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Marlon Wayans is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Co-Executive Producer American born on 23 july 1972 at New York City (USA)

Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans
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Birth name Marlon Lamont Wayans
Nationality USA
Birth 23 july 1972 (47 years) at New York City (USA)

Marlon Lamont Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter, beginnings with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He frequently collaborates with his brother Shawn Wayans, as he was on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. and in the comedic films Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and Dance Flick. However, Wayans had a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream, which saw his departure from the usual comedies.

In 2009, he appeared in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2013, he had a leading role in A Haunted House and co-starred in The Heat. The sequel to A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2, was released on April 18, 2014. Marlon has partnered with former Funny or Die co-founder Randy Adams to create What the Funny, an online destination for urban comedy. Marlon created the comedy competition television show, "Funniest Wins", which aired on TBS in June - August 2014. As of 2014, Marlon and his brothers have been traveling the U.S. with "The Wayans Brothers Tour".

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Marlon est né à New York en 1972, fils d'Elvira Alethia, une femme au foyer et de Howell Stouten Wayans, un directeur de supermarché.

Wayans a grandi dans les banlieues new-yorkaises, c'est le plus jeune de cette fratrie de dix frères et sœurs. Il est le frère de Nadia, Shawn, Keenen Ivory, Damon, Sr., Dwayne et Kim. Il est allé à Fiorello H. LaGuardia Lycée de Musique et Art du Spectacle à New York.

Après avoir terminé ses études secondaires, il a fréquenté l'Université Howard à Washington, DC.


Carrière
Débuts et révélation
En 1988, il signe sa première incursion au cinéma en acceptant un rôle de figurant pour I'm Gonna Git You Sucka réalisé par son frère, Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Entre 1992 & 1993 il participe à l’émission à sketchs de son frère In Living Color . Entre-temps, il décroche un rôle conséquent dans Mo' Money, une comédie d'action dans laquelle son frère, Damon Wayans occupe le role titre.

De 1995 à 1999, il partage le rôle principal dans la sitcom Les Frères Wayans avec son frère Shawn Wayans.

En 2000, l'acteur souhaitant éviter d'être cantonné à la comédie, fait ses premiers pas dans un rôle dramatique avec le film Requiem for a Dream de Darren Aronofsky, signant une prestation remarquée.

Mais c'est pourtant, bel et bien, grâce à la comédie potache qu'il va triompher internationalement. En effet, il produit les deux premiers films de la série Scary Movie, dans laquelle lui et Shawn ont été crédités écrivains et co-stars. Les deux premiers volets sont des succès commerciaux d'envergure. Le premier film est un véritable plébiscite mondial avec plus de 275 millions de dollars de recettes et près de 4 millions d'entrées en France.

Marlon Wayans participera à l'écriture des troisième et quatrième volet de cette série de films. Spécialisés dans la parodie de films d'horreurs, ces longs métrages ont rapporté au total plus de 818 millions de dollars au box-office à travers le monde. La franchise fut ensuite reprise par David Zucker et Malcolm D. Lee. Elle révèle notamment les actrices Anna Faris et Regina Hall.

En 2004 il joue aux côtés de Tom Hanks dans le film Ladykillers. La même année il co-écrit avec ses 2 frères le film comique FBI : Fausses blondes infiltrées qui sera un succès au box-office américain.

En 2006, il remet le couvert avec ses deux frères et co-écrit le film comique Little Man. Puis, sort en 2009, la comédie du même acabit Dance Movie. La même année, nouvelle incursion dans un autre registre lorsqu'il obtient un second rôle pour le film d'action G.I. Joe : Le Réveil du Cobra.


Production et comédies

En 2013 et 2014, il produit et joue dans Ghost Bastards 1 & 2 réalisé par Michael Tiddes, même principe que Scary Movie, il s'agit cette fois d'une parodie de la série de films Paranormal Activity.

Entre-temps, il joue dans la comédie d'action à succès Les Flingueuses, portée par le tandem Melissa McCarthy et Sandra Bullock.

En 2016, il renouvelle sa collaboration avec le réalisateur Michael Tiddes et tourne la parodie de Cinquante nuances de Grey, Cinquante nuances de black.

