Shawn Wayans Net Worth

By Mixxerly UPDATED: NOVEMBER 28, 2021

How much money does Shawn Wayans make monthly and yearly? How much is Shawn Wayans' net worth?

About Shawn Wayans

Shawn Mathis Wayans is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and DJ. As of , Shawn Wayans' estimated net worth is at least $35 Million.

Along with his brother Marlon Wayans, he wrote and starred in The WB's sitcom The Wayans Bros.(1995–1999) and in the comedy films Don't Be a Menace (1996), Scary Movie (2000), Scary Movie 2 (2001), White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006), and Dance Flick (2009). He made his debut on In Living Color (1990–1993).

What is Shawn Wayans' Net Worth?

As of , Shawn Wayans' estimated net worth is at least $35M. Along with Marlon, Shawn Wayans created and starred in the sitcom The Wayans Bros. (The WB, 1995–99) and co wrote, co executive produced and starred in the feature Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996), in which Keenen also acted.

Wayans guest starred on episodes of MacGyver and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and provided the voice of Toof for the animated children's series Waynehead (based on brother Damon's real life childhood experiences).

Early life of Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans, the ninth of ten siblings, was born on January 19, 1971 in New York City, New York, the son of Elvira Alethia (Green), a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager. His family were once Jehovah's Witnesses. Wayans grew up in the Fulton Houses in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea and is a 1989 graduate of the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities.

On Fox's In Living Color, he began as DJ SW-1 and later became a featured performer, working with brothers Dwayne, Keenen (the show's creator), Damon, Marlon and sister Kim.

After a supporting stint in the gang drama New Blood (1999) Wayans' film fortunes increased dramatically when he co-starred with his brother Marlon in a hit film directed by their older brother Keenen: Scary Movie (1999–2000), a comic satire (which he also co wrote) on the then-recent trend of horror films like Scream.

Favorite Quotes from Shawn Wayans

“If I didn’t make it in this world, I would probably be homeless. I gave myself that little to fall back on.” – Shawn Wayans

“For Scary Movie 2, we had a due date and had to work fast. And though there’s a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That’s how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard.” – Shawn Wayans

“We still have that same burn, to get that same kind of laughs. So whether the studio wants us to or not, we’re going to do it. The money is just a byproduct of coming out with good stuff. Our whole thing is building that rapport with the audience.” – Shawn Wayans

“There were challenges with production because of the special effects. There are just some things that, although written, special effects just aren’t able to do.” – Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans Net Worth