Born: July 23, 1972
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Height: 6’ 0″
Industry: Actor, Comedian
Net Worth: $40 million
Funny man Marlon Wayans is just one part of the ultra-successful Wayans clan. While it is rare for entire families to dominate the entertainment business, the Wayans family has managed to rise to the top, beating the odds. The 6th of 10 children, Marlon Wayans has two children of his own. He often collaborates with his older brothers, but more commonly with Shawn Wayans. His acting career began to take off in 1988 with the movie I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. This was followed by more notable success with the television show In Living Color, and the cult film Mo’ Money. Mo’ Money was written by Marlon’s older brother Damon and featured the younger Wayans as the main star of the film. Alongside his brothers Keenen and Shawn, Marlon has helped craft the Scary Movie series of films and other, similarly themed satire films. The Wayans brothers grew up in a poor housing project in New York, where his father was a supermarket manager and his mother was a social worker. His escape from the lower echelons of society started with his acceptance, and subsequent graduation from the historically black college Howard University.