Angelica Zachary: Marlon Wayans’ Ex-Wife and Mother of Two, Together for Over Two Decades but Never Married

Many of us know Angelica Zachary from her affiliation with actor and comedian Marlon Wayans. The couple got married in 2005 but sadly called it quits in 2013.

In the wake of their breakup, curious fans wondered who Angelica was beyond her relationship with Marlon. The pair were quiet about their personal life, so I went on a mission to find out all I could about Angelica.

Join me while we dive into her early years, education, career, estimated net worth, and more.

Early Life and Education

Angelica Zachary

Unfortunately, details about Angelica’s place of birth and exact date of birth are nowhere to be found. I’m only optimistic about the year she was born in 1972, making her 52 in 2024.

Some sources claim she was born in New York since she currently lives there, but that’s likely a wild guess.

It’s also impossible to know where she went to high school or college. She has no social media (probably just for close friends), so no one knows about her childhood or adolescence.


Despite rumors that she’s done some minor acting roles, I couldn’t find solid evidence of these claims.

For example, a few sources mention a brief appearance in the 1988 comedy parody movie I’m Gonna Git You Sucka as a pedestrian.

I visited her IMDb page just to be sure, but there was nothing beyond being given special thanks in the credits of the movie Sextuplets. Other than that, you’ll find nothing about projects in the acting industry.

So, I conclude that she has a job or business outside the industry. But since she isn’t associated with Marlon Wayans anymore, no news website or platform has been invested in her comings and goings since their separation.

Relationship with Marlon Wayans

Relationship with Marlon Wayans

I went into my search hoping I’d discover all the juicy details about how one of Hollywood’s most adorable couples met and fell in love.

Of course, I was disappointed that I did not find much. Yet, at the same time, I understand why Marlon and Angelica would want to keep their love story hidden from the lights and cherish it in private instead.

But I know the pair met and dated for years before they tied the knot in 2005. Their long-term relationship reportedly began sometime in the early ‘90s.

As for their wedding was just for the family and close friends so that you won’t find pictures online of the bride and groom on their special day.

Sadly, they got a divorce in 2013 for undisclosed reasons, but they co-parent their kids to this day. Thankfully, they parted on good terms since Marlon still speaks highly of Angelica in interviews.

He still considers her family, sometimes posting pictures of her on his IG to express his gratitude for their friendship.

What surprised me was that some news outlets suggested that the couple never got married in the first place!

In an interview, the American comedian implied he wasn’t thinking about marriage because taking care of his sick mother was a priority. He was also worried about the marriage complications in his brothers’ relationships.

But again, that’s not solid evidence that the couple didn’t eventually get married.

How Many Kids Does Angelica Zachary Have with Marlon Wayans?

How Many Kids Does Angelica Zachary Have with Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans and Angelica have two children together. Their firstborn is Amai Zackery Wayans, who was born in 2000 and is 24 years old.

Their second born is Shawn Howell Wayans, born in 2002 (making him 22 years old in 2024). I couldn’t help but notice that their son was named after Marlon’s brother, a comedian, producer, and screenwriter.

According to Marlon Wayans’ interviews, he, Angelica, and their two kids are pretty tight despite the divorce/breakup. It’s always refreshing to witness such healthy familial relationships, even after the parents split up.

If you’ve been wondering about Marlon Wayans’ current relationship status, he’s allegedly single. Many people believe he’s married to his on-screen wife, actress Essence Atkins, but the Marlon co-stars remain only friends in real life.

Estimated Net Worth in 2024

Angelica Zachary

There’s no information about Angelica Zachary’s net worth. For all I know, she could be worth millions or a couple hundred thousand dollars!

But we have a rough estimate of Marlon’s fortune in 2024, which is approximately a roaring $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. It makes sense, given his fame, being one of America’s top black comedians.

Marlon is also a TV and film producer, screenwriter, model, and director. All his projects, from the fan-favorite series Marlon to the Scary Movie films and the classic White Chicks, have heavily contributed to his wealth.

Some other notable projects that further boosted Marlon’s status as a top comedian include:

  • The Wayans Bros.
  • Little Man
  • Naked
  • Fifty Shades of Black
  • A Haunted House
  • Norbit

What Is Angelica Zachary Up to These Days?

What Is Angelica Zachary Up to These Days

I wish I knew what Angelica Zachary’s been doing lately, but all I came up with is that she’s co-parenting her kids with Marlon.

Despite my curiosity about the celebrity ex-wife, I respect her desire to stay away from the limelight.

She seems like a friendly, caring person since her ex-partner points that out whenever the chance presents itself.

Final Words

And that’s all I know about Angelica Zachary—a loving mother, a supportive ex-wife, and probably a successful businesswoman.

To get Angelica’s latest news, I suggest watching Marlon’s Instagram. He might not post about her every day, but she’ll likely show up in one of his future posts for one reason or the other.

It could be their children’s birthdays, Christmas, a family friend’s wedding, etc.

Images source: Instagram

Sarah C. Burdett

I hail from Baytown in the American South. Reading is my passion; it broadens my understanding of the world. Sharing is my joy; I hope my content brings you delightful experiences. In a world rushing you to grow up, I aspire to protect the fairy tale within your heart with my words.

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