Chaunté Wayans is a member of the Wayans Family, whose members include Keenen Ivory WayansDamon Wayans, Sr.Kim WayansShawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans, and her brother Damien Dante Wayans. She is the daughter of Elvira Wayans.[3]

Chaunté’s first entered the film industry as a production assistant, working on Americanizing Shelley, and on some of her uncles’ productions including Scary Movie 2 and My Wife and Kids. She later appeared as herself in the TLC series Trading Spaces. She made her feature film debut in 2009, alongside several extended family members in the movie Dance Flick, in the role of Free Gas Pedestrian.

On April 1, 2012 she performed a comedy set at the Hot 97 April Fools’ Day Comedy Show at Madison Square Garden. The event was hosted by her uncles Marlon and Shawn Wayans.

In 2013 Chaunté appeared on the MTV2 television series Wild ‘n Out.[4]