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Ava Marie Jean Wayans is an American celebrity kid born to a very renowned celebrity couple Michael Wayans and Vanessa Simmons. Read further to know about this celebrity kid’s life, family and more.

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Ava Marie Jean Wayans was born in the United States on 14th February 2014. She is the daughter of well-known American television personality Vanessa Simmons and Michael Wayans. She is the only doting child to her parents. She does not have any siblings. So, her parents are showing their love, care, affection and everything to her. She belongs to an extended family of famous people.


According to sources, she is currently studying in a school in Beverly Hills. But the name of the school and her standard is unknown. She is a very smart and intelligent girl just like her mother, so no doubt she will be doing great in her studies.

Her Father: Michael Wayans

Her father Michael Wayans is a notable person in the entertainment industry. He is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He was born on 28 March, 1985 to Damon Wayans and Lisa Thorner in Los Angeles, California, USA. His family is popular for their acting and comedy. Michael has one older brother Damon Wayans Jr. born in 1982, and two younger sisters, Cara Mia Wayans born in 1987 and Kyla Wayans born in 1991. He met Vanessa in 2005 in New York city, their relationship started as a friend and later on started dating each other. In 2014, they welcomed their first child Ava Marie Jean Wayans. They are not married yet but still maintaining a long-lasting relationship.

He started his career in acting when he was just 9 years old and it was “Blankman,” released in 1994. It was directed by his own father along with Mike Binder and David Alan Grier. Some of his well-known works:

  • Blankman (1994)
  • Dance Flick (2009)
  • My Wife and Kids (2000)

Her Mother: Vanessa Simmons

Vanessa Simmons is an actress, producer and entrepreneur. Born on 5th August, 1983 to Joseph Simmons and Valerie Vaughn. She was born in Laie, Hawaii. Her father also comes from an entertainment background, a rapper, producer, DJ and TV personality. She gained popularity after featuring in Run’s House, an MTV reality show with her family in 2006. She is a very hard-working and talented woman.

Apart from her acting career, she is also a businesswoman, from founding shoe brands to clothing lines. “Never and Again,” “Happiness,” “Hollywood Chaos,” etc are some movies where she has appeared.


  • She has black-colored eyes and also the same color of hair.
  • She has been a model for Pastry Kid, a shoe brand founded by her mother and aunty.
  • She has collaborated with her mother in creating a clothing line named “Glitter and Lace,” which has 14.5k followers on Instagram.
  • She is 9 years old as of January 2024.
  • She is born into a famous Wayans family. Her mother’s net worth is $9 million.


Ava Marie Jean Wayans is a very popular celebrity kid for being featured on different brands photoshoots which are owned by her mother Vanessa Simmons. At this small age she is involved in modeling, no doubt she will be a great actor following her parents footsteps. She will achieve more success and fame in her life.