Shawn Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka. Immediately following his feature film debut, Shawn joined the cast of the Emmy Award winning comedy series, In Living Color.
Shawn starred in the box office hits, Little Man and White Chicks, both of which he also co-wrote and co-executive produced. Shawn began co-writing his string of blockbusters with the smash Scary Movie where he also played Ray, an ambiguously gay football jock, alongside his brother Marlon Wayans, and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Co-written, co-executive produced by and starring Shawn Wayans, Scary Movie 2 was the only sequel in the Scary Movie franchise with direct Wayans involvement.