Kim Wayans Biography, Age, Siblings, Husband, Kids, Net Worth and Movies

Kim Wayans Biography

Kim Wayans is an American actress, comedian, producer, and writer who has carved a successful career in the entertainment industry. Known for her versatility and comedic timing.

Kim Wayans
Kim Wayans

Kim Wayans Age

Wayans was born on October 16, 1961, in New York City, New York, United States. She is 62 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on October 16 every year.

Kim Wayans Family – Kim Wayans Parents

Wayans’ parents were:

Howell Stouten Wayans (1936-2023): A supermarket manager. Elvira Alethia (Green) Wayans (1938-2020): A homemaker and social worker, and also a singer.

Both of Kim’s parents played a significant role in raising her and her nine siblings. They instilled in them a strong work ethic, a love for entertainment, and a commitment to family.

Elvira was particularly important in encouraging her children’s creative pursuits, often singing and performing for them. She passed away on July 23, 2020, at the age of 82. Howell, on the other hand, passed away on April 1, 2023, at the age of 86.

Kim Wayans Siblings

Wayans has a large and talented family, including several siblings who have also achieved success in the entertainment industry. Here are her siblings:


  • Keenen Ivory Wayans: Actor, comedian, filmmaker, and director. Known for his work on “In Living Color,” “Scary Movie,” and “White Chicks.”
  • Damon Wayans Sr.: Actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. Known for his work on “In Living Color,” “My Wife and Kids,” and “Lethal Weapon.”
  • Marlon Wayans: Actor, comedian, and screenwriter. Known for his work on “Scary Movie,” “White Chicks,” and “Little Man.”
  • Shawn Wayans: Actor, comedian, and producer. Known for his work on “The Wayans Bros.,” “White Chicks,” and “Little Man.”


  • Diedre Wayans: Social worker.
  • Elvira Wayans: Musician and actress.
  • Vonnie Wayans: Actress and comedian.
  • Nadia Wayans: Actress and singer.

Diedre Wayans

Diedre Wayans is a member of the extended Wayans family, though not one of the siblings who became famous in Hollywood.

  • Family: Diedre is the daughter of Howell Stouten Wayans and Elvira Alethia Green IMDb: She is a sister to ten siblings, including the well-known actors and comedians Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, and Kim Wayans.
  • Career: Diedre is credited as a screenwriter for the movie “A Polished Soul” (2022)There’s also mention of her involvement in shows like “Roxi Blews” and “Dr Julian Wright Show” but details are unavailable.

Kim Wayans Husband – Kim Wayans Kids

Wayans’ husband is Kevin Knotts. He is also an actor and writer, known for his roles in films like My Wife and Kids (2000) and Gangland (2001). He and Kim have been married since 2001 and have co-written a series of children’s books together called Amy Hodgepodge, about a multiracial girl adjusting to life in public school.

Kim Wayans Net Worth

Wayan has an estimated net worth of 8 million dollars.

Kim Wayans In Living Color

Wayans played a crucial role in the success of the sketch comedy show “In Living Color.” She was one of the original cast members and appeared in all five seasons of the show, from 1990 to 1994.

Kim Wayans Movies

Wayans has a diverse filmography, spanning various genres and showcasing her comedic talent. Here are some of her most notable film roles:

  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1989) his film marked Kim’s film debut, where she played the minor role of “Jackal’s Woman.” Although a small part, it opened doors for her future film career.
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) In this comedy directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim plays the role of “Peaches,” a woman who struggles with an uncontrollable sex drive. The film received mixed reviews but is still considered a cult classic.
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) This parody film, co-written and co-starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans, features Kim in the supporting role of “Shonuff’s Mom.” The film was a box office success and cemented the Wayans family’s reputation for comedic talent.
  • Juwanna Mann (2002) Kim takes on a lead role in this sports comedy as “Michelle Langford,” a talented basketball player who disguises herself as a man to play professionally. The film was a moderate box office success and showcased Kim’s comedic timing and acting range.

Kim Wayans Comedy

  • Little Man (2006) This comedy directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans stars Marlon Wayans as a man with dwarfism. Kim plays the supporting role of “Vanessa Edwards,” a doctor who becomes romantically involved with the protagonist.
  • Dance Flick (2009) Kim appears in a supporting role as “Ms. Dontwannabebothered” in this parody film that mocks popular dance movies. The film received negative critical reception but garnered some box-office success.
  • A Madea Christmas (2011) Kim plays the supporting role of “Eileen Palmer” in this Tyler Perry comedy. The film was a box office success, demonstrating Kim’s ability to adapt to various comedic styles.
  • My Wife and Kids (2001-2005) While not a movie, Kim’s role in the television sitcom “My Wife and Kids” deserves a mention. She played the lead role of “Jay Kyle” for all five seasons, showcasing her comedic skills and talent for portraying a relatable and funny character.

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