Marlon Wayans
Actor
Marlon Wayans
Marlon L. Wayans is an American actor, model producer, comedian, writer,director of movies,and Gay activist, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He frequently collaborates with his brother Shawn Wayans, as he has on the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. and in the comedic films Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and Dance Flick.
Biography
Marlon Wayans's personal information overview.
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Marlon Wayans' parody 'Fifty Shades of Black' targets 'Grey,' fetishism, sexism and racism
LATimes - about 1 year
For those completely unfamiliar with “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the parody “Fifty Shades of Black” might seem nonsensical. In this spoof, Marlon Wayans and Kali Hawk reenact scenes from the BDSM opus as though E.L. James’ characters no longer have filters on their id. Directed by Michael Tiddes, “Black”...
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Marlon Wayans' 'Fifty Shades of Black' follows a fine spoof tradition in Hollywood
Chicago Times - about 1 year
As an actor, writer and producer, Marlon Wayans has parodied everything from horror movies to inner-city dramas to dance-competition films. But he insists he doesn't go out looking for subjects to spoof. They have a way of finding him. "I think if you go looking for something to parody, it's not...
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Marlon Wayans Weighs In On The 'Cyclical' Nature Of Racial Comedy
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's been 20 years since the comedic spoof "Don't be a Menace" was released, and Marlon Wayans, the film's star, still doesn't regret a single punchline from the film. In fact, he says he never regretted a joke he's ever told. Wayans, who sat down with HuffPost Live alongside his "50 Shades of Black" co-star Kali Hawk, said that hindsight hasn't impacted how he sees his humor -- even as the public conversation about race has shifted. "You never regret any joke that you tell. As a comedian, some [jokes] pass, some fail, but the beauty of what we've done is 20 years later, we find new audiences," he said. Wayans said his older films like "Don't be a Menace" and "White Chicks" have become favorites among teens growing up today. "When we tell jokes, they're long-staying. I don't tell a joke that just lasts for a moment. I like to do a joke that 20 years from now is still relevant and still funny," he said. The comedian added that the "cyclical" nature of racia ...
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Marlon Wayans Weighs In On The 'Cyclical' Nature Of Racial Comedy
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's been 20 years since the comedic spoof "Don't be a Menace" was released, and Marlon Wayans, the film's star, still doesn't regret a single punchline from the film. In fact, he says he never regretted a joke he's ever told. Wayans, who sat down with HuffPost Live alongside his "50 Shades of Black" co-star Kali Hawk, said that hindsight hasn't impacted how he sees his humor -- even as the public conversation about race has shifted. "You never regret any joke that you tell. As a comedian, some [jokes] pass, some fail, but the beauty of what we've done is 20 years later, we find new audiences," he said. Wayans said his older films like "Don't be a Menace" and "White Chicks" have become favorites among teens growing up today. "When we tell jokes, they're long-staying. I don't tell a joke that just lasts for a moment. I like to do a joke that 20 years from now is still relevant and still funny," he said. The comedian added that the "cyclical" nature of racia ...
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Black Sails' and more
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES It's Not You, It's Men Tyrese and Rev. Run host this new relationship-themed talk show. Jordan Sparks and Marlon Wayans are guests in the premiere. 6 and 9 p.m. OWN Austin City Limits Singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo performs in this new episode. 8 p.m. KVCR, midnight KOCE Black Sails Flint...
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Black Sails' and more
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES It's Not You, It's Men Tyrese and Rev. Run host this new relationship-themed talk show. Jordan Sparks and Marlon Wayans are guests in the premiere. 6 and 9 p.m. OWN Austin City Limits Singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo performs in this new episode. 8 p.m. KVCR, midnight KOCE Black Sails Flint...
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Black Sails' and more
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES It's Not You, It's Men Tyrese and Rev. Run host this new relationship-themed talk show. Jordan Sparks and Marlon Wayans are guests in the premiere. 6 and 9 p.m. OWN Austin City Limits Singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo performs in this new episode. 8 p.m. KVCR, midnight KOCE Black Sails Flint...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marlon Wayans
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 43
    In 2016, Wayans wrote, produced and starred in Fifty Shades of Black. The film is a parody of the 2015 erotic romantic drama film Fifty Shades of Grey.
    More Details Hide Details Wayans was born in New York City, the son of Elvira Alethia (Green), a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager. His family was involved religiously with Jehovah's Witnesses. Wayans was raised in the housing projects of New York City, the youngest of ten siblings. He is the brother of Nadia Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Sr., Dwayne Wayans, and Kim Wayans; all celebrities in their own right. Wayans went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, the school made famous in Fame. He attended Howard University.
  • 2014
    Age 41
    As of 2014, Marlon and his brothers have been traveling the U.S. with "The Wayans Brothers Tour".
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  • 2013
    Age 40
    In 2013, he had a leading role in A Haunted House and co-starred in The Heat.
    More Details Hide Details A Haunted House 2 was released on April 18, 2014. Marlon has partnered with former Funny or Die co-founder Randy Adams to create What the Funny, an online destination for urban comedy. Marlon created the comedy competition television show, Funniest Wins, which aired on TBS in June - August 2014.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 36
    In 2009, he appeared in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 27
    That same year he and his brother Shawn hosted the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Wayans produced the Nickelodeon cartoon series Thugaboo.
    In 2000 he appeared as Tyrone C. Love in Requiem for a Dream and as Snails in Dungeons & Dragons.
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  • 1995
    Age 22
    He was then formally signed for the role in the 1995 sequel Batman Forever to play opposite Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face, but the mid-production change in directors from Tim Burton to Joel Schumacher would result in both parts being recast and Wayans being paid out (Williams was not yet signed on, but he received a penalty fee as his contract for Batman allowed him the option of reprise), for which he still receives some royalty payments to this day.
    More Details Hide Details He was replaced by Chris O'Donnell. He produced the first two films of the Scary Movie series, in which he and Shawn were credited writers and co-stars. Those films were released in 2000 and 2001.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 19
    Wayans was originally considered for the role of Robin in the 1992 film Batman Returns, however it was felt that the film featured too many characters, so the character was omitted from that film.
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    Marlon appeared with his siblings on In Living Color between 1992 and 1993.
    More Details Hide Details From 1995 until 1999, Wayans co-starred in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. with brother Shawn Wayans.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on July 23, 1972.
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