• Michael Wayans is an American actor, composer and singer, and the son of Damon Wayans Sr.
• Born in 1985, he has an older brother, Damon Jr., and two younger sisters, Cara Mia and Kyla
• He has appeared in films and TV series such as “Blankman” and “My Wife and Kids”
• He is in a long-term relationship with American reality TV personality and actress Vanessa Simmons, and they have one daughter
• Michael's net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million
Who is Michael Wayans?
Michael Richard Wayans Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Michael Wayans was born on 28 March 1985 under the Aries zodiac sign, in Los Angeles, California USA. The second child of Damon Wayans Sr. and his now ex-wife Lisa Thorner, Michael has an older brother – Damon Jr., an actor, best known as Coach in the TV series “New Girl” (2011-2018), and as Brad Williams in the TV series “Happy Endings” (2011-2020) – and two younger sisters, Cara Mia born in 1987, and Kyla in 1991.
Happy Birthday Damon Wayans Sr. The hilarious actor, writer, and producer is celebrating his 56th birthday today!
His parents divorced when he was 15 years old, despite which he’s nurtured a strong relationship with both of his parents. Michael started showing interest in performing arts from an early age, surrounded by people from the entertainment world, and began spending time around his father on the sets of films and TV series on which he worked. Unfortunately, there is no information about Michael’s educational background, as he’s chose not to share anything about it. However, according to sources, he matriculated from a local private high school, but it’s not known which one.
Michael is now an accomplished actor and composer. His debut came in 1994 when he was just nine years old, as his father talked him into portraying Young Darryl in the Damon Wayans’ written action comedy film “Blankman”; Damon also starred in the film, alongside David Alan Grier, and Robin Givens. His next role came when he was 27, as Mike in several episodes of the critically acclaimed TV comedy series “My Wife and Kids” (2001-2003), which was yet another creation of his father.
Moreover, in 2009, Michael appeared in the action-comedy film “Dance Flick”, written by Damien Dante Wayans, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans, which was his last on-screen appearance.
As a composer, Michael is credited as the creator of the theme music for the TV series “The Underground”, and as a performer of the song “I Shot Him at a Quarter to 1” in the film “Dance Flick”.
As of late 2021, Michael Wayans’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2.5 million, earned through his career as an actor and composer.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Girlfriend
When it comes to his personal life, Michael Wayans has been in a long-term relationship with American reality TV personality and actress Vanessa Simmons. The couple has been together since 2005, and welcomed a daughter, Ava Mary Jean Wayans, on 13 February 2014.
Michael Wayans Girlfriend, Vanessa Simmons Short Biography
Vanessa Jean Simmons was born on 5 August 1983, in Lale, Hawaii USA. She is the daughter of Joseph Simmons and his wife Valerie Vaughn. Joseph is better known to the world by his stage name Run, Rev. Run or DJ Run, American rapper, producer, TV personality, and one of the founding members of the popular hip-hop group Run-DMC.
The oldest three children, Vanessa has a younger sister Angela and a younger brother Joseph ‘JoJo’ Ward Simmons Jr. Moreover, Vanessa has three half-siblings, Daniel ‘Diggy’ Simmons III, Russell ‘Russy’ Simmons II, and Victoria Anne Simmons, from her father’s second marriage to Justine Jones. Vanessa attended Saint Mary’s High School, and after matriculating, enrolled at St. John’s University Queen Campus, but it’s still unclear what she studied.
Vanessa began her career in 2005 when she started appearing in her father’s reality TV show “Run’s House”, which features the daily life of Rev Run and his family.
Vanessa appeared in 50 episodes and gained massive popularity, catching the eye of several casting producers and directors. In 2007 she made her acting debut as Lola in a few episodes of the popular soap opera “Guiding Light”. She decided to give her acting career a go, and in 2010 she portrayed Elizabeth in the comedy film “Speed Dating”.
Her first major role was as Hanna in the comedy-drama film “Dysfunctional Friends”, while in 2013 she starred in the drama film “Hollywood Chaos”.
Her next big role was as Caroline in the TV series “Monogamy”, appearing in 18 episodes from 2018 to 2021. Next, she was Jackie Herman in the TV drama series “Games People Play” (2019), and recently portrayed Trish in the television drama movie “Hip Hop Family Christmas” (2021), which starred Keri Hilson, Serayah, and Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. Moreover, Vanessa is now working on the horror-thriller film “Night Games”, which will star her and Nelcie Souffrant; the film is currently in post-production and scheduled for release in 2022.
Vanessa Simmons’s net worth has been estimated to be around $8 million as of late 2021, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s appeared in more than 25 film and TV titles. Her appearances in reality TV series have also contributed to her wealth, and in addition to “Run’s House”, appeared in such shows as “Daddy’s Girls” (2009), and “Growing Up Hip-Hop” (2017-2019), while in 2014 she was the host of the show “Project Runway: Threads”.