Most of us might know Marlon Wayans from his popular role as “Shorty” in the comedy-horror films Scary Movies. The Hollywood actor is now 45 years of age and has appeared in many movies.
He earns well from his career, and his roles in several hit movies has helped him maintain a good net worth. Let's dig deep into the financial side of Marlon Wayans.
Born on July 23, 1972, Marlon Wayans is from a family of successful comedians, actors, actresses, and producers. He is the youngest amongst ten of his siblings.
Marlon is known for his portrayal of the role of the popular character of “Shorty” in Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4.
He has also appeared in other comedy movies like White Chicks, Little Man and Dance Flick. He then had a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem of a Dream”. This movie saw the departure of Marlon from his usual comical roles.
He was offered a role in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. He was then offered a leading role in A Haunted House and was asked to co-star in its sequel, which was released on April 18, 2014.
He has also appeared in the Netflix film, Naked. Marlon also produced and starred in Fifty Shades of Black, a parody movie for the original erotic romantic drama film Fifty Shades of Grey.
He has also appeared in many sitcoms and television shows. He co-acted with his brother Shawn Wayans, for their WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. He also worked with Randy Adams to create What The Funny, an online website for urban comedy.
Marlon is also known for creating the comedy competition television show, Funniest Wins, aired in June 2014.
Marlon was raised in a poverty in his early days, but by the time he reached high school, his elder siblings were already pursuing careers as comedians, actors. He attended the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art.
He made his debut in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in the 1970s.In 1996 Wayans again teamed with his brothers to film Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
His sitcom The Wayans Bros. ran from 1995 to 99’ helped to transform Wayans' career into one of the most prominent amongst his decorated family. The series ran for 5 complete seasons with a total of 105 episodes.
In 2000 he appeared in the superhit Scary Movie and even starred in its other three sequels.
In 2004, he shared the screen with Tom Hanks in The LadyKillers, and then a lead role in 2011, for the biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Marlon Wayans has a net worth of $40 million. One of his biggest and most profitable schemes was the Scary Movie franchise. Made on a budget of $19 million, the movie made a gross collection of $280 million. He had co-written and starred in the movie.
His next movie A Haunted House was also a financial success bringing in a total of $60 million out of a relatively small $2.5 million budget.
Wayans owns a huge mansion, his Sherman Oak house. The market value for this property is estimated to be around $1,600,000.