Is Damon Wayans Jr. married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Samara Saraiva. The couple tied their knot in 2016 and seems like they are enjoying their conjugal life at the optimum level. The couple is living together with children born from Damon’s previous relationship.
He previously dated television star Aja Metoyer (born on July 25, 1983). They came to know each other from their childhood days. From their relationship, the pair welcomed two beautiful daughters named Aniya Wayans and Amara Wayans. They were close to getting married but ended their relationship earlier. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Wayans Jr.:
Who is Damon Wayans Jr.?
Born as Damon Kyle Wayans Jr., he landed the planet on November 18, 1982, which makes his age be 38 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American actor. The comedian as well as a writer widely recognized for being starred in the ABC sitcom Happy Endings as Brad Williams. He also earned the nomination for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for his portrayal as Brad Williams. He is also noted for other popular projects including the comedy film Let’s Be Cops.
Early Life and Education
Wayans Jr. was born in 1982 and his place of birth is in Huntington, Vermont, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, he is the son of parents named Damon Wayans (father) and Lisa Thorner (mother). His parents gave him birth even before getting married and got divorced in 2000 ending their 16 years long married life.
He is also blessed with other three younger siblings including a brother named Michael Wayans and sisters named Cara Mia Wayans and Kyla Wayans. He is also the nephew to Marlon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Keenen Ivory Wayans who are all renowned names in the entertainment industry.
Being inspired by his family members, he went to the New York Film Academy in Battery Place, New York in order to sharpen his acting skills. His family background made him grab the opportunity in the industry from an early age.
Career and Professional Life
At the age of 12, he made his film debut by appearing as Young Kevin in his father’s feature film of 1994, Blankman. He also made his appearance as John in his father’s sitcom My Wife and Kids. He also served as a staff writer for the series. He also worked for sketch comedy series The Underground. From his appearance on HBO television series Def Comedy Jam, he was able to earn a standing ovation. In the main character as Thomas, he was starred in the Wayans family musical comedy film Dance Flick.
He portrayed the role of Brad Williams in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings from April 2011 to May 2013, the role made he appearance in one of the lead characters alongside Adam Pally, Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Casey Wilson and Zachary Knighton. The show came to an end on May 3, 2013, after completing its third season. His role made him gained wide popularity and also made him receive nominations in the Critic’s Choice Television Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.
His other popular television credits include NTSF:SD:SUV:: (2012), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2017) as a police officer and mystery drama television miniseries The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair as Sgt. Perry Gahalowood. Likewise, his other film credits include buddy cop action comedy film The Other Guys, Let’s Be Cops, romantic comedy film How to Be Single and comedy film Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.
Damon Wayans Jr. is married to Samara Saraiva. They have no children together but is having custody of two daughters named Aniya Wayans and Amara Wayans, born from Damon’s previous relationship with television star Aja Metoyer. Wayans Jr. and his wife Saraiva rarely talk about their personal life in the public which has created deep curiosity among the public.
American actor/ comedian Damon Wayans Jr. stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 1 inch or 185.5 cm. He weighs about 82 kilograms or 181 lbs making him physically balanced with a perfect BMI calculation. His body distinctive features include tall height along with a close-cropped buzz hairdo with a trim goatee. He looks quite similar to his father.
Salary and Net worth
The ABC sitcom Happy Endings star Damon Wayans Jr. has an estimated net worth of 9 million USD. He is active in the industry from his childhood days since 1994. To date, he is the receiver of multiple nominations in prestigious awards ceremonies. He has also made television commercials for Orbit (2015), Yahoo Fantasy Sports App (2015) and Nike (2014) alongside American football cornerback Richard Sherman (born on March 30, 1988).
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Damon Wayans Jr. is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Join him on Twitter @wayansjr where he is active with over 420k followers. His Instagram account is reachable @mrdamon2 where he has garnered over 500k followers.