Puis, l'acteur s'engage avec la plateforme de vidéo à la demande, Netflix :

En 2017, il produit et porte la comédie Naked qui lui permet de partager, à nouveau, la vedette aux côtés de Regina Hall. La même année, il joue le personnage principal d'une sitcom intitulé Marlon diffusée sur NBC et sur la plateforme, en France. Il y officie en tant que producteur exécutif et créateur. Renouvelée pour une saison 2, cette série est ensuite annulée suite à une forte érosion des audiences.

En 2018, il crée et lance son premier One-man-show nommé Woke-ish, distribuée par la plateforme. L'année suivante, il est à l'affiche de la comédie Sextuplets, distribuée en août 2019, dans laquelle incarne pas moins de six rôles.

En 2020, il rejoint le drame On the Rocks réalisé par Sofia Coppola, cette fois-ci pour le concurrent de Netflix, la plateforme Apple TV. Cette production raconte l'histoire d'une jeune mère qui renoue avec son père, un playboy, dans une aventure autour de New-York.


Vie privée
Il est le frère de Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans et de Shawn Wayans qui sont tous les trois acteurs et également réalisateurs. C'est le plus jeune des frères Wayans.

Best films

Scary Movie (2000)
(Actor)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
(Characters)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
(Actor)
The Ladykillers (2004)
(Actor)
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise (2012)
(Actor)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
(Actor)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Marlon Wayans (26 films)

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Actor

On the Rocks
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans, Jessica Henwick, Jenny Slate, Barbara Bain
Roles Dean

Laura, une mère de famille, renoue avec son playboy de père, Felix, pour un voyage à travers New York.
Naked
Naked (2017)

