Facts of Wayne Brady

  • Birth Date : June 2, 1972
  • Birth Place : Columbus, Georgia
  • Gender : Male
  • Marital Status : Divorced
  • Horoscope : Gemini
  • Net Worth : $10 million
  • Height : 6.1 ft
  • Weight : 79 kg
  • Eye Color : Dark Brown Eyes
  • Father Name : Wayne Brady
  • Mother Name : Lindamarie


Wayne Brady is a popular American actor, comedian, singer, and TV personality. He is best known for his work in the improvisational comedy show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’.

He won the Emmy Award in 2003 for his outstanding work in the show. Also, he has acted in a few films as well such as ‘Going to the Mat’ and ‘Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild’.

Family Life

Wayne Alphonso Brady was born on 2nd June 1972 in Columbus, Georgia to Wayne Brady and Lindamarie. He was raised by his grandmother Valerie Peterson. He is a second cousin of the American footballer Jozy Altidore.

Also, he began performing in community theater from an early age. Brady holds American citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown.


He studied at Dr. Philips High School in Orlando and later at the University of Miami. In 1996, he moved to Los Angeles to further develop his acting skills.

Journey Of Life

Brady, known for his work in “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality. He is famous for his appearances both on TV and in films since 1998. Wayne began performing in a community theater at SAK Comedy Lab at age 16.

He went on performing at the improvisational theater, Whose Line Is It Anyway? this step became crucial to Wayne Brady’s net worth. In 2001, he starred in his own show, The Wayne Brady Show, and a daytime talk show of the same name in 2002. His other TV works included TV Land’s That’s What I’m Talking About and Fox show Celebrity Duets both in 2006.

Furthermore, his TV guest appearances included CBS, sitcom How I Met Your Mother, CBC’s comedy, Getting Along Famously, Everybody Hates Chris, and Dancing With The Stars among others. As a singer, Brady wrote and sang the theme song for Disney’s animated series The Weekenders as well as Jim Brickman’s original Disney song “Beautiful” in 2005.

Wayne Brady released his debut studio album ‘A Long Time Coming’ in September 2008. The album did well commercially and peaked at the 157th position on the US Billboard 200. It contained tracks, such as ‘Ordinary’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Make Heaven Well’, and ‘A Change is Gonna Come’. It received mostly positive reviews.

In April 2011, he released a children’s album named ‘Radio Wayne’. It contained tracks such as ‘The High-Low’, ‘Talk to the Animals’ and ‘Greedy Gus’. It was met with positive reviews. He has also released a few singles including ‘Unsung Heroes’.

Wayne Brady: Achievements and Awards

He won his first Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Individual Performance’ for his work in the show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ in 2003.

Therefore, he won his second and third Emmy Awards, for ‘Outstanding Talk Show’ host for his work in ‘The Wayne Brady Show’ in 2003 and 2004.

Also, he won his fourth Emmy for ‘Outstanding Original Song’ for the song “30,000 Reasons to Love Me” in 2014.
He also earned a nomination for the Grammy Award for the song ‘A Change is Gonna Come’

How Rich Is Wayne Brady?

He has an estimated net worth of around $10 million USD which he earned from his career.

Personal Life

He was married to Diana Lasso from 1993 to 1995. Later he married dancer Mandie Taketa in 1999. They had a daughter named Maile Masako Brady in 2003. They divorced in 2008.

He supports the ‘Ronald McDonald House Charities’, a non-profit organization for children.


He used to stutter and also suffered from severe anxiety as a child as a result of being bullied. He stated in 2014 that he suffers from clinical depression. Also, he added that he suffered a mental breakdown on his 42nd birthday.

Wayne Brady: Body Status

He has a height of 6 ft. 1 inch and weighs 79 kg. Also, he has black hair and black eyes.

Social media followers

Brady has 304k followers on Instagram and around 392k followers on Twitter.


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