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How rich is Wayne Brady?

Wayne Brady net worth:
$10 Million

Wayne Brady information

Wayne Brady information

Birth date: June 2, 1972
Birth place: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Profession:Talk show host, Singer, Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Game Show Host
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Mandie Taketa (m. 1999–2008), Diana Lasso (m. 1993–1995)
Children:Maile Masako Brady
Parents:Lindamarie Newton, Wayne Brady

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Wayne Alphonso Brady was born on 2 June 1972, in Columbus, Georgia USA of West Indian descent. Wayne is a famous singer, television personality, comedian and actor, perhaps best known for appearing in such TV shows as “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!¨, ¨Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and ¨Let’s Make a Deal”.

So how rich is Wayne Brady? It is estimated by sources that Wayne’s net worth is $10 million, the main source of his wealth being his activities as a musician and an actor. During the many years that Wayne has been in the industry, he has become famous in many different parts of the world. Now he is 42 years old and there is a high chance that soon he will be participating in new projects and that his fans will be able to enjoy his work.

Wayne Brady Net Worth $10 Million

Wayne Brady was raised in Orlando, Florida by his grandmother, Valerie Petersen, who he refers to as his mother. He was educated at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, and then enrolled at the University of Miami in 1990. When Brady was only 16 years old, he started performing with the improv troupe called “SAK Comedy Lab”. As Wayne already had some experience as the improvisational theater performer, he received an invitation to perform in “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, where he had an opportunity to work with Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie. This was the time when Wayne Brady’s net worth began growing.

In 2001 Wayne had an opportunity to host his own show, entitled “The Wayne Brady Show”. This had a huge impact on the growth of Wayne’s net worth. In 2004 Wayne acted in the musical “Chicago”, and also appeared in the show “Reno 911!”. Other shows that Wayne has appeared in include “How I Met Your Mother”, “Trust Us with Your Life”, “Hollywood Game Night”, “The Hero of Color City” and others. All these appearances added a lot to Wayne’s net worth.

In addition to his acting career, Wayne Brady has also released two albums: “Radio Wayne” and “A Long Time Coming”. His activities as a musician have made him even more popular and acclaimed.

During his career Wayne has been nominated for and has won such awards as Primetime Emmy Award, Daytime Emmy Award, Grammy Award and others. Brady’s name is acclaimed in the music and television industries, as he has achieved a lot both as an actor and as a singer.

While talking about Wayne Brady’s personal life, it can be said that he has been married and divorced twice. His first wife was Diana Lasso(1993-95) and his second wife was Mandie Taketa(2003-07). In 2014 it was announced that Wayne suffers from clinical depression and is undergoing appropriate treatment. Regardless, Wayne remains a consistent supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities, among other philanthropic activities.

