Shawn Wayans

United States

Shawn Wayans Bio

Who is Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans (born January 19, 1971) is an American comedian, producer, actor, DJ and writer. He has starred in In Living Color and The Wayans Bros.

Early Life (Childhood)

Wayans was born in New York City, New York. He is the second youngest child of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager.

Interesting Facts

Wayans grew up in the Manhattan. He is a 1989 graduate of the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities. When he DJ for "In Living Color" 1990-1992, he was known by the name Sw.1.

Personal Life

Seth is the father of three children two daughters named Laila (b. 1999)and Illia (b. 2003) and one son named Marlon. His son is named after his co-writer/brother Marlon Wayans.


He has won BET Comedy Awards, Razzie Awards, TV Land Awards and been nominated for many other awards.