Wayne Brady Married, Wife, Divorce, Girlfriend, Gay and Net Worth

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 11 Feb, 2019
Wayne Brady Married, Wife, Divorce, Girlfriend, Gay and Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 02, 1972 Age 49 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Actor
Marital Status Single Wife/Spouse Mandie Taketa (m.1999–2008), Diana Lasso (m.1993–1995)
Divorced/Engaged Yes (Twice) Girlfriend/Dating Chilli (Rumored)
Gay/Lesbain No Ethnicity African-American
Net Worth $10 Million Dollars Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Maile Masako Brady (Daughter) Height 6 Feet (182 cm)
Education University of Miami Siblings Kim Brady (Sister)
Parents Wayne Brady (Father) & Lindamarie Newton (Mother)

American actor Wyne Alphonso Brady is a huge name in the entertainment business. His acting skills have set some standards in the industry. He has managed to become one of the most renowned comedians of all time. Over the year he has established himself as a talented actor, singer, and comedian. 

Wayne Brady Wiki-Like-Bio

Wayne bio reveals that he was born on 2 June 1972 in Columbus, Georgia, the USA to West Indian parents. His mother Linda Marie Newton was an employee of Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas and his father was in the military. Perhaps, his father did not want Wayne to be raised as a military brat so when he was at the young age he moved to Orlando, Florida to live with his grandmother Valerie Petersen and aunt. Being bought up by his grandmother he referred to his grandmother as a mom. When he was 18 years old he underwent surgery in 2012 to fix his knee which was hurt. 

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As per his wiki, he started performing in community theater and at the Orlando improv troupe SAK Comedy Lab when he was 16. Later he attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando from where he graduated in 1989. After completing his graduation he enrolled at the University of Miami. 

Wayne Career & Net Worth

If you want to remember him by his work, he has played a significant role in comedy television series called Whose Line Is It Anyway? Not only did he get his name from that show but another daytime talk shows The Wayne Brady Show, Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, and has also hosted Let’s Make a Deal. All these shows have made him famous among the audience that has viewed his work for such a long time.

Wayne never let himself stick just to the same kind of work. He took his chance to perform for the musical that won the Tony Award. We can really tell that Wayne had always been inspired to enter this industry and stay. He is a determined man who is capable of determining how much he can contribute to his work.

Today, his net worth and salary have risen because of his commitment to the work. His net worth has reached up to $10 million. 

His Wife, Married Life, Children

While talking about his love life he was married twice but is currently single. He was once married to Diana Lasso on 31 December 1993. For two years he enjoyed his marital bliss with his wife however, his married life ended with divorce on 21 September 1995. He does not have children from his previous marriage. 

Following his first failed marriage after four years he got hitched again. He met Mandie Taketa, an actress while performing together in a show in Hawaii. Shortly they started dating and finally tied his wedding knot with Madie Taketa on 3 April 1999. He got the chance to become a father as his wife gave birth to their daughter named Maile Masako Brady on 3 February 2003. 

Wayne Brady spends quality time with his daughter Maile Masako Brady on 4 December 2018 (Photo: Wayne Brady's Instagram)

Sadly, nothing stood in the way of his second divorce and went their separate ways finalizing the divorce on 14 April 2008. After his divorce, there was a rumor that he was dating Rozanda Thomas, TLC star. He was spotted holding hands with her but he stated that she is just a good friend and besides friendship there is nothing.

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He being married twice proves that he is not actually gay and even he has never spoken about his sexuality.