All in all, Wayne Brady is a very talented and successful personality, who will probably achieve even more in the future, and increase his net worth. Let’s hope that Wayne continues his career for a long time.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crispus Attucks: Today Was a Good Day 2012 Video short
Wayne Brady Live 2009 TV Movie
The Brandon T. Jackson Show 2006 TV Movie
The Wayne Brady Show 2002-2004 TV Series writer - 122 episodes
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special
The Wayne Brady Show 2001-2003 TV Series writer - 15 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2014 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The BET Honors 2014 TV Movie co-producer
The Brandon T. Jackson Show 2006 TV Movie executive producer
The Wayne Brady Show 2002-2004 TV Series co-executive producer - 121 episodes
The Wayne Brady Show 2001-2003 TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Outta Oz 2016 Todrick's Father
Aftermath 2016 TV Series Lamar 'Booner' Boone
Milo Murphy's Law 2016 TV Series Eugene
The Loud House 2016 TV Series Harold
Sofia the First 2013-2016 TV Series Clover
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2016 TV Series
Real Husbands of Hollywood 2015-2016 TV Series Wayne Brady
Open Carrie 2015 TV Series short Stokley
VeggieTales: Noah's Ark 2015 Shem (voice)
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2015 TV Series Roddy
The Hero of Color City 2014 Blue (voice)
Phineas and Ferb 2014 TV Series Additional Voices
TripTank 2014 TV Series Narrator Dicky Dad
How I Met Your Mother 2006-2014 TV Series James Stinson
Being Mary Jane 2014 TV Series Sean
1982 2013/I Alonzo
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright 2013 Video Brick Pimiento (voice)
Whistle While I Work It 2013 Video short Wayne Brady
Baby Daddy 2013 TV Series Chase Baxter
American Dad! 2012-2013 TV Series Cuba Gooding Jr. / Tungee
Freestyle Love Supreme 2012 TV Movie Wayne Brady
Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess 2012 TV Movie Clover (voice)
Key and Peele 2012 TV Series Centipede Buddy
Foodfight! 2012 Daredevil Dan (voice)
Psych 2012 TV Series Hilton Fox
Crispus Attucks: Today Was a Good Day 2012 Video short uncredited
You Are What You Eat 2011 Video short
Cubed 2011 TV Series Wayne Brady
Are We There Yet? 2011 TV Series Devin
The Fresh Beat Band 2011 TV Series Mr. Fondu
RENT at the Hollywood Bowl 2010 Video Tom Collins
The Fran Drescher Show 2010 TV Series
For (Stuffed) Colored Girls 2010 Short
Every Little Step 2010 Video short
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon 2008 Video Game Sparx (voice)
Everybody Hates Chris 2006-2008 TV Series Louis
Joke's on You 2007 TV Series Host
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2007 TV Series
The List 2007/II Lewis
30 Rock 2007 TV Series Steven Black
Dirt 2007 TV Series Tweety's Henchman
Flirt 2006 TV Movie Locklear Jacobson
Shorty McShorts' Shorts 2006 TV Series Cameron
Robot Chicken 2006 TV Series Pegasus 'Sunny Muffin' / Salam Fayyad
Crossover 2006 Vaughn
Girlfriends 2006 TV Series Derek Tyler
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit 2006 Video Brer Wolf (voice)
Higglytown Heroes 2006 TV Series Doctor
Getting Along Famously 2006 TV Series Jackie Kinghorn
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 2005 Reeko (voice)
Roll Bounce 2005 D.J. Johnny Feelgood
Kevin Hill 2005 TV Series Pastor Jerry Carver
I Do, They Don't 2005 TV Movie
Stargate SG-1 2005 TV Series Trelak
Reno 911! 2004 TV Series New Jones - Deputy Culufu Garwood
Going to the Mat 2004 TV Movie Mason Wyatt
Clifford's Really Big Movie 2004 Shackelford (voice)
American Dreams 2003 TV Series Jackie Wilson
The Electric Piper 2003 TV Movie Sly, The Electric Piper (voice)
Batman Beyond 2000 TV Series Micron
The Drew Carey Show 1999-2000 TV Series Wayne Brady
Geppetto 2000 TV Movie The Magician
Vinyl Justice 1998 TV Series Officer Brady
Safety Smart 1997 Video Bill
On Promised Land 1994 TV Movie Eli James
Clarissa Explains It All 1993 TV Series Pepe's Pizza Delivery Man
In the Heat of the Night 1993 TV Series Henry Ulmer
I'll Fly Away 1993 TV Series Damon
Superboy 1990 TV Series John
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 Extra (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sofia the First 2013-2017 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2013-2016 TV Series performer - 20 episodes
Phineas and Ferb 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother 2010-2013 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
90210: 4ever 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Nobody's Ugly", "We'll Be Back"
Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess 2012 TV Movie performer: "A Little Bit of Food"
Foodfight! 2012 performer: "Dare The Day"
Everybody Hates Chris 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Getting Along Famously 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom: The Disney Songbook 2005 TV Movie documentary performer: "Beautiful"
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 2005 performer: "Reeko's Funk" / writer: "Reeko's Funk"
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wayne Brady Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2001 2000 TV Special performer: "Turkey Love" / writer: "Turkey Love"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sem Saída 2019 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Doctors 2014 TV Series Himself
On the Money 2014 TV Series Himself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Violet
So You Think You Can Dance 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
Hollywood Game Night 2014 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Player
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The BET Honors 2014 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Chew 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Bethenny 2014 TV Series Himself
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Quiet on the Set 2014 TV Series Himself
Losing It with John Stamos 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Lifetime Achievement Award to Monty Hall
Rachael Ray 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
90210: 4ever 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The BET Honors 2013 TV Movie Himself
44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
CBS Cares 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only 2012 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Rove LA 2012 TV Series Himself
The Jeff Probst Show 2012 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne 2012 TV Movie Himself - Roaster
Trust Us with Your Life 2012 TV Series Himself - Performer
It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse 2012 Short Himself
Watch What Happens: Live 2012 TV Series Himself
20th Annual Trumpet Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Host
The Rosie Show 2012 TV Series Himself
The Bold and the Beautiful 2012 TV Series Himself
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa 2011 Video short Himself - interviewee
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Host
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza 2011 TV Series Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer: Macy's Stars of Dance - Tribute to James Brown
RuPaul's Drag Race 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Host
Fast and Loose 2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Performer
Fake It Til You Make It 2010 TV Series Himself
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
I Get That a Lot 2010 TV Series Himself
WWE Raw 2010 TV Series Himself
The Price Is Right 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest Showcase Introducer
The Early Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Comics Unleashed 2006-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Comedian
Don't Forget the Lyrics! 2007-2009 TV Series Himself - Host
Wayne Brady Live 2009 TV Movie Himself
