Birth Date: June 2, 1972 / Age: 44
Biography: Wayne Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an African-American comedian and television personality, best known for his role on ABC's television show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?. The show featured such memorable castmates as Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, and Colin Mochrie. In the show, he astounded viewers with his dead-on impressions of various singers, and the sense of humor he brought to the show. He went on to start his own ABC variety show, which failed, and a daytime talkshow called The Wayne Brady Show, which lasted two seasons and won four Daytime Emmy Awards. These other series focused on Brady's own skills and likable personality.
In 2004, Brady joined the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago, playing the role of lawyer Billy Flynn. He also appeared in a sketch on Chappelle's Show, a satire in which he portrayed himself as a street thug and pimp, radically different from the family-friendly persona he usually presents.
Brady was born in Orlando, Florida. His first job as an entertainer was playing "Tigger" at Walt Disney World. He began to perform the central Florida comedy circuit. He moved from Florida to Las Vegas, Nevada and then eventually on to Los Angeles, California in 1996, where he developed his acting skills. Brady is married to Mandie Taketa; they have one child.