Shawn Wayans celebrates his birthday on 19 January. He was born in 1971 in New York City, the United States of America. His parents are Howell Stouten Wayans and Elvira Alethia. father Howell was a supermarket manager and mother Elvira a homemaker and social worker.
He was one among the ten children, where some of them are highly renowned celebrities including Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, and Elvira Wayans. Shawn Wayans with his siblings grew up in the Fulton Houses located in Manhattan.
Shawn graduated from the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities. When it comes to parenthood, he has been blessed with three children with his wife. He has daughters named Laila and Illia born in 1999 and 2003 respectively. His son Marlon was born in 2006 who has been named after Shawn's brother Marlon Wayans.