Stevie Wonder: In Performance at the White House - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize 2009 TV Special
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Tyra Banks Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2008 TV Series Himself
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee 2008 TV Series Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2008 TV Series Himself
39th NAACP Image Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1998-2007 TV Series Himself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Reality / Competition Program
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Fox Fall Preview 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself
Tom Green's House Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 2006 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
Celebrity Duets 2006 TV Series Himself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Himself
Sesame Beginnings: Make Music Together 2006 Video short Himself
Square Off 2006 TV Series Himself
Wild 'N Out 2006 TV Series Himself
Just for Laughs 2004-2006 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
That's What I'm Talking About 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2005 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2005 TV Movie Himself - Host
Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom: The Disney Songbook 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tom Joyner Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Reading Rainbow 2005 TV Series Himself
American Idol: The Phenomenon 2004 TV Special
TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Broadway on Broadway 2004 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Wayne Brady Show 2002-2004 TV Series Himself - Host
Motown 45 2004 TV Special Himself
The Young and the Restless 2004 TV Series Himself
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Himself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls 2004 TV Movie Himself
Wheel of Fortune 2003 TV Series Himself - Special Guest Star
A Merry Mickey Celebration 2003 TV Special Himself
VH1 Big in 03 2003 TV Special Himself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
MADtv 2003 TV Series Himself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Host and Winner: Outstanding Talk Show Host
The Wayne Brady Show 2001-2003 TV Series Himself - Host
Hollywood Squares 1999-2003 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 2001-2003 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The Anna Nicole Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Player$ 2003 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2002 TV Special Himself - Host
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Miss America Pageant 2002 TV Special Himself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001-2002 TV Series Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2002 TV Series Himself - Host
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Special Himself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2001 TV Special Himself - Host
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2000-2001 TV Series Himself
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2001 2000 TV Special Himself - Host
'Twas the Night Before Christmas 2000 TV Special Himself
The Cindy Margolis Show 2000 TV Series Himself
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Strassman 2000 TV Series Himself
2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1999 TV Special Himself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1998 TV Series Himself
Quick Witz 1996 TV Series Himself
Through the Eyes of Faith 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2010-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
World's Funniest 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Celebrity Name Game 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Player
Shaded 2015 TV Series Himself
The Boris & Nicole Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Guest
The Real 2015 TV Series Himself
BET Honors 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
Let's Make a Deal 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Host
Being Fabulous Rocks! T.V. Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Let's Make a Deal
The View 2004-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Let's Make a Deal
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Himself - Let's Make a Deal
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself - Let's Make a Deal
How I Met Your Mother 2013 TV Series James Stinson
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews 2011 TV Series Himself
Katt Williams: 9 Lives 2010 Video documentary Himself
WWE Raw 2010 TV Series Himself
The Katt Phenomenon 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1998 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Song Let's Make a Deal (2009) · Cat Gray (composer)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album for Children · Sheryl Crow (performed by)
· David Hyde Pierce (performed by)
· Uncle Kracker (performed by)
· James Earl Jones (performed by)
· Jimmy Buffett (performed by)
· Billy Crystal (performed by)
· Steve Whitmire (performed by, as Kermit the Frog and Ernie)
· Rosie Perez (performed by)
· Sarah Jessica Parker (performed by)
· Hilary Duff (performed by)
· Robin Williams (performed by)
· Michael Bacon (performed by, as The Bacon Brothers)
· Kevin Bacon (performed by, as The Bacon Brothers)
· Antonio Banderas (performed by)
· Jennifer Aniston (performed by)
· Faith Hill (performed by)
· Eric Jacobson (performed
2004 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host The Wayne Brady Show (2002)
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)
2003 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host The Wayne Brady Show (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Let's Make a Deal (2009)
2014 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Sofia the First (2013) · Ariel Winter
· Darcy Rose Byrnes
· Sara Ramirez
· Travis Willingham
· Jess Harnell
· Zach Callison
· Tim Gunn
· Meghan Strange
· Ashley Eckstein
2014 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Let's Make a Deal (2009)
2013 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess (2012) · Ariel Winter
· Sara Ramirez
· Travis Willingham
· Darcy Rose Byrnes
· Zach Callison
· Jess Harnell
· Tim Gunn
· Meghan Strange
· Ashley Eckstein
· Jim Cummings
· Tress MacNeille
· Barbara Dirickson
· Russi Taylor
· Jennifer Hale
2013 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Let's Make a Deal (2009)
2012 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Let's Make a Deal (2009)
2011 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Let's Make a Deal (2009)
2010 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Let's Make a Deal (2009)
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance For the song "A Change is Gonna Come."
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special The List (2007)
2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Going to the Mat (2004)
2005 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Dramatic Performance Going to the Mat (2004)
2004 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show The Wayne Brady Show (2002) · John Redmann (executive producer)
· Bernie Brillstein (executive producer)
· Erin Irwin (supervising producer)
· Shane Farley (supervising producer)
· Terry Coyle (coordinating producer)
· Slade Abisror (producer)
· John Berkson (producer)
· Melissa Borruso (producer)
· Fran Brescia (producer)
· Maria Notaras (producer)
· Risa Saslow (producer)
· Liza Persky (producer)
· Derek Che (producer)
· Tommy Crudup (producer)
· Ric Enriquez (producer)
· Michelle Stuart (producer)
· Fred Birckhead (producer)
· Chuck LaBella (producer)
· Courtney Cronin (producer)
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2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)


