Wayans, Kim 1961–

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Wayans, Kim 1961–


Born October 8, 1961, in New York, NY; daughter of Howell and Elvira Wayans; sister of Damon, Dwayne, Keenen Ivory, Marlon, Nadia, and Shawn (all in the entertainment industry). Education: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, graduated (cum laude).

Addresses: Agent—Karen Forman, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actress, singer, director, writer, and editor. Stand-up comedienne at comedy clubs, including the Improv.

Awards, Honors: BET Comedy Icon Award (with other members of the Wayans family), outstanding career body of work and overall contributions to the comedy genre, Black Entertainment Television Network, 2004; BET Comedy Award nominations, outstanding writing for a comedy series and outstanding directing for a comedy series, Black Entertainment Television Network, both with others, both 2004 and 2005, for My Wife and Kids.


Television Appearances; Series:

Allison, a recurring role, A Different World, NBC, 1987–88.

Multiple characters, In Living Color, Fox, 1990–93.

Tonia Harris, In the House, NBC, c. 1995–96, UPN, c. 1996–98.

Mom, Waynehead (animated), The WB, 1996–97.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Multiple characters, The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime, HBO, 1991.

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview, UPN, 1996.

Voices of Jackie-in-the-Box and Lula, The Steadfast Tin Soldier: An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series (animated), HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, Soul Train Comedy Awards, 1993.

American Comedy Honors, Fox, 1997.

BET Comedy Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2004.

The Second Annual BET Comedy Awards (also known as BET Comedy Awards), Black Entertainment Television, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cameo Candette, "Lost and Found: Parts 1 & 2," China Beach, ABC, 1988.

Nicki, "Over Your Dead Body," Dream On, HBO, 1990, also broadcast on Fox.

Host, Soul Train, syndicated, 1993.

Sheila, "Farmer's Daughter," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1995.

Cousin Sheila, "A Country Christmas," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1998.

Rhonda, "There's Something about Rhonda," Getting Personal, Fox, 1998.

Random Acts of Comedy, Fox Family Channel, 1999.

Mystic ruler, "New Kids on the Planet," Cousin Skeeter, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Multiple characters, In Living Color, Fox, 1990.

Not the Bradys, NBC, 2003.

Television Work; Series:

Story editor, My Wife and Kids (also known as Wife and Kids), ABC, 2001–2002.

Executive story editor, My Wife and Kids (also known as Wife and Kids), ABC, 2002–2003.

Supervising producer, My Wife and Kids (also known as Wife and Kids), ABC, 2003–2005.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, My Wife and Kids (also known as Wife and Kids), ABC, episodes between 2004 and 2005.

Film Appearances:

Customer in chair, Hollywood Shuffle (also known as Robert Townsend's "Hollywood Shuffle"), Samuel Goldwyn, 1987.

(Uncredited) Interviewed fan, Eddie Murphy Raw (also known as Raw), Paramount, 1987.

Nightclub singer, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Herself, Wisecracks (documentary), Alliance International Pictures, 1992.

Andie Norman, Talking about Sex, 1994.

Diane, A Low Down Dirty Shame (also known as Mister Cool), Buena Vista, 1994.

"Unemployment," Floundering, A-pix Entertainment/Strand Releasing, 1994.

Mrs. Johnson, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (also known as Don't Be a Menace), Miramax, 1996.

Bettina, Critics and Other Freaks (also known as Critics Choice), Niuwirth Pictures, 1997.

Latisha Jansen, Juwanna Mann, Warner Bros., 2002.

Film Work:

Production assistant, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.


Teleplays; with Others; Series:

Special material, In Living Color, Fox, 1991–92.

My Wife and Kids (also known as Wife and Kids), ABC, 2002–2005.

Short Stories:

Author of short stories.



Black Film, http://blackfilm.com, June, 2002.