Keenen Ivory Wayans Biography
Keenen Ivory Wayans is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is a member of the Wayans family of entertainers, best known for creating and hosting ‘In Living Color’.
He attended Seward Park High School, and then went to Tuskegee University on an engineering scholarship. One semester before graduation, Keenen Ivory dropped out of school to focus on comedy.
Keenen Ivory became famous for been the host and the creator of 1990–1994 Fox sketch comedy series, In Living Color. He has appeared in several TV shows such as CHiPs (1977), and Cheers (1982) and movies such as Star 80 (1983), in which he played a standup comic.
Keenen has produced, directed and written a large number of films including Hollywood Shuffle, which he co-wrote in the year 1987, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Dance Flick, My Wife and Kids, and The Wayans Brothers. Many of these films have included him and one or more of his brothers and sisters in the cast.
From 1997 to 1998, he hosted the talk show The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show, and most recently, he was a judge for the eighth season of Last Comic Standing.
Keenen Ivory Wayans Age – How Old Is Keenen Ivory Wayans
He was born Keenen Ivory Desuma Wayans, Sr. on June 8, 1958 in New York City, New York, United States. He is 60 years old as of 2018.
Keenen Ivory Wayans Family – Keenen Ivory Wayans Parents
He is the second born child of Howell Stouten Wayans (Father), a supermarket manager, and Elvira Alethia (Green) a homemaker and social worker. He has nine siblings five sisters, and four brothers.
Keenen Ivory Wayans Siblings
Keenen Ivory is second born of ten children. His four brothers are: Dwayne Wayans, Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans, and five sisters Diedre Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, and Vonnie Wayans.
Keenen Ivory Wayans Wife
Keenen is currently not married. He was however married to Daphne Wayans, a television personality, relationship expert, and film producer from 2001 till their divorce in 2005. Their marriage resulted to the birth of their five children. They have also remained close friends even after their divorce.
Keenen Ivory Wayans Children | Kids
The In Living Color creator is a father of five: Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans born on June 25, 1992, Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr. born on September 14, 1998, Nala Yasmeen Ivory Wayans born on March 4, 1996, Bella Ivory Aziza Wayans born on March 4, 2001 and Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans born on July 12, 2003.
Brittany Daniel And Keenen Ivory Wayans
He was in a long-term relationship with Brittany Daniel, from the television shows The Game, whom he dated for four years.
Keenen Ivory Wayans Nephews
He is the uncle of Craig Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Kyla Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans and Gregg Wayans.
Keenen Ivory Wayans Height
Keenen is 1.91 m (6 feet 3 inches) tall.
Keenen Ivory Wayans Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of about $65 million.
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show
This was a late night syndicated television talk show hosted by Keenen Ivory. The show premiered August 4, 1997, and was cancelled in March 1998. It had an opening monologue and comedy sketches. His in-house band was an all-girl band called Ladies of the Night.
First episode date: August 4, 1997
Final episode date: March 1998
Production company:Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Executive producer: Keenen Ivory
Genres: Talk show, Variety show
Keenen Ivory Wayans Movies
As an actor
A Low Down Dirty Shame
As a Writer/Producer/Director