A Elvira Wayans

A Elvira Wayans

Elvira Wayans


Elvira Wayans, a writer and filmmaker with a string of film credits and two novel titles to her name, gained fame in her native Cape Town as the original face of Tourism Cape Town. Today, she stirs controversy with her tweets and is a familiar face on local television, demonstrating a shift in how locals view the booming industry.


Elvira Wayans is an American screenwriter. She is a member of the popular show business family the Wayans. A New York native, Elvira and her siblings were raised in a middle-class household. Their parents encouraged their artistic aspirations and as a result, they all grew up to be involved in the entertainment industry in one way or other. Elvira was prominently involved in the writing process of several episodes of her brother Damon Wayans’ sitcom ‘My Wife and Kids’. She is the mother of actor, screenwriter and filmmaker Damien Wayans and actress, comedian, writer, and editor Chaunté Wayans. These days, she is moderately active on various platforms of social media. She also runs a YouTube channel named ‘ElveesKitchen,’ on which she shares recipes for various healthy dishes.

Elvira Wayans was born in New York in the United States of America. Her father, Howell Stouten Wayans, has worked as a supermarket manager while her mother, Elvira Alethia (Green) Wayans, has served as a social worker and singer. Elvira has nine siblings, brothers Dwayne, Keenen Ivory, Damon, Shawn, and Marlon, and sisters Kim, Nadia, Diedre, and Vonnie and all of them grew up to be involved in the entertainment industry. Dwayne is a writer and film score composer; Keenen Ivory is an actor, comedian, and filmmaker; Damon is a stand-up comedian and actor; Kim is an actress and filmmaker; Shawn and Marlon are actors and writers; Nadia is an actress; and Diedre and Vonnie are screenwriters like Elvira. (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com





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