KEENAN IVORY WAYANS Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Keenen Ivory Wayans                                                                 
Born: 8 June 1958 New York City, New York, United States                                   
Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, director           
and writer known as the host and creator of the FOX sketch comedy series In               
Living Color, which also starred Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, his brother Damon                 
Wayans, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson and featured Jennifer Lopez.                     
Wayans was born in Harlem, New York, the son of Elvira, a homemaker and social             
worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. His family was involved in               
the Jehovah's Witnesses religion. He attended college at Tuskegee                         
University; however, he dropped out in his senior year to pursue a career in               
comedy. Wayans is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter     
fraternity established for black men. Wayans is one of several Wayans family               
members who have become famous in Hollywood, including his siblings Damon, Kim,           
Marlon and Shawn.                                                                         
Wayans is a vegetarian and a supporter of animal rights group, PETA. He                   
married in June 2001. In 2004, Wayans and wife Daphne separated and have                   
formally filed for divorce. They have five children together named Jolie, Nala,           
Keenen Jr., Bella and Daphne Ivory. He is the cousin of Craig Wayans and uncle             
of Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans, and Damien             
Dante Wayans.                                                                             
He is currently dating actress Brittany Daniel