Who is Dwayne Wayans?
Dwayne Howell Wayans was born in New York City USA, on 20 July 1956 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s a film score composer and a writer, who’s probably known best for being a member of the Wayans family, nearly all of whom are involved and popular in the film industry.
Early life, siblings and education
Dwayne grew up in New York City alongside his brothers Keenen Ivory Desuma, Damon Kyle, Shawn Mathis and Marlon Lamont, and sisters Kimberly Nichole Wayans, Elvira Wayans and Nadia Wayans. The eight children were raised by their father Howell Stouten Wayans who was a supermarket manager, and their mother Elvira Alethia (nee Green), who was a social worker and a housewife.
Dwayne became interested in music at a very early age, and after having noticed his talent, his parents enrolled him at a music school; the family was rather poor while Dwayne was growing up, but Howell and Elvira worked hard to provide for their children.
He attended a local high school, at which he was interested in many activities, including singing with the school’s band, appearing in school plays, and learning to play various instruments. Dwayne matriculated in 1974, and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s believed that he attended college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1978.
He worked various unspecified jobs for the following 12 years, before entering the film industry.
Dwayne has only a single acting credit: he played Wedding Reception Guest in the 1990 episode “Hour of Power” of the popular comedy series “In Living Color”, created by his brother Keenen who also starred in it, alongside Jim Carrey and Kelly Coffield Park. It follows the lives of the members of an African-American family, aired from 1990 to 1994, and won seven awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 21 other awards – Dwayne also worked as a production assistant on 38 episodes of the series.
In 2002 and 2003, he co-produced 27 episodes of the popular family comedy series “My Wife and Kids”, created by his brother Damon, who also starred in it, alongside George Gore II and Tisha Campbell.
The series follows Michael Kyle who wants to lead a normal life, but his wife, son and two daughters are making this impossible for him; the series aired from 2001 to 2005, and won 11 of the 47 awards for which it was nominated. Dwayne also composed music for 33 episodes of the series.
He wrote the song “Lashindra Lashandra Rap” for the 2005 biographical crime action movie “Domino”, which starred Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke, and won two awards. The following year saw Dwayne compose music for several popular movies, including the crime comedy “Little Man”, the animated family comedy “Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness”, and the animated comedy “Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc’s Street”; he also composed music for 10 episodes of the comedy series “The Underground”.
In 2009, Dwayne composed the music, as well as sang various songs, in the musical action comedy film “Dance Flick”, written by his brothers Keenen, Marlon and Shawn, directed by his brother Damien, and which starred Marlon and Shawn Wayans, and Shoshana Bush. The movie follows Thomas Uncles and Megan White who are trying to become professional dancers.
Dwayne could have been heard singing in the 2014 episode “Sherlock Homeboy: Part 2” of the comedy series “King Bachelor’s Pad”.
Most recently, in 2017 he composed the music for the popular comedy series “Marlon”, created by his brother Marlon, who also starred in it alongside Bresha Webb and Essence Atkins. It follows a man who’s raising his two children with his former wife; the series aired in 2017 and 2018, and was nominated for four awards.
Dwayne might not be the most popular Wayans sibling on social media networks, but is still quite active on the internet. He’s today followed by close to 3,000 people on Instagram, and has uploaded nearly 30 pictures and videos onto the network.
He launched his Twitter account in December 2018, and it’s today followed by close to 20 people, while he’s tweeted nearly 50 times. Dwayne is also active on Facebook, but seems to be using the network just to keep in touch with his closest friends and family members.
Wife and children
Dwayne prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, and hasn’t mentioned any women (or men) whom he has perhaps been with. This is why there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning his past and present affairs, as well as his sexual orientation.
Some of Dwayne’s fans believe that he has a wife today, and that they have two children; a fan has claimed to have seen Dwayne walking with his family in the streets on Los Angeles, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Dwayne addressed these rumors.
There are also those who claim that he might be gay, and that this is why he hasn’t spoken of the women whom he has perhaps been with; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of November 2021, Dwayne appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Dwayne likes to travel, and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure. He has apparently also been to Europe, Asia and Australia on multiple occasions, while his dream travel destination is Pisa in Italy.
He was physically highly active during his 20s, 30s and 40s, as he had multiple training sessions at the gym every week, and also often played football and basketball with his friends.
Dwayne is a lover of animals, and has had several pet dogs and cats, while he’s apparently donated money to various animal shelters, as well as to several charity organizations which aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children.
He likes to watch Hollywood movies late at night, and his favorite actors are Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and Johnny Depp, while some of his favorite films include “Titanic”, “Independence Day” and the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Age, height and net worth
Dwayne is 65 years old. He is bald and has brown eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.9m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.