• Diana Lasso is a Colombian singer and the ex-wife of Wayne Brady, an American actor and comedian.
• She is 45 years old, 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, and her net worth is estimated to be over $200,000.
• She is a lover of animals, enjoys travelling and watching movies, and is a singer.
• Wayne Brady is an actor, singer and a comedian, who has won several awards for his performance.
• He suffers from anxiety and depression, and was helped to recover by Mandie Taketa.
Who is Diana Lasso?
Diana Lasso was born in Colombia, on 4 March 1975 – her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds both American and Colombian nationality. She is a singer, but who might be known best for being the ex-wife of Wayne Brady, a famous American actor and comedian.
Childhood and education
Diana is very secretive when it comes to her private matters, and hasn’t share any details concerning any siblings and her parents – it is known that her parents are also Colombian, but their professions have been kept secret.
Diana became interested in singing at a very early age, and her parents paid for a private teacher when she was eight.
She attended a local elementary school before moving on to a local high school, at which she practiced both her singing and acting skills, while she also played various sports including soccer and tennis. Diana matriculated in 1993, and it is widely believed that she didn’t pursue a college degree but chose to focus on her career as a singer.
Diana launched her singing career upon matriculating, and was somewhat popular in Columbia but then moved to the US where she continued to sing but attracted little attention. After she and Wayne divorced, she moved back to Columbia but found it hard to build a fanbase once again.
Although not a lot is known about Diana’s career today (she has a Linkedin account without any details on it), she is still singing – one of her most popular songs is “Esta Noche No”.
Love life and marriage with Wayne Brady
Diana and Wayne haven’t talked about when or where they met, but they married after more than a year of dating on 31 December 1993 – Diana was 18 while Wayne was 21. The marriage didn’t last long, as they divorced on 21 September 1995 without having started a family together.
Diana has since been keeping a low profile and hasn’t been seen with anyone while it is known that Wayne went on to date the dancer Mandie Taketa whom he married on 3 April 1999 and who gave birth to their daughter Maile Masako Brady on 3 February 2003 – Mandie and Wayne split on 5 April 2006 while she filed for divorced on 2 July 2007.
As of November 2020, Diana appears to be single, was once married, but doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Judging by her Instagram account “Diana Lasso Music”, Diana likes to party and attend concerts, and has attended and helped organize numbers of them.
She is a lover of animals with horses being her favorites, while she also rides them. Diana likes cats as well and has two.
She is keen on travelling and has been all around Columbia to perform, and during the time she spent in the US, Diana visited states including California, New York and Texas.
In her spare time which is mostly late at night, Diana likes to watch movies starring her favorite actor and actress – John Leguizamo and Sofia Vergara – such as “Hot Pursuit”, “Chef” and “Soul Plane”.
Age, height and net worth
Diana’s age is 45. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall, and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs). As of November 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $200,000 while Wayne’s net worth is reputedly over $10 million.
Who is Wayne Brady?
Wayne Alphonso Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia USA, on 2 June 1972 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality.
He is an actor, singer and a comedian, who might be known best for his role in the comedy game show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, created by Mark Leveson and Dan Patterson, and which starred Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie and the show’s creator Dan – it follows four members of the main cast and usually several guests as they play various games and perform comedy sketches. It ran from 1998 to 2007, and won three awards including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for six other awards – for his performance, Wayne won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.
Wayne was raised in Orlando, Florida by his aunt and grandmother Valerie Petersen, as his parents decided to stay back in Columbus. He was 16 when he started acting at a community theatre, and soon joined the SAK Comedy Lab, an Orlando improvisation troupe. Wayne studied at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, and after matriculating in 1989, started attending the University of Miami, obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in 1994.
Wayne worked several jobs for the following two years to financially support himself, while auditioning for roles in movies and TV series, and doing stand-up comedy. He gained recognition in 1996 when cast to appear in the syndicated comedy series “Kwik Witz”, keeping the role for the following three years.
He went on to do improvisational theatre, and in 2002 starred in his own daytime talk show “The Wayne Brady Show”, which won four Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2004, he played Billy Flynn on Broadway in the play “Chicago”, and in the same year appeared in a single episode of the comedy series “Reno 911!” He went on to appear in the military science fiction adventure series “Stargate SG-1” and the comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” – he also came up with the theme song for the animated series “The Weekenders”. He has appeared in single episodes of many TV series, including “How I Met Your Mother”, “Wild ‘N Out” and “Everybody Hates Chris”.
In 2012Wayne was the star of “Trust Us with Your Life”, the improvisational comedy series, and the following year saw him star in the revival of the game-show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” He played the lead character Aaron Burr in the theatre play “Hamilton” from 17 January to 9 April 2017, and in 2018 started portraying the supporting character Dr. Reese Buckingham in the critically acclaimed soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”. Most recently, in 2020 Wayne started portraying Tyson Syker (Gravedigger) in the superhero series “Black Lightning”.
Wayne has been having problems with anxiety and depression for years, and his depression has been clinically diagnosed – he suffered a mental breakdown on 2 June 2014 (his 42nd birthday) and Mandie Taketa helped him to recover and recuperate.