Marlon Wayans Net Worth

Net Worth: $40 million
Age: 48
Full name: Marlon Lamont Wayans
Born: July 23, 1972
Country of Origin: United States of America
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Last Updated: 2018


This article details all you need to know about a member of the U.S comedy Dynasty, the Wayans. Marlon Wayans’ net worth, career, and siblings are covered on this.

Who is Marlon Wayans? Marlon is an American actor, screenwriter, film producer and the youngest of the famous U.S comedy dynasty family.

Marlon together with his nine other siblings make up the popular American celebrity family called the Wayans.

All ten members of the Wayans have penned their names in various careers in U.S entertainment with interests in acting, comedy, film production, and screenwriting.

As you read on, we shall uncover more interesting facts such as Marlon Wayans’ net worth, his movies, family and many more, keep scrolling!

Marlon Wayans’ Age

The actor was born Marlon Lamont Wayans on July 23, 1972 in New York City, U.S. Marlon Wayans age is currently 46 years as at 2018.

Marlon Wayans’ Career

The actor was born by father Howell Stouten Wayans who worked as a store manager for several years and mother, Elvira Alethia (Green), a homemaker and social worker.


The Wayans are devoted Christians with the family a staunch member of the denomination known as Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Marlon grew up at a neighbourhood called the housing projects of New York City together with his parents and nine other siblings.

He attended to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City in the ‘80s where he developed his acting skills.

After his high school, Marlon proceeded to obtain a degree from the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C.

He began his acting career as a teenager when he featured in a bit part role (as a pedestrian) in the film titled I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988.

After his debut film appearance, he partnered with his brother Shawn Wayans to shoot the WB sitcom called The Wayans Bros, which enjoyed positive reviews by film critics.

The star actor also featured with his elder brother in a number of films including films Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and Dance Flick.

Marlon’s films were majorly comedy as the Wayans delight in making people laugh. However, the actor soon featured in films where he played different roles from comedy.

He was first seen in a different role from comedy when he played a starring role in Darren Aronofsky’s blockbuster film titled Requiem for a Dream.

His ability to switch acting roles attracted applause from film critics and it proved to be the first of several films for the actor where he played non comedic roles.

In 2009, Wayans starred in the box office hit action film titled G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which attracted more praise and non-comedic scripts for the actor.

In 2013, Marlon Wayans played a leading role in the film, A Haunted House and co-starred in The Heat: A Haunted House 2, the following years.

After series of non-comedic films, Marlon returned to comedy when he collaborated with Randy Adams to create the film What The Funny.

Fans expressed their excitement to see Wayans return to comedy as his social networking platforms were flooded with ‘good to see you again’ comments.

In 2014, Marlon thought of giving back to the community when he created the comedy competition television show, ‘Funniest Wins’ televised on TBS.

In 2016, Marlon made a parody of the Box Office hit romantic drama, titled Fifty Shades of Grey. He wrote and played a role in his version titled, Fifty Shades of Black.

In 2017, the actor was given his own sit com, self-titled Marlon by NBC and the TV had 10 episodes for the first season.

Still in 2017, the sitcom was renewed by NBC for a second season which can now be viewed on Netflix.

The actor has been extremely productive in the film industry and Marlon Wayans net worth is an indication to this fact.

Marlon Wayans’ Siblings

The actor was born into a family large enough to form a team in most sports. Marlon Wayans siblings are nine in number, making up the popular comedy dynasty, the Wayans.

Marlon Wayans siblings include; Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Elvira, Nadia, Diedre, Vonnie, Shawn, and Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans’ Wife

Who is Marlon Wayans’ wife? Is the actor currently seeing anyone lady? Is Marlon Wayans a gay? What is Marlon relationship status?

These questions are often asked about the actor and we shall address the questions on this section.

Marlon was known to be romantically involved with Angelica Zachary for years before the two decided to walk down the aisle in 2005.

They tied the knot in the presence of friends, family and well-wishers in the United States and lived happily after.

