• Kim Wayans is an American actress, author, and member of the Wayans Family.
• She was born in New York City and attended Seward Park High School and Wesleyan University.
• Kim is best known for her roles on Fox’s comedy-sketch show “In Living Color” and NBC sitcom “In The House”.
• She has also co-authored the children’s book series “Amy Hodgepodge” and is currently married to Kevin Knotts.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $8 million.
Known for movies
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Date Of Birth||October 16, 1961|
|Fact||Attended and graduated from Wesleyan University.|
- 1 Who is Kim Wayans? Where is she now?
- 2 Early Life, Parents, Siblings and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Prominence and “In Living Color”
- 5 The late 1990s
- 6 The 2000s
- 7 The 2010s and “Pariah”
- 8 Recent Years
- 9 Other Ventures
- 10 Kim Wayans Net Worth
- 11 Personal Life and Twitter
- 12 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 13 General Info
- 14 Family
- 15 Accomplishments
- 16 Social profile links
- 17 Facts
- 18 Pictures
- 19 Movies
- 20 Awards
Who is Kim Wayans? Where is she now?
Kim N. Wayans was born on the 16th October 1961 in New York City, USA, and is an author and actress, probably best recognized for starring in various roles in the Fox comedy-sketch show “In Living Color” (1990–2001), playing Tonia Harris in the NBC sitcom “In The House” (1995-1998) and as Audrey in the drama film “Pariah” (2011). Kim is also known for being a member of The Wayans Family, prominent in various roles in the entertainment industry. She is still active as a professional actress as well as a co-author of the children’s book series “Amy Hodgepodge”.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings and Education
Speaking about Kim’s acting career, it started in 1987 when she made her debut film appearance in a small role in Robert Townsend’s comedy film “Hollywood Shuffle”, after which she was selected to play Allison Guisewite in the first season of the NBC sitcom “A Different World” (1987-1988). When that filming was ended, Kim guest-starred as Cameo Candette in two episodes of the ABC drama series “China Beach”, and featured as a nightclub singer in the action comedy film “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”, written and directed by her brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, both in 1988, all of which started to increase her popularity and net worth.
Rise to Prominence and “In Living Color”
The late 1990s
By the end of the decade, Kim had also landed the role of Mrs. Johnson in the 1996 crime comedy film “Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood” alongside her brothers Shawn, Marlon and Keenen Ivory Wayans, portrayed Mom in the Kids’ WB animated series “Waynehead” (1996-1997) and featured as Bettina in the drama film “Critics And Other Freaks” (1997), considerablyincreasing her net worth. She also guest-starred as Rhonda in the Fox sitcom “Getting Personal” in 1998.
Kim’s next major role came at the beginning of the next decade, when she starred as Latisha Jansen in the romantic comedy “Juwanna Mann” (2002). During the next four years, she wasn’t active in the search for other projects, so her next role came in 2006, when she provided her voice to the character of Momma in the TV film “Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness”, and its sequel “Thugaboo: A Miracle On D-Roc’s Street” in the same year. In 2007, she was cast as Pearl ‘Lightning’ Davis in the TV comedy film “What News?”, which was followed by her portrayal of Ms. Dontwannabebothered in Damien Dante Wayans’ musical comedy film “Dance Flick” next to Marlon and Shawn Wayans, and Shoshana Bush, all of which contributed to her wealth.
The 2010s and “Pariah”
With the beginning of the 2010s, Kim continued to line up successes by starring in the role of Audrey in the drama film “Pariah” (2011), for which she was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2012 Black Reel Awards. Thereafter, she guest-starred as Darlene Beckett in the CBS crime drama series “Criminal Minds” (2012), and as Dr. Owens in the TV Land sitcom “The Soul Man” (2013), after which she was cast as Vi Briggs in the CBS legal drama series “Reckless” in 2014.
— Kim Wayans (@kimwayans) September 6, 2014
Kim guest-starred as Susan in two episodes of the Fox sitcom “New Girl” (2016) and as Ella in several episodes of the VH1 drama series “The Breaks” (2017). She also landed the role of Faye in the romantic comedy “Ray Meets Helen” (2017), directed by Alan Rudolph, and most recently guest-starred in an episode of the TV series “Marlon” (2018) alongside Marlon Wayans in the lead role.
— Kim Wayans (@kimwayans) May 4, 2018
In addition to her career as an actress, Kim has spent some time working as a writer and producer on her brother Damon Wayas’ sitcom “My Wife And Kids”. Beside that, Kim along with her husband Kevin Knotts co-wrote the children’s book series entitled “Amy Hodgepodge” in 2008, increasing further her wealth.
Kim Wayans Net Worth
Over $8 million.
