Keenen Ivory Wayans

Born Jun 8, 1958

Keenen Ivory Wayans is an American actor, comedian, director and writer known as the host and creator of the FOX sketch comedy series In Living Color. Wayans is the director/creator of Scary Movie, the highest grossing movie ever directed by an African American. He briefly hosted his own show called The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show.… Read More

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1958 Birth Born on June 8, 1958.


1980 22 Years Old During his first set performing at The Improv in New York, Wayans met Robert Townsend, who helped him learn about the comedy business. Wayans moved to Los Angeles in 1980, where he worked as an actor. … Read More


1990 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He first came to prominence as the host and co-creator of the 1990–1994 Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. … Read More
1997 39 Years Old From 1997 to 1998, he hosted the talk show The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show. … Read More


2005 47 Years Old One of these films, Scary Movie (2000), which Wayans directed, was the highest-grossing movie ever directed by an African American until it was surpassed by Tim Story's Fantastic Four in 2005.
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