Elvira Wayans is an American screenwriter. She is a member of the popular show business family the Wayans. A New York native, Elvira and her siblings were raised in a middle-class household. Their parents encouraged their artistic aspirations and as a result, they all grew up to be involved in the entertainment industry in one way or other. Elvira was prominently involved in the writing process of several episodes of her brother Damon Wayans’ sitcom ‘My Wife and Kids’. She is the mother of actor, screenwriter and filmmaker Damien Wayans and actress, comedian, writer, and editor Chaunté Wayans. These days, she is moderately active on various platforms of social media. She also runs a YouTube channel named ‘ElveesKitchen,’ on which she shares recipes for various healthy dishes.