Next wave of Wayanses
UTA inks Damien; Craig, Damon Jr. will 'Dance'Holy smokes, there's another one!? The prolific Wayans clan has begun to turn out a second generation of multihyphenate comic performers. UTA has just signed Damien Dante Wayans — nephew of filmmaker Keenen Ivory ("White Chicks") — for representation in all areas, and Craig and Damon Jr. are set to co-star in Damien's directing debut, "Dance Flick," a Paramount comedy to be released May 22.
Damien is a co-writer (along with Craig, Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon) and exec producer of the movie as well. Older siblings Shawn, Marlon, Kim and Keenen Ivory all appear in the film.
Damien and Craig, along with producing partner George O. Gore II, also have formed a film and TV production company called, naturally, Second Generation Entertainment. The trio plans to create, develop and produce multiplatform content for the young-adult market.
Damien's acting career has included roles on TV's "House," "Malibu's Most Wanted" and "Little Man." He also been a supervising producer, director and writer on uncle Damon's sitcom "My Wife and Kids."
Craig's writing and producing credits include "Scary Movie 2" and "My Wife and Kids." (partialdiff)