Daphne Wayans

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Daphne Wayans
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Born Daphne Sharmaine Denise Polk
(1971-05-21) May 21, 1971 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Keenen Ivory Wayans (2001–2005)
Children Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans
Nala Yasmeen Ivory Wayans
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Bella Ivory Aziza Wayans
Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans
Signature Daphne Wayans signature.png

Daphne Wayans (born May 21, 1971) is an American television personality and relationship expert.[1][2] She is best known as the former wife of Keenen Ivory Wayans, creator of the FOX sketch comedy In Living Color.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Daphne was raised in Inglewood, California and attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles.[4] She has a strong interest in fashion and attended Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine, California, a for-profit private college that educates students for the Fashion, Entertainment, Beauty, Interior Design, and Graphic Design industries.[5]

Daphne first met Keenen through their mutual friend, actor Eddie Murphy. The couple has 5 children together: Jolie, Nala, Keenen Jr, Bella and Daphne.[3] The couple divorced in 2005 but remain close friends.[6]

Daphne currently serves on the board of the New Village Leadership Academy,[7] a private elementary school located in Calabasas, California, which was founded by actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.[8]

On September 12, 2012, television network VH1 announced the addition of Daphne to the cast of the reality television series Hollywood Exes.[1] Although she had been part of the original cast who pitched the show to VH1, she decided not to appear in the first season.[9]

Daphne offers parenting and relationship advice as a guest blogger on The Huffington Post,[8] and prides herself on living a healthy lifestyle.[10]

See also[edit]

The cast of Hollywood Exes.


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