More Marlon Wayans Bios & Profiles
Biography #2After graduating from the famed, High School of Performing Arts in New York, Marlon Wayans studied at Howard University's Film School. From there Marlon headed out west to join the cast of the Emmy Award winning comedy series, In Living Color. In 1990, young Marlon created and starred in The Wayan Bros. sitcom, which headed up the WB Network lineup for five years.
Marlon's career has been going strong ever since. After starring in the feature films Mo' Money and Above the Rim, Marlon wrote, executive produced, and starred in the hit comedy Don't Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood. The film parodies the coming-of-age-in-the-'hood genre. Next, Marlon starred in The Sixth Man (Disney/Touchstone), a comedy filled with spectacular special effects and a winning combination of comedy and tenderness. Recently, Marlon starred opposite David Spade and Matthew Lillard in Senseless directed by Penelope Spherris (Wayne's World).
Marlon co-starred in and co-wrote the summer blockbuster, Scary Movie, a send-up teen horror genre, which he also wrote. The teen slasher spoof has grossed over $150,000,000 making it the biggest opening in Miramax history among other records it has broken.
Currently, Marlon stars with Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly and Ellen Burstyn in the feature film Requiem For A Dream directed by Darren Arronofsky for Artisan. In this dramatic independent film, Marlon portrays a young man addicted to heroine.
Marlon teamed up again with Shawn to create and produce a new animated feature Roaches, and they are currently in pre-production on Scary Movie 2.
In addition to his roles in film and television, Marlon has the title of author to his list of accomplishments. DTP, a division of Dell Books, published 150 Ways to Tell If You'r Ghetto, a comical offbeat collection of one-liners. The book hit the Waldenbooks' Best Seller List. Marlon is also about to put out a comedy album, which he wrote with Shawn.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)