Wayne Brady Net Worth, Height, Age, Wiki, Bio, Wife, Kids


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.

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Full NameWayne Alphonso Brady
Also Known AsWayne Brady
Profession(s)Actor, Comedian, Television Personality, Singer
Date of BirthJune 2, 1972
Age50 years old (As of 2023)
Place of BirthColumbus, Georgia, United States
Zodiac SignGemini
Ancestry & HeritageAfrican-American, Native American, Portuguese, West Indian

Physical Stats

Height6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Weight84 kg (185 lbs)
Body MeasurementsChest – 42 inches<br>Waist – 34 inches<br>Biceps – 15 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

Family & Relationships

ParentsWayne Brady Sr. (father), Lindy Brady (mother)
SiblingsOne older brother
AffairsDiana Lasso, Mandie Taketa
Partner/SpouseMandie Taketa (m. 1999 – div. 2007)
ChildrenMaile Masako Brady (daughter with Mandie Taketa)
Wayne Brady with Witney Carson McAllister

Education & Early Life

SchoolingDr. Phillips High School, Orlando, Florida
Higher EducationUniversity of Miami (dropout)
Early LifeBrady 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 InfluencesRichard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey


DebutTelevision debut in 1990 on the show In the House
Significant WorksWhose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2006), The Wayne Brady Show (2001–2004), Let’s Make a Deal (2009–present)
Awards & NominationsWon 5 Emmy Awards, nominated for 3 more. Also won 4 NAACP Image Awards.
Filmography/DiscographyTV: 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 WorkAnimated shows like Sofia the First, The Loud House, Robot Chicken
Music Videos“Uncle Otis” by Al Yankovic
Tours & Live ShowsBroadway performances in Chicago, Kinky Boots, Hamilton
CollaborationsAppeared on Chappelle’s Show (2004)
Wayne Brady with NICK CANNON

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$12 million
PropertiesHomes in Los Angeles, California and St. Petersburg, Florida
Business VenturesWayne Brady Entertainment production company
InvestmentsMinority owner of the LA Kiss arena football team (2014–2016)

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsSinging, dancing, martial arts, golf
ControversiesNo major controversies
Philanthropy & ActivismWorks with charity organization Celebrities for Charity
Public ImageKnown for his likeable, charming, and wholesome public persona
Personal ChallengesBattled with depression and alcohol abuse
Notable InterviewsThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Talk, The View, The Late Late Show with James Corden
Publications & BooksMemoir “Making It Up As I Go Along: The Story of How I Found My Place in Hollywood” (2022)
Personal AnecdotesBrady’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

Instagram Handle@waynebrady
Twitter Handle@WayneBrady
Facebook Handle@OfficialWayneBrady
Youtube ChannelWayneBradyVEVO
Wayne Brady with his Bentley

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesHis Whose Line character referenced in Family Guy
Achievements Outside Primary ProfessionCompeted on Dancing with the Stars (Season 30)
MentorshipServes as a mentor for young talent on shows like The Price Is Right
LegacyPaved the way for Black comedians on improv comedy shows. Helped popularize improvisational comedy on television.