Quick Facts of Kennen Ivory Wayans

  • Full NameKennen Ivory Wayans
  • Net Worth$65 million
  • Date of Birth08 June, 1958
  • Marital Status Divorced
  • Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • ProfessionActor, Writer, Director, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • EducationTuskegee University
  • Children5
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Early Life, Career, Divorce, Life, Net Worth

Kennen Ivory Wayans is a Hollywood actor, writer, and comedian. Apart from this, he is a successful movie producer and a member of Wayans Family of entertainers.

Further, he is recognized for starring characters in the TV series In Living Color.

Besides, he worked as director and producer of the first two installments of the famous Scary Movie spoof franchise.

Kennen Ivory Wayans Early Life

Kennen Ivory Wayans was born with the name Kennen Ivory Desuma Wayans. Ivory was born in 1958 on 8 June, in New York City, New York, USA.

Regarding his academics, he joined Tuskegee University on an engineering scholarship.

But before graduation, he did not attend school due to his interest in comedy. Talking about his nationality, he is an American citizen and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Moreover, his parents are Elvira Alethia and Howell Stouten Wayans.

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Keenen’s mother singer, homemaker, and social worker whereas, his father’s profession was a supermarket manager.

Wayans has a lot of siblings; in total, he has 7 siblings. Moreover, he has five sisters and four brothers, who all are artists in the entertainment industry.

Kennen’s Career

Wayans started his career as a stand-up comedian at the American comedy club, The Improve in New York. Later, he went to Los Angeles in 1980 to continue his professional acting career, and he shortly performed as an actor.

Early he made his acting debut with a small part in the film Star 80 in 1983. In the same way, he had a character as a soldier on a consistent TV series called For Love Honor.

And together with his brother Damon, Sr. created, wrote and starred in the show In Living Color.

Keenen Ivory Wayans with co-stars from In Living Color
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In 1987, his first writing was Hollywood Shuffle. Similarly, he directed as well wrote A low Down Dirty Shame in 1994.

Likewise, he directed and performed in the movie Scary Movie in 2000 and Scary Movie2 in 2001.

Later, Little Man’s movie was written, directed, and produced by himself in 2006. He appeared in the movie Dance Flick in early 2009. And after in the year 2014, he performed in the movie Tony in Happily Divorced.

Kennen Ivory Wayans, Personal Life

The actor Ivory was married once and divorced in his life. Previously he was married to an American television celebrity Daphne Wayans.

The pair was dated together for many years before the wedding. The two started dating each other back in the early 1990s.

The couple’s romantic relationship turned into a marriage in 2001 on 16 June. They both together had three children before marriage. In the year 2005, after four years of relation, the pair got divorced. Wayans and Daphne had five children together.

Keenen Ivory Wayans with ex-wife Daphne Wayans
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Four were daughters, and one was son aside from the daughter’s names: Ivory Aziza, Daphne Ivory Shiva, Jolie Ivory Imani, Nala Yasmeen Ivory and son Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr.

Later his divorced, he moved on and dated American television actress Brittany Daniel for many years.

Their affairs started in 2007, and the lovebird broke up in 2013. At present, he is single and not dating anyone. 

Kennen Wayans Net Worth

The writer Wayans net worth is estimated to be about $65 million. Ivory has gained a whopping amount of income from his professional career.

The 63 years old producer has gathered lots of fame and wealth from his career.

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However, Keenen has not revealed his net worth to social media to date. So, far Ivory is living his luxurious life with their income. 

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