Keenen Ivory Wayans Children: Facts About All His 5 Children

Keenen Ivory Wayans Children

Keenen Ivory Wayans is an actor-comedian, and filmmaker. He is part of the Wayans family of entertainers. He hosted and created the 1990–1994 Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. He produced, directed, and/or wrote films, starting with Hollywood Shuffle, which he cowrote, in 1987. He is a proud dad to five kids with his ex-wife Daphne Wayans.

Keenen Ivory Wayans:Bio Summary

NameKeenen Ivory Wayans
BornJune 8, 1958
Birthplace Harlem, New York City
SpouseDaphne Wayans (2001–2006), Brittany Daniel (2007–2014)
ChildrenBella, Nala, Daphne, Jolie, and Keenen Jr.
ParentsHowell Stouten Wayans and Elvira Alethia
CareerActor, comedian, filmmaker

Keenen Ivory Wayans directed the film Scary Movie (2000) and hosted the talk show The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show. He was a judge for the eighth season of Last Comic Standing. He is a vegetarian and promoted the diet in a public service announcement in 2006 for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Keenen Ivory Wayans and Daphne Wayans have given birth to five children together. They first met through their mutual friend, actor Eddie Murphy. Their marriage was from 2001 to 2006. Their children are Jolie, Nala, Keenen Jr, Bella, and Daphne. Let’s take a quick look at each of their lives.

Meet Jolie, Ivory Imani Wayans

Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans was born in 1992 to Keenen Ivory Wayans and Daphne Wayans. As of 2022, Jolie is at the age of 30 years.

Meet Nala Wayans

Nala Wayans was born on April 30, 1996, in the United States. Her parents are Keenen Ivory Wayans and reality star, Daphne Wayans. She became a co-host of the reality The Guest House.

Meet Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr.

Keenen Ivory Wayans Jr. is the son of Keenen Ivory Wayans and Daphne Wayans. He was welcomed in the year 1998 and is 24 years old as of 2022. He was named after his father Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Meet Bella Wayans

Bella Wayans is the daughter of Keenen Ivory Wayans and Daphne Wayans. She was born in the year 2001. As of 2022, she is 21 years old.

Meet Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans

Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans was born in the year 2003 to parents Keenen Ivory Wayans and Daphne Wayans. Daphne is 19 years old as of 2022.

Who Is The Mother Of Keenen Ivory Wayans Children

Daphne Wayans is the mother of Keenen Ivory Wayans’ five children. She gave birth to Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans, Nala Yasmeen Ivory Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jr., Bella Ivory Aziza Wayans, and Daphne Ivory Shiva Wayans. She is an American television personality, relationship expert, and film producer known as the former wife of Keenen Ivory Wayans.

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Daphne Wayans was raised in Inglewood, California, and attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles. She attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Irvine, California. She serves on the board of the New Village Leadership Academy, a private elementary school located in Calabasas, California, which was founded by actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Daphne Wayans offers parenting and relationship advice as a guest blogger on The Huffington Post. She co-produced a stand-up comedy documentary “Dying Laughing”. She also co-wrote the song “Carte Blanche” with Doug Grigsby for recording artist Teena Marie, which was released on Teena Marie’s album Beautiful in 2013.

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