• Samara Saraiva is married to actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr.
• Damon Wayans has a net worth of $5 million and is known for his work in “Happy Endings”, “Happy Together” and “New Girl”.
• Damon Wayans Sr. is a comedian, actor and producer, whose most prominent projects include “My Wife and Kids”, “The Last Boy Scout” and “Major Payne”.
• Damon's family includes Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans.
• Damon has written the book entitled “Bootleg”.

Samara Saraiva Short Bio

Unfortunately, Samara Saraiva isn’t too keen on sharing information from her private life and that includes her birthday. As a matter of fact, Saraiva is present in the media only when she accompanies her husband Damon Wayans on red carpet occasions. Her zodiac sign, exact age and birthplace are unknown. Her husband has a net worth of $5 million, accumulated from his acting career, and is recognized for his work in “Happy Endings”, “Happy Together” and “New Girl”.

Relationship Status

Samara’s dating history hasn’t been openly discussed, however, we do know that she’s married to actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr. Prior to marrying Saraiva, Damon dated Aja Metoyer – their relationship was turbulent and reportedly left Wayans in a bas mental state, but still produced two children. Samara and her now-husband dated for two years prior to him popping the question, and their wedding ceremony was held in 2016. She doesn’t have any children as of today, but she is the step-mother of Damon’s two kids from his relationship with Aja Metoyer.

Husband Damon Wayans

Best known as a member of popular and multi-talented Wayans family, Damon was born on 18 November 1982, which means that his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he’s 37 years old. The actor and comedian is the eldest son of Damon Wayans Sr. and his ex-wife, Lisa Thorner – he has three siblings – Michael, Cara Mia, and Kyla. A Huntington, Vermont native, Damon was a student of the New York Film Academy. He made his silver screen debut in 1994, acting alongside his dad in “Blankman”.

Damon Wayans and Samara Saraiva

His path to stardom was secured when he appeared in his father’s TV series “My Wife and Kids”. As a matter of fact, one of the characters in the series was based on Damon.

Damon Wayans Career

In 2006, Wayans joined the cast of the TV series “The Underground”, and two years afterwards played the role of Nizzle in “Da Network”. Continuing to work steadily, in 2009, he was cast to play Thomas in “Dance Flick”, which follows the story of his character who falls in love with a girl named Megan White, and goes on to participate in dance competitions with her.

However, the movie didn’t live up to expectations, receiving a generally negative reception from the audience and reviews from critics. As of 2010, Damon provided voice recordings for Thunder in “Marmaduke”, and in the same year appeared in “The Other Guys”. In the following year, the actor landed the role of Brad Williams in the TV series entitled “Happy Endings”, which remains one of his best recognized projects to this day. Set in Chicago, it follows the stories of six young people who try to make it in this world and, working on it, Wayans collaborated with actors such as Eliza Coupe, Adam Pally and Elisha Cuthbert.

In the same year, he had yet another major project , the critically acclaimed and worldwide beloved romantic comedy series entitled “New Girl”. Having finished with “Happy Endings” in 2013, the actor worked on the mini-series’ “Just Face It” and “Sex & Marriage”, and in the following year portrayed Justin in “Let’s Be Cops”. Despite receiving a mediocre reviews from the critics, the movie attracted attention among the younger audiences.

Latter Career

In 2016, Damon was a guest star in an episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, and in the same year appeared in “How to be Single: The Pros and Cons of How to be Single”.

As of 2017, he provided voice recordings for “Dumpster Diving”, and in 2018 began playing Perry Gahalowood in “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair”, which revolves around a  writer whose life takes a turn when his mentor is murdered. In the same year, the audience was able to see him as Jake in “Happy Together”, after which he provided voice recordings for an episode of “Bob’s Burgers”. Overall, Wayans has had 33 acting gigs, with his latest being the movie “Love, Guaranteed”.


In addition to being known as a comedian and actor, Wayans has also tackled writing – he wrote the book entitled “Bootleg”, speaking about which he stated that he loves the power that writing holds. “The ability to write it in a structured form is just…that’s what led to all of the other things I do”.


Damon comes from a multi-talented family, so, it is no surprise that he chose to follow their footsteps – his relatives include Kim Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans.

The Wayans’ hail from New York – his grandfather, Howell Wayans, worked as a supermarket manager, and his grandma Elvira was a homemaker- they went on to have 10 children, including Damon’s father, Damon Wayans Sr., his uncle Dwayne and his aunt Kim. Damon Wayans Sr. is best known as a comedian, actor and producer, whose most prominent projects include “My Wife and Kids”, “The Last Boy Scout” and “Major Payne”. In addition, Damon Jr.’s mom, Lisa was briefly active in the entertainment field – she is a former model. In one interview, Damon jokingly stated that his family doesn’t get along so well, but one thing is for sure, he has an interesting life.

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