Shawn Wayans

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Shawn Wayans

Born

1/19/1971, New York City, New York USA

Birth Name

Shawn Wayans

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Shaun Wayans., SW, SW-1
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Shawn Wayans is without a doubt one of the siblings of the famous and hilarious Keenen Ivory Wayans. He is the second-youngest of ten siblings born to Howell and Elvira Wayan. Along with his brothers and sisters, they grew up in the New York City Chelsea section in…more

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    • Shawn/b> (On other Wayans'): We've got some nephews, Craig and Damien. They've directed and written for Damon's show, "My Wife and Kids."

    • Shawn (On working with Keenen Wayans): We've always got along from day one. Keenen is kind of like a father figure. He's 13 years older than me and 14 years older than Marlon.

    • Shawn: We kind of looked at society and turned it into animation. The script (for Scary Movie) is written and now we just have to set it up.

    • Shawn (about how he likes working with his brothers): We like writing with each other; it's fun.

    • Shawn: We pay homage to the people who came before, doing satires, like Mel Brooks; we're just carrying the torch.

    • Shawn (about always being in the publics' eye): You lose your privacy, and sometimes, people don't see you as human.

    • Shawn (about giving the fans what they want, good comedy): You have to step up to the plate, and then hit one out of the park.

    • Shawn: Women don't like advice. They don't want you to fix their problems, they just want you to listen.

    • Shawn: We were raised to look out for one another. Keenen got us early on. He's always been like a brother-father figure to us, from teaching us about women, about the business, acting, writing, everything.

    • Shawn (about him and his brother's ideas for upcoming movies): The studios want this from us, but it's not all we (him and Marlon) do. So the next couple of movies we have planned, we want to do just a regular, funny comedy.

    • Shawn (about creating the special effects in "Scary Movie"): There were challenges with production because of the special effects. There are just some things that, although written, special effects just isn't able to do.

    • Shawn: We had two years to write the first script. It was written while we were taping the Wayans Brothers Show. Scary Movie 2... we wrote while we filmed, promoted, and produced.

    • Shawn: We don't want to be known as the guys who have just one move to the basket. Plus, that's all choices. There's more than one studio in town-there's seven studios in town!

    • Shawn: If you keep up with pop culture, everybody knows the joke.

    • Shawn (on how he always wanted to do comedy): I knew when I was 6. I just knew it; I didn't care about nothing else. If I didn't make it in this world, I would probably be homeless. I gave myself that little to fall back on.

    • Shawn (on how the characters they create and portray are real in life): You know, these types of characters do exist in this world, who make all kinds of unimportant things really, really important, like shopping at Gucci and Prada.

    • Shawn: We're happy to prove ourselves in any genre. Bottom line is for us to be consistent, be happy, and continue to be funny.

    • Shawn: We thought it was a rich world, no pun intended, to actually go into and really expose and find the humor in it.

    • Shawn: We make a family environment, it's fun, everybody knows what needs to be done, Keenen oversees the whole thing, we respect him, he respects us.

    • Shawn: We have always had gross humor. But we try for funny, not gross.

    • Shawn: The people who watched us on TV followed us into films, and that was our core fan-base, and it grew from there.

    • Shawn: People are expecting things. In the first one, no one was expecting anything. They were saying, Oh my God, I can't believe these guys are doing this.

    • Shawn: For Scary Movie 2, we had a due date and had to work fast. And though there's a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That's how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard.

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  • Shawn Wayans is sooo funny!

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    I think Shawn Wayans is sooo funny. I wish one day he can do a movie without his brothers so we can see his real talent. I love him when he was on Wayans Bros. That show is sooo funny. He would say funny things that would catch me off guard. He cool in White Chicks too.
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