Damon Wayans, Jr.
Birth Name: Damon Kyle Wayans
Place of Birth: Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
Date of Birth: November 18, 1982
Damon Wayans Jr. is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer.
Damon is the son of Lisa Marie Thorner and actor and comedian Damon Wayans, of the comedic Wayans family. His parents are both African-American.
Damon is married to Samara Saraiva. He has two children with his former partner Aja Metoyer.
Damon’s paternal grandfather is Howell Stouten Wayans (the son of Paul Otto Wayans and Lillian Victoria Howell). Howell was born in New York. Paul was the son of Stouton Wayans and Della Johnson. Lillian was the daughter of Isaiah Howell and Ethel J. Grant.
Damon’s paternal grandmother is Elvira Alethia Green (the daughter of Ivory Garrett Green and Elvira Brown). Elvira was born in New York. Ivory was the son of Edward Powell Green and Mary Magdalene Brock. Damon’s great-grandmother Elvira was the daughter of Hooper Robert Brown and Emma J. Pleasant.
A DNA test of Damon’s uncle Keenen on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2016) indicated that Keenen has genetic ancestry from the Malagasy people, of Madagascar.
Sources: Genealogy of Damon Wayans, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Damon’s father (through his own brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans) – http://www.pbs.org
Damon’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Magdalene Brock, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org