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.
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Birthday
23 July 1972
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Marlon Wayans' new TV show hits close to home
CNN - 6 months
Marlon Wayans doesn't wait for acting opportunities -- he creates them.
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A Word With: Marlon Wayans Takes on a Different Kind of TV Dad
NYTimes - 7 months
The comedian talks about his new show, “Marlon,” about a father raising his children with his former wife.
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All The New Shows To Screen Or Skip In Spring And Summer 2017
Huffington Post - 10 months
There’s a reason networks often save their weakest fare for the time of year when more people are less likely to spend their evenings indoors. Of course, that’s not always the case, since “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to make its much-awaited return this July.  But when it comes to new shows, you can bet networks generally save the worst for last. In the coming months, viewers can look forward to some stellar series this spring (including ”The Handmaid’s Tale,” “American Gods,” “GLOW”), while they’re more or less better off embracing the warm weather and misplacing their remotes by the time summer hits.  APRIL   “Girlboss,” April 21, Netflix  With allegations that former Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso was accused of creating a “toxic” workplace, it’s easy to see why the lead character of Netflix’s “Girlboss” is so incredibly unlikable. The question, however, is why would anyone want to spend a significant amount of time watching her? “Girlboss” is ...
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Marlon Wayans' parody 'Fifty Shades of Black' targets 'Grey,' fetishism, sexism and racism
LATimes - about 2 years
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 2 years
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 2 years
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 raci...
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Marlon Wayans Weighs In On The 'Cyclical' Nature Of Racial Comedy
Huffington Post - about 2 years
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 raci...
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Black Sails' and more
LATimes - about 2 years
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 2 years
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.
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  • 2014
    Age 41
    As of 2014, Marlon and his brothers have been traveling the U.S. with "The Wayans Brothers Tour".
  • 2013
    Age 40
    In 2013, he had a leading role in A Haunted House and co-starred in The Heat.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 36
    In 2009, he appeared in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 27
    That same year he and his brother Shawn hosted the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
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    In 2000 he appeared as Tyrone C. Love in Requiem for a Dream and as Snails in Dungeons & Dragons.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Marlon appeared with his siblings on In Living Color between 1992 and 1993.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on July 23, 1972.
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