Kim Wayans

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Kim Wayans
Kim Wayans 2012.jpg
BornKim N. Wayans
(1961-10-16) October 16, 1961 (age 52)
New York City
OccupationActress, Comedian, Producer, Writer, Director
Years active1982–present
 
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Kim Wayans
Kim Wayans 2012.jpg
BornKim N. Wayans
(1961-10-16) October 16, 1961 (age 52)
New York City
OccupationActress, Comedian, Producer, Writer, Director
Years active1982–present

Kim N. Wayans (born October 16, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, producer, writer and director, and the sister of Keenen Ivory, Damon, Sr., Marlon, Shawn and Nadia Wayans.

Early life[edit]

Wayans was born in New York City, the daughter of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager.[1] Her family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion.[2][3] She and her family lived in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. She is sister of Keenen, Dwayne, Damon, Sr., Nadia, Shawn and Marlon. She graduated from Seward Park High School and Wesleyan University.

Career[edit]

In film she appeared in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (both directed by her brother Keenen), and had a starring role in the art film Talking About Sex and later co-starred in Juwanna Mann as homosexual center Latisha Jansen. She starred with her siblings on the Fox variety show In Living Color and A Low Down Dirty Shame. Her other television work includes regular appearances on the sitcom In the House with LL Cool J and a recurring role on A Different World. Recently, she has worked as a story editor on her brother Damon's sitcom My Wife and Kids.

In 2008 she co-wrote a series of children's books with her husband Kevin Knotts entitled Amy Hodgepodge about a multiracial girl adjusting to life in public school after years of homeschooling.

In 2011 she got a chance to showcase her dramatic chops with a supporting role as a mother who struggles to understand her 17-year-old daughter in Pariah. She was nominated (alongside co-star Pernell Walker) for Best Supporting Actress at the 2012 Black Reel Awards but lost to Octavia Spencer for the The Help.

In Living Color[edit]

Characters[edit]

Impressions[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRole
1987Hollywood ShuffleCustomer in Chair
1987–1988A Different World (TV series)Allison
1988China Beach (TV series)Cameo Candette
I'm Gonna Git You SuckaNightclub Singer
1990Dream OnNicki
1990–1993In Living Color (TV series)Various
1991Robert Townsend and His Partners in CrimeVarious
1994Talking About SexAndie Norman
FlounderingUnemployment
A Low Down Dirty ShameDiane
1995–1998In the House (TV series)Tonia Harris
The Wayans Bros. (TV series)Cousin Shelia
1996Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the HoodMrs. Johnson
1996–1997Waynehead (TV series)Mom (voice)
1997Critics and Other FreaksBettina
1998Getting Personal (TV series)Rhonda
2002Juwanna MannLatisha Jansen
2006Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (TV)Momma/Joyce (voice)
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (TV)Momma (voice)
2007What News? (TV)Pearl "Lightning" Davis
2009Dance FlickMs. Dontwannabebothered
2011PariahAudrey
2012Criminal Minds (TV)Darlene Beckett
2013RecklessVi

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