15 Things You Didn't Know About Marlon Wayans

Meet the actor like you've never met him before!

Marlon Wayans @MarlonWayans - Tweet: "Men should not hit women and women should not hit men. There needs to be a two way zero tolerance. People go to therapy. Communicate better"(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)

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15 Things You Didn't Know About Marlon Wayans - Hailing from a a famous family, Marlon Wayans is a household name in his own right, but here are 15 things you may not have known about the actor/comedian. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)

Marlon Wayans - Comedic veteran, actor and entrepreneur Marlon Wayans serves dual roles for the show: guest star AND executive producer! He'll make an appearance on the premiere of Second Generation Wayans, January 15, 10:30P/9:30C. Can't get enough of Marlon? You can also check him out on the big screen in his new comedy flick, A Haunted House.

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Lamont! - Marlon's middle name is Lamont. Marlon's parents were big Sanford and Son fans, which inspired the name.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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Thoroughbred - Jay Z, Nas and Biggie are the actor's top three rapper.(Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)


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Entering the Family Business - The actor made his film debut in 1988's I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, which was written and directed by his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans.  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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Animated - The actor produced a cartoon on Nickelodeon called Thugaboo, which he said was a combination of Charlie Brown and Fat Albert.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Who Knew?

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Who Knew? - Marlon has been good friends with Omar Epps since their childhood.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Marlon Wayans Is Back! - Marlon Wayans stopped by to say hello and tell the world what he's been working on, so definitely stay tuned.   (Photo: John Ricard/Getty Images for BET)

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In a League of Their Own - Nicki Minaj isn't the only famous person who went to the presitgious Fiorello H. La Guardia High School. So did Marlon!(Photo: John Ricard/Getty Images for BET)


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Addicted - Marlon has a five-pack-a-day addiction to gum. (Photo:  LAN/Corbis)

Our Superhero

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Our Superhero - Marlon was originally slated to play Robin/Dick Grayson in Batman Forever (1995) when Tim Burton was considering directing it, but once Joel Schumacher ultimately took the helm, his vision for the character did not jibe with placing Marlon in the role. He instead cast Chris O'Donnell.(Photo: Ron Sachs/Corbis)

Higher Learning

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Higher Learning - Marlon attended historically Black college Howard University but dropped out to pursue acting.(Photo: Joe Giron/ /Corbis)

Representing for the Concrete Jungle

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Representing for the Concrete Jungle - Marlon Wayans was born on July 23, 1972, in New York City. His father, Howell Wayans, was a supermarket manager and his mother, Elvira Wayans, was a homemaker. (Photo:Mark Savage/Corbis)

Jack of All Trades

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Jack of All Trades - Marlon and his brother Shawn are credited writers and co-stars of the Scary Movie franchise. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Keeping It in the Family

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Keeping It in the Family - His first son, Shawn Howell is named after his brother Shawn Wayans and his father Howell Wayans. (Photo: Gabriell Olsen/Getty Images)

Started From the Bottom

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Started From the Bottom - Marlon's first job was working at a pizza shop when he was 11. (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Say What?!!?

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Say What?!!? - Marlon's favorite film is The Bridges of Madison County. (Photo: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Sony)

Don't Be Scared!

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Don't Be Scared! - The actor may have spoofed horror flicks with the widely successful Scary Movie franchise, but he's a fan of the super dark and scary TV show The Walking Dead.(Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)