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#Fact
1 Best known by the public as the second host of Let's Make a Deal (2009).
2 Had never watched not a single episode of Let's Make a Deal (1963), which was hosted by Monty Hall, but had to be taught every description of the game, prior to Hall serving as a creative consultant.
3 Host of Don't Forget the Lyrics! (2007), US version. [September 2008]
4 Will star in the current Broadway revival of "Chicago", playing the role of "Billy Flynn". He is the third African American to play the part of "Billy Flynn". [June 2004]
5 Starting his own talk show, The Wayne Brady Show (2002). [August 2002]
6 Wayne is the spokesperson for Avaya, a telecommunications company. [November 2004]
7 Starring in a Las Vegas show called "Making &#it up" [May 2007]
8 Finishing up his first CD titled "Wayne". Expected to be released in September 2005. [July 2005]
9 Attended high school and was best friends with Joey Fatone from *NSYNC.
10 His paternal great-grandfather Cyril "Parky" Dorsett (father of Valerie Petersen) was a former park gardener for the Virgin Islands government. He died at age 81 on March 13, 1975 and is interred at the Western Cemetery, U.S. Virgin Islands.
11 He started acting in high school when he was 16 to overcome his heavy stuttering and build confidence. He had an unexpected invitation from a friend to take over one line in a play, in which he ended up with the lead role and that was the turning point to get into acting. Before this, he originally had plans to go into the military like his father.
12 Became the first African-American host in the "Miss America" pageant's 81-year history. [2002]
13 His daughter's name Maile is pronounced "my-lee" which Wayne says is a "very pretty bamboo leaf" used to make leis.
14 Met his second wife, Mandie Taketa, an actress from Hawaii, while performing together in a show in Hawaii.
15 Son of Wayne Brady and Linda Marie Newton.
16 His father was in the military (an Army serviceman posted overseas) and did not want Wayne to be raised as a military brat, so Wayne was raised by his grandparents from infancy. His mother was also 17-years-old and was not able to raise him.
17 His mother, Linda Marie Newton, was an employee of Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. [1993]
18 His paternal grandmother, Valerie Petersen, is a Virgin Islands native who raised him from infancy in Orlando, Florida. Wayne also refers to his grandmother as "Mom".
19 Born in Columbus, Georgia. Raised in Orlando, Florida.
20 Director Neil Patrick Harris cast Brady in the role of "Tom Collins" in a 2010 limited-run production of the musical, "Rent", at the Hollywood Bowl. Brady had previously played Harris's character's brother on How I Met Your Mother (2005).
21 Wife, Mandie Taketa, filed for divorce on July 2, 2007. She and Wayne had been separated since April 5, 2006.
22 Sung in the Dr. Phillips High School chorus.
23 When acting in school, a stage piece dropped on his right foot - his big-toe nail never grew in straight.
24 Spoofed his own harmless, sugary persona while appearing as a guest on Chappelle's Show (2003), portraying himself as a drug-dealing, pimping, murderous psychopath who terrorizes Dave Chappelle and others.
25 An early job was dressing up as Tigger at Walt Disney World.
26 His wife, Mandie Taketa, gave birth to their first child, Maile Masako Brady, on February 3rd, 2003.
27 Underwent surgery in Nov 2002 to fix his right knee which he hurt when he was 18
28 Graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in 1989.

