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Jessica Biel to guest star on 'New Girl'

Jessica Biel to guest star on 'New Girl'

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --Jessica Biel will return to television in a cameo as "the hottest scientist in the world" who competes with Jess on the season four premiere of "New Girl."
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'Community' leads with 6 Critics' Choice nods

'Community' leads with 6 Critics' Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- The junior college-set sitcom "Community" earned a leading six Critics' Choice Award nominations in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Actor says father 'trademarked me'

BOSTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Los Angeles native Damon Wayans Jr. says he is proud of his father, but that he has grown up to become his own man.
Jamie Foxx tapped to be BET Awards host

Jamie Foxx tapped to be BET Awards host

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Singer and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has signed on as host of next month's 2009 BET Awards show in Los Angeles.
Damon Wayans plans comedy Web site

Damon Wayans plans comedy Web site

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian and actor Damon Wayans is taking his humor to the Internet by establishing a new Web site called WayOutTV.com.

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Bernie Mac to quit standup

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Comedian Bernie Mac stopped off in New York to chit-chat on CBS' "The Late Show" and drop the bombshell that he's calling it quits as a standup comic.

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Government tells Wayans to pick a new name

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has twice rejected the name submitted by actor/comedian Damon Wayans for his hip-hop clothing line.

Showtime lines up more original series

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An "'In Living Color' on steroids" hosted by Damon Wayans is among four new series lined up to air on the premium cable channel Showtime.

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BET will honor Martin Lawrence

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The BET network Wednesday announced Martin Lawrence will receive its Comedy Icon Award during this year's BET Comedy Awards show.
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Damon Wayans appears in concert at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas February 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Damon Kyle Wayans ( /ˈdeɪmən ˈweɪ.ənz/; born September 4, 1960) is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor, one of the Wayans brothers.

Wayans was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. He has five sisters, Elvira, Vonnie, Nadia, Kim, Diedre, and four brothers, actors Marlon Wayans, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Dwayne Wayans. He had a clubbed foot as a child. This attribute would also be given to his character in My Wife & Kids and his character on the cartoon series Waynehead. Wayans attended Murry Bergtraum High School.

Damon started doing stand-up comedy in 1982. His earliest film appearance was a brief cameo as an effeminate hotel employee in the 1984 Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop. He was briefly on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer, before getting fired for playing his character as a flamboyant gay cop instead of a straight cop. His character was meant to only have one line but he started ad-libbing. He went against the script during the live performance. In the SNL book Live From New York, it was stated that Wayans did this largely due to growing frustrations that his sketches were not being considered for the show and increasing stress. He also appeared in the syndicated TV series Solid Gold during the 1980s as a stand-up comedian. After that, he went on to co-create and appear in the TV-show In Living Color from 1990 to 1992, part of a team that was nominated for Emmy Awards all three years.

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