Kim Wayans
American actress
Kim Wayans
Kim Wayans is an American actress, comedian, producer, writer and director. She is also a member of the Wayans family.
Biography
Kim Wayans's personal information overview.
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Whatever Happened To 'In Living Color' Funnywoman Kim Wayans?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
One of the funniest women in the history of modern television is bringing on the drama. Entertainment journalist Karu F. Daniels catches up with 'In Living Color' alum Kim Wayans about her theatrical debut in Robert O'Hara's raucous and bawdy new play 'Barbecue.' -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Stage Door: <i>Barbecue, The Gruffalo</i>
Huffington Post - over 1 year
What is it about family dysfunction that gives rise to black comedy? Robert O'Hara's biting play, Barbecue, now off-Broadway at the Public Theater, takes raw concepts of truth, fiction and entertainment and grills them over a well-lit flame. He confronts America's love affair with suffering, the obsessional nature of celebrity and the tricky issues of race and class and skewers them to a crisp. The play opens in a park where a trailer-trash white family is holding court. The siblings - an alcoholic brother, two addicts and one take-charge sister -- are holding an impromptu intervention for Barbara (a terrific Samantha Soule), their crazed crackhead of a sister. Dubbed "Zippedy Boom," she's hell on wheels. As brother James T. (Paul Niebanck) notes: "When she taste liquor, she go Zippity. Boom! Period." The profanity is so ratcheted up, it's hysterical, and the interactions are priceless. This is a family stripped of pretension and illusion: Everything is fair game. Of course ...
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First Nighter: Robert O'Hara's 'Barbecue' Sizzles a Bit, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" is Catnip for Actors
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The first act of Robert (Bootycandy) O'Hara's Barbecue consists of four scenes, two each in alternation, depicting a lower-class white family and a lower-class black family on what looks like a picnic in a shady Middle America forest preserve. Curiously, the five members of both families, on vivid display at the Public, share the same names -- James T. (Mark Damon Johnson, Paul Niebanck), Lillie Anne (Becky Ann Baker, Kim Wayans), Marie (Arden Myrin, Heather Alicia Simms), Adlean (Constance Shulman, Benja Kay Thomas) and Barbara (Tamberla Perry, Samantha Soule). As the act progresses and no actual barbecuing happens, it's revealed that in each family unit James T., Lillie Anne, Marie and Adlean aren't present simply to scream and shout at each other over long-brewing resentments. They've planned this outing as an intervention. Prone to drinking and drugging as they are --Lillie Anne more or less excepted--they're worried about sibling Barbara, whose substance abuse apparently ou ...
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'Gossip Girl' Star's New Gig
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Spotted: Lily van der Woodsen is heading to Charleston to climb a very different social ladder. Kelly Rutherford has landed a recurring role in CBS' midseason drama "Reckless," HuffPost TV has learned exclusively. "Reckless" is a legal drama set in Charleston, South Carolina, in which a gorgeous Yankee litigator (Anna Wood) and a charming southern attorney (Cam Gigandet) must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Rutherford will play Joyce, a stoic, and shark-like member of the City Council who is clearly its alpha leader. Her political ambition will progress throughout the season as the show's scandal deepens. Check out the official description for the series below: Jamie Sawyer (Wood) is enviously cool, confident and armed with south side of Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival, Roy Rayder (Gigandet), a divorced father of two, embodies the Ol ...
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'In Living Color' receives TV Land honor
KXLY - almost 5 years
"In the early days, TV was in black and white," Whoopi Goldberg said as she presented the Groundbreaking Award to the cast of "In Living Color" at the TV Land Awards earlier this month. "But let's be honest," she went on. "It was really more white than black. But in 1990, a new show changed the face of television, not to mention comedy." Created by actor/writer Keenen Ivory Wayans, the sketch comedy series "In Living Color" ran on Fox from 1990-1994, and "brought a new multiculturalism to the primetime variety genre, which basically means there was nothing like it on television anywhere," continued Goldberg. "With a bold, comedic edge, hip-hop energy and streetwise sensibility, it not only shattered stereotypes, it shattered everybody's idea of what sketch comedy was and could be, and more importantly, what it was supposed to look like," she said. "It was the ultimate water-cooler show because when you see old white men sitting around talking about 'two snaps up,' it mean ...
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The Throwback: 'In Living Color' honored as 'groundbreaking'
CNN Enternament - The Marquee Bl - almost 5 years
"In the early days, TV was in black and white," Whoopi Goldberg said as she presented the Groundbreaking Award to the cast of "In Living Color" at the TV Land Awards earlier this month. "But let's be honest," she went on. "It was really more white than black. But in 1990, a new show changed the face of television, not to mention comedy." Created by actor/writer Keenen Ivory Wayans, the sketch comedy series "In Living Color" ran on Fox from 1990-1994, and "brought a new multiculturalism to the primetime variety genre, which basically means there was nothing like it on television anywhere," continued Goldberg. "With a bold, comedic edge, hip-hop energy and streetwise sensibility, it not only shattered stereotypes, it shattered everybody's idea of what sketch comedy was and could be, and more importantly, what it was supposed to look like," she said. "It was the ultimate water-cooler show because when you see old white men sitting around talking about 'two snaps up,' it meant some ...
