Dwayne Wayans

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Dwayne Wayans
Background information
Birth nameDwayne Howell Wayans
Born (1956-07-23) July 23, 1956 (age 64)
New York City New York
GenresFilm score
Years activeretired

Dwayne Howell Wayans (born July 23, 1956) is an American writer and film score composer. He is a member of the Wayans family.

Early life[edit]

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 were Jehovah's Witnesses.[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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