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  • Scary Movie V

  • Dance Flick

  • Little Man

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Shawn Wayans Biography

  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
  • Born: Jan 19, 1971
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

As a key member of what many comedy lovers consider to be one of the funniest families on Hollywood, producer/writer/actor Shawn Wayans has been instrumental in bringing such hit parodies as [[Feature~V135586~Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood~dontbeamenacetosouthcentralwhiledrinkingyourjuiceinthehood]], [[Feature~V181302~Scary Movie~scarymovie]], and its sequel [[Feature~V246290~Scary Movie 2~scarymovie2]] to the big screen. Though Wayans has occasionally branched out to appear in such non-Wayans productions as the 1999 action thriller [[Feature~V180305~New Blood~newblood]], it's mainly family that serves as this funnyman's bread and butter, with a lead role in the WB sitcom [[Feature~V313208~The Wayans Bros.~thewayansbros[tvseries]]] leading to increasingly prominent roles in such family productions as [[Feature~V292771~White Chicks~whitechicks]] and [[Feature~V325959~Little Man~littleman]]. Raised in the Chelsea area of Manhattan with his nine siblings, Wayans credits his family's boundless sense of humor in helping him to get by when money was tight and the future looked grim. Supporting roles in such early efforts as elder brother [[Performer~P116125~Keenen Ivory~keenenivorywayans]]'s [[Feature~V24180~I'm Gonna Git You Sucka~imgonnagityousucka]] and the hit sketch comedy series [[Feature~V305447~In Living Color~inlivingcolor[tvseries]]] (for which he also DJ'ed) encouraged Wayans to try his hand at writing, and in the following years he would team with sibling [[Performer~P75078~Marlon~marlonwayans]] to great success. Specializing in the kind of low-brow comedy that appealed mainly to the high-school and college set, the two Wayans soon found that an ideal way to gauge the success was in how much their efforts offended their mother. When their disapproving mom walked out on [[Feature~V246290~Scary Movie 2~scarymovie2]], the pair knew they had a surefire hit on their hands. After appearing as the titular "females" in the 2004 comedy [[Feature~V292771~White Chicks~whitechicks]], it was time to shrink his best collaborator down to size for the big-head-on-a-little-body comedy [[Feature~V325959~Little Man~littleman]] in 2006. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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