Who is Kountry Wayne?
Wayne Colley, better known by his stage name ‘Kountry Wayne’ – and occasionally by his alternative name, Dewayne Colley – is a comedian and social media star who rose to prominence after his Facebook video went viral in 2014. Kountry used his newfound fame by uploading more funny videos onto his Facebook page, before he established his YouTube channel on 30 March 2015.
Today, his channel has been subscribed to by nearly 200,000 people, and all of his videos combined have gained over 55 million views.
Early life, family, and education
Born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 9 December 1987, Wayne will soon celebrate his 35th birthday. He is a Waynesboro, Georgia USA native, thus he holds American nationality, and comes from a family of African-American descent.
Speaking of his family, they prefer to keep their lives away from the media’s attention, however, it’s known that Wayne was raised by his parents, alongside his four brothers, namely D’Arby, QB, Crenshaw and Prince Tay.
In one of his interviews in 2019, Wayne said that he’s happy that his father is finally home after three years spent in prison, but hasn’t spoken about his mother, however, once he tweeted that he and his brothers have the same father, but different mother.
When it comes to Wayne’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2005, he didn’t go to college but launched his career as a rapper.
His family supported his dream, and many of his friends said that he was an aspiring rapper, however, after he gained fame thanks to his funny videos posted on Facebook, he decided to pursue a career as a comedian.
How did he become famous?
Wayne’s comedy content about unfortunate moments and life’s inconveniences made him famous overnight. When people began sharing his videos on social media, he launched his Instagram account, so his fans could follow him on this platform.
He uploaded short sketch videos on a daily basis, and his popularity grew immeasurably quickly. Wayne never looked back, and although he’d dreamed of becoming a super-star rapper, he chose comedy instead.
Stand-up and acting career
In 2015, Wayne began performing as a stand-up comedian in local clubs, and his first tour entitled “2016 Child Support Tour” was sold out in 45 cities across the US.
He made his acting debut in 2016, portraying Man in Barbershop in the short movie “Brazilian Way”. He followed with his role in the 2017 drama “The Turnaround”, also starring Daniel Augustin, Tracy Wiu, and Michelle Viana; the movie had nine award nominations winning two, including the WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival Award for Best Feature.
Most recently, Wayne was seen as Deshawn in the 2022 comedy “Strange Love”, and his appearance is announced in the movie “Praise This”, a musical romance that should be released in 2023.
As mentioned, Wayne is active on social media platforms, and uses them to interact with his fans and to promote his work. His official Facebook page has gained over 7.5 million followers, while his Instagram account has been followed by nearly 3.5 million people.
Wayne established his Twitter account in December 2016, and it’s today followed by more than 55,000 followers.
When it comes to his YouTube channel, worth mentioning is his most viewed video, entitled “When your girl walk by in lil shorts while you and your homie playing the game!” which has amassed over 1.5 million views.
— Kountry Wayne (@kountry_wayne) September 15, 2021
Wife and kids
Kortney Wayne has had more than interesting love life, and perhaps this is the reason why he was the subject of various rumors; it’s known that he become a father for the first time when he was just 17 years old. The baby’s mother was his then-girlfriend, whose name he hasn’t shared, but as of late 2022, Wayne has 10 children, seven daughters, and three sons, eight of them born from his relationships with four women, while two were born during his marriage with Gena Colley, who is an actress, probably known best for her role in the movie “In Country”.
Wayne and Gena married on 20 June 2017, however, they separated after a year, and their divorce was finalized in 2019. The two have two daughters together, namely Honest Dream and Melissa.
The names of Wayne’s other children haven’t been revealed.
After his divorce, Wayne began dating Jessica Moore, also known as Jess Hilarious, and she is also an actress and stand-up comedian. This love story ended soon, with rumors saying that the reason for their break-up was Wayne’s infidelity. Jess accused Wayne that he was cheating on her with one of his baby’s mothers, wich seems highly likely.
As of November 2022, Wayne is in a relationship with Taiwanese actress and YouTuber Amber-Tai. They publicized their relationship through an Instagram video in April 2022, and since then have posted several joint videos.
House and net worth
In late 2021, Wayne bought a house in Atlanta, Georgia, decorated by famous Atlanta interior designers who posted a sneak peek into this multi-million dollar home. In March 2022, Wayne filmed a tour inside and outside of his new home, and the video has been watched over 15,000 times. Wayne was talking about buying a house in California, however, although there were some videos featuring him negotiating for a Beverly Hills house, it seems that they haven’t been able to agree on the sale after all.
Wayne grew up in a modest family, but as a celebrity, he’s amassed considerable wealth, which he claims makes his life much easier. The majority of his earnings come from his work as a stand-up comedian and YouTuber, and he also runs his own merchandise shop. According to sources, he earns around $130,000 per month from his YouTube Channel.
If you’re wondering how wealthy Wayne is today, his net worth is estimated to be more than $6 million – there’s no information regarding his liability for child support!