Personal Life and Twitter
Kim Wayans has been married to Kevin Knotts since 2002; by profession, he is also involved in the entertainment industry as an author and actor. The couple don’t have children. Their current residence is in LA, CA.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
- Dark brown frizzy hair
- Dark brown eyes
- Height is 6ft (1.83 m)
- Weight ~158lbs (72kgs)
- Vital statistics 35-27-36
|Full Name||Kim Wayans|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Date Of Birth||October 16, 1961|
|Profession||Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Actor, Television Director|
|Education||Wesleyan University, Seward Park Campus|
|Parents||Howell Wayans, Elvira Wayans|
|Siblings||Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Damon Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Diedre Wayans, Vonnie Wayans|
|Awards||TV Land Groundbreaking Show Award|
|Nominations||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture|
|Movies||Pariah, Dance Flick, Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness, Juwanna Mann, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Floundering, Eddie Murphy Raw, Hollywood Shuffle, Talking About Sex|
|TV Shows||Reckless, In the House, Waynehead, In Living Color, Thugaboo|
|1||Attended and graduated from Wesleyan University.|
|2||Sister of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. Also has sisters Elvira, Diedre, and Vonnie. Cousin of Craig Wayans. Aunt of Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans, Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr., Nala Wayans, Bella Wayans, and Damien Dante Wayans.|
|Ray Meets Helen||2016||post-production||Faye|
|New Girl||2016||TV Series||Susan|
|Hit the Floor||2016||TV Series||Karen Halford|
|Hawaii Five-0||2015||TV Series||Diane|
|Reckless||2014||TV Series||Vi Briggs|
|The Soul Man||2013||TV Series||Dr. Owens|
|Criminal Minds||2012||TV Series||Darlene Beckett|
|Dance Flick||2009||Ms. Dontwannabebothered|
|What News?||2007||TV Movie||Pearl 'Lightning' Davis|
|Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street||2006||TV Movie||Momma (voice)|
|Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness||2006||TV Movie||Momma / Joyce (voice)|
|Juwanna Mann||2002||Latisha Jansen|
|In Living Color||1990-2001||TV Series||Various / Mathilda Hedley / Mrs. Keegan / ...|
|Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||2000||TV Series||Jackie-In-The-Box / Lulu|
|The Wayans Bros.||1995-1998||TV Series||Sheila|
|Getting Personal||1998||TV Series||Rhonda|
|In the House||1995-1998||TV Series||Tonia Harris|
|Critics and Other Freaks||1997||Bettina|
|Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood||1996||Mrs. Johnson|
|Talking About Sex||1994||Andie Norman|
|A Low Down Dirty Shame||1994||Diane|
|Dream On||1990||TV Series||Nicki|
|I'm Gonna Git You Sucka||1988||Nightclub Singer|
|China Beach||1988||TV Series||Cameo Candette|
|A Different World||1987-1988||TV Series||Allison|
|Hollywood Shuffle||1987||Customer in Chair|
|Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness||2006||TV Movie executive producer|
|My Wife and Kids||TV Series producer - 30 episodes, 2003 - 2004 supervising producer - 26 episodes, 2004 - 2005|
|My Wife and Kids||TV Series executive story editor - 27 episodes, 2002 - 2003 story editor - 13 episodes, 2002|
|I'm Gonna Git You Sucka||1988||assistant: Mr. Wayans and Mr. Craig|
|Eddie Murphy: Raw||1987||Documentary assistant: Mr Townsend/Mr Wayans|
|My Wife and Kids||TV Series written by - 15 episodes, 2002 - 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2003|
|Soul Train Comedy Awards||1993||TV Special|
|In Living Color||1992||TV Series special material - 1 episode|
|In Living Color||1990-1992||TV Series performer - 9 episodes|
|I'm Gonna Git You Sucka||1988||performer: "When the Saints Go Marchin' In"|
|My Wife and Kids||2004-2005||TV Series 4 episodes|
|A Haunted House||2013||special thanks|
|The Talk||2014||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Criminal Minds: The Profiler's Handbook: Cooperative Vigilantism||2013||Video short||Herself|
|Why We Laugh: Funny Women||2013||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Oprah's Next Chapter||2013||TV Series||Herself|
|10th Annual TV Land Awards||2012||TV Special||Herself|
|ES.TV HD||2012||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Chelsea Lately||2012||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2011||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade||2009||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||2004||TV Series||Herself|
|Random Acts of Comedy||1999||TV Series||Herself|
|It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview||1996||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1996||TV Series||Herself|
|Soul Train Comedy Awards||1993||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|Soul Train||1993||TV Series documentary||Herself - Guest Host|
|The Chuck Woolery Show||1991||TV Series||Herself|
|The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime||1991||TV Special documentary||Various Characters|
|Eddie Murphy: Raw||1987||Documentary||Interviewed Fan (uncredited)|
|Back in Step with the Fly Girls||2004||Short||Herself (uncredited)|
|Looking Back in Living Color: The First Season||2004||Video short||Various|
|2012||Groundbreaking Show||TV Land Awards||In Living Color (1990)|
|2012||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress||Pariah (2011)|
|2012||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Pariah (2011)|
|2012||Chlotrudis Award||Chlotrudis Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Pariah (2011)|
|2012||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture||Pariah (2011)|
|2005||BET Comedy Award||BET Comedy Awards||Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series||My Wife and Kids (2001)|
|2005||BET Comedy Award||BET Comedy Awards||Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||My Wife and Kids (2001)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia