Who is Cara Mia Wayans?

Cara Mia Wayans was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 18 April 1987 – her zodiac sign is Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, but who’s perhaps only known for being a daughter of Damon Wayans, a famous American actor, film writer, producer, and a stand-up comedian.

Early life, parents and education

Cara was raised in Los Angeles alongside her sister Kyla, and brothers Michael and Damon Wayans Jr., by their father, and their mother Lisa Thorner who’s a former model; Cara’s parents divorced in 2000.

The Wayans family is famous for their involvement in the film industry, which was also how Cara fell in love with acting.

Her father occasionally took her to watch him shoot for his movies and TV series, and after having expressed her interest in acting, Damon cast her to play an extra (Little Girl) in the popular 1994 action crime comedy movie “Blankman”, directed by Mike Binder, and which starred Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier and Robin Givens. It follows an inventor who has become a superhero thanks to his bulletproof costume.

Cara then focused on her education – she attended a local high school in Los Angeles, and was interested in a couple of activities during her four years there, including dancing, singing and practicing creative writing. She matriculated in 2005, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, most people believe that Cara hasn’t attended college.

Cara’s acting career

Cara has only three acting credits, including the above-mentioned film “Blankman”. In 2001, she played both Shante and Bre in three episodes of the family comedy series “My Wife and Kids”, created by her father Damon, who also starred in it alongside Tisha Campbell and George Gore II. It follows Michael Kyle who wants to lead a normal life, but his two daughters, son and wife are making this impossible; the series aired from 2001 to 2005, and won 11 of the 47 awards for which it was nominated.

Cara also played an extra (Club Girl) in the 2009 musical action comedy film “Dance Flick”, directed by Damien Dante Wayans, and which starred Marlon and Shawn Wayans, and Shoshana Bush.

The movie follows the street dancer Thomas Uncles who has fallen in love with fellow dancer Megan White, while the two have now entered together a large dancing competition.

Cara has since been staying away from the media’s attention, and it remains unknown what she’s been doing for the past 12 years.

Love life and husband

Cara prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still uploaded a couple of pictures onto her Instagram account, which feature her spending time with her husband, but

hasn’t shared any details concerning him with the public, and his name and profession thus remain unknown.

According to rumors circulating the internet, Cara and her other half exchanged vows sometime in the mid-2000s, and in October 2021, she uploaded a picture onto her Instagram account, which was taken minutes after she gave birth to their son Damon Ivory.

Cara hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, and as of December 2021, she’s apparently married, and has a son.

Hobbies and other interests

Cara is highly active on Instagram, and is today followed by more than 10,000 people on the network, while she’s uploaded over 250 pictures, most taken during her everyday life.

Cara loves summer, as she enjoys sun tanning at the beach, drinking cocktails and playing beach volleyball.

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She’s into travelling, and has apparently been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while she’s visited a couple of European countries, as well, including France and Germany.

She’s a talented painter, and pictures of some of her works can be found uploaded onto her Instagram account.

Cara has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Lupita Nyong’o, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Independence Day”, “I Am Legend” and “Seven Pounds”.

Age, height and net worth

Cara’s age is 34. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while her father Damon’s net worth is reputedly over $35 million.

Who is her father Damon Wayans?

Damon Kyle Wayans was born in New York City, USA, on 4 September 1960 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He has appeared in more than 40 movies and TV series, and has also written, produced and directed many; Damon is today probably still known best for his portrayal Jimmy Dix, of one of the main characters in the 1991 action crime comedy movie “The Last Boy Scout”. It was directed by Tony Scott, also starred Bruce Willis and Chelsea Field, and follows the death of a protected female witness, while her boyfriend and a private detective are now investigating a corrupt politician who might be standing behind this.

Damon was raised in New York City alongside his four brothers and five sisters, by their father Howell Stouten Wayans who was a supermarket manager, and their mother Elvira Alethia (nee Green) who was a singer and a social worker. Damon studied at Murry Bergtraum High School, and it was during his four years there that he became interested in stand-up comedy and acting; he matriculated in 1978, and didn’t attend college.

He launched his career as a comedian in 1982, when he started performing in bars and clubs around New York City; in 1984, he was an extra in the popular action comedy movie “Beverly Hills Cop”, which starred Eddie Murphy. Damon attracted attention in 1985 and 1986, when he performed comedy on the show “Saturday Night Live”, then between April 1990 and 1992, he starred in the comedy series “In Living Color”.

A couple of Damon’s following notable performances were in the 1995 comedy movie “Major Payne”, the 1996 comedy film “Celtic Pride”, and the 1996 sports comedy movie “The Great White Hype”.

Damon starred in the 2000 satirical comedy film “Bamboozled”, while the year 2006 saw him star in the comedy series “The Underground”. He retired from stand-up comedy on 12 November 2015, while his most recent role has been his portrayal of Roger Murtaugh, in 55 episodes of the action crime comedy “Lethal Weapon”, between 2016 and 2019.

For his acting skills, Damon has won two of the 18 awards for which he’s been nominated; he won a 2002 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series, and a 2004 BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, both for his performance in “My Wife and Kids”.

Damon learned that he’s suffering from Type 2 diabetes in January 2013.

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