Wayne Brady Biography

Updated On Nov 19, 2018 Published On Mar 10, 2016
Facts of Wayne Brady
Date of Birth: 1972 , June-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name Wayne Brady
Birth Name Wayne Alphonso Brady
Father Wayne Brady
Mother Lindamarie Newton
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Columbus, Georgia
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth 10 million dollar
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 80 KG
Married Yes
Married to Mandie Taketa (m. 1999), Diana Lasso (m. 1993)
Children Maile Masako Brady
Divorce Mandie Taketa (m. 2008), Diana Lasso (m. 1995)
Education University of Miami
Awards Primetime Emmy Award (2013)
Movies Fast and Loose
TV Show The Late Late Show
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Wayne Alphonso Brady or simply Wayne Brady is one of the famous American actor, singer, voice actor, comedian, and television personality best known for his work on the comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

Wayne was born on June 2, 1972, and is currently 46 years old. He was born in Columbus, Georgia, the 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.

Wayne was raised by his grandmother, Valerie Petersen in Orlando, Florida. As Wayne was raised by his grandmother, he refers to his grandmother, as his mother. He graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida in 1989. He is of American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American descent.

Wayne was only sixteen years old when he first began performing in Community Theater and at the Orlando improv troupe named SAK Comedy Lab.

Wayne began his professional career in 1990, and till the date has appeared in over dozens of movies, television series, and video games.

 Some of his notable works in the movies and television series are; Going to the Mat, Foodfight!, The Hero of Color City, 1982, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, Superboy, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Wayne Brady Show, Miss America, How I Met Your Mother, Psych, So You Think You Can Dance, The Late Late Show, The Loud House, Aftermath, and many others.

Talking about Wayne Brady' personal life, he is married twice and is divorced in the same number. He was first married to Diana Lasso on December 31, 1993. Their relationship did not work out, as a result, just within two years of married life, the couple called off their marriage relationship and got divorced on September 21, 1995.

Again, after around four years of divorcing the first wife, 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.

The couple shares a daughter together, 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. The exact reason behind their divorce is not revealed till the date.

After divorcing his second wife, he was rumored to be dating TLC’s Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas. Now, there is no any information about her dating life and relationship affairs. As per sources, he is currently single. 

Previously, Wayne was once rumored to be gay but, later all those rumors vanished into thin air.

As of 2018, Wayne Brady' net worth is reported to be around $10 million and is now living a lavish lifestyle. He definitely earns a huge amount of money from his professional acting career.

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Born in Columbus, Georgia, United States

June 2 , 1972

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.

First marriage, Diana Lasso

December 31 , 1993

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.

Divorced with Diana Lasso

September 21 , 1995

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.

Married to Mandie Taketa

April 3 , 1999

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.

Child Masako Brady

February 3 , 2003

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.

Filed for Divorce

July 2 , 2007

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Net Worth

2018

As of 2018, Wayne Brady' net worth is reported to be around $10 million and is now living a lavish lifestyle. He definitely earns a huge amount of money from his professional acting career.