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How Many Siblings Does Shawn Wayans Have? All the Wayans Brothers and Sisters

Bettina Dizon
Jun 13, 2022
11:20 A.M.
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Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans famously starred in their own show, "The Wayans Bros," for five seasons. However, there are other talented Wayans brothers in the entertainment industry. Meet them!


Shawn Wayans was one of the most iconic comedians of the '90s, alongside his brother, Marlon Wayans. Their family was one of the entertainment industry's most well-known celebrity dynasties.

The Wayans heavily influenced mainstream media and brought pride to the black community. In 1995, the sitcom "The Wayans Bros." premiered for five seasons and showed the world how much talent the Wayans brothers had.

Shawn Wayans drops by Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 11, 2019 in Universal City, California. | Source: Getty Images


The show starred real-life brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans, the duo who ran a New York City newsstand on-screen. After the show ended, Shawn continued his comedy career, starring in "White Chicks," "Don't Be a Menace to South Sentran While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," and "Little Man."

Meanwhile, Marlon had his own series, "Marlon," and starred on the big screen in the films "White Chicks," "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Requiem for a Dream," and "The Heat."

However, Shawn and Marlon are not the only Wayans siblings active in the entertainment industry. Here's a look at the rest of their family.

Marlon Wayans drops by 'The IMDb Show' on July 15, 2019 in Studio City, California. | Source: Getty Images



There are ten Wayans siblings, all talented in their craft. Marlon, the youngest brother, is grateful to be surrounded by his skilled family. He once said in an interview:

"Think how lucky I am to grow up in my house with my legends. I grew up in a house with legends, so I can't help but follow in their footsteps and yet blaze my own."

Next to Marlon is his brother Shawn, who ventured into writing and producing. One of his famous works is "White Chicks" and the rumored production of "White Chicks 2."

Shawn Wayans drops by Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 11, 2019 in Universal City, California. | Source: Getty Images


Their next older brother, Damon, is also a comedian and an actor known for his stint on "Saturday Night Live." He has since worked in front of and behind the cameras in "Beverly Hills Cop" and "My Wife and Kids."

The second eldest Wayans brother is Keenen Ivory, one of the first among the siblings to reach stardom. Keenen is the brain behind some of the Wayans brothers' pioneering projects, including "In Living Color" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka."

The eldest brother, Dwayne, mostly worked behind the scenes and away from the spotlight. Dwayne started his career as a production assistant and later became a writer and film score producer. He also has experience in the music industry, writing songs for some of his siblings' television shows.


Apart from the famous Wayans brothers, their sisters are also stars in their own rights, Kim, Elvira, Vonnie, Nadia, and Diedre.


Now adults, the Wayans siblings have children of their own who are also entering show business. Keenen's son, Keenen Jr., is interested in keeping their family's legacy alive in the comedy world. On the side, he runs an online store where he sells some of his crafted items.

Keenan also has two daughters, Nala and Bella. Nala debuted as a model in 2017 during New York Fashion Week, while Bella, an amateur photographer, is still studying at Stanford University.


On the other hand, Damon is a father to Damon Jr., Cara Mia, and Michael. All three siblings have followed in the footsteps of their dads as actors.