D'Wayne began his acting career in the spring of 2008, with the Jeff Award winning (Best Production/Best Director) production of Out Town, directed by David Cromer. He reprised his role in the remounted production that fall. His next theatrical role was in the Jeff Award winning (Best Ensemble) production of In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, directed by Joanie Schultz. D'Wayne's performance in this production garnered him critical acclaim and recognition from The Chicago Tribune and New City Magazine (Top 5 Male Performances of 2009), as wel as ensemble praise from the likes of The Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago and others. In 2011, D'Wayne was nominated for a Jeff Award (Best Actor) for his performance in Caffeine Theatre's production of Brutal Imagination, directed by Jason Beck. Since beginning his career, D'Wayne has been working steadily and some of his other theater credits include Theatre Oobleck, Griffin, Lookingglass, Timeline, Mary Arrchie, Remy Bumppo, The Goodman, Silk Road Rising and The Hypocrites. His most recent theatrical performance was with Ecclipse Theatre Company in their critically acclaimed production of Jesus Hopped The A Train, directed by Anish Jethmalani. D'Wayne has also accumulated a wide range of radio and television commercials to his credit, and is also making a successful transition into film and television appearing on such shows as FOX TV's Empire and NBC's Chicago Fire.