Marlon Wayans’ net worth is estimated to be around $50 million dollars as of 2020.
Born Marlon Lamont Wayans on the 23rd of July 1972, he is a popular American actor, model, producer, comedian, writer, and movie director.
He is a member of the famous Wayans comedy family.
He rose to prominence in the early 90s working on projects with his brothers that included the sketch comedy series, “In Living Color” between between 1992 and 1993.
From 1995 until 1999, he also starred with his brother Shawn Wayans in the sitcom “The Wayans Bros”.
Marlon is best known for his roles in the following top movies “Scary Movie”(2000), “Scary Movie 2″(2001), “White Chicks”(2004), “Little Man”(2006), and “Dance Flick”(2009).
He is a versatile entertainer who made a name for himself despite coming from a notable entertainment family.
He has appeared in several films and TV series which have paid him very well over the years.
It’s even said that Marlon earns more than a million dollars in any movie or television series he appears in.
Source of Wealth
His source of wealth comes from his career in modeling, producing, comedic acting and movie directing.
His first movie appearance is “Scary Movie” which grossed over $280 million on a $19 million budget.
He also starred and co-wrote the sequels of this film “Scary Movie 2″(2001), “Scary Movie 3” (2003) and “Scary Movie 4” (2006).
Another movie that gave him good money was the 2013 horror film “A Haunted House”. This movie grossed over $60 million against a budget of $2.5 million. It was a hit in the box office.
Apart from the money he makes as an actor, producer, and director, Wayans also makes money from TV commercials.
He has featured in the TV commercials for brands like AT&T, Vitamin Water and Collect-1-8–ATT.
He also makes money from his business ventures. For example he has an investment stake in the Brooklyn-based beverage startup called “Runa”. The brand makes organic teas and energy drinks from a plant native to Ecuador.
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Marlon Wayans was born on July 23, 1972. His birthplace is in New York City. His parents are Howell Stouten Wayans and Elvira Alethia.
He is the youngest of 10 children born to his homemaker and social worker mother Elvira Alethia(Green), and his supermarket manager father Howell Stouten Wayans.
His famous siblings include Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Damon Wayans.
A list of the date of birth of the Wayans siblings include – Dwayne (born July 20th, 1955), Keenen (born June 8, 1958), Damon (born September 4, 1960), Kim (born October 16, 1961), Shawn (born January 19, 1971), Marlon (born July 23, 1972), and Elvira (born July 23, 1972).
His other siblings are Nadia, Diedre, and Vonnie.
He was raised with his siblings in a housing project in New York City. The Wayans are a family of actors and entertainers.
Marlon attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. He also attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 1992.
1988 – 2000: Marlon Wayan’s career started in 1988 when he featured as a pedestrian in the movie “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”.
He would then feature alongside his brother Shawn Wayans in many films and TV shows during this decade.
Specifically, he appeared with his siblings in the Television sitcom “In Living Color” between 1992 and 1993.
He co-starred alongside Shawn in the popular WB TV series “The Wayan Bros.” which ran from 1995 – 1999.
He was featured as Seymour Stewart in the 1992 film “Mo’Money” and also as Bugaloo in “Above the Rim”(1994).
Other sitcoms he appeared in include the 1996 series “Mr. Show with Bob and David” and “The Parent ‘Hood”.
In 2000, Wayan appeared in a couple of films including “Requiem for a Dream”, “Scary Movie”, and “Dungeons & Dragons”.
2001 – 2010: His acting career blossomed in the years to come and he continued playing roles and TV series.
He also wrote and produced a couple of films including “Scary Movie 2” (2001), “White Chicks” (2004), “Little Man” (2004), “Norbit” (2007), and “Dance Flick” (2009).
One of the roles he is well known for is “Rip Cord”, a role he played in the 2009 film “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra“.
In “Marmaduke”, a family comedy film adaptation of Brad Anderson’s comic strip of the same name, Wayans played the role of Lightning.
2011 – Present: During this period wrote, produced and featured as Malcolm Johnson in horror film ” A Haunted House”(2013), he also reprised this role in ” A Haunted House 2″(2004).
In 2015, he played the role of Christian Black in “Fifty Shades of Black”. He featured as Rob Anderson in “Naked” (2017) and as the different sextuplets in the 2019 film he wrote and produced “Sextuplets”.
Marlon Wayans began dating Angelica Zachary in 1992. They married in 2005. They have two children together.
The children are Amai Zackery Wayans, born May 24, 2000, and Shawn Howell Wayans, born February 3, 2002.
Wayans and Zachary divorced in 2013.
Marlon Wayans loves American football and Basketball. He is a strong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the New York Knicks.
He was a close friend to the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
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