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Damon Wayans


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Full NameDamon Wayans
First NameDamon
Last NameWayans
Professioncomedian, actor, producer, and writer
Birth CityHarlem, New York
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameHowell Wayans
Father Professionsupermarket manager
Mother NameElvira Alethia
Mother Professionsinger cum homemaker
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
SpouseLisa Thorner
Relation WithRegina Hall, Charity Duplechan
No Of Children4
SibilingsKeenen Wayans, Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans
Height188 cm
Networth$35 M
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Date of BirthSeptember 4,1960
Age63 years

Damon Wayans is an American standup comedian, actor, producer, and writer

The veteran artist is known for his great sitcom, My Wife and Kids, which completed five seasons.

He was at the peak of his career in the 80s; he performed and became part of many movies, comedy series, and shows, including Saturday Night Live.

Parents and Siblings

The talented actor was born to a supermarket manager, Howell Wayans, and singer cum homemaker, Elvira Alethia.

He was the third child who eventually became a brother to five sisters and four brothers

His siblings are also successful artists. 

Keenen Wayans (actor), Kim Wayans (actress), Marlon Wayans (Actor), Shawn Wayans (Actor), and the list goes on of celebrity Wayans

The Wayans family has become an open book for the public. 

They are vocal about their childhood in poverty and share stories in a light-hearted manner. 

Damon shared a funny poverty incident in a popular talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show.

He once stole 15 cents from his dad's pocket and was caught.

The incident represents the financial struggle in a big family of twelve.

But the abundance of different characters in the family kept the home lively and entertaining, which must have been the root for the Wayans family tree to flourish into successful artists.

Marriage, Children, and Divorce

Coming from a large family, Wayans, too, has built his big family.

He was married to the former model and actress Lisa Thorner

Wayans and Thorner started dating in the 1980s and were considered one of the hottest couples.

Thorner was a strong motivator in Wayans's in his struggle days.

Throwback picture posted by Damon Wayans with his ex-wife and first son.
Throwback picture posted by Damon Wayans with his ex-wife and first son. Source: Instagram

After the couple made their relationship public, they welcomed their first child, Damon Wayans Jr. on 1982, November 18

After two years of serious dating, they officially tied the knot in 1984

After marriage, the couple became parents to three more talented children; Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, and Kyla Wayans.

Check out this hilarious stand up by Wayans on his children:

After sixteen long years of being married, the Wayans couple and parents to four kids divorced in 2000

The tragic separation was not expected, but sources mention that the reason behind separation is irreconcilable differences.

The busy schedule of Damon was blamed.

Despite the couple trying to seek spousal help and consultation, they ended up in separation.

Affair/ Girlfriend

After the divorce from Lisa Thorner, Wayans found love again with an American Actress, Regina Hall

Their link-up news heated the entertainment industry, and at the same speed, it cooled down as well. 

Shortly, the grandfather actor was spotted with another anonymous ladylove dining a romantic dinner in a restaurant

The mysterious Wayans's girlfriend soon disappeared, but Wayans' continuous affairs didn't stop, and then he was in a short relationship with actress Charity Duplechan

Unfortunately, this relationship didn't work too, and currently, the actor is reported to be single and happy.

Damon Wayans with his ex-girlfriend, Charity Duplechan.
Damon Wayans with his ex-girlfriend, Charity Duplechan. Source: Fandango

Net Worth and income source

Wayans's net worth is the outcome of his nearly four-decade work.

The actor's luxurious house is located in the celebrity neighborhood of Beverly Hills.

His primary source of income is his movies, television series, and stand up shows.

His net worth is estimated to be around $35 Million. Here are some of his greatest hits:

S.NTelevision series/ MoviesRatings
1Lethal weapon7.9
2Beverly Hills Cop7.3
3Major Payne6.3
4The Last Boy Scout7


As a comedy star, writer, and producer Wayans has earned worldwide fame. 

So, his life never misses luxury and limelight. Everything in his everyday life seems good except that he has diabetes.

Age and Height

  1. Wayans was born as the third of 10 siblings on September 4, 1960. His birthplace is Harlem, New York, United States.
  2. He is Virgo by zodiac sign.
  3. Damon Wayans's age is 60 (sixty) years as of 2020.
  4. He is tall with a height of 6 feet and 2 inches.
  5. He is bald.
  6. His eye color is dark brown.

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Updated On Fri Jul 22 2022 Published On Wed Oct 14 2020 By shaumya

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