Elvira Wayans is an American writer. She is the sister of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans. She is the aunt of Craig Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans, mother of Chaunte Wayans and Damien Dante Wayans.
Wayans, who was named after her mother, was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. Her family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion. She and her family lived in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.
Even though she is not involved in Hollywood like her brothers and sisters, she was a writer on her brother Damon's show My Wife And Kids.