Maybe you know a lot about Wayne Brady, but do you know how old and tall he is and his net worth in 2022? If you don’t know, here is the article with detailed information on Wayne Brady’s short biography.
Wayne Brady was born Wayne Alphonso Brady in Columbus, Georgia, on June 2, 1972. His mother, Linda, worked at a hospital, and his father, Wayne, was a drill sergeant in the Army; since his father was overseas and his mother was just 17 at the time of his birth, Wayne was sent to Orlando, Florida, to live with his paternal grandmother, Valerie, who he refers to as “Mom.” Bullied during his youth, Brady’s anxiety caused him to develop a stutter.
Joey Fatone, a future member of NSYNC, was his friend when he attended Dr. Phillips High School and graduated in 1989. Despite planning to join the military, Wayne began performing in local theatre productions at 16 and developed his improv skills at SAK Comedy Lab. In 1990, he enrolled at the University of Miami, and in 1996, he moved to Los Angeles.
Brady made his television debut on a 1990 episode of “Superboy,” and three years later, he guest-starred on “I’ll Fly Away” and “In the Heat of the Night.” From 1996 to 1999, he appeared on “Kwik Witz,” an improvised sketch comedy competition, and in 1998, he was featured on three episodes of the British/original version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” That year, the American version launched, and Wayne became a regular performer on the Drew Carey-hosted series, along with Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie.
In 2003, Brady won his third Emmy award for his performance on the show. He also earned three Emmy nominations for the show. After remaining on the show until 2007, he returned to host its revival on The CW in 2013.
After leaving “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” in the original run, Wayne appeared in the films “Going to the Mat” (2004), “Roll Bounce” (2005), and “Crossover” (2006). He also provided the voice for “Clifford’s Big Movie” (2004), “Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild” (2005), and “The Adventures of Brer Rabbit” (2006). His credits also include guest appearances on “The Drew Carey Show” (1999, 2000), the role of Lazardo V The Magician in the TV movie “Geppetto” (2000), and hosting Miss America (2002).
In August 2001, Wayne Brady hosted the variety show “The Wayne Brady Show,” which was canceled in March 2002 and relaunched six months later as a daytime talk show. He won two Daytime Emmys for his performance and the Outstanding Talk Show award in 2003 (tied with “The View”). His Broadway credits include “Chicago” (in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2017) and “Kinky Boots” (in 2015, 2016, and 2018), and “Freestyle Love Supreme” (in 2019 and 2020). Also, in 2010, he played Tom Collins at the Hollywood Bowl in “Rent,” and he played Aaron Burr in a Chicago production of “Hamilton” in 2017.
Between December 31, 1993, and September 21, 1995, Wayne married Diana Lasso. Several months later, he married dancer Mandie Taketa, and their daughter Maile Masako was born on February 3, 2003. In April 2008, the couple divorced. It has been reported that Wayne suffered a mental breakdown on his 42nd birthday due to his battle with clinical depression.
Ronald McDonald House Charities has been a significant supporter of Brady for more than a decade, and he serves on its celebrity board, the Friends of RMHC. Wayne was made an honorary member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity alongside Bill Duke, an actor/director/screenwriter.
Awards and Nominations
He was a Primetime Emmy nominee for Outstanding Individual Performance for “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” in 2003 and a Daytime Emmy nominee for Outstanding Talk Show Host for “The Wayne Brady Show.”
As of this writing, he is nominated for 19 Daytime Emmys, winner of Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2004, Outstanding Original Song for “30,000 Reasons to Love Me” (“Let’s Make a Deal”) in 2014, and Outstanding Game Show Host for “Let’s Make a Deal” in 2018. He has also been nominated for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards, NAACP Image Awards, NAMIC Vision Awards, and Behind the Voice Actor Awards.
Wayne Brady Net Worth
Brady has $12 million as an American actor, comedian, singer, and television personality. Brady is also a producer known for playing a regular role in the American version of the improvisational comedy series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (1998-2007, 2013-present). From 2001 to 2004, Wayne Brady wrote, produced, and starred on ABC’s “The Wayne Brady Show,” first as a variety show, then as a talk show. Brady’s popularity grew fast even after the show ended since he had an amiable, down-to-earth persona and the attitude of everyman.
In addition to guest-starring on several television shows, Wayne played the part of James Stinson, Half-brother of Neil Patrick Harris’s Barney Stinson, on thirteen episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” (2006–2014). In 2009, he became the host of CBS’s revival of Let’s Make a Deal after hosting “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” for Fox from 2007 to 2009. In addition to “A Long Time Coming” (2008) and “Radio Wayne” (2011), Brady has released two albums.
Having purchased the Sherman Oaks home for just over $2.5 million two years earlier, Brady put it on the market for $3 million in November 2017. Having sold it for $2.65 million in June 2018, Brady put the home back on the market in December 2017. Two years after buying the Pacific Palisades condo, he sold it again for $1.8 million, two years after selling an entirely different Sherman Oaks home for $1.8 million. He sold the Sherman Oaks home for $1.8 million and his Pacific Palisades condo for $1.8 million two years later.