The couple stayed married for 8 years before heading for the court in 2013. Marlon and Anna divorced in 2013 after fighting so hard to save their marriage to no avail.

Marlon is currently single and he is not a gay as rumoured by certain sections in the media. The actor reportedly has no feelings, whatsoever for males.

Marlon Wayans’ Kids

Marlon Dated Angelica for several years before the couple eventually got married in 2005.


Prior to their union, the couple had two kids together;

Amai Zackary Wayans was born on May 24, 2000.

Shawn Howell Wayans, was born on February 3, 2002.

Marlon Wayans’ Movies

Marlon Wayans film archive includes;

In 1988, the actor made his film debut when he featured as a pedestrian in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.

In 1991, he played several roles in the Television series, The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime.

In 1992, Marlon played the character of Seymour Stewart in the film Mo’ Money.

Also between ’92 and ’93, he played various roles in TV series titled In Living Color.

In 1994, Wayans played a role in Above Rim.

Between 1995 and 1999, he played the character of Marion Williams alongside his brother Shuan in the TV series The Wayans Bros.

In 1996, Marlon featured in three TV series including Mr. Show with Bob and David, Waynehead, and The Parent ‘Hood.

Also in 1996, wrote and starred in the film Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.

In 1997, He played the role of Kenny Tyler in the film titled The 6th Man.

In 998, he featured on two movies with the titles Senseless and Comics Come Home 4 (TV), playing the characters as Darryl Witherspoon and himself.

In 1999, Marlon voiced as Bad Bobby in the television series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.

In 2000, Marlon Wayans worked as an actor and writer on five films and television series projects.

The films and TV include – Requiem for a Dream, Scary Movie, The Tangerine Bear, Dungeons & Dragons and 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.

Between 2001 and 2010, the actor worked in different capacities in the following films and TV; Scary Movie 2, Behind the Smile, Behind the Smile, and White Chicks.

The list also include, Little Man, Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness, Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness, Six Degrees, Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc’s Street, Norbit.

Dance Flick, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Marmaduke and Marlon’s film and TV series in the 2000s include;

Childrens Hospital, A Haunted House, The Heat, Second Generation Wayans (TV series), Legit (TV Series), A Haunted House 2, Funniest Wins, Fifty Shades of Black.

Animals, Naked, Marlon, Woke-ish make up Marlon Wayans list of films and TV series as at 2018.


How rich is the actor? Is he the richest of the Wayans comedy dynasty? This section reveals Marlon Wayans net worth as well as is full financial profile.

How Marlon Wayans net worth is accumulated;


Marlon has featured in over 30 films and television series (combined) throughout his career and raked in huge sum in the process.

Marlon Wayans’ net worth increased remarkably when he starred in his 1st movie. The movie consumed $19 million for the production and grosses a total $280 million worldwide.

In 2013, the actor also starred in a low budget film titled A Haunted House and the ROI in the movie was over 1000%, generating the sum of $60 million worldwide.

Earnings from movies have contributed the bulk to Marlon Wayans’ net worth.

Apart from acting, the actor also excels in screenwriting and film production and this has contributed largely to Marlon Wayans’ net worth.


The Hollywood star has managed to lead a crime free life so far with no serious legal issues on his resume.

This means the actor, with massive fan base is a highly sort after celebrity for brands in the United and States and the world at large.

The actor has featured in a number of TV commercials and earnings from his brand endorsement deals have contributed to Marlon Wayans net worth.

Also, the actor currently runs a digital media company that specializes in urban comedy and the company (What The Funny) contributes to Marlon Wayans’ net worth.

Marlon Wayans’ net worth is currently estimated to be in the region of $40 million as at 2018.



The African American actor and film producer has hit the heights in Hollywood and he has evidence to this effect.

Apart from Marlon Wayans net worth of $40 million, the actor has other indices that reflect his success including his numerous awards such as the BET award for best comedian.

At 46, the actor still has several years in Hollywood and this also means a sure increase in Marlon Wayans net worth.