Full Name: Samara Saraiva

Birthdate: 25 February 1981

Birthplace: United States of America

Known for: CelebrityWife of actor and comedian Damon Kyle Wayans Jr.

Family: Damon Kyle Wayans Jr. (Husband), Maverick Wayans (Son), Berlyn Wayans (Daughter), Lua Wayans (Daughter), Villy Meneve (Sister), and Maria Peres Horta (Sister).

Here is the biography of Samara Saraiva.

Who is Samara Saraiva?

Samara Saraiva was born on 25 February 1981 in the United States of America. She is best known for being the wife of Damon Wayans Jr., an American actor and comedian.

She has two sisters, Villy Meneve and Maria Peres Horta. Samara Saraiva became famous due to her relationship and marriage to the actor.

The couple made their first red carpet appearance in 2014. She married husband Damon Wayans Jr. in 2016 in a private wedding ceremony, and the couple has three children together, a son, Maverick Wayans and two daughters, Berlyn and Lua Wayans. Besides Samara Saraiva, Damon Wayans Jr. also has two daughters with his ex girlfriend, Aja Metoyer. They are Aniya Wayans and Amara Wayans.

Samara Saraiva keeps a low profile and stays away from the media. There is no information about her career or professional life so far. She shot into the limelight due to her romantic relationship with husband Damon Wayans Jr. Samara Saraiva is of mixed ethnicity. Most of Samara’s family members live in Brazil.

Facts about Samara Saraiva and her personal life

Samara Saraiva Personal Life & Family

Samara Saraiva prefers to keep her personal life private. She became well-known after marrying actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr.

Regarding her education, Samara Saraiva attended James Caldwell High school where she graduated from. Her sister, Maria Peres Horta went to Governador Valadares, Brazil’s Espaço Educacional Vieira Cabral. Samara is a christian.

Saraiva Samara has two siblings, Villy Meneve and Maria Peres
Saraiva Samara has two siblings, Villy Meneve and Maria Peres

Damon Wayans Jr, Samara’s husband, is best known for his performance as Brad Williams in the ABC sitcom Happy Endings. In addition, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the NAACP Image Awards and the Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2012.

He’s also known for his roles in the Twentieth Century Fox’s Let’s Be Cops and the Fox television series New Girl. Also, he voiced Wasabi in hit animation and family comedy Big Hero 6. How to Be Single, Super Troopers 2, Dance Flick, The Other Guys, and Let’s Be Men are just a few of the films in which he has appeared.

Damon was born into the Wayans family’s entertainment dynasty as the eldest son. He has three siblings, Michael, Cara Mia, and Kyla. His father is Damon Wayans Sr., an actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and producer. His mother is Lisa Thorner.


As she became famous after marrying Damon Wayans, Saraiva’s relationship history before this is unknown. Her sexual preference is straight, and she is still married to the comedian. The pair tied the knot on 12 April 2016.

Damon previously dated TV personality Aja Metoyer, with whom he shares two kids, Aniya and Amara. Samara lives in Huntington, Vermont, with her husband, children and two stepdaughters. She has readily accepted her husband’s children even though she has her own.

Samara Saraiva Career & Net Worth

Samara Saraiva has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million. This includes her money, income and assets.

Saraiva’s primary source of income is being the celebrity wife of Damon Wayans. She has not revealed any information about professional life.

Samara Saraiva Age

Samara Saraiva was born on 25 February 1981.

Damon Wayans Jr. Other Filmography works

Damon Wayans Jr has been around for quite some time now after starting his acting career in 1994. At that time, he was 12 years old and a celebrity kid.

Damon Wayans Jr and Sr
Damon Wayans Jr and Sr

His first film was Blankman, where he featured as Young Kevin Walker alongside his father, Damon Wayans Sr. However, that was not the only film in which he worked with his celebrity father. Damon also featured in his father’s sitcom titled My Wife and Kids from 2001 to 2004.

  • Dance Flick (2009)
  • The Other Guys (2010)

Marmaduke (2010)

  • Someone Marry Barry (2014)
  • Big Hero 6 (2014)
  • Let’s Be Cops (2014)
  • The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)
  • How to Be Single (2016)
  • Super Troopers 2 (2018)
  • Trouble (2019)
  • Love, Guaranteed (2020)

Cherry (2021)

  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
  •  (2021)
  • Long Weekend (2021)
  • The Harder They Fall (2021)