Improv in New York, Wayans met Robert Townsend, who helped him learn about the comedy Business. Townsend and Wayans drove cross country to Los Angeles together when Wayans moved to Los Angeles in 1980. They didn't speak for a year afterwards. Wayans worked there as an actor. He had a regular role as a soldier on a television series named "For Love and Honor".


Fox Broadcasting Company approached Wayans to offer him his own show. Wayans wanted to produce a variety show, similar to Saturday Night Live, with a cast of people of color that took chances with its content. Fox gave Wayans a lot of freedom with the show, although Fox executives were a bit concerned about the show's content prior to its television debut. Wayans and his brother Damon, Sr. created, wrote, and starred in the show, called In Living Color, an American Sketch comedy television series that originally ran on the Fox Network from 1990 to 1994.

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