Directed by Michael Tiddes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Time travel films
Actors Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Loretta Devine, Dennis Haysbert, Eliza Coupe, Scott Foley
Roles Rob Anderson
Rating54% 2.711122.711122.711122.711122.71112
Rob est fou amoureux de Megan avec qui il est sur le point de se marier. Le matin de son mariage, il se retrouve complètement nu, coincé dans un ascenseur, et s'aperçoit qu’il est en retard pour se rendre à l’église. Chaque fois que la cloche de l’église sonne, il se retrouve à nouveau une heure plus tôt, nu dans l’ascenseur : Rob réalise alors qu’il est victime d’une boucle temporelle…
Fifty Shades of Black, 1h32
Directed by Michael Tiddes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Marlon Wayans, Jane Seymour, Kali Hawk, Mike Epps, Fred Willard, Florence Henderson
Roles Christian
Rating35% 1.777961.777961.777961.777961.77796
Christian Black tombe sous le charme de l'innocente étudiante Hannah Steele. Il lui propose alors un pacte d'amour, placé sous le signe du S.M. (comme « Super Marrant »).
A Haunted House 2, 1h26
Directed by Michael Tiddes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Essence Atkins, Marlon Wayans, Dave Sheridan, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Missi Pyle
Roles Malcolm
Rating47% 2.372232.372232.372232.372232.37223
Malcolm Johnson and his cousin Ray-Ray are driving Malcolm's possessed girlfriend Kisha to the hospital after he beat her senseless for trying to attack him. Kisha starts making a fuss and fights Malcolm, then breathes into Ray's face. He passes out at the wheel and collides with a truck. Somehow, everybody is okay, but Malcolm and Ray leave an unconscious Kisha in the backseat and run away. A year later, Malcolm has married Megan, an insecure woman with two kids, her bratty and promiscuous teenage daughter Becky and effeminate son Wyatt, who has a stereotypically black imaginary friend named Tony. The family moves into a new home with their dog, Shiloh Jr. After the movers hang a safe next to the lawn, an invisible force unties the rope tied to a support beam, causing the safe to fall on the dog and crush him. Malcolm hysterically cries all the way to when they bury the dog.
A Haunted House, 1h26
Directed by Michael Tiddes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Essence Atkins, Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson, David Koechner, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Sheridan
Roles Malcolm
Rating50% 2.5073952.5073952.5073952.5073952.507395
In August 2012, a young couple, Malcolm and Kisha, move in together. As Kisha arrives, she accidentally kills Shiloh, Malcolm's dog, by running it over with her car. When Kisha notices her keys on the floor, she tells Malcolm they might have a ghost. To prove to her wrong, Malcolm invites over camera men Dan the Security Man and his brother Bobby. Malcolm tries to have sex with the camera on, but Kisha tells him to turn it off. Before they really start, Malcolm turns the camera back on and records everything. In the morning, Malcolm and Kisha watch the video and notice the door moved. Malcolm suggests it was caused by his lovemaking.
The Heat
The Heat (2013)
, 1h57
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Rapaport, Demián Bichir, Tony Hale, Dan Bakkedahl
Roles Levy
Rating65% 3.2999753.2999753.2999753.2999753.299975
FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a very skilled and effective investigator in New York City, but is despised by her fellow agents for her arrogance and condescending attitude. In Boston, she meets Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), a skilled but foulmouthed and rebellious police officer with the Boston Police Department. Ashburn's by-the-book philosophy clashes with Mullins' rugged and violent style of police work. Under pressure from Hale (Demián Bichir), her FBI boss, Ashburn reluctantly agrees to team up with Mullins.
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise, 1h32
Directed by Benoît "Ben" Stassen
Origin Belgique
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Children's films, Reptile
Actors Franck Dubosc, Billy Unger, IU (아이유), Pat Carroll, Kaitlyn Maher, Dino Andrade
Roles Ray (as Thomas Lee)
Rating57% 2.8553952.8553952.8553952.8553952.855395
Sammy and Ray are supervising their new offspring, when seagulls attack them and both Sammy and Ray and two of their grandchildren Ella and Ricky are captured on trawler. While Ella and Ricky are separated and sent to the seabed, Sammy and Ray are taken to an aquarium with Lulu, a lobster with dissociative identity disorder and Jimbo a bug-eyed blobfish. Escape plans are run and tried by the leading seahorse Big D. Ella and Ricky set out with Annabel and Margaret, the pink octopus mother and daughter in order to rescue their grandfathers, getting chased by a pair of barracudas when they get there. After much communication trouble, Ella and Ricky interpret from Sammy that in order to escape the aquarium several squids expel ink into the ventilation system, while all the aquarium inhabitants play dead. Before initiating the escape plan, Sammy and Ray get the tyrannical Big D out of the way. The reluctant aquarium manager opens the emergency doors allowing all sea creatures out to freedom.
Marmaduke
Marmaduke (2010)
, 1h24
Directed by Tom Dey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about dogs
Actors Owen Wilson, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, William H. Macy, Raugi Yu, Steve Coogan
Roles Lightning (voice)
Rating43% 2.1642552.1642552.1642552.1642552.164255
Marmaduke (Owen Wilson) is a Great Dane living in rural Kansas with a cat named Carlos (George Lopez). His owner, Phil Winslow (Lee Pace), works for Bark Organic dog food. Phil is very strict, from Marmaduke's perspective.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, 2h
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Jeu, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Films about toys, Political films
Actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Byung-hun, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols
Roles Ripcord
Rating57% 2.8992052.8992052.8992052.8992052.899205
