Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady
Real Name/Full Name Wayne Alphonso Brady
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Wayne Brady
Birth Place: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 2 June 1972
Age/How Old: 51 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Wayne Brady
Mother – Lindamarie Newton
Siblings: Kim Brady
School: Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando.
College: University of Miami
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Mandie Taketa (m. 1999–2008), Diana Lasso (m. 1993–1995)
Kids/Children Name: Maile Masako Bradly
Profession: Actor, Singer, Improv Comedian, Male Exotic, Dancer
Net Worth: $15 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

A multiple Emmy awardee and Grammy Award Nominee Wayne Brady resides in the hearts of his million fans worldwide. His most outstanding work to date is the improvisational comedy show, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. He is very enthusiastic and has a realistic approach to life.

Well, how well do you know about Wayne Brady? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Wayne Brady’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Wayne Brady to date.

Biography and Early Life

Wayne Brady was born on June 2, 1972, in the city of Orlando, United States. He was brought up by his grandmother ‘Valerie Peterson,’ through severe hardships in childhood. He had a competitive survival childhood. He was shy, hesitant in speaking, and was having some skin disorders.

He discovered his hidden talent for entertainment at the early age of 16. He performed in an improv group, ‘ Kwik Witz.’ It highlighted his career as an improv comedian. And his role extended when he appeared in the British Television Show, ‘Whose line is it anyway?’.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Wayne Brady in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Wayne Brady’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 2 June 1972. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65 kg in Kilograms.


He completed his schooling in Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, in 1990. Then he studied at the University of Miami. He traveled to Los Angeles to improve his entertainment skills. He started taking lessons for acting, dancing, and singing in which he is a professional.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Wayne Brady did not have a great attachment with his parents, as his father was working overseas as an army serviceman and his mother was too young to take care of him. And his upbringing was done by his grandmother. He had the aim of joining the army after the completion of high school. He was also a part of ROTC.

It is when he took over a one-line part in a school play that changed his life. With a big round of applause, his self-esteem took up, and his stutter went away. After his graduation, he began prioritizing entertainment as his career. Eventually, he got selected in various places, including Walt Disney and Universal Studios, and Great America. He played the bouncy trounce Tigger in Winnie the pooh Parade at Walt Disney.

His first improv group was The Houseful of Honkeys, managed by him and his friend Jonathan Magnum. And he routed to Los Angeles after that. Time and again, he did performances in theatre ensembles and on ocean liners. Meanwhile, he also aired walk-on roles.

As for his personal relationships, Wayne married Diana Lasso on New Year’s Eve of 1993 and got divorced on September 21st, 1995. Diana was a singer once, but she got into the limelight after getting divorced from Brady.

He got into his second marriage with Mandie Taketa (an outstanding actress born in Hawaii) in 1999. Although they are divorced, both of them are best friends and are happily co-parenting. Brady has always embraced different possibilities and gladly accepts change. His struggles seemed less problematic to him because of his maturity to look into things in a more significant way.

Is Wayne Brady Gay?

No, Wayne Brady is not gay because he was only involved with women in the past, proving that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Wayne Brady appeared British version of the comedy show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ which led to massive success, and this show was telecasted in the American version. He represented the voice of the protagonist in ‘Clifford’s Big Movie’ and acted in the film ‘Going to the Mat’.  In 2005, he voiced an important role in the third series of ‘Stuart Little.’

He represented as the host in ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics’ for two years. Since 2009, he has been the anchor of the game show ‘Let’s Make a Deal’. The successful singer Brady pioneered his studio album ‘A Long Time Coming’ in 2008. The album was at the 157th position on the US Billboard 200. It received many uplifting reviews.


  • He won his first ever Emmy Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Individual Performance’ acknowledging his work in the show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’
  • Second and Third Emmy titled ‘Outstanding Talk Show’ for his fabulous hosting in ‘The Wayne Brady Show’ dated in 2003 as well as in 2004.
  • He has won a total of four Emmy Awards, mostly in the category of ‘Outstanding Original Song’ for the song named ’30,000 Reasons to Love Me’.
  • He was nominated for the Grammy-award, for his single called ‘A Change is Gonna Come.’

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Wayne Brady in 2024

Wayne Brady Net Worth
Wayne Brady Net Worth

Wayne Brady has a net worth of $15 Million as of 2024, and later it was found that he earns up to $4,657.53 per day. Most of his revenue comes from movies and brand endorsements.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Apart from the acting career, he does charity and volunteering work. He sets his next goal to win a movie role.

  • He won his first-ever Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance.

The quote of Bernard Williams says, “there was never a night that could defeat sunrise or hope,” resembles the life of Wayne Brady. He has become a successful actor, an established improv comedian, a musical singer, a sweet lover, and a responsible father. He has earned a huge fan base in America and worldwide as well.


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