Wayne Alphonso Brady, 44 is an American actor, singer, voiceover actor, comedian, and TV personality. Now in the spotlight for his role as Simon and drag queen Lola in the award winning musical Broadway show “Kinky Boots”, Brady is a man of many talents.
Wayne started as one of the improvisational theater performer in “Whose Line Is It Anyway” original series. He also performed in the American spin-off of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and still known for it. He also guest starred as Don in the much appreciated cartoon series “Phineas & Ferb”.
The Columbus born actor has had a controversial love life with two unsuccessful marriages. His first wife was Diana Lasso, who married Brady on December 1993. Apparently the marriage didn’t last long and the couple divorced on September 1995. On April 1999, he got married to dancer Mandie Taketa who also happens to be the owner and CEO of three companies with two of them being Everything Did Productions & Adell Body Works.
After his split with Mandie, Brady shortly dated the TLC singer and rumored girlfriend Rozonda Chilli Thomas. In 2014, the couple were seen cozying up at a private TLC concert for MGM employees in Las Vegas. Apparently Brady & Chilli’s relationship was a short time stint. Due to his failed romantic relationships with women, rumors of Brady being gay has also found a place in the media time and again.
Brady had also been a victim of clinical depression for years. In an interview he revealed how his second wife Mandie had helped him through it. Mandie Taketa has not only been Brady’s wife and a part of his family but also his confidante and his support system throughout his dark days of clinical depression in spite of their divorce that took place on April, 2006.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, when asked about his depression, Wayne had revealed,
“It took me a while to get my stuff together to go, ‘You know what? If you’re not happy, you have to do something it,'” Brady said. “Just to admit that you are feeling this way is a huge step. To claim that, to say, ‘Why do I feel dark? Why do I feel unhappy? Let me do something about this.'”
Fond of children, Taketa & Brady together have a daughter named Maile Masako Brady.
Wayne Brady has hosted and starred in a number of TV shows and movies including How I Met Your Mother, Let’s Make A Deal, Don’t Forget The Lyrics, American Dad, Miss America, Sofia The First, Sooby-doo; Stage Fright, Phineas & Ferb, The Hero of Color City & The Late Late Show among many others. He has released two albums so far; A Long Time Coming in 2008 & Radio Wayne in 2011. As of 2016, Wayne has been inactive in both singing and dating scene.
The actor has an estimated net worth of an estimated $10 million.