Who is Elvira Wayans?
Elvira was born in New York City, USA, on 7 July 1972 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s a screenwriter, while she’s probably known best for being a member of the Wayans family, most of whom are today highly successful in the film industry, including Elvira’s brothers Damon Kyle and Keenen Ivory Desuma.
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Early life and education
Elvira was raised in New York City, alongside her five brothers Keenen, Damon, Marlon, Dwayne and Shawn, and her four sisters Vonnie, Diedra, Kim and Nadia, by their father Howell Stouten Wayans who was a supermarket manager, and their mother Elvira Alethia (nee Green) who was a singer and social worker.
Unlike some of her siblings who began pursuing a career in the film industry from a very early age, Elvira had a rather normal childhood. She attended a local elementary school, and was mostly interested in playing sports with her peers during her time there. Elvira enrolled at high school in 1986, and it was when she was 16 that she became interested in creative writing, and started contributing to her school’s newspaper.
She matriculated in 1990, and because Elvira hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she hasn’t attended college.
Not a lot about Elvira’s career is known, as she prefers to keep it away from the media’s attention, but it’s said that she worked various jobs for 13 years after she completed her high school education, and in 2004 began working as a writer on the family comedy series “My Wife and Kids”. It was created by her brother Damon, who also starred in it alongside Tisha Campbell and George Gore II; the series follows the lives of Michael Kyle, his wife Janet and their children Michael Jr., Claire and Kady; it aired from 2001 to 2005 and won 11 of the 47 awards for which it was nominated.
Elvira has since been staying away from media, and it remains unknown what she might be doing for a living.
Love life and relationships
Elvira prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and hasn’t spoken of any men or women whom she has perhaps been with. However, there are various rumors circulating the internet today, concerning her marital status, and her apparent past relationships.
Some of Elvira’s fans claim that she’s today a married woman, and a couple have also claimed to have seen her spending time with her husband in public – several pictures featuring Elvira kissing a man have been uploaded onto the internet, while her wedding ring can also be seen in these pictures; Elvira hasn’t commented on these rumors, but it seems clear that she’s married.
As of May 2022, Elvira seems to be married, but apparently doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Elvira’s quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her more than 1,000 followers; there are close to 50 pictures uploaded onto her account, most of which feature her during her everyday life.
She likes to cook, and uses her Instagram account to share her recipes with her fans.
Elvira is more or less physically active, as she has one or two training sessions at the gym every week, while she also occasionally does yoga at home.
She’s passionate about travelling, and has been to various US states for both work and pleasure, while her dream travel destination is Beijing, China.
Elvira likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Eddie Murphy and Rosario Dawson, while a couple of her favorite films include “A Thousand Words”, “Meet Dave” and “Seven Pounds”.
Age, height and net worth
Elvira’s age is 49. She has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of May 2022, Elvira’s net worth stands at more than $100,000, while her brother Damon’s net worth has been estimated at over $35 million.
Who is her brother Damon?
Damon was born in New York City on 4 September 1960 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality.
He’s appeared in more than 40 movies and TV series, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Jimmy Dix in the 1991 action crime comedy movie “The Last Boy Scout”. It was directed by Tony Scott, also starred Bruce Willis and Chelsea Field, and follows a private detective who’s investigating the murder of his protected witness, together with her boyfriend; the movie was nominated for two awards.
Damon became interested in acting while attending Murry Bergtraum High School, and he was also into sports, playing basketball for his school’s team. He matriculated in 1978 and then worked various jobs for the following a couple of years, prior to launching his career as a stand-up comedian in 1982.
He made his debut film appearance in the 1984 action crime comedy “Beverly Hills Cop”, and the following two years saw him appear in 11 episodes of the comedy series “Saturday Night Live”. Damon gained recognition in 1993, when cast to play a supporting character in the action adventure comedy movie “Last Action Hero”, directed by John McTiernan, and which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham and Art Carney. It follows a boy who has been pulled into the world of his favorite movie character, and the film won one of the 17 awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Damon’s following notable performances were in the 1995 family adventure comedy movie “Major Payne”, the 2000 musical comedy film “Bamboozled”, and the 2006 drama movie “Behind the Smile”.
Most recently, between 2016 and 2019 he starred as Roger Murtaugh in all 55 episodes of the action crime comedy series “Lethal Weapon”, created by Matthew Miller, and which also starred Keesha Sharp and Kevin Rahm. It follows an unhinged police officer who has been teamed up with a veteran detective, and the series won one of the nine awards for which it was nominated.
Damon has won two of the 18 awards for which he has been nominated, including four Primetime Emmy nominations for his writing of the comedy series “In Living Color”.
He exchanged vows with Lisa Thorney in 1984, and they have four children together: Damon Wayans Jr., Cara Mia, Kyla and Michael; Damon and Lisa divorced in 2000.