Meet Ava Marie Jean Wayans, Vanessa Simmons Daughter

Ava Marie Jean Wayans is best known as the daughter of Vanessa Simmons and Michael Wayans, two famous American personalities. Her mother is an actress and a producer while her dad is an actor and comedian. Ava Marie was born to them in 2014 and automatically found herself in the spotlight from birth. Here’s more about her.

Summary of Ava Marie Jean Wayans’ Bio 

  • Full Name: Ava Marie Jean Wayans
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 14th February 2014
  • Ava Marie Jean Wayans’ Age: 8 years old
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign:  Aquarius
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Ava Marie Jean Wayans’ Parents: Michael Wayans (father), Vanessa Simmons (mother)
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Famous for: Being a celeb kid

Who is Ava Marie Jean Wayans?

Ava Marie Jean Wayans was born in the United States on the 14th of February 2014. She was born to Vanessa Simmons and Michael Wayans who are reputable people in the entertainment industry. Her father is a talented actor and comedian from the popular Wayans family. Her mother is equally an actress.

The celebrity kid was born into an extended family of famous people. Not only are her parents popular, but her grandparents and some of her uncles and aunties are well-known too. Damon Wayans and Lisa Thorner are her paternal grandparents while Joseph Simmons and Valeria Vaughn are her maternal grandparents.

Ava Marie Jean Wayans is only 8 years old and she is reportedly attending a school in Beverly Hills. However, the name of the school and her grade is unknown. Ava Marie Jean Wayans comes across as a smart kid and will no doubt be doing well in school. 

Meet Vanessa Simmons, Ava Marie Jean Wayans’ Mother 

  • Full name: Vanessa Jean Simmons
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 5th August 1983
  • Vanessa Simmons’ Age: 38 years old
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: American 
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo 
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Baby Daddy: Michael Wayans 
  • Vanessa Simmons’ Children: Ava Marie Jean Wayans
  • Vanessa Simmons’ Parents: Joseph Simmons (father), Valerie Vaughn (mother)
  • Siblings: Victoria Anne Simmons (sister), Angela Simmons (sister), Daniel Simmons (brother), Russell Simmons Jr. (brother), Joseph Simmons Jr. (brother), Miley Justine Simmons (brother)
  • Net Worth: $8 million
  • Occupation: Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur

Vanessa Simmons was born in Laie, Hawaii, in the United States on the 5th of August 1983. She was born to Joseph Simmons and Valeria Vaughn. Her father is a rapper, producer, DJ, and TV personality. He is best known for his stage names; Run, Rev Run, and DJ Run.

The actress comes from a large family of seven children, six of whom are biological children of her father. One of her sisters, Victoria, died on the 26th of September 2006, due to omphalocele, a condition that caused her organs to grow outside her body. Following Victoria’s death, her father adopted Miley Justine as his seventh child.

She Began Acting in 2006

Vanessa Simmons is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. She became famous after featuring in Run’s House, an MTV reality show with her family. The show aired between 2006 and 2009, and she has continued to appear on screen since then. With her talent and hard work, she has been able to feature in and produce several movies in the fifteen years she has spent in the industry so far.

Her filmography includes the under listed;


  • 2021 – Never and Again as Sonya
  • 2020 – Happiness as Queen
  • 2019 – South Central Love as Vanessa
  • 2018 – Juug Gone Wrong as Traci
  • 2017 – We Got You
  • 2016 – Better Off Single as Bargoer
  • 2014 – Could This Be Love as Doreen
  • 2013 – Hollywood Chaos as Alexis Burns
  • 2012 – From This Day Forward as Corinne
  • 2011 – Worst. Prom. Ever. as Hanna
  • 2010: Speed-Dating as Elizabeth

TV Series

  • 2018-2021 – Monogamy as Caroline
  • 2019 – Games People Play as Jackie Herman
  • 2014 – Mixed as Samantha Hoffman
  • 2007 – Guiding Light as Lola Read

Who is Ava Marie Jean Wayans Father, Michael Wayans?

  • Full name: Michael Richard Wayans
  • Nickname: Mike
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: March 28, 1985
  • Michael Richard Wayna’s Age: 37 years old
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Michael Richard Wayna’s Wife: Vanessa Simmons
  • Michael Richard Wayna’s Children: Ava Marie Wayans
  • Michael Richard Waynas’s Parents: Damon Wayans (father) and Lisa Thorner (mother)
  • Siblings: Cara Mia and Kyla
  • Michael Richard Wayna’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Michael Richard Wayna’s Height in Centimetres: 173 cm
  • Michael Richard Wayna’s Weight: 70 kg or 154 lbs
  • Michael Richard Wayna’s Net worth: $3 million
  • Famous for: Comedian and Actor

Michael Richard Wayans’s name is synonymous with comedy in the American entertainment industry. He was in fact born into the popular Wayans family on September 4th, 1960. Seeing his family lineage, one needs not be surprised why he is so successful in his career. He has been pursuing his careers both in comedy and acting for well over 2 decades now.

Michael made his acting debut in 1994 in the Hollywood film titled Blankman and that was as a 9-year-old. In the years that followed, he starred in My Wife and Kids which also starred his father Damon Wayans in 2001. As the series aired from March 28, 2001, to May 17, 2005, he steadily became a popular face on TV.

Are Ava Marie Jean Wayans’ Parents Married?

No, Vanessa Simmons and Michael Wayans are not married. However, they are in a long-term relationship and have been dating for years now. The lovebirds met for the first time in New York City and became friends. After a while, their friendship grew into a romantic relationship and they started dating officially in 2005.

Nine years into their relationship, in 2014, Vanessa became pregnant with their daughter, Ava Marie Jean Wayans. At first, she was scared that her parents would be disappointed in her, but when she shared the news with her father, he was rather welcoming. He was excited to become a grandfather. 

Many years down and the couple are still together, although not legally married yet. In an interview with ET in 2017, Vanessa revealed that she and Michael had plans of getting married and have more kids. Although this is yet to happen, the couple is doing their best to be great parents to their daughter.

As of now, we do not know how soon Vanessa and Michael plan on getting married or whether they still intend to do so. The couple has decided to keep their relationship off the media. Michael is more private as he has a private Instagram account while Vanessa on the other hand mainly promotes her brand on her page. The current state of their relationship is unknown.

Does Ava Marie Jean Wayans Have Any Siblings?

Ava Marie Jean Wayans is the only child of her parents. Although her mother, Vanessa, has revealed their desire to have other children, this has not happened yet. Also, her parents are in a committed relationship and they do not have any other kids outside their relationship.

Ava Marie Jean Wayans Might Take After Her Mother

Ava Marie Jean Wayans will most likely turn out to become an entrepreneur like her mother. The celebrity kid has worked as a model for Pastry Kid, a shoe brand owned by her mother and aunty. She has also collaborated with her mother to create a clothing line, “Glitter and Lace”. At this pace, there is no doubt the celebrity kid will grow into a hardworking lady like her mother. 


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