Wayne Brady is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality best known for his work on shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Let’s Make a Deal. He has received multiple Emmy Awards for his television work.
Attribute Details Full Name Wayne Alphonso Brady Also Known As Wayne Brady Profession(s) Actor, Comedian, Television Personality, Singer Date of Birth June 2, 1972 Age 50 years old (As of 2023) Place of Birth Columbus, Georgia, United States Nationality American Zodiac Sign Gemini Ancestry & Heritage African-American, Native American, Portuguese, West Indian
Attribute Details Height 6′ 0″ (183 cm) Weight 84 kg (185 lbs) Body Measurements Chest – 42 inches<br>Waist – 34 inches<br>Biceps – 15 inches Eye Colour Dark Brown Hair Colour Black
Family & Relationships
Attribute Details Parents Wayne Brady Sr. (father), Lindy Brady (mother) Siblings One older brother Affairs Diana Lasso, Mandie Taketa Relationship Divorced Partner/Spouse Mandie Taketa (m. 1999 – div. 2007) Children Maile Masako Brady (daughter with Mandie Taketa)
Education & Early Life
Attribute Details Schooling Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, Florida Higher Education University of Miami (dropout) Early Life Brady grew up in Orlando, Florida. His father was a salesman and his mother worked as a cosmetologist. He showed a talent for singing and performance from a young age. Early Influences Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey
Attribute Details Debut Television debut in 1990 on the show In the House Significant Works Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2006), The Wayne Brady Show (2001–2004), Let’s Make a Deal (2009–present) Awards & Nominations Won 5 Emmy Awards, nominated for 3 more. Also won 4 NAACP Image Awards. Filmography/Discography TV: Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Wayne Brady Show, Let’s Make a Deal, Everybody Hates Chris, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Black Lightning<br>Films: Crossover, Roll Bounce, Foodfight! Voice Work Animated shows like Sofia the First, The Loud House, Robot Chicken Music Videos “Uncle Otis” by Al Yankovic Tours & Live Shows Broadway performances in Chicago, Kinky Boots, Hamilton Collaborations Appeared on Chappelle’s Show (2004)
Net Worth & Assets
Attribute Details Net Worth $12 million Properties Homes in Los Angeles, California and St. Petersburg, Florida Business Ventures Wayne Brady Entertainment production company Investments Minority owner of the LA Kiss arena football team (2014–2016)
Trivia & Miscellaneous
Attribute Details Hobbies & Interests Singing, dancing, martial arts, golf Controversies No major controversies Philanthropy & Activism Works with charity organization Celebrities for Charity Public Image Known for his likeable, charming, and wholesome public persona Personal Challenges Battled with depression and alcohol abuse Notable Interviews The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Talk, The View, The Late Late Show with James Corden Publications & Books Memoir “Making It Up As I Go Along: The Story of How I Found My Place in Hollywood” (2022) Personal Anecdotes Brady’s daughter Maile was named after the Brady Bunch character played by Maureen McCormick Quotes “We all want to be loved, we all want to find someone who gets us.”
Social Media & Online Presence
Attribute Details Instagram Handle @waynebrady Twitter Handle @WayneBrady Facebook Handle @OfficialWayneBrady Youtube Channel WayneBradyVEVO TikTok @waynebrady
Legacy & Influence
Attribute Details Cultural References His Whose Line character referenced in Family Guy Achievements Outside Primary Profession Competed on Dancing with the Stars (Season 30) Mentorship Serves as a mentor for young talent on shows like The Price Is Right Legacy Paved the way for Black comedians on improv comedy shows. Helped popularize improvisational comedy on television.