Who is Mandie Taketa?

Born on 3 March 1976 under the sign of Pisces, in Hawaii USA, Mandie Adell Taketa is a 44-year-old dancer and actress, also an entrepreneur and yoga instructor. However, she’s probably best recognized for being the ex-wife of famous Hollywood comedian Wayne Brady.

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How rich is she, as of now? Mandie Taketa Net Worth

Mandie Taketa’s net worth is over $2 million; earned from being active in both the entertainment and sports industries. She also increases her wealth through her business ventures. Moreover, Mandie probably shared the wealth of her famous husband while they were married, and received some amount of money through the divorce settlement.

Her ex-husband Wayne Brady has a reputed net worth of $10 million.

Family, Nationality, Ethnicity

Mandie Taketa spent her early years in Honolulu, Hawaii, with a sister named Kristie Taketa Borja. Her father is of Japanese descent named Ronald Taketa, who served as the executive secretary and treasurer at the Hawaii Carpenters Union, and previously worked as the Chairman of the Honolulu Police Commission. Her mother was of Caucasian descent – she was ill and eventually passed away after living with an oxygen tank for about eleven years. Mandie’s nationality is American, but she belongs to mixed ethnic group, since she is of part Caucasian and part Japanese descent.

Martial Arts and Dancing

At a very young age, Mandie developed her interests not only in dancing and performing, but also in martial arts. So, she began training in martial arts at the age of five, and her father Ronald was her sensei. Mandie soon started competing in various tournaments, however, she became more focused on dancing, and started taking dancing classes as a young girl, which led to her being awarded with a full dance scholarship from the University of Hawaii. Nonetheless, she dropped out after a year and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a professional career as a dancer and actress.

Professional Career

Over the years, Mandie Taketa became an accomplished dancer, who won the national gold medals in cheerleading, trapeze artistry, and paintball.

Wayne Brady and Mandie Taketa

Mandie is also a popular fitness model and bodybuilder, who participated in a number of fitness competitions and won several of them. Moreover, she is a certified physical therapist and yoga instructor, who has served as a body technician at Adell Body Works since 2003. Mandie made her film debut in the role of Vicky in the 2007 independent comedy “ManBand! The Movie”, written and directed by Dermott Petty. Additionally, she is the founder and CEO of Everything Did Productions, established in October 2011. Mandie is also the owner of the company This Lifetime.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Mandie has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.60m), while she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs). She is a fan of tattoos, one of which covers her whole back.

Personal Life

Mandie Taketa met Wayne Brady while she was preparing for a musical in Hawaii in 1996. They started dating, and eventually tied the knot on 3 April 1999. After being seven years in marriage, the couple went their separate ways in 2006, and she filed for divorce in the following year, finalized in April 2008. They are the parents of a daughter, Maile Masako Brady, who was born on 3 February 2003. Although they are divorced, Mandie and Wayne decided to move to the same neighborhood to raise her together.

They have remained close friends, and she even supported him a lot at the time he had problems with clinical depression and mental breakdown back in 2014. Prior to their relationship, her husband was married to Diana Lasso from 1993 to 1995.

Who is Her Ex-Husband? Wayne Brady Short Wiki/Bio

Wayne Alphonso Brady was born on 2 June 1972 under the sign of Gemini, in Columbus, Georgia USA to West Indian parents. When a young boy, he moved to Orlando, Florida, where he was raised by his grandmother, named Valerie Petersen and who he calls ‘mom’, and an aunt. He started performing at the age of 16, when he joined the Orlando improv troupe SAK Comedy Lab. He went to Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, and upon matriculation in 1989, enrolled into the University of Miami – what he studied and whether he graduated is unknown.

Career Beginnings

Wayne Brady made his first television appearances as a contestant in the NBC comedy show “Kwik Witz” between 1996 and 1999. In 1998, he performed in the British version of the improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, next to Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. Following the last season of that version, Wayne became a regular performer in the American spin-off, hosted by Drew Carey. His work on the show earned him the 2003 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.

Rise to Fame and “The Wayne Brady Show”

Wayne gained international fame when he created his own variety show, entitled “The Wayne Brady Show”, in 2001.

In the following year, he created a daytime talk show of the same title, which earned him four Daytime Emmy Awards, including twice the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2003 and 2004; the show lasted until 2004.

Continued Success

In 2004, Wayne Brady started performing as lawyer Billy Flynn in the Broadway revival of the musical “Chicago”. His next major success came in 2005, when he recorded the original Disney’s song “Beautiful” by Jim Brickman. He then hosted the TV Land talk show “That’s What I’m Talking About” and the Fox show “Celebrity Duets”, both in 2006. Between 2006 and 2014, Wayne guest-starred as James Stinson in the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, and meantime portrayed Lewis in the 2007 romantic comedy “The List”.

From 2007 until 2009, Wayne also hosted the Fox singing game show “Don’t Forget The Lyrics!” In 2008, he released his debut album with his own version of the song “A Change Is Goona Come”, by Sam Cooke, being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.

Successful Projects in the 2010s

At the beginning of the 2010s, Wayne became a host of the CBS game show “Let’s Make A Deal” (2009-present), for which he won the 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host. In the early 2010s, he hosted the ABC comedy show “Trust Us With Your Life” (2011), and then returned to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (2013-2019).

He also participated in the game show “Celebrity Name Game” (2014-2015). Between 2015 and 2015, Wayne performed as drag queen Lola in the Broadway production of “Kinky Boots”, followed by his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the play “Hamilton” at the PrivateBank Theatre in 2017.

Most recently, he’s focused on his acting career by starring in the role of Everett Kynes in the USA Network sci-fi series “Colony” (2018), playing Dr. Reese Buckingham in the CBS soap opera “The Bold And The Beautiful” (2018-2019), and featuring as Gravedigger / Tyson Sykes in The CW superhero series “Black Lightning” (2020). Moreover, he won the second season of the Fox singing competition “The Masked Singer” in 2019.

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