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Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans most recently starred in, co-wrote and produced the Wayans brothers' comedy Dance Flick for Paramount Pictures.

Since Wayans's compelling dramatic performance as drug addict Tyrone C. Love in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, he searched for his next powerful drama and found it in the recent independent film Behind the Smile directed by Damon Wayans, in which Wayans plays a vulnerable young comic trying to make it in the Los Angeles comedy club scene.

Among Wayans's film credits are The Ladykillers with Tom Hanks and directed by the Cohen brothers, Little Man directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Senseless, The Sixth Man, White Chicks directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and Norbit directed Brian Robbins.

This spring, Wayans, along with his brothers, published two new books: 101 Ways to Know You're a Golddigger and 101 Ways You Know It's Time to Get Out Of Your Mama's House. Additionally, 101 Ways to Know You're Having a Ghetto Christmas will be in stores this fall.

Continuing the success of Wayans Brothers Entertainment, a company Wayans began with his brothers Keenen and Shawn Wayans and producer Rick Alvarez, Wayans continues to develop for television and film. In the pipeline are Wayans's Super Bad Jones Dynomite with Rogue Pictures, a feature film he wrote, is producing and will star in, based on his comic book series of the same name; Pretty Ugly with DreamWorks, which is being written as a starring vehicle for Wayans who will also produce, and The Year of Living Biblically, which is also being written as a starring vehicle for Wayans, and which he is producing for Paramount.

Wayans attended the prestigious High School of Performing Arts in New York before studying at Howard University's Film School. From there, he headed out west to join the cast of Fox's Emmy Award-winning comedy series In Living Color, which aired from 1990-1994, before creating and starring in The Wayans Bros. sitcom, which aired on the WB network from 1995-1999.

Wayans resides in Los Angeles.

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Marlon Wayans Facts

BirthdayJuly 23, 1972 (50)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Marlon Wayans compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Fifty Shades of Black
The Heat
Requiem for a Dream
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Ladykillers
Scary Movie
The Heat Unrated
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