Damien Dante Wayans is an American actor, writer, producer and director.
Born in New York City, he is the nephew of the Wayans Brothers, which consists of Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans. He is the son of their sibling Nadia Wayans.
Damien began his career in 1987 in Eddie Murphy's concert film Eddie Murphy Raw. He acted with his uncle Damon Wayans in Major Payne. He then went on to writing and directing. His big break in acting was in Jamie Kennedy's film Malibu's Most Wanted when he played the role of Tec, Shondra's (Regina Hall) ex-boyfriend. Damien has written and directed several episodes of his uncle Damon's sitcom My Wife And Kids. In 2006, Damien along with his cousin Craig Wayans wrote and produced on uncle Damon's The Underground, a sketch comedy show on Showtime. Damien also directed a few segments.
He made his directorial debut with the film Dance Flick, which was written by Damien, Keenen, Shawn, Marlon and Craig Wayans.
In 2009, Damien along with cousin Craig Wayans formed a film and TV production company called, naturally, SECOND GENERATION ENTERTAINMENT. The duo plans to create, develop and produce multiplatform content