Damon Wayans is a well known actor, producer, writer and a stand-up comedian.

Personal Life

Damon Wayans was born as Damon Wayans Jr. in New York City, in the country of the United States of America. Damon Wayans was born to Howell Stouten Wayans and Elvira Alethia. Howell, was a supermarket manager in his early years while Alethia was a homemaker, social worker and a singer.

Damon Wayans began dating Lisa Thorner in the year 1982. Lisa Thorner described her romance with Wayans to be passionate when the duo met initially, the couple were even blessed with their first child, a son named Damon Wayans Jr, born on November 18,1982. Damon Wayans Jr. too followed the footsteps of his legendary father and ventured into acting. Lisa and Damon decided to get married shortly after the birth of their first child. It was on the 24th of April in the year 1984 that the couple got married.

The couple were blessed with their second child on March 28,1985. The second born too was a son, who the duo named Michael Wayans. Michael is a well known composer and an established actor. It is through Michael and his wife Vanessa Simmons that Damon has a grand-daughter named Ava Marie Jean Wayans. Ava was born on February 13, 2014. Apart from the two sons that Lisa and Damon have together, the couple are also parents to two daughters, the first being Cara Mia Wayans, who was born in 1987. Cara Mia Wayans is an actress popularly known for her role in ‘Dance Flick’ (released in 2009) and ‘My Wife and Kids’ While, the second daughter is Kyla Wayans, who was born in 1991 is also a fairly well reputed actress.

15 years into their marriage Lisa and Damon were unable to handle their relationship as Wayans was unhappy in the marriage and the couple had innumerable personal differences. Damon went on to file for divorce in the year 1999. In the following year, the divorce was granted by the court and the long relationship between the two was ended forever. Within 3 years of the divorce Damon began dating Charity Duplechan, and the duo are yet going strong almost 15 years later.


He hails from the country of the United States of America and is a part of the prominent Wayans family. The entire family has been entertainers over generations and he has performed in various roles such as that of an actor and a comedian through the 80’s. He even was part of a year long comedic sketch series on the show Saturday Night Live.

Last Modified: 04 Aug, 2018

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