An actor, comedian, singer, and TV personality, Wayne Brady is known for his roles in movies and TV shows. The creator of Whose Line Is It Anyway? The same is true of his improvised comedy show. Additionally, he has appeared in movies such as “Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild” and “Going to the Mat”. As a teenager, Brady performed in a community theater production. In 1988, he relocated from Florida to Los Angeles to pursue his studies. He soon appeared on ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?”’ His popularity and appreciation grew as a result of this work.
Wayne Brady As a result of his performance, he was also awarded an Emmy. A number of TV shows then followed, in which he played both prominent and minor roles. During the run of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, James Stinson played an important role for him. His guest appearances include ‘Robot Chicken! ””The American Dad’, and ‘Robot Chicken! ‘. The Loud House was an animated TV series in which he voiced a role. Multiple awards were won for the show, which became a hit. Currently serving as a member of Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting children’s well-being, he is involved with the organization.
Childhood & Early Life
As the son of Wayne Brady and Lindamarie Brady, Wayne Alphonso Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia, on June 2, 1972. Valerie Peterson raised him. His cousin, Jozy Altidore, plays American football.
Since a young age, Brady has performed in community theaters. The University of Miami was his first school after Dr. Philips High School in Orlando. After moving to Los Angeles in 1996, he continued to work on his acting.
Career in TV & Films
During his performing career, Wayne Brady first appeared on the British TV series ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ He later starred in the American version, in which he became quite popular. For his outstanding work on the show, he won an Emmy Award in 2003.
‘Batman Beyond’ was his guest appearance in 2000. ‘The Wayne Brady Show’, a variety TV show he hosted in 2001, boosted his fame. The show won four Emmys and was a huge success.
The electric piper is his first film role, which he voiced in 2003. Director Raymie Muzquiz was behind it. He also played a role in ‘Going to the Mat’ and ‘Cliffford’s Really Big Movie’ the following year.
The animated film Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild featured his voice as one of the main characters. As part of Stuart Little’s trilogy, it was the third film. In addition to guest appearances and recurring roles on shows such as ‘Everybody Hates Chris, ‘Robot Chicken,’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ he also acted in several theatre productions and films.
From 2007 to 2009, he hosted the show ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics’. The game show ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ has been hosted by him since 2009. The show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ featured him as a guest judge in 2013 and 2014. As part of the drama film ‘1982,’ he appeared on the big screen in 2013.
As part of the animated series ‘Sofia the First’ which began airing in 2013, Brady voices one of the main characters. The Loud House has been a part of his voiceover repertoire since 2016.
‘A Long Time Coming’ was Wayne Brady’s debut album, released in September 2008. Billboard 200 ranked it 157th in terms of sales, which was a good commercial success for the album. Among the tracks on the album were ‘Ordinary’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Make Heaven Well’, and ‘A Change is Gonna Come’. Most of the reviews were positive.
A children’s album titled ‘Radio Wayne’ was released by him in April 2011. There are several tracks on the album including ‘The High-Low’, ‘Talk to the Animals’, and ‘Greedy Gus’. Positive reviews were received. ‘Unsung Heroes’ is one of the singles he has released.
The animated film ‘Stuart Little 3’ starred Wayne Brady as a voice actor. In the Stuart Little franchise, the film was directed by Audu Paden. This film, however, is entirely animated, unlike the prequels. A family goes camping with Stuart, who is the protagonist of the story. He embarks on another adventure to save his friend Snowbell after he is captured.
Since 2009, Brady has hosted ‘Let’s Make a Deal.’ Originally broadcast in the 1960s, the series continues to be popular today. With his unique style of presenting the show, he has proven to be a much loved host.
In the American animated TV series Sofia the First, which has been running since 2013, he voices one of the main characters. It revolves around Sofia, a princess whose mother marries King Roland II. Sofia also develops the ability to communicate with animals later in the series.
Awards & Achievements
As part of the Who’s Line Is It Anyway? On Wayne Brady’s show, he won his first Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Individual Performance.’ The year was 2003.
‘The Wayne Brady Show’ was the subject of his second and third Emmy Awards, both for ‘Outstanding Talk Show’ host.
The song “30,000 Reasons to Love Me” won him his fourth Emmy in 2014 for ‘Outstanding Original Song’.
For the song ‘A Change is Gonna Come’, he was also nominated for a Grammy Award.
Diana Lasso was Wayne Brady’s wife from 1993 to 1995. Mandie Taketa, a dancer, was his wife in 1999. 2003 was the year they gave birth to a daughter named Maile Masako Brady. 2008 was the year of their divorce.
His favorite charity is Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit organization for children. Growing up, he suffered from stuttering and anxiety as a result of bullying. A clinical depression diagnosis was made in 2014. A mental breakdown occurred on the 42-year-old’s birthday, he said.