The Cast Of 'A Low Down Dirty Shame': Where Are They Now?

Keenen Ivory Wayans directed and starred in this 1994 classic.

On this day in 1994, the action-comedy film "A Low Down Dirty Shame" hit the screens, delivering a blend of humor, action, and crime-solving prowess. Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, the movie follows former LAPD detective Andre Shame (played by Wayans himself) as he navigates through a world of crime, deception, and personal redemption. The movie also includes Jada Pinkett Smith as Peaches, one of the most hilarious roles in her career.

On the 19th anniversary of this cult classic, let's take a look at where the main cast members are today, reflecting on their roles in this beloved film.

  • Keenen Ivory Wayans (Andre Shame):

    As the director and lead actor, Wayans brought charm and wit to the character of Andre Shame, a private investigator with a knack for getting tangled in action-packed adventures. Since then, Wayans has continued his successful career in acting, directing, and producing.

  • Jada Pinkett Smith (Peaches)

    Playing the role of Peaches, Shame's resourceful and street-smart sidekick, Jada Pinkett Smith showcased her talent for action-comedy. Pinkett Smith has since become an accomplished actress, producer, and advocate, starring in various acclaimed films and TV shows. This year, she released her memoir "Worthy." She is also in pre-production for the "Girls Trip" sequel. 

  • Charles S. Dutton (Rothmiller)

    Portraying Rothmiller, the no-nonsense police officer, Dutton's performance was comedy gold. His illustrious career has continued across film, television, and theater, earning him critical acclaim and accolades. However, Dutton has stepped away from acting, his last role was "Veneration" in 2016.

  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Angela)

    Richardson-Whitfield's role as Angela, an old flame of Shame's, added a layer of intrigue to the film. She has gone on to direct and star in several films and television shows. Last year, she directed Max's "The Gilded Age."

  • Andrew Divoff (Mendoza)

    Andrew Divoff played the menacing villain Mendoza. His acting credit goes back to the 1980s, but Divoff retired in 2020. One of his final roles was the "Perry Mason" reboot on Max.

  • Corwin Hawkins (Wayman)

    Tragically, Corwin Hawkins, who portrayed Wayman, passed away in August 1994, just month before the film as released. Hawkins was only 29 years old. His portrayal of Wayman, Shame's tech-savvy ally, remains a memorable part of the film's ensemble.

    See the post above, where Hawkins was honored by the AIDS Memorial Instagram page.

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