Dwayne Wayans

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Dwayne Wayans
Birth name Dwayne Wayans
Born (1956-07-20) July 20, 1956 (age 60)
New York City
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Writer/Composer

Dwayne Kim Wayans (born July 20, 1956) is an American writer and film score composer. He is a member of the Wayans family.

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Wayans was born in New York City, the son of Elvira Alethia (Green), a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Stouten Wayans,[1][2] a supermarket manager.[citation needed] His family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion.[citation needed] He and his family lived in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. He is the brother of Keenen, Kim, Elvira (who was named after her mother), Nadia, Damon, Sr., Shawn, and Marlon.


He worked as production assistant and performed as background characters and in sketches on the shows of brothers Keenen Ivory Wayans (In Living Color) and Damon Wayans, Sr. (My Wife and Kids).

Dwayne's son has also composed original music for My Wife and Kids (2003–05), Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (2006), and television series the Underground (2016).


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