After The Cosby Show and Family Matters, there weren’t many sitcoms that centered on African American households. That all modified with the Wayans household creation of My Wife and Kids. The present adopted the Kyle household and viewers have been capable of snort and watch them develop for 5 seasons. The forged has continued to make main strikes of their particular person careers for the reason that present’s finish.
Wayans performed the Kyle household patriarch, Michael. He confirmed that utilizing wit and humor – versus harsh self-discipline – was simply as a productive technique of parenting. Wayans was the creator of the present and wrote a lot of its episodes over its five-year run. Wayans continues to behave and is a drive to be reckoned with in comedy. When the present ended, he produced the Showtime comedy collection The Underground. More lately, he began on the Lethal Weapon collection earlier than leaving after season two to give attention to his well being.
Campbell-Martin starred as Michael’s equally humorous spouse, Jay. She and Michael have been a group when it got here to elevating their kids. Wherever Michael slacked, Jay was there to play her half. After the present’s finish, she had recurring roles on a few of the high exhibits, together with All Of Us, Everybody Hates Chris, Dr. Ken, and Real Husbands of Hollywood. She ended her marriage with fellow actor, Duane Martin, in 2018 – and after a troublesome divorce and monetary points, she’s made a comeback. She’s hosted the previous two award exhibits for Soul Train and in addition co-hosted quite a lot of occasions on the FOX daytime speak present, The Real.
George O. Gore II
Gore performed the goofy and clumsy but loveable eldest baby of the Kyle clan, Junior. Viewers rooted for Junior to seek out his means and after turning into a teenage father and husband, he lastly discovered his footing. While on the present, he expanded his resume by directing two episodes within the collection. He continued working with the Wayans household when the present ended, showing within the movie Dance Flick and Thugaboo. Gore additionally starred within the BET sitcom, Second Generation Wayans earlier than its cancellation.
Raycole solely appeared within the first season of the present. She was the actress who launched viewers to the Kyle center baby, Claire. She was spunky and had a lot of angle. When the second collection premiered, followers have been confused when one other actress took on the position. After her exit, she continued performing whereas juggling her ardour for dance. She’s since appeared in exhibits like The Office, Everybody Hates Chris, and the BET restricted collection The Soul Man.
Freeman changed Raycole as Claire Kyle in season 2. Unlike the preliminary persona of her character, Freeman’s model was much more ditzy, which took viewers a while to regulate to. Her character grew to become cherished largely for her relationship along with her extraordinarily Christian boyfriend, Tony. While the present was nonetheless on air, Freeman appeared within the dance film, You Got Served. After the present, she had roles on The O.C., One on One, and News Half Radio. She took a break from performing when she married Portland Trail Blazer’s Earl Watson Jr. and gave delivery to their daughter in 2009. Their relationship was contentious and short-lived. She returned to the performing scene and had a job in BET’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood, in addition to a number of movies streamed on Netflix and different providers. She now focuses on her YouTube channel whereas performing and elevating her daughter.
Parker McKenna Posey
Posey performed the cute child of the bunch, Kady. Her cute face bought her out of probably the most hassle. She later “dated” her child-prodigy mini beau, Franklin. She continued to behave, having roles in exhibits like iCarly and tv motion pictures Alice Upside Down and Meet the Santas. Fans have been shocked when she grew up and blossomed into probably the most in-demand intercourse symbols of today. She presently stars within the BET sports activities drama, Games People Play.
Gray-Cabey performed a toddler prodigy on the present as Kady’s sensible miniature boyfriend, Franklin. Art should imitate life as a result of it turned out the Gray-Cabey’s baby prodigy act was actual. He started enjoying the piano at four-years-old and his abilities caught mainstream consideration. He was featured on exhibits like The Oprah Winfrey Show and Ripley’s Believe it or Not whereas he toured as an expert pianist. He was the youngest with an orchestra within the Sydney Opera House in Australia. After the present ended he has roles in M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady within the Water,Pizza Man, and most notably the present Heroes. He went on to enroll in Harvard’s class of 2016.
Good performed the position of Vanessa, Junior’s girlfriend who grew to become pregnant. She solely starred in a single season earlier than her position was transferred to a different actress to play the half. Acting since her childhood, she continued to land roles in mega productions, together with the Think Like A Man franchise, Jumping The Broom and Anchorwoman. Good married pastor and movie producer, DeVon Franklin, in 2012. They launched the New York Times best-selling ebook, The Wait, which instructed their story of celibacy earlier than marriage. Good stays a high actress within the trade.
Daughter of disco-Queen Donna Summer, Sudano took the position as Vanessa and performed on the present for its last two seasons. When the present ended, she continued to behave and mannequin, showing in nationwide campaigns for Clairol and Clean and Clear. She appeared in exhibits like Cuts and the Flashdance impressed movie Turn the Beat Around.
My Wife and Kids presently airs reruns on Fuse.