…I went to a performing arts high school, so I’m trained in the dramatic arts. I just happen to be funny.” He earned high praise for his portrayal of a heroin addict in the dark 2000 film Requiem for a Dream.
With their busy schedules, sometimes, it’s hard for the Wayans family to get together. “It’s hard to get everybody. The West Coast family, we get together often — birthdays, weekends. The East Coast family, we all get together at least three or four times a year.”
Although he grew up in a household already crowded with successful entertainers, Wayans has learned and is still learning from his family. “I’m happy to do what I love and do it with who I love,” he said. Asked whether it ever gets difficult being directed by his older brothers, Wayans responded, “My brothers have been telling me what to do my whole life, but at least I’m getting paid for it now!”