Wayne Brady Biography


Wayne Brady

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Birth Name: Wayne Brady
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: gemini
Age:   45 Years
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Wayne Brady full name Wayne Alphonso Brady is an American actor, singer, voice actor, comedian, and television personality. He is best known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He was born on June 2, 1972 in Columbus, Georgia, United States to West Indian parents. His father was in the military and his mother was an employee of Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was raised up by his grandmother, Valerie Petersen in Orlando, Florida. He is American and is of six feet tall.

He has been married twice. First he got married to Diana Lasso on December 31, 1993. Their relationship did not work for long. The couple called off their marriage relationship and got divorced on September 21, 1995. After that he got married to Mandie Taketa on April 3, 1999. She is a dancer and an actress from Hawaii. They met each other first time in a show in Hawaii. They were happy of being each other loving spouse. They have one daughter together named Maile Masako Brady. Like his first marriage, his second marriage also did not stay long. He and his wife called off their marriage and separated on April 5, 2006. His wife filed for divorce on July 2, 2007. Besides this, there is no any information about his love affairs and girlfriends.

He graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida in 1989. He earns huge amount of salary and his net worth is 10 million dollars.

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Born in Columbus, Georgia, United States

1972 2nd of June

He was born on June 2, 1972 in Columbus, Georgia, United States to West Indian parents. His father was in the military and his mother was an employee of Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was raised up by his grandmother, Valerie Petersen in Orlando, Florida. He is American and is of six feet tall.

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Graduated from Dr Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida

1989

He graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida and that was in 1989. Afterward, he attended University of Miami and that was in year 1990. He started acting in high school when he was 16 years old.

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First marriage, Diana Lasso

1993 31th of December

He got married for the first time in his life with Diana Lasso that was on 31 December 1993. They were perfect couple and they were happy of getting each other as loving spouse. They had no children together.

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Divorced with Diana Lasso

1995 21st of September

His first marriage did not long last. The couple called off their marriage relationship and got divorced on September 21, 1995, after two year of their marriage. The reason behind the divorce was lack of understanding and trust between each other.

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Auditioned for, Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1997

He auditioned for improvisational comedy series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and that was in 1997. He won several awards from that show.  He became a regular on the American version, hosted by Drew Carey. It was his first television exposure.

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Married to Mandie Taketa

1999 3rd of April

After four year of his divorced with Diana Lasso, he got married to Mandie Taketa on April 3, 1999. She is a dancer and an actress from Hawaii. They met each other first time in a show in Hawaii. They have one daughter together named Maile Masako Brady.

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Child Masako Brady

2003 3rd of February

He became father for first time in her life and that was on 3 February 2003. He and his second wife welcomed their first child together and the child was their little sweet daughter. The couple named him Masako Brady.

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Won Primetime Emmy Award

2003

He won Primetime Emmy Award and that was in year 2003 for improvisational comedy television series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Series.

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Won Daytime Emmy Award

2003

He won Daytime Emmy Award for "The Wayne Brady Show". In 2003, he won four awards in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing, Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show, Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. In 2004, he also won that award in the category of Outstanding Talk Show Host.

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Filed for divorce

2007 2nd of July

Like his first marriage, his second marriage also did not stay long. He and his wife called off their marriage and separated on April 5, 2006. His wife filed for divorce on July 2, 2007 after more than one year of their separation. 

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