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Kim Wayans
Born October 16, 1961 (1961-10-16) (age 48)
New York City, New York,
United States
Occupation Actress, Comedian, Producer, Writer, Director
Years active 1982–present

Kim Wayans (born October 16, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, producer, writer and director. She is also a member of the Wayans family.



Early life

Wayans was born in New York, New York, the daughter of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager.[1] Her family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion.[2][3] She and her family lived in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. She is sister of Keenan, Dwayne, Damon, Nadia, Shawn and Marlon. She graduated from Seward Park High School and Wesleyan University.


In film she appeared in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (both directed by her brother Keenan), and had a starring role in the art film Talking About Sex and later co-starred in Juwanna Mann. She starred with her siblings on the Fox variety show In Living Color. Her other television work includes regular appearances on the sitcom In the House with LL Cool J and a recurring role on A Different World. Recently, she has worked as a story editor on her brother Damon's sitcom My Wife and Kids.

In 2008 she co-wrote a series of children's books with her husband Kevin Knotts entitled Amy Hodgepodge about a multiracial girl adjusting to life in public school after years of homeschooling.

In Living Color


  • Bonita Butrell
  • Cousin Elsee
  • Laquita (I Love Laquita)
  • Lil Magic
  • Mrs. Brooks
  • Reesie (Cephus & Reesie)



Year Title Role
1987 Hollywood Shuffle Customer in Chair
1987-1988 A Different World (TV Series) Allison
1988 China Beach (TV Series) Cameo Candette
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Nightclub Singer
1990 Dream On Nicki
1990-1993 In Living Color (TV Series) Various
1991 Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime Various
1994 Talking About Sex Andie Norman
Floundering Unemployment
A Low Down Dirty Shame Diane
1995-1998 In the House (TV Series) Tonia Harris
The Wayans Bros. (TV Series) Cousin Shelia
1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Mrs. Johnson
1996-1997 Waynehead (TV Series) Mom (voice)
1997 Critics and Other Freaks Bettina
1998 Getting Personal (TV Series) Rhonda
2002 Juwanna Mann Latisha Jansen
2006 Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (TV) Momma/Joyce (voice)
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (TV) Momma (voice)
2007 What News? (TV) Pearl "Lightning" Davis
2009 Dance Flick Ms. Dontwannabebothered


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