Damien Dante Wayans is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer who is well-known for helping in the script, in the production as well as in the direction of the American television sitcom, ‘My Wife and Kids’ from the year 2002 to the year 2004. For this work, he was nominated twice by the BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Another one of his most notable roles came in the year 1999 when he played the role of Snow Lurcher in the basketball drama movie, ‘Passing Glory’ and in the year 2005 when he played the role of Isaiah Charles in the 2005 American thriller movie, ‘Edison’.

Quick Info
Full NameDamien Dante Wayans
Date of Birth29 April 1980
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York
Age40 years
Father's NameN/A
Mother's NameElvira Wayans
SiblingsChaunte Wayans (Sister)
OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Director, and Producer
Ethnicity American-African
Height6 feet and 2 inches (1.88m/188cms)
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorBlack
Relationship StatusUnknown
Net worthUS $2 million

Early Life and Bio

Damien Dante Wayans was born on 29 April 1980 in New York City, New York to a mother whose name is Elvira Wayans and to a father whose identity has not yet been revealed. He is a member of the Wayans Siblings, which is a list of contemporary show business families. He was born and raised alongside his sister whose name is Chaunte Wayans by his mother as a single parent. His sister is also in the entertainment industry and she currently works as an actress. 

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Wayans Family

The Wayans family is an American show business family where they involve themselves in comedy shows and movies usually. They are popular for their projects where they have either acted or produced.

Some of the popular ones are The Wayans Bros, In Living Color, White Chicks, My Wife and Kids, and Little Man.
The members of the family include Chaunte Wayans, Damon Wayans Sr., Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Keenen Ivory Wayans, and Shawn Wayans.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Damien Dante Wayans holds an American nationality and belongs to the American African ethnicity. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding his religious background and religious practices at the moment.

Besides this, he stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88m/188cms) tall and information regarding his exact weight is unavailable. In addition to this, he has a slim body physique with a pair of black colored eyes and short black colored hair. He is currently 40 years old with the zodiac sign of Aries.

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Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding Damien Dante Wayans’ educational background and educational qualifications at the moment. However, it is assumed that he has completed at least high school from some local schools in New York City.


Damien Dante Wayans gave his debut performance in the year 1987 when he played the role of a child in the American standup comedy movie, ‘Eddie Murphy Raw’. Following this role, he went on to play the role of himself in the 1991 American sketch comedy television series, ‘In Living Color’, the role of Cadet Dwight ‘D’ Williams in the 1995 American comedy movie, ‘Major Payne’, the role of the cousin with a bag in the 1996 American crime comedy parody movie, ‘Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood’ and the role of Tulane in the 1996 American police drama television series, ‘New York Undercover.

In the year 1997, he appeared as himself in the American drama television series, ‘413 Hope Street’ and in the year 1999, he appeared as Snow Lurcher in the basketball drama television movie, ‘Passing Glory’ and as Shawn in the American television sitcom, ‘The Norm Show’.

Likewise, he portrayed the role of Trey in the 2000 American police procedural drama television series, ‘NYPD Blue’, the role of Bo Drew in the 2000 biographical drama television movie, ‘Freedom Song’, the role of Tec in the 2003 American comedy movie, ‘Malibu’s Most Wanted’ and the role of Isaiah Charles in the 2005 American thriller movie, ‘Edison’.

In the year 2006, he appeared as Lucky Reynolds in the comedy-drama movie, ‘Man About Town’, as Officier Wilson in the American crime comedy movie, ‘Little Man’ and as Haller in the American medical drama television series, ‘House’(Starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer, Jennifer Morrison, Omar Epps, Olivia Wilde, and many more other stars) and in the year 2012, he appeared with multiple roles in the 2012 online video making talent competition, ‘Internet Icon’.

His most recent work came in the year 2013 when he appeared as himself in the American comedy-drama television series, ‘Second Generation Wayans’.

As a Writer, Director, and Producer 

Damien Dante Wayans has worked as a director, a producer, and a writer in television series like the 2002 American sitcom, ‘My Wife and Kids’ which was created by Wayans Family, Damien worked as a writer for 9 episodes, as a producer for 26 episodes, and as a director for 19 episodes) and the 2006 sketch comedy television series, ‘The Underground’ (as a writer for 10 episodes, as a producer for 10 episodes, and as a director for 2 episodes). In addition to this, he has also written, produced, and directed the 2004 short movie, ‘The Last Meal’ and the 2009 American musical comedy movie, ‘Dance Flick’.

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Awards and Achievements

Damien Dante Wayans was nominated by the BET Comedy awards for the Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series and the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for his work in ‘My Wife and Kids’ in the year 2005.

Personal Life

Damien Dante Wayans likes to keep his personal life private to himself and away from social media attention. Because of this, it cannot be said for sure whether or not the actor has been married to someone. Likewise, there is no information regarding his children at the moment.

What is Damien Dante Wayans’s Net Worth?

Damien Dante Wayans earns primarily from his professional acting, writing, directing, and producing career and as of the year 2021, he has managed to amass an estimated net worth of around $2 million.

Social Media Presence 

Damien Dante Wayans is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@damiendw) has over 189 thousand followers and his official Twitter account (@DamienDW) has well over 108 thousand followers.


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