Actress, comedian, playwright and author of Amy Hodgepodge a children’s book series, Kim Wayans was born and raised in Manhattan. She moved to California after finishing college and made her first break on In Living Color created by her brother Keene Wayans. Since then she has worked with in television and film with her star brothers Damon, Marlon and Shawn. She has starred in various motion pictures such as Scary Movie 2, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Don’t be a Menace. Recently she played Audrey in the award-winning film Pariah, an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2007 Wayan’s took the stage for her one-woman show A Handsome Woman Retreats (… a seriously funny journey to inner peace) which touched base on her experiences that brought her to Hollywood. In 2008 she performed the show in the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, then it was featured at The Cleveland Playhouse’s FusionFest 2008. At the end bringing her performance to her hometown of New York City as part of the soloNOva Arts Festival in June 2008.
Most recently, Ms. Wayans debuted her new book series Amy HodgePodge: All Mixed Up! which she wrote with her husband Kevin Knotts. Mixed Roots is proud to share this latest project that gives a voice to multi-racial children, with Wayans and Knotts.
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