|Born||New York City, New York, U.S.|
Elvira Wayans is an American screenwriter. She is the sister of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Sr., Nadia Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. She is the aunt of Craig Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans and Kyla Wayans, and the mother of Chaunté Wayans and Damien Dante Wayans.
Wayans, who was named after her mother, was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Elvira Alethia (Green), a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager. Her family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion. She and her family lived in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.