Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Most Powerful Family In Hollywood...?

The Wayans' (sorry, but I ain't typin' "Wayanses"... aw hell). Check the article.
Over the past 20 years, Wayans sibs like Kim (Juwanna Mann) and Damon (ABC's My Wife and Kids) have written, directed, produced, and/or starred in more than 45 movies and television shows. In Living Color, the Emmy-winning 1990s sketch show that Keenen Ivory created, is one of BET's biggest syndication hits. And the family boasts a combined domestic box office of over a billion bucks — a hefty $331 million of which comes from the powerhouse trio at the forefront of the Wayans dynasty, Keenen, 48, and brothers Shawn, 35, and Marlon, 33.

It IS interesting that this never comes up (in my experience, anyway), considering how many families there are in the entertainment industry.


viperteq said...

Thanks for the article. I had no clue!

West said...

You're welcome! Neither did I!

Luke Cage said...

A couple of years ago, I had a blog that mentioned people to look out for. And while I didn't name the Wayans' family, I did mention Keenen & Damon as serious power movers. Here's to them. I agree West. Nobody really brings them up and they are not getting their due. I may have to blog about them again. Good lookin' for that man..