Michael Wayans: Biography, career, family background, social media

Who is Michael Wayans?

Michael Wayans is the son of actor Damon Wayans. His siblings are Kim, Cara, Shawn, and Keenen. He is married to Elvira Wayans (sister of Damon). The couple has one child named Michael, who was born in 2007. His parent’s marriage ended when he was only six months old after his mother found out that her husband had cheated on her with an 18-year-old girl.

Michael Wayans: Career

Michael Wayans began his career performing stand-up comedy at 12 years old together with his brother Shane. In 1994 they landed roles as brothers on a new show called In Living Color. The show is opposite their father, Damon Wayans, and sister Kim’s boyfriend, Kirkwood. They were both casts in the 1994 film Blankman. Michael Wayans starred in his sitcom called Half & Half (which premiered when he was only 14 years old).

His brother Keenen chose to take a break from acting after getting married and directing Different movies. It includes movies; like A Low Down Dirty Shame, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, and The Sixth Man. Michael Wayans began hosting his show on BET called Rip the Cut, which was canceled due to lack of viewership. He continued hosting Def Comedy Jam for three more years until it also got canceled.

Michael Wayans’s family background

Michael Wayans’s first wife was a comedian/actress, Nicole, whom he married when they were both still teenagers. Their marriage ended after nine months due to cheating with actor Philip Champion whom she subsequently got engaged to. They have one child together who was only two years old at the time of their divorce. He shares custody of their son with his ex-wife until now, which makes it difficult for him to participate in events like Super Bowl parties due to their geographical distance.

His second wife is comedian/actress Elvira whom he met at a comedy show in Miami, Florida (his hometown) back in 2010. Their first date was at the movies watching The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (starring Liam Neeson). They had their daughter Michaela together,r which is their shared birthday. They got married on 08/01/2013 at St. Edward’s Church located in South Beach, Florida, after seven years together dating & 3 years of engagement.

Michael Wayans as a comedian

In the 90s, Michael Wayans was considered one of the most influential African American comedians due to his show In Living Color. In 2001 People Magazine voted him as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. In 2003 “Maxim” ranked him No.75 on their Hot 100 List and No. 21 on their Top 50 Comedians list.

Michael Wayans: Social media

Michael Wayans has also made some homophobic remarks on his Instagram account by being rude towards males who call themselves “bears,” typically overweight hairy gay men. His family is very religious. He was baptized at the age of 7andh Keenen & Damo,n who are three years apart from him. They have all been raised as Jehovah’s Witnesses since their childhood.

So they don’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas, or any other holidays that aren’t associated with Christianity, for example, Easter or Halloween. Michael Wayans currently lives with his family in South Beach but hasn’t announced whether or not he is still a Jehovah’s Witness to this day. He resides among many celebrities in New York City, where he is filming his latest movie, The Intrude, the Nutcracker the Grinch that Rhymes Too Little Horror Shorts.

Michael Wayans: Social media

 Michael Wayans : diabetes

In July 2009 reported on his Facebook page that he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. As he doesn’t eat junk food and has an active lifestyle, he was not expecting this to affect him much. However, after the media reported that he was diagnosed with Diabetes, Michael stated on his Twitter account via @Michael_Wayans that not only does he have Type 2 but also Type 1.

Michael Wayans’s wife:

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Michael Wayans learned of his wife Elvira’s double breast cancer when his son Keenen Wayans Jr. tweeted to him,m “I’m so mad at you right now.” posted on March 3rd, 2014. That’s because Elvira had a bilateral mastectomy without telling him. During her last moments, she never told him about me,t and he was angry at her for keeping it a secret. It was because he prided himself on being her protector and felt she did not trust him enough. However, they never argued about this.

Keenen Wayans Jr. knew that his mother was ill because she told him almost a year ago. She didn’t know if cancer would come back, so she chose to keep it from Michael. Eventually, there was no hope left & cancer had spread too widely throughout her body for surgery and chemotherapy to help. Michael didn’t even know his son had a Twitter account at this time. Keenen’s outburst made him aware of how bad his wife was after he learned about it after his outburst on March 3rd, 2014.

Michael Wayans's wife: disease

Michael Wayans and his wife: dance classes

Michael Wayans & Elvira Panteleakos have been together since 2003 when they met at a salsa dancing class as adults. They are interracial and at a time when society was not used to seeing interracial couples. However,h Michael Wayans was still legally married to his first wife. From 2004 until she moved into his condo in 2007, he and Panteleakos lived together. 

They then got engaged that same year in September but didn’t get married until 2013 due to Michael’s divorce not being finalized when they planned the wedding. In early August 2014, Michael Wayans was so stressed from Elvira having cancer and her chemotherapy treatments.

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