Who is Amai Zackary Wayans?
Amai was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 24 May 2000 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s probably only known for being the daughter of Marlon Wayans, a famous American actor, film writer, producer and a comedian.
Early life and education
Amai was raised in Los Angeles alongside her brother Shawn Wayans (born on 3 February 2002) by their father, and their mother Angelica Zackary. It’s not known whether or not Angelica and Marlon were married; Marlon has stated that they married in 2005 and divorced in 2013, then in 2018 referred to her as his ‘ex-wife’, however, in 2021, he said that he’s never been married.
Amai studied at a local high school, and it’s believed that she became interested in acting while there, appearing in plays performed both at the school and at a local theatre. She was apparently motivated by her father, and looked up to him. Amai hasn’t launched her career in the film industry, so it’s believed that she’s perhaps not talented enough, however, after matriculating in 2018, she’s is currently attending college, from which she should graduate in 2022.
Although Amai’s yet to launch her career, she’s received special thanks for the 2019 comedy movie “Sextuplets”. Directed by Michael Tiddes, it starred her father Marlon, Bresha Webb and Michael Ian Black, and follows Alan who has just learned that he was born a sextuplet, and has embarked on a journey with his brother Russell, searching for their siblings.
Love life and relationships
Amai is more or less secretive when it comes to her love life, but has shared some details regarding it with the public.
She has used her Instagram account to reveal that she’s lesbian, and her father has shown great support for his daughter, and even wished her a happy pride month on Instagram. Amai hasn’t spoken of any girls whom she might have been with, but it’s widely believed that she’s today in long-term relationship with her high school sweetheart; according to these rumors, the two girls enrolled at the same college so that they could stay together. No evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Amai addressed these rumors.
As of December 2021, Amai seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Amai is physically highly active, and apparently played various sports while she was attending a local high school, including soccer, volleyball and tennis. She today has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure.
She’s a philanthropist and a fighter for equal rights for all humans: Amai has attended numerous LGBT-related events, and has also walked several peaceful protests organized by the movement Black Lives Matter.
She’s a huge animal lover, and Amai volunteered at a local animal shelter during her teenage years.
She enjoys watching movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, while a couple of her favorite films are “Saving Private Ryan”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
Age, height and net worth
Amai’s age is 21. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of December 2021, Amai doesn’t appear to have her own independent wealth, but her father’s net worth has been estimated at over $40 million.
Who is her father Marlon Wayans?
Marlon Lamont Wayans was born in New York City, USA, on 23 July 1972 – his zodiac sign is Leo, and he holds American nationality.
He’s appeared in close to 50 movies and TV series, and is probably still known best for his portrayal of Marcus Copeland, one of the lead characters in the 2004 crime comedy movie “White Chicks”. It was written and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, also starred Shawn Wayans and Busy Philipps, and follows two FBI agents who have gone undercover to protect the wealthy Wilson sisters from being kidnapped; the movie won three of the 16 awards for which it was nominated.
Marlon was raised in New York City alongside his nine older siblings, by their father Howell Stouten Wayans who was a supermarket manager, and their mother Elvira Alethia (nee Green) who was a social worker. Most of the members of the Wayans family are involved in the film industry, including Keenen Ivory, Dwayne Howell and Damon Kyle.
Marlon became interested in acting while still attending a local elementary school, and launched his career while studying at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, appearing briefly as an extra in the 1988 action crime comedy movie “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”. Upon matriculating in 1990, he enrolled at Howard University, but dropped out in 1992 to pursue his acting career.
He gained recognition when he was cast to play various characters in the hit comedy “In Living Color”, created by Keenen Ivory Wayans, who also starred in it alongside Kelly Coffield Park and Jim Carrey The series follows the lives of a group of friends and their families, aired from 1990 to 1994, and won seven awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 21 other awards.
A couple of Marlon’s other notable performances in the ‘90s were in 1997 in the fantasy comedy film “The Sixth Man”, and the animated comedy series “Waynehead” (voice role), then in the 1998 romantic comedy movie “Senseless”.
In 2006, Marlon starred as Calvin in the crime comedy movie “Little Man”, written and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and which also starred Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington. It follows a man who wants to adopt a short criminal, believing that he’s a baby – the movie won six of the 21 awards for which it was nominated. In 2009, he appeared in two popular movies: the action musical comedy “Dance Flick” and the action science fiction adventure “G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”.
Three of Marlon’s most recent roles have been in the 2020 romantic comedy movie “On the Rocks”, the biographical musical film “Respect”, and the animated family movie “Back Home Again” (voice role) both in 2021.
He has ‘won’ five of the 23 awards for which he’s been nominated, including a 2006 The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst On-Screen Couple, for “Little Man” (shared with Shawn Wayans), and two Razzie Awards in 2007, for Worst Screen Couple and Worst Actor, also for “Little Man”.