Is Damon Wayans married? No, he isn’t. However, he was previously married to Lisa Thorner. Before starting their conjugal life, the pair dated for a long time and discovered many things in common. They exchanged their vows in 1984. They continued their conjugal life for about sixteen years and ended their relationship in 2000 by having a divorce together.
Wayans and his ex-wife welcomed four kids together. Their first child named Damon Kyle Wayans Jr. was born before their marriage on November 18, 1982. Damon is now a successful actor and a renowned name in the entertainment industry. On March 28, 1985, the couple welcomed their second son named Michael Wayans.
The couple expanded their family life by welcoming their third child as a daughter named Cara Mia Wayans on April 18, 1987. Cara Mia is too active in the entertainment industry known for appearing in movies like My Wife and Kids (2001). In 1991, Wayans became a father for the fourth try welcoming a daughter named Kyla Wayans.
Damon’s eldest son is married to Samara Saraiva since 2016 and is the father to two daughters born from his ex-girlfriend named Aja Metoyer (born on July 25, 1983). Likewise, his second son Michael has a baby named Ava Marie from Vanessa Simmons (born on August 5, 1983). Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Damon:
Who is Damon Wayans?
Born as Damon Kyle Wayans, he landed the planet on September 4, 1960, which makes his age be 60 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American actor, stand-up comedian and a successful writer as well best known for his portrayal in comedy series Saturday Night Live. He is also noted for being one of the members of the Wayans family of entertainers.
Early Life and Education
Wayans was born in 1960 and his place of birth is in New York City, the United States of America. Talking about his family background he was born to the parents named Elvira Alethia (Green) Wayans (mother) and Howell Stouten Wayans (father). His father was a supermarket manager by profession whereas his mother is a singer, homemaker and a renowned social worker as well.
He grew up with his nine other siblings including five sisters named Diedra, Kim, Nadia, Vonnie and Elvira. The name of his four brothers is Dwayne, Shawn, Marlon and Keenen. Regarding his education background, Wayans went to the Murry Bergtraum High School. Being interested in the acting world, he was enrolled at New York Film Academy for his higher education.
Career and Professional Life
Damon initiated his journey as a stand-up comedian in 1982. He made a big breakthrough after his appearance in Saturday Night Live where he was fired after eleven episodes. He started appearing in his family created show In Living Color on Fox Television. He made his appearance as a comedian in the syndicated television series Solid Gold.
Damon and his brother Keenen created the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color which was telecasted in April 1990. He left the show in 1992 but the show continued until 1994. The reason for leaving the show for Damon was for pursuing a film career.
In 1992, he appeared in crime comedy film Mo’ Money as Johnny Stewart. The following year he was starred in fantasy action comedy film Last Action Hero. He played the main role as Major Benson Winefred Payne in comedy film Major Payne.
In 1996, he appeared in comedy film Celtic Pride as Lewis Scott, a sports comedy film The Great White Hype as James “The Grim Reaper” Roper and in buddy cop action comedy film Bulletproof as Rock Keats / Jack Carter. His other film credits include Harlem Aria, Bamboozled, Behind the Smile, Farce of the Penguins, Goosed and so on. Likewise, his television credits include Saturday Night Live, A Different World, My Wife and Kids, The Underground, Never Better, Lethal Weapon, Happy Together and many more.
Damon Wayans was previously married to Lisa Thorner. They welcomed a son before getting married. They celebrated their wedding in 1984 and remained together for next sixteen years. They have four kids together and all of them are successful in the entertainment industry. WE have no valid information about the current relationship of Wayans and is possibly living a single life.
American stand-up comedian Damon Wayans stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 2 inches 188 cm. He weighs about 98 kilograms or 216 lbs which makes him possess a maintained body structure. His distinctive body feature includes a clean shaved head and a French-cut beard. He is the patient of Type 2 diabetes which was diagnosed in early 2013.
Salary and Net worth
Damon Wayans has an estimated net worth of 35 million USD. He has garnered huge financial earnings from his decades of presence in the entertainment industry. He has also been part of various brand endorsement activities including Pepsi, Aquafina Water, SBC DSL 1-800-Collect, TV Land, Hanes and NikeBasketball.com.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Damon Wayans is prepared by various wiki sites including IMDb and Wikipedia. He is active on Instagram @damonkwayans where he has amassed more than 500k followers. He likes to describe himself as a professional funny man.