MARLON WAYANS (Levy) was born and raised in New York and is the youngest of ten Wayans siblings.
After graduating from the famed High School of Performing Arts in New York, Marlon studied at Howard University's Film School. From there, Marlon made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenan Ivory Wayans' feature film I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. Immediately following his feature film debut Marlon headed out west to join the cast of the Emmy Award winning comedy series, In Living Color. In 1990, young Marlon created and starred in The Wayans Bros. sitcom, which headed up the WB network lineup for five years.
He starred in the feature films Mo' Money and Above the Rim, and then wrote, executive produced, and starred in the hit comedy Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Marlon often works with his brother Shawn and has starred on the big screen in the Wayans Bros. comedy, White Chicksthat he co-wrote and co-executive produced the film with older brother Keenen Ivory directing. The film parodies the coming-of -- age-in-the-'hood genre, Marlon starred in The Sixth Man (Disney/Touchstone) and Senseless with David Spade and Matthew Lillard. He also starred in the film adaptation of the hugely successful board game, Dungeons & Dragons for Newline Cinema. Marlon was also seen playing the coveted role of Gawain McSam in the Coen Brothers feature The LadyKillers alongside two-time Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks for Buena Vista & Touchstone Pictures.
Marlon co-wrote, co-executive produced and starred in the box office smashes Scary Movie (Miramax) & its sequel Scary Movie 2 with his brother Shawn and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Marlon were next seen on the big screen in Dance Flick new comedy co-written with brother Keenen Ivory. Additionally, Marlon gave a compelling dramatic performance as drug addict Tyrone C. Love in the critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream by Darren Aronofsky for Artisan Entertainment. Marlon , along with his brothers and sisters, created Thugaboo the subsequent Boo Crew animated specials for Nickelodeon. Then in 2009, starred in the blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobrawhere he played Ripcord, the G.I. Joe team HALO's jumper.
In January 2013, Marlon wrote, produced and starred in the comedy hit, A Haunted House, a send up of the Paranormal Activity movie which also stars Cedric The Entertainer and Essence Atkins. , Marlon executive produced a comedy series, Second Generation Wayans starring his nephews, Damon Jr. Wayans and Craig which debut on BET Networks in January 2013.
When Marlon is not on the road performing standup, Marlon can be found hard at work in the "lab" where he is busy concocting his next project.
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