• Lisa Thorner is a former model and actress with a net worth of over $5 million.
• She was born in the US, but other information about her early life is unknown.
• Lisa was married to famous actor, comedian and writer Damon Wayans from 1984-1999.
• They have four children, all of whom are involved in the entertainment industry, and one grandchild.
• Lisa's ex-husband Damon Wayans is an Emmy-nominated actor, director and producer.


Who is Lisa Thorner?

Lisa Thorner was born USA, however, the actual place and date of her birth is not disclosed, but presumably in the early 1960s. She is a former model and actress, probably best recognized for being the ex-wife of famous actor, comedian and writer Damon Wayans.

How rich is she, as of now? Lisa Thorner Net Worth

Lisa Thorner’s net worth is over $5 million; earned from her involvement in the entertainment industry. Lisa also presumably shared the fortune of her famous ex-husband Damon Wayans while they were married, estimated to be over $20 million. She subsequently received a decent amount of money via divorce settlement.

Life before Fame

Lisa Thorner spent her early years somewhere in the US. She is American by nationality and of mixed Afro-American ethnicity. Other information regarding her early life, parents, and her educational background, Lisa keeps far away from the media. Little is known about her career, except that she was involved in the fashion industry as a model, and later moved to the film industry as an actress.

Popularity through Marriage to Damon Wayans

Lisa Thorner and Damon Wayans met each other in the early 1980s, and officially became romantically involved in 1982.

After dating for two years the couple tied the knot at a wedding ceremony on 24 April of 1984.

Divorce and Current Relationship Status

After spending 15 years in marriage with Lisa, Damon decided to leave her since he was not happy and they went their separate ways. He filed for divorce from Lisa in 1999, while it was finalized in May of the following year. Following the divorce, Damon moved on and started dating Charity Duplechan in 2003 and they are still together.

On the other hand, Lisa is still single, and one of the main reasons for that is her motherhood.

Ex-Husband Damon Wayans Short Wiki/Bio

Damon Kyle Wayans, Sr. was born on 4 September 1960 under the sign of Virgo in New York City USA. He was raised in Harlem by his father, Howell Stouten Wayans, who worked as a supermarket manager, and Elvira Alethia Green, a singer, social worker and housewife. He has five sisters named Kim, Nadia, Elvira, Diedra, and Vonnie, and four brothers – Shawn, Dwayne, Marlon, and Keenen. Most of his siblings are also renowned actors. He went to Murry Bergtraum High School, then made a move into the entertainment industry.

Career Beginnings

Damon started performing as a stand-up comedian in 1982, and made his debut film appearance in a small role in the 1984 action comedy “Beverly Hills Cop”, next to Eddie Murphy. Between 1985 and 1986, Damon performed live sketches in the NBC late-night show “Saturday Night Live”, which was followed by his portrayals of Jerry in the romantic comedy “Roxanne” (1987), and T-Bone in the police procedural crime “Colors” (1988).

Rise to Fame

In 1990, Damon co-created the comedy sketch series “In Living Color”, alongside his brother Keenen, which aired on the Fox network until 1994. He also starred in various roles in the show, which led him to be nominated four times for an Emmy Award.

Damon Wayans

Afterwards he produced the Kids’ WB morning animated series “Waynehead” (1996-97), and then created and produced the Fox drama series “413 Hope St.” (1997-98), while his next major role came in 1998, in the title role in the Fox short lived comedy series “Damon”, then starred as Pierre Delacroix in the satirical comedy-drama film “Bamboozled” (2000), directed by Spike Lee.

Continued Success

From 2001 to 2005, Damon was cast as Michael Kyle in the ABC sitcom “My Wife And Kids”, which he also produced; the role won him the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series in 2002.

Thereafter, he created, produced, directed, and starred in various roles in the Showtime comedy sketch series “The Underground”, and played Charlie Richman in his own drama “Behind The Smile”, both in 2006. Damon’s most recent major role came ten years later, when he was cast in the main role of Roger Murtaugh in the Fox action comedy-drama series “Lethal Weapon” (2016-2019).

Parents of Four Children

Lisa and Damon have four children – their first childwas a son named Damon in November of 1982, another son, Michael followed in March 1985, then daughter Cara Mia in 1987, and second daughter Kyla in 1991.

All of their children are involved in the entertainment industry.


Lisa and Damon now have a granddaughter named Ava Marie Jean Wayans, the daughter of their son Michael and his wife Vanessa Simmons. Besides that, their son Damon Wayans Jr. has two daughters with his ex-girlfriend Aja Metoyer.

Son Damon Wayans Jr. Short Wiki/Bio

Damon Kyle Wayans, Jr. was born on 18 November 1982 under the sign of Scorpio, in Huntington, Vermont USA.

He made his acting debut in the role of Young Kevin in his father’s film “Blankman” (1994), and later starred in his father’s sitcom “My Wife And Kids” (2002-04), and his father’s comedy sketch series “The Underground” (2006). He came to prominence with the role of Brad Williams in the ABC sitcom “Happy Endings” (2011-13), for which he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award and NAACP Image Award. He then starred as Coach in the Fox sitcom “New Girl”, alongside Zooey Deschanel, from 2011 to 2018, and featured as Perry Gahalowoo in the mystery drama mini-series “The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair” (2018), before portraying Jake in the CBS sitcom “Happy Together”, between 2018 and 2019.

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