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Marlon Wayans          

Actor, Director & Comedian; Known for "Scary Movie" & "White Chicks"

Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office, an average of nearly $50-million per outing. As a stand-up comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend. Wayans also filmed his first ever stand-up comedy special, Woke-ish, in 2018.

He stars as six different characters in the film Sextuplets, where one of Wayans' characters discovered he is actually a sextuplet and embarks to find his other siblings, all played by Wayans.

Wayans starred in the NBC sitcom Marlon. The sitcom was the summer’s #1 new scripted series on the Big 4 networks and was one of the most-watched new summer comedy premieres in the last decade. Loosely based on his life, *Marlon * was a family comedy centered around a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife, played by Essence Atkins.

Wayans also starred in the hit Netflix movie Naked which premiered on the streaming site on August 11. Based on the Swedish film, Naken, the romantic comedy co-stars Regina Hall and reunited Wayans with director Michael Tiddes.

Marlon, who is also a writer and producer on the movie, stars as Rob Anderson, a charming man-child, who wakes up on his wedding day, naked in an elevator, reliving the hour before the ceremony over and over again. He also starred in Fifty Shades of Black, which he also wrote and executive-produced, in January 2016.

In 2014, Wayans starred in the Open Road Films comedy A Haunted House 2, the sequel to the hilarious and successful film, A Haunted House, which had a budget of $2-million and grossed $18.1-million on the opening weekend. Wayans produced A Haunted House, as well as A Haunted House 2. Wayans starred alongside Gabriel Iglesias, Essence Atkins and Jamie Pressly. The film is a parody of the "found footage" genre, such as the Paranormal Activity franchise and The Devil Inside.

On the small screen, Wayans hosted the hit NBC show I Can Do That!, a comedy/variety series where six celebrities are asked to put on an entertainment show with skills they didn’t even know they had. He also starred in and created the TBS hit comedy competition series Funniest Wins. In 2014, he embarked on a national comedy tour with his brothers Keenan, Damon and Shawn Wayans. This marked the first stand-up tour for the four Wayans Brothers in many years.

Wayans has also launched the online venture, What The Funny, with internet serial entrepreneur and Funny Or Die co-founder Randy Adams. What The Funny serves up urban comedy from established and emerging comedians, writers and actors through its web site at

Wayans is commonly recognized for his role as ‘Marcus Copeland’ in Columbia Pictures’ 2004 hit comedy White Chicks, opposite Shawn Wayans, Jamie King and Terry Crews. The film was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and grossed $69 million in the United States. He also starred alongside Shawn Wayans and Regina Hall in Dimension Films’ horror comedy spoof films Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Wayans’ additional film credits include the Columbia Pictures comedy Mo' Money; New Line Cinema’s drama Above the Rim; Miramax’s parody film Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood; Touchstone Pictures’ The Sixth Man; Miramax’s Senseless; Dungeons & Dragons; Darren Aronofsky’s hit drama Requiem for a Dream, opposite Jared Leto and Jennifer Connolly; The Coen Brothers’ The Ladykillers, opposite Tom Hanks; Behind the Smile; Columbia Pictures’ Little Man; DreamWorks’ Norbit, opposite Eddie Murphy; Paramount Pictures and MTV’s parody film Dance Flick; Paramount’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, opposite Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; 20th Century Fox’s Marmaduke; and the hit comedy The Heat, opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

Additionally, Wayans has appeared on several popular television programs, including Fox’s In Living Color, Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, BET’s Second Generation Wayans, and The WB’s The Wayans Bros., which was the highest rated comedy on The WB.


Marlon Wayans on 'Fifty Shades' parody: My mom won't see this one
Actor, comedian and producer Marlon Wayans comes from one of the most talented families in Hollywood, so it's no surprise that his movies have done well at the box office. Now he's found a new parody target with his film "Fifty Shades of Black." Wayans joins TODAY's Willie Geist, Al Roker and Tamron Hall to discuss the movie, and how his mom avoids his rated "R" film

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