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Michael Wayans Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Facts

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Michael Wayans is an immensely talented actor, comedian, and producer who hails from the popular Wayans family. He rose to fame after his roles in Dance Flick and My Wife and Kids. Read on to learn more about Michael Wayan’s interesting biography, net worth, and career.

Michael Wayans Biography

Michael Richard Wayans was born on March 28, 1985, in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is currently 35 years old and is known by his nickname Mikey. He follows Christianity and has African-American nationality.

Michael Wayans is the second-born child of Damon Wayans Sr. and Lisa Thorner. They got separated in 2013. His brother is named Damon Wayans Jr. born in 1982 and his sister named Cara Mia Wayans born in 1987 and Kyla Wayans born in 1991.

Michael Wayans’s wife is Vanessa Simmons and has a daughter named Ava Marie Wayans. No information regarding his education is known.

Michael Wayans Family

Michael Wayans is the nephew of Dwayne Wayans. His cousins are named Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Diedre Wayans, Chaunte Wayans and Vonnie Wayans.

Wayans family was started by a supermarket manager named Howell Stouten Wayans and his wife named Elvira Alethia a social worker.

Both of them resided in Chelsea, New York  when they had their first child named Dwayne Wayans (born 1956). They had a total of 10 children in order:

Dwayne Wayans (born1956), Keenen Ivory Wayans (born 1958), Diedre Wayans (born 1959), Craig Wayans (born 1976), Damon Wayans (born 1960), Damon Wayans Jr. (born 1982), Kim Wayans (born 1961), Elvira Wayans (born 1964), Damien Dante Wayans (born 1980), Chaunté Wayans (born 1982), Nadia Wayans (born 1965), Devonne Wayans (born 1966), Shawn Wayans (born 1971), and Marlon Wayans (born 1972).

The interesting aspect of the Wayans family is that all of them are actors and belong to the entertainment industry. They have created numerous productions such as:

  • Scary Movie film series (2000-2013)
  • The Wayans Bros (1995-1999)
  •  In Living Color (1990-1994)
  • White Chicks (2004)
  • My Wife and Kids (2001-2005)
  • Little Man (2006)
  • Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • Mo’ Money (1992)
  • Blankman (1994)
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
  • Major Payne (1995)
  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
  • Waynehead (1996–1997)
  • Thugaboo (2006)
  • The Underground (2006)
  • Dance Flick (2009)
  • Second Generation Wayans (2013)

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Michael Wayans Appearance

Michael Wayans measures 5’7″ and weighs 70 kg. He has a dark complexion with black hair and eyes.

Michael Wayans Career

Michael Wayans began his acting career when he was just nine years old. He starred in The Blankman in 1994 and played the role of young Daryl. His father Damon Wayans was the screenwriter and an actor in the movie.

In 2001, Michael Wayans played Mike in the series My Wife and Kids which ran till 2005. In 2009, he starred along with his siblings and cousins in a comedy movie Dance Flick.

Most of the cast belonged to the Wayans family including Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. He has also appeared in many other movies such as Blood Man and HBO’s special One Night Stand.

He also composed a theme sound for the series titled The Underground in 2006.

Michael Wayans Filmography 

  • The Blankman (1994)
  • Dance Flick (2009)
  • My Wife and Kids (2001-2005)
  • The Underground (2006)

Michael Wayans Relationship Status

Michael Wayans started dating actress and reality TV star Vanessa Simmons in 2005. She is the daughter of a famous rapper and producer Joseph Simmons known by his stage name Rev Run. Vanessa appeared on

The Wendy Williams Show in September 2009. She is also the co-founder of a show brand named Pastry. The duo has been in a long-term relationship and welcomed a baby girl named Ava Maria Wayans on February 13, 2014.

They announced on January 24, 2014, that the duo is expecting a child. Vanessa Simmons told in an interview in 2017 that she would welcome more children with Michael Wayans when they will get married. For now, they do not plan on having any more children until they get married.

Michael Wayans Social Media Presence 

Michael Wayans is active on Instagram under the username @its_mike_bro where he has amassed 62k followers and has a personal profile on Facebook.

Michael Wayans Net Worth

Michael Wayans’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million generated by his acting debuts and endorsements.


Michael Wayans is an amazing actor and comedian who has a long journey ahead of him. He is loved by his fans for his satirical comedy and exceptional acting. He is also a loving husband and a doting father.

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