The 10-member Wayans family have show business in their blood. While many aspiring actors and comedians find it difficult to break into the industry, the Wayans have made a family empire from their talent.

This family has come a long way since their days living in the Robert Fulton Houses projects in Manhattan, New York. It was never easy for parents Howell and Elvira Wayans to raise such a large family on a small income. Instead of pushing their dreams to the side for more “practical” pursuits, the Wayans children turned the bittersweet memories of their childhood into comedic gold. Now, the Wayans family has a combined domestic box office growth of over $1 billion.

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