In Living Color is one of the most revered comedy sketch series of all time and for good reason. The cast of In Living Color was filled with some of the greatest entertainers and comedic talents of the '90s, and the popular comedy sketch show launched many of their careers to new heights. Stars like Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, and Jennifer Lopez all found success on the show as they joined members of the Wayans family to make TV history. While some members of the cast continue to shine in the headlines today, other members may have you wondering whatever happened to the cast of In Living Color? Here is a look at the cast of In Living Color then and now.
Then: Kim Wayans was one of the original members of In Living Color and she was a staple for much of the show's history. She was a part of the show for four of its five seasons and showcased quite a few hilarious impressions along the way. During her time on the show, she impersonated celebrities like Crystal Waters, Whitney Houston, Oprah Winfrey, Grace Jones, and Tracy Chapman. She also brought original characters to life like the oh-so-relatable gossiping next door neighbor, Bonita Butrell.
Now: Kim Wayans is still in the entertainment business but has extended her body of work outside the boundaries of comedy. She appeared in Pariah in 2011 and has also had one-off roles on shows like Criminal Minds and Hawaii 5-0. In addition to her acting career, Kim Wayans has also become a children's book author. She and her husband, Kevin Knotts, penned the Amy Hodgepodge series. Meanwhile, Kim and the rest of the Wayans family briefly brought back their animated series Thugaboo. This cartoon actually spoke specifically to children in urban environments and is still a truly unique project even to this day.
- Age: 60
- Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
T'keyah Crystal Keymáh Launched Her Own Online Shop
Then: T'keyah Crystal Keymáh was another In Living Color star who was around for all five seasons. Some of her most memorable roles include her Janet Jackson impersonation, the sassy customer service rep Lashawn, and the host of a feminism show called Go On Girl.
Now: Keymáh's acting career has continued in the form of various small roles and voice acting gigs. She has voiced characters for popular animations like Teen Titans and Batman Beyond. She also played Raven's mom, Tanya Baxter, on Disney Channel's That's So Raven, but left the show after three seasons in 2006 to care for her grandmother, who was suffering from Alzheimer's.
What fewer people know is that she is also wearing a more entrepreneurial hat these days. Keymáh launched her own online store where she sells apparel, autographed vintage photos, and books. She also used to sell art, jewelry, and spa treatment products.
Then: When she first started her run on In Living Color, Kelly Coffield Park was still just Kelly Coffield. By 1991, however, she married fellow castmate Steve Park. She was a member of the original cast of the show and remained a part of it for four seasons. Some of her most notable impressions were of Barbara Bush, Cyndi Lauper, and Roseanne Barr.
Now: Park's acting and comedy career has slowed down quite a bit since the show, but she still makes various television appearances every now and then. In 2018, she reunited with Damon Wayans, as she appeared as Peggy in the Lethal Weapon series. What fewer people know is Park also had a brief run on YouTube with an original series called So That Happened. She and her husband launched an Indiegogo campaign for the series. They fell short of their $75,000 goal but still managed to raise more than $14,000 for the project.
- Age: 59
- Birthplace: Des Plaines, Illinois, United States of America
Then: Not even member of the Wayans family had a comedic role to play on In Living Color. Fans of the classic series may remember this Wayans brother best as SW1, the house DJ for the first two seasons. While acting wasn't his main role on the show, Shawn did take part in a few skits. His J.J. Evans impersonation was probably his best comedic role on the show.
Now: It's no secret that Shawn and his brother Marlon have become quite the successful duo in the Wayans family. The pair has appeared together on screen in Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, White Chicks, the Scary Movie franchise, Little Man, Dance Flick, and their own TV show, The Wayans Brothers. While Shawn is still working on his standup, his latest endeavor has him focusing on children. Shawn is working with his siblings to bring back an animated cartoons series for kids called The Boo Crew sometime in 2018.
- Age: 50
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America