Keenen Ivory Wayans
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"Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series/Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series"

In Living Color


"Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr." (born June 8, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, film producer/producer, film director/director and screenwriter/writer, and a member of the Wayans Family of entertainers. He first came to prominence as the host and co-creator of the 1990-1994 Fox Broadcasting Company/Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. He has produced, directed and/or written a large number of films, starting with Hollywood Shuffle, which he co-wrote, in 1987. A majority of these films have included him and one or more of his brothers and sisters in the cast. One of these films, Scary Movie (2000), which Wayans directed, was the highest-grossing movie ever directed by an African American until it was surpassed by Tim Story/Tim Story's Fantastic Four (2005 film)/Fantastic Four in 2005. From 1997 to 1998, he hosted the talk show The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show. Most recently, he was a judge for the eighth season of Last Comic Standing.

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