Marlon Wayans to host comedy competition series

Marlon Wayans to host comedy competition series

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- TBS says it has ordered eight hourlong episodes of a U.S. comedy competition series with Marlon Wayans to serve as host.
Dave Chappelle talks possible comedy tour with Chris Rock

Dave Chappelle talks possible comedy tour with Chris Rock

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Dave Chappelle gave a surprise standup show at New York's Comedy Cellar and joked with audience member, and fellow comedian, Chris Rock about touring together.

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'Zero' heads up box office with $24M

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "Zero Dark Thirty," the Osama bin Laden thriller starring Jessica Chastain, was No. 1 at the box office this weekend with $24 million.
Funeral held for rapper Heavy D in N.Y.

Funeral held for rapper Heavy D in N.Y.

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Diddy, John Legend and Rosie Perez attended Friday's private funeral for rapper Heavy D at the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Wayans hopeful regarding Pryor role

Wayans hopeful regarding Pryor role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Marlon Wayans says portraying comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming film will give him a chance to showcase his dramatic acting skills.
Jackson remembered at BET Awards

Jackson remembered at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's contributions to U.S. black entertainment and culture are deep and lasting, attendees at the BET Awards in Los Angeles said.

Eccleston signs on for 'G.I. Joe' role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- British actor Chris Eccleston has signed on to play the villain in the upcoming big-screen action flick "G.I. Joe."

Wayans brothers planning action spoof

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Wayans brothers are planning a big-screen spoof of Hollywood action pictures.

'Instinct 2' bags four Razzies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- "Basic Instinct 2" was the big winner -- or loser, depending on your point of view -- taking four trophies at the 2007 Golden Raspberry Awards in Los Angeles.

Celebrity items on eBay for AIDS charity

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- An eBay auction features donated celebrity items to benefit the California-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which operates free clinics worldwide.

Wayans brothers create cartoons for Nick

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Brothers Keenen, Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans are producing a series of animated specials for Nickelodeon and Nicktoons called "Thugaboo."

Nominees for 25th Razzie Awards announced

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 25th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, announced Monday in Los Angeles by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation.

'Catwoman' gets seven Razzie nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- "Catwoman" led the field with seven nominations when nominees were announced in Los Angeles Monday for the 25th Golden Raspberry Awards.

Wayans brothers will remake 'Munsters'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures has made a deal with Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans for an updated take on "The Munsters," Daily Variety said Tuesday.
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Marlon Wayans
Producer and writer Marlon Wayans (L) hugs his brother Damon Wayans Jr. during the premiere of the motion picture comedy "Dance Flick" at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on May 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Marlon L. Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He teamed with his brother, Shawn, in Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and the dance parody film Dance Flick. He also had a dramatic role in Requiem for a Dream. He recently appeared in G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Wayans was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. His family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion. Marlon Wayans was raised in the housing projects of New York City, the youngest of ten siblings. He is the brother of Nadia Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, and Kim Wayans; all celebrities in their own right. Wayans went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, the school made famous in Fame. He attended Howard University.

From 1995 until 1999, Wayans co-starred in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. with brother Shawn Wayans. Though primarily a comedic actor, he garnered considerable critical acclaim for his dramatic turn in Requiem for a Dream. He has also produced the first two films of the Scary Movie series, in which he and Shawn were credited writers and co-stars. He was sharply criticized for his performance in the 2000 movie Dungeons & Dragons as "Snails," the incompetent Rogue. It should be noted that he was only on set for Dungeons & Dragons for four days. He filmed all his scenes and left to work on Requiem for a Dream.

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