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23rd GLAAD Media Awards In Los Angeles
Outtake - almost 5 years
The GLAAD Media Awards were held in Los Angeles Saturday Night. They’re call it The Year of Chaz as the Transgender Activist picked up 2 additional prizes as part of the watchdog group's 23rd annual Media Awards. Bono was also honored with GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award which is presented annually to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. Cher presented her son with the award &amp; was joined on stage by Rep. Mary Bono Mack. Past winners have included Ellen DeGeneres, Rufus Wainwright, Wanda Sykes, John Waters &amp; Melissa Etheridge. Bono was chronicled in Becoming Chaz, about his transition from female to male &amp; was joined on stage by directors Fenton Bailey &amp; Randy Barbato to pick up the prize for outstanding documentary for the OWN release. Bono's 2 awards come a month after the organization recognized ABC's Dancing With the Stars as outstanding reality program after a season in which B ...
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Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans star in the teen drama 'Pariah,' new on DVD and Blu-ray
Cleveland - almost 5 years
A teen urgently tries to come out of the closet in the brave drama "Pariah," starring Adepero Oduye. The film arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 24.
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Herndon Graddick Takes Helm at GLAAD
Outtake - almost 5 years
When we attended the GLAAD Media Awards in NYC last month I asked Sheri Fults, GLAAD’s National Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, when a decision would be made about the next president of GLAAD. She assured me that they were very close. Saturday it was announced that Herndon Graddick has been named the new president of the org. This time GLAAD decided to promote someone from within. Herndon Graddick is the current Vice President of Programs &amp; Communications at GLAAD a position he assumed in 2010. In his role Graddick has led GLAAD's media initiatives &amp; oversees the organization's National &amp; Local News; Entertainment; People of Color; Religion, Faith &amp; Values; Advertising; &amp; Spanish-Language Media programs. Under his leadership, GLAAD has engaged in numerous highly visible &amp; successful campaigns including ‘Stand Up For Ellen,’ which prompted the group One Million Moms a project of the American Family Association to end their call for J.C. Penney to fire Ellen D ...
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DOMA Goes To Federal Appeals Court
Outtake - almost 5 years
UPDATE: DOMA Gill v. Office of Personnel Management...... Today the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is back in court at the federal appeals level. This time it’s going before a 3 judge panel comprised of 2 Republican &amp; a Democratic. The April 4th argument is a consolidation of 3 cases but is still referred to as Gill v. Office of Personnel Management which is the case brought by the Gay &amp; Lesbian Advocates &amp; Defenders (GLAD). This decision could be the game-changer for legally married gay couples. Wednesday's litigation challenges DOMA’s Section 3 restriction that for federal government purposes, “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man &amp; one woman as husband &amp; wife, &amp; the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.” GLAD &amp; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts won a ruling in the federal district court in Boston on the litigation in July 2010 finding DOMA unconstitutional. At that time they were oppos ...
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Romney Is As Anti Gay As Santorum
Outtake - almost 5 years
What’s the big surprise that in 2008 Mitt Romney's political action committee made a $10,000 donation to the National Organization of Marriage when the homophobic anti gay rights organization was seeking repeal of a California law legalizing gay marriage? Living in Massachusetts we know how anti gay Mitt is. We’ve dealt with him &amp; knew as governor of the Commonwealth he was anti gay. In an interview with Arline Isaacson Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Gay &amp; Lesbian Political Caucus back in December we talked about Romney flip flopping on LGBT equality. Isaacson stated, “Romney is of course known for having his feet planted firmly on both sides of many key issues. LGBT rights is but one of those issues. When he was running in the 90s against Ted Kennedy for the US Senate seat, Romney declared to gay-only audiences that he would fight for 'gay rights' &amp; be a stronger gay advocate for us than Kennedy. Yet a few years later, when Romney was Governor AND eyeing national office, he ...
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Openly Gay Kate McKinnon Joins SNL
Outtake - almost 5 years
Saturday Night Live lost its edge years ago. It’s just not that funny. Every once in a while there's a controversial guest host that makes us tune-in to be disappointed once again. This being an election year maybe there’s hope for some excellent political satire like when Tina Fey &amp; Amy Poehler delivered their impeccable Sarah Palin &amp; Hillary Clinton in 2008. The good news is that Kate McKinnon is joining the cast becoming the first openly gay female cast member in the show's long history. (The late Danitra Vance was cast in 1985 who was gay but not out.) Kate McKinnon appeared on Logo's "The Big Gay Sketch Show" produced by Rosie O'Donnell. Deadline.com sources say she could make her first appearance as early as this Saturday night in an episode hosted by "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara. McKinnon, a trouper in the New York based Upright Citizens Brigade comedy team has also been in several one-woman shows including the hilarious "Disenchanted," a satirical look at popular f ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kim Wayans
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 50
    She was nominated (alongside co-star Pernell Walker) for Best Supporting Actress at the 2012 Black Reel Awards but lost to Octavia Spencer for the The Help.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    In 2011 she got a chance to showcase her dramatic chops with a supporting role as a mother who struggles to understand her 17-year-old daughter in Pariah.
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  • 2008
    Age 46
    In 2008 she co-wrote a series of children's books with her husband Kevin Knotts entitled Amy Hodgepodge about a multiracial girl adjusting to life in public school after years of homeschooling.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on October 16, 1961.
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