In the near future, weapons master James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston) has created a nanotech-based weapon - nanomites designed to devour metal and other materials, capable of destroying anything from tanks to cities. The nanobots can only be stopped by activating the kill switch. His company M.A.R.S. (Military Armaments Research Syndicate) sells four warheads to NATO, and NATO troops led by American soldiers Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) are tasked with delivering the warheads. Their convoy is ambushed by the Baroness (Sienna Miller), whom Duke recognizes to be his ex-fiancee Ana Lewis. Duke and Ripcord are rescued by Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), Breaker (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). They take the warheads to The Pit, G.I. Joe's command center in Egypt, and upon arriving rendezvous with the head of the G.I. Joe Team, General Hawk (Dennis Quaid). Hawk takes command of the warheads and excuses Duke and Ripcord, only to be convinced to let them join his group, after Duke reveals that he knows the Baroness.
Dance Flick, 1h23
Directed by Damien Dante Wayans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Shoshana Bush, Damon Wayans, Jr., Essence Atkins, Affion Crockett, Shawn Wayans, Amy Sedaris
Roles Mr. Moody
Rating35% 1.758841.758841.758841.758841.75884
Suburban girl Megan (Shoshana Bush) gets into a series of misadventures when she moves to the inner-city and pursues dance. A nerdy street boy named Thomas (Damon Wayans, Jr.) is passionate about street dancing, but he is stuck working for a hungry obese gang lord (David Alan Grier) who only loves food. Megan later befriends Thomas' ghetto sister Charity (Essence Atkins) who has a baby but also poor parenting skills. Charity has her own issues dealing with her dimwitted "baby daddy" (Shawn Wayans) who also is a bad parent. Once Megan and Thomas spend more time together, they become dance partners and begin to fall in love and start dating.
Norbit
Norbit (2007)
, 1h42
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Cuba Gooding Jr., Khamani Griffin, Eddie Murphy, Clifton Powell
Roles Buster
Rating40% 2.0121752.0121752.0121752.0121752.012175
Norbit Albert Rice (Eddie Murphy) and Kate Thomas (Thandie Newton) are best friends as children at a combination Chinese restaurant and orphanage owned by their father figure, Mr. Wong (Eddie Murphy), but are separated when Kate gets adopted. While being bullied by twins on a playground one day, Norbit is saved by a tough, overweight girl named Rasputia Latimore (Eddie Murphy) who scares him into being her boyfriend. Though at first she genuinely likes Norbit and cares about him, going as far as intimidating other kids into letting Norbit play with them – Rasputia's kindness deteriorates as she grows up to be an ignorant, arrogant, vindictive, and mean-spirited woman. She eventually pressures Norbit into marrying her, and bullies, insults, and controls him to make sure that she keeps him all to herself. Norbit is also belittled by Rasputia's older brothers, Big Black Jack (Terry Crews), Blue (Lester 'Rasta' Speight), and Earl (Clifton Powell), working as a bookkeeper at their local construction company. The Latimore brothers also run a "security business" and instill fear in everyone in the town except Mr. Wong, who refuses to sell his establishment to them.
Little Man
Little Man (2006)
, 1h33
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon, Tracy Morgan, Lochlyn Munro
Roles Calvin
Rating44% 2.212142.212142.212142.212142.21214
Calvin "Babyface" Simms (Marlon Wayans) is a very short convict. With the help of his goofball cohort Percy (Tracy Morgan), Calvin plots a jewelery shop robbery to steal one of the world's largest diamonds. After the successful robbery, the duo are almost arrested, but not before Calvin manages to stash the diamond in a nearby woman's purse. The thieves follow the handbag's owner to her home where they discover a couple, Darryl (Shawn Wayans) and Vanessa (Kerry Washington), who are eager to have a child.
The Ladykillers, 1h44
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J. K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst
Roles Gawain MacSam
Rating61% 3.0995253.0995253.0995253.0995253.099525
Mrs. Marva Munson, a religious, elderly widow, meets "Professor" Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr, who expresses interest in the room she has for rent and asks to use her root cellar for rehearsals of an early music ensemble he directs, to which she agrees. The fellow musicians in the pretend ensemble are actually a gang of criminals. The band are composed of a dim football player named Lump as the "muscle", the mustachioed and khaki bedecked Garth Pancake as the "jack of all trades" (who suffers from IBS), the foul mouthed Gawain McSam as their "inside man", and the Vietnamese, chain-smoking General as their tunneling expert (who hides his smoking habit from the disapproving Mrs. Munson by concealing his cigarette in his mouth). The group of criminals plan to dig a tunnel through the earthen wall in the cellar in order to break into the underground vault for a nearby riverboat casino. The earth they remove is taken out at night and tossed off a bridge onto a garbage barge as it passes below.
White Chicks, 1h49
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Shawn Wayans, Jaime King, Frankie Faison, Marlon Wayans, Lochlyn Munro, Busy Philipps
Roles Marcus Copeland
Rating56% 2.8098552.8098552.8098552.8098552.809855
The plot begins in a convenience store where two FBI agents and brothers, Kevin Copeland and Marcus Copeland (Shawn and Marlon Wayans), try to capture members of an organization that sells drugs inside ice cream boxes, posing as dominican clerks. Unfortunately, the first arrival turns out to be a genuine ice cream delivery, and the actual drug dealers manage to get away. The situation is worsened by the fact that Kevin and Marcus have decided to resolve this bust by themselves.
Scary Movie 2, 1h23
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Ghost films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Shawn Wayans, Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Christopher Masterson
Roles Shorty Meeks
Rating53% 2.6539352.6539352.6539352.6539352.653935
The film opens with a parody of The Exorcist, during which a teenage girl, Megan Voorhees (Natasha Lyonne), becomes possessed by the spirit of Hugh Kane, the previous owner of the House. Megan's mother (Veronica Cartwright) calls in two priests, Father McFeely (James Woods) and Father Harris (Andy Richter), who visit the house. After Father McFeely pays a trip to the toilet, the men attempt to drive Hugh's ghost out, but the exorcism does not go as planned, resulting in a chain of projectile vomit and various instances of pedophilia. Finally, Father McFeely responds to an insult towards his mother by shooting Megan.