|Birth name||Dwayne Howell Wayans|
|Born||August 22, 1956|
New York City New York
|Years active||still active|
Wayans was born in New York City, the son of Elvira Alethia (Green), a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager. His family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion. He and his family lived in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. He is the brother of Keenen, Kim, Elvira (who was named after her mother), Nadia, Damon, Sr., Shawn, and Marlon.
- Stated on Finding Your Roots, January 19, 2016, PBS