Damon Wayans

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Damon Kyle Wayans
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/04/1960, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; writer; producer; comedian
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Damon Wayans Fast Facts:
  • Born with a clubfoot; wore leg braces and corrective shoes until the age of 15.
  • Began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982.
  • Penned the 1999 book Bootleg, a collection of his humorous takes on topics ranging from family to racism.
  • Was named one of TV GUIDE'S 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time in 2004.
  • Had his first novel, Red Hats, published in 2010.
  • Appeared on his son Damon Wayans Jr.'s sitcom Happy Endings, playing the father of Damon Jr.'s character, in April 2011.
  • Damon Wayans Relationships:
  • Cara Mia Wayans - Daughter
  • Dwayne Wayans - Brother
  • Elvira Wayans - Mother
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans - Brother
  • Kyla Wayans - Daughter
  • Lisa Thorner - Ex-wife
  • Howell Wayans - Father
  • Michael Wayans - Son
  • Shawn Wayans - Brother
  • Deidre Wayans - Sister
  • Damon Wayans Jr. - Son
  • Elvira Wayans - Sister
  • Kim Wayans - Sister
  • Marlon Wayans - Brother
  • Nadia Wayans - Sister
  • Vonnie Wayans - Sister
  • Damon Wayans Awards:
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2002 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee

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