Keenen Ivory Wayans

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/08/1958, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director; screenwriter; comedian
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Keenen Ivory Wayans Fast Facts:
  • Studied engineering in college.
  • Began his entertainment career performing stand-up comedy in New York and Los Angeles.
  • Coproduced and cowrote Eddie Murphy's hit concert film Raw (1987).
  • Hosted a short-lived late-night talk show, The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (1997-98).
  • Appeared in the documentary The Black List: Volume One (2008), which consisted of interviews with influential black Americans. 
  • Is a vegetarian, and has appeared in a "Do It for Someone You Love" PSA as part of a campaign to encourage people to eat healthier.
  • Says he prefers directing small-budget films.
  • Received the Entertainment Icon Award at the 15th Annual American Black Film Festival in July 2011.
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans Relationships:
  • Damon Wayans - Brother
  • Diedre Wayans - Sister
  • Bella Wayans - Daughter
  • Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans - Daughter
  • Elvira Wayans - Sister
  • Marlon Wayans - Brother
  • Nadia Wayans - Sister
  • Shawn Wayans - Brother
  • Elvira Wayans - Mother
  • Daphne Polk - Ex-wife
  • Dwayne Wayans - Brother
  • Kim Wayans - Sister
  • Howell Wayans - Father
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr. - Son
  • Nala Wayans - Daughter
  • Vonnie Wayans - Sister
  • Brittany Daniel - Significant Other
  • Daphne Ivory Wayans - Daughter
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans Awards:
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (series) - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

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