• Lisa Thorner is a former American actress and model, but is mostly known as the ex-wife of comedian and actor Damon Wayans.
• Thorner and Wayans had four children together and were married for 16 years.
• Thorner’s net worth is reported to be $20 million.
• Thorner and Wayans divorced in 2000 and Thorner remains single.
• Wayans is now in a relationship with Charity Duplechan since 2003.

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Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthNovember 18, 1982
FactSon of Damon Wayans and Lisa Thorner. Brother of Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, and 'Kyla Wayans'.

Who is Lisa Thorner?

Lisa Thorner is a former American actress and model, but who became known as the (now ex-) wife of comedian and actor Damon Wayans. They have four children together, and were married for 16 years.

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Lisa Thorner’s Early Life and Career

Not a great deal of information is known about Thorner’s early life, as she prefers to keep her personal life out of the public eye. She is known to have worked as an actress and a model back in the day as the source of her net worth, but again there are virtually no details regarding much of her work.

Lisa Thorner’s Net Worth

As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Thorner’s net worth is reported to be $20 million. She was able to acquire such wealth from her years working as an actress and a model, but probably more as a result of her divorce from Damon Wayans.

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Lisa Thorner’s Personal Life

In terms of her personal life, Thorner is currently single and there have been no reports that she is currently dating anyone, in fact since her divorce in 2000 from actor and comedian Damon Wayans. Thorner and Wayans started dating in 1982, and eventually tied the knot on 24 April 1984. They were blessed with four children, namely Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, and Kyla Wayans. Daymon Wayans Jr., born on November 18, 1982, also become an actor and comedian just like his father. He is best known for his works in “Happy Endings” and “New Girl.” He also later on became a writer and even became a stand-up comedian. Michael Wayans was born on 28 March 1985, and he has also ventured into the world of acting, and has also become a well-known composer.

Their third child, Cara Mia Wayans, was born in 1987, and she is also a well-known actress, who appeared in the movie “Dance Flick” as well as the series “My Wife and Kids.” Their   daughter, Kyla Wayans born in 1991, also became an actress, who appeared in the series “My Wife and Kids,”

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Thorner and Wayans enjoyed a happy life as a couple at the beginning of their marriage. Unfortunately, various problems and challenges tested their marriage through the years. In 1999, Wayans decided to file for divorce, which was granted by the court the following year. The two stayed married for 16 years.

After their divorce, Thorner remains single up to this day. Wayans, on the other hand, went back to the dating game, and is now enjoying life with Charity Duplechan – the two have been together since 2003.

General Info

Full NameDamon Wayans Jr.
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthNovember 18, 1982
Height1.85 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Actor
EducationOtis College of Art and Design, New York Film Academy


ParentsLisa Thorner, Damon Wayans
SiblingsMichael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans


NominationsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
MoviesHow to Be Single, Big Hero 6, Let's Be Cops, Someone Marry Barry, The Other Guys, Marmaduke, Dance Flick, Blankman, The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Heart
TV ShowsHappy Endings, The Underground, New Girl

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1Television is a thing that people get very familiar with. They want to hear your voice in their head.
2I was always the class clown and got kicked out of class at least once a day for just being a goofball. Not suspended or anything, just sit outside and look at the tree on the bench. I got benched a lot. You keep one foot on the bench and try to get as far away as possible.
3Even in real life, sometimes you find that person you click with that you get irritated by every other person in the world but you can be around this person every day and you'd be fine with it.


1Played a future superhero as a child (the child version of The Other Guy in Blankman (1994)) and voiced a superhero as an adult (Wasabi in Big Hero 6 (2014)) in two films twenty years apart.
2Wayans was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" at the NAACP Image Awards and Critic's Choice Television Awards for his work on Happy Endings.
3Nephew of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Diedre Wayans, and Vonnie Wayans.
4Son of Damon Wayans and Lisa Thorner. Brother of Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, and 'Kyla Wayans'.




New Girl2011-2016TV SeriesCoach
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2016TV SeriesDet. Stevie Schillens
The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave2016VideoWild Arms (voice)
How to Be Single2016David
Big Hero 62014Wasabi (voice)
Let's Be Cops2014Justin
Someone Marry Barry2014Desmond
Sex & Marriage2013VideoClark
Just Face It2013TV Mini-SeriesTY
Happy Endings2011-2013TV SeriesBrad Williams
Second Generation Wayans2013TV SeriesDamon Wayans Jr
All Star Bowling Trick Shots2012Video shortDamon Wayans Jr.
NTSF:SD:SUV2012TV SeriesGarett
Happy Endings: Happy Rides2012TV SeriesBrad Williams
The Other Guys2010Fosse
Marmaduke2010Thunder (voice)
Dance Flick2009Thomas
Da Network2008TV MovieNizzle
The Underground2006TV SeriesVarious
My Wife and Kids2001-2004TV SeriesJohn
Blankman1994Young Kevin


Def Comedy Jam2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
BET Awards 20062006TV Special
The UndergroundTV Series writer - 11 episodes, 2006 staff writer - 10 episodes, 2006
My Wife and KidsTV Series staff writer - 30 episodes, 2003 - 2004 written by - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2004


My Wife and Kids2004-2005TV Series story editor - 27 episodes


Brooklyn Nine-Nine2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
How to Be Single2016performer: "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"
New Girl2011TV Series performer - 1 episode


Hollywood Misconceptions2013Short executive producer


Teen Choice Awards 20162016TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Made in Hollywood2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Discount Fitness2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Funniest Wins2014TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
The Morning After2012TV Series shortHimself - Guest
UCB Comedy Originals2012TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Teen Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Extra2011TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2011TV SeriesHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Happy Endings Auditions2011ShortHimself
Reel Comedy2010TV SeriesHimself
Top 12 Moments of the BET Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Def Comedy Jam2008TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Trading Spaces2007TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
One Night Stand1989TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2015BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmBig Hero 6 (2014)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Voice PerformanceBig Hero 6 (2014)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesHappy Endings (2011)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesHappy Endings (2011)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesHappy Endings (2011)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerHappy Endings (2011)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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