Marlon Wayans

Emotional message from Marlon Wayans to his late mother

Marlon is the youngest of Wayans brother's. Elvira Wayans, who died earlier this month, was mother to 10 children, many of whom became well known in the entertainment industry. Watch the video below for a laugh listening to the brothers talk about their mom during the Oprah Winfrey Show. 

  • Marlon shared the same birthday as his mother.
  • The youngest Wayans had his own sitcom on NBC called Marlon, which was cancelled in 2018 after its second season.

During the 2004 interview with Oprah, Marlon said although his mother had 10 children, "we all had our time and space to be the baby”. “She made us all feel loved.” 

Marlon posted on Instagram Thursday, July 23 on the day of their birthday. "Today I celebrate for the both of (us) In the midst of this hurt". Elvira died at 81, she would have turned 82 on Thursday.

The family of entertainers includes writers, producers and performers. Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Keenen Ivory Wayans are some of the most known family members. The brothers have worked on several projects together, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Hollywood Shuffle, Mo’ Money, the Scary Movie franchise, and the sketch comedy series In Living Color to name a few.

The cast of 1990s  "In Living Color"

In another birthday post Marlon thanked God for what he has and asked him to kiss his mom for him. "Tell her that her baby boy misses her and I feel her presence more now than ever". The post started with a "Happy birthday me" and continued  "I’ve lost so much but I’m shedding skin. The old me is being put through fire to come out of this better than ever".

Marlon Wayans and his mother Elvira. Photo from Marlon's IG captioned "Thank u ma for gifting me pure love"

The actor's most recent project is in the upcoming biopic, "Respect" where he portrays Aretha Franklin's husband-manager Ted White. The movie will be out for Christmas.

Marlon Wayans and Jennifer Hudson in biopic Respect about Aretha Franklin's life

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