In a prolific career that’s spanned over three-decade, Wayne Brady has made a name for himself in nearly every prestigious field of contemporary entertainment, most notably acting, but also in music and television. Brady first grabbed attention after hosting the Award-winning daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show. Brady also won two Emmy-Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.    

Although it was canceled after two seasons, Wayne’s popularity has rapidly grown with his prime role as a host followed on widely popular TV shows like Don’t Forget the Lyrics! on Fox and on Let’s Make a Deal since its 2009 revival.         

Wayne Brady: Possesses $10 Million Net Worth 

As of 2020, Wayne Brady has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Brady currently appears on Whose Line Is It Anyway?.  

The American TV personality Wayne Brady
The American TV personality Wayne Brady


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He has also been a part of many other acclaimed TV shows previously and worked in dozens of movies too. 

Here is a list of the salary he paid from various TV shows,

TV Show Salary 
Vinyl Justice $5 million 
How I Met Your Mother $4 million 
Don’t Forget the Lyrics! $2 million 

Since 2018, the actor is portraying Reese Buckingham in The Bold and The Beautiful

Sold His Sherman Oaks Home For $2.65 Million 

Widely known for his amiable and down-to-earth persona, the Game and talk show host Wayne Brady sold his house nestled in Sherman Oaks, California, for reported $2.65 million in mid-2018. He had been struggling to sell his organic-modern residence since 2012.                     

Originally bought in Dec 2005 for $2.55 million, Brady first listed the estate in 2012 at loss for $2.199 million. In 2017, it hit the market with a price tag of $3 million and eventually sold in the following year for $2.65 million.        

Wayne Brady sold his Sherman Oaks home


Wayne Brady sold his Sherman Oaks home 


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The property in the mountains between Bel-Air and Sherman Oaks has 4,202 square feet of living space, and it contains five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a dining room, a center-island kitchen, an office, and a family room. 

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Charity Work

In 2007, it was announced that Wayne Brady became the official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities, an independent nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of children operating a variety of programs. 

Brady is also a part of the unique group of community supporters Friends of RMHC. Similarly, the actor supports many other charitable foundations like K.I.S. Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Point Foundation, United Negro College Fund, and Visual Snow Initiative. 


Wayne Brady was born on 2nd July 1972 in Columbus, Georgia, to West Indian parents Lindamarie Newton and Wayne Brady Sr. He moved to Orlando, Florida, to live with his grandma, who largely raised him there too. He has a sister named Kim Brady

Brady graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando in 1989. A year after, he went on to study at the University of Miami 

Married Life 

Wayne Brady tied the knot with his first wife, Diana Lasso, on 31st Dec 1993. Their relationship did not last long and ended in divorce just a year after their marriage.                 

For the second time, Wayne went on to mary Mandie Taketa, a dancer on 3rd April 1999. On 3rd Feb 2003, Taketa gave birth to their daughter named Maile Masako Brady. 

Wayne Brady and his second wife Mandie Taketa


Wayne Brady with his second wife Mandie Taketa and daughter


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On April 5, 2006, it was announced that the two separated, and Taketa filed for divorce on 2nd July of the following year.   

As per sources, Brady is currently dating his girlfriend, Rozonda Thomas.