In Living Color: Where Are They Now?

From Oscar gold to 'That's So Raven,' what happened to our favorite cast members?

Did you know that In Living Color premiered 25 years ago? The seminal sketch show only ran five seasons but the mark it left on comedy is permanent. Let’s look back on the cast and see what they’re up to these days.

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    Jim Carrey got cast on In Living Color after befriending Damon Wayans on the set of 1989’s Earth Girls Are Easy. Wayans introduced Carrey to his brother Keenen and the rest is history. Carrey most recently appeared in Dumb and Dumber To and his next movie will be The Bad Batch with Keanu Reeves and Jason Momoa.

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    Kim Coles has worked steadily since her time on In Living Color, most gloriously as Synclaire on Living Single. This year, she and her friend and Living Single co-star Erika Alexander started the web series The BFF Chronicles.

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    Tommy Davidson has recently found a lot of success as a voice actor. He played Oscar Proud on The Proud Family for three seasons, and played Cream Corn in both the live action film and Adult Swim animated series Black Dynamite.

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    Jamie Foxx has done very well for himself in the years after In Living Color as a comedian, actor, and singer. He won a Best Actor Oscar in 2005 for his performance in Ray, and in 2014 alone he was in five movies — Annie, Horrible Bosses 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Rio 2.

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    David Alan Grier most recently starred in Tyler Perry’s Peeples with Craig Robinson and has appeared in pretty much every TV show, including Law & Order: SVU, Bones, Happy Endings, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and a starring role in the quickly canceled Bad Teacher — and that’s just in the last five years.

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    After his show My Wife and Kids ended in 2005, Wayans has focused on stand-up and wrote his first novel, Red Hats, about a suicidal woman in her sixties. He also guest starred on Happy Endings as the father of Brad, who was played by his real-life son, Damon Wayans, Jr.

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    After writing and starring in Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood and their show The Wayans Bros., Shawn and Marlon Wayans teamed up for Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and Dance Flick. Marlon has also been spreading the spoof love without his brother. He wrote and starred in A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2, and appeared in movies like The Heat. Presently, the two are on a stand-up tour.

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    After the major achievement of creating In Living Color, Keenen Ivory Wayans has gone on to produce most of his brothers’ films, star in his own late-night talk show, judge Last Comic Standing, and tour with his brothers Damon, Marlon, and Shawn on last year’s Wayans Brothers Tour.

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    After being known for comedy her whole career, thanks to In Living Color, projects with her brothers and the show In the House with LL Cool J, Kim Wayans drew tons of acclaim for her dramatic work in the film Pariah, the story of an African-American teen lesbian. She most recently appeared on CBS’s 2014 legal drama Reckless.

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    Alexandra Wentworth went on to play Felicity’s boss on Felicity and marry George Stephanopoulos. Her book Ali in Wonderland came out in 2012 and she has made appearances on TV shows like Cougar Town and The Michael J. Fox Show, as well as starring in her own Starz series Head Case.

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    T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh went on to star in the show Cosby with Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād as the characters’ daughter, and as Raven’s mother on That’s So Raven, so she has had a Cosby-blessed career. She’s also written books like Some of My Best Friends: A Collection of Characters and Natural Woman / Natural Hair: A Hair Journey about her experience as one of the first black actresses to wear natural hair on television.

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    While never technically a cast member, Chris Rock left SNL in 1993 to appear on In Living Color in its final year. He then of course went on to have a massively successful stand-up and film career. Last year’s Top Five was a critical success and he’s presently working on its follow-up.

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    Kelly Coffield Park and Steve Park got married after their time on the show and have both appeared in television and film — Kelly in Bride Wars, Little Man, and the show The Good Wife, Steve in The Mindy Project, and movies like Snowpiercer, Fargo, and A Serious Man.

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    Marc and Larry Wilmore were both writers for the show with Marc serving double-duty as a cast member. Larry of course spun off from his role as Senior Black Correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to his own The Nightly Show, and Marc has written for The Simpsons and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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    Before she was all over SNL, Molly Shannon was a struggling comedic actress who appeared on two episodes of In Living Color. After her years on SNL, she’s enjoyed a successful career and will next be seen in Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, a movie that grabbed a ton of accolades at Sundance.

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    The Fly Girls were a glorious part of In Living Color and not only included Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Perez, but Laurieann Gibson, who has choreographed for Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, and the film Beyond the Lights, and Carrie Ann Inaba, one of the judges on Dancing with the Stars. [/item