#Quote
1 [About his birth parents (2003)]: My father, who was in the Army, moved around. He didn't want me to have that life so he had his mother raise me, but he would still come. She actually kept me fixed in one place in Orlando, and I'm forever grateful for that. I don't talk about my mother because I really don't know her well, so it's nothing that I go into. She's alive and fine, but in the press I refer to my grandmother as my mother. Nothing bad, I just don't really know her. My grandmother IS my mother, she's everything to me.
2 I know that I might be a role model, especially being a young Black man on TV. And I'm fine with that because I stand behind what I do. I do a great job. I do a clean job. So if that gets me made fun of by another Black actor, then so be it. And if some kid in the projects or even in the suburbs watches what I do and says, 'I want to be like that,' then I've won.
3 To be honest, I have no desire to turn into the king of game shows. I consider myself an actor foremost, and a writer and singer, and I still tour and do Broadway shows.
4 The old adage is, you strike while the iron is hot. I've been blessed enough that my irons have been hot-to-warm-to-hot for the past 10 years. So I'm still striking.
5 [In 2008]: This is what I was built for, I can't save a life; that's why I didn't become a doctor. I can't drive a 16-wheeler. There are a lot of things in life I can't do, but I'll be damned if I can't get on a stage and entertain.
6 [on Reeko the Skunk]: Stuart showed Reeko that he could take down that wall, and just let people like him for him. At one point I say, 'You don't like me because I'm a skunk,' and they say, 'No, we don't like you because you're a jerk.' He couldn't understand that. There was a good lesson there."
7 I was teased horribly as a child and beaten up a lot. I had a horrible stutter; I got my butt kicked by bigger kids in school for breakfast, lunch and tea. I want my child to not be that person. I want her to be popular. I want her to have self-confidence. I want her to be comfortable being herself because those were the things that I never had.
8 [on replacing Monty Hall as host of Let's Make a Deal (2009) in 2009]: They got me because they wanted someone a little edgier, but I get that it is daytime, so I am not going to say, 'Hey bitch, what's behind Door No. 1?' But it lets me push it as far as you can in the daytime schedule, because it is a Vegas audience.

#Trademark
1 Improvisational singing
2 Deadpan catchphrases
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