American actress and fitness model, Mandie Taketa is a trained martial artist and dancer. She debuted in acting in 2007 in the independent comedy film, ManBand! the Movie but her acting career never really took off. She is widely recognized as the former wife of comedian and actor Wayne Brady. The duo tied the knot in 1999 but citing some irreconcilable differences the couple split apart in April 2008. The duo share a child.
Early Life of Mandie Taketa
Mandie Taketa was born on March 3, 1976, in Hawaii, USA. Her birth sign is Pisces which defines her personality as compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle who have a way of bringing out the best in others.
Her father, Ronald Taketa is a Japnese immigrant who serves as the executive secretary and treasurer of the Hawaii Carpenters Union. Her mother is of European descent.
Taketa has a younger sister, Kristie Taketa who is a martial artist. She has a keen interest in dancing, martial arts, and performing from her early days.
At the age of 5, she started training in martial arts with her father as her sensei. Taketa attended the University of Hawaii for a year before dropping out.
Mandie Taketa's Career
Mandie Taketa moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in dancing and acrobatics as she is the national level gold medallist flyer in acrobatics, cheerleading, and paintball.
In 2007, she debuted in film ManBand! the Movie where she played the role of Vicky which was a disaster at the box office. After the failure of the first movie, she never enacted in any other movies.
Taketa served as the body technician at Adell Body Works since 2003. She was the creative brain behind This Lifetime from 23 years. In October 2011, she started a production company named "Everything Did" and currently serves as the company’s CEO.
Taketa rose to fame after marrying the actor, singer, and comedian, Wayne Brady. He is a regular host on the American version of the improvisational comedy TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
He is also known for his hosting in talk shows like The Wayne Brady Show, Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics!, Let's Make a Deal and others.
Mandie Taketa's Net Worth
Mandie Taketa is a professional dancer and in the USA, the average salary of a dancer is between $15,500 to $257,500. So, she might earn the salary between that figure.
Considering, her career growth, her net worth isn't less than six digit figure. However, her former husband, Wayne Brady has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Mandie Taketa's Personal Life
Mandie Taketa is possibly single at the moment but previously she married to comedian and actor, Wayne Brady. The duo exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony on April 3, 1999. The couple shares a daughter, Maile Masako Brady who was born on February 3, 2003.
Just live her father, Maile is doing quite well in the acting field. She made an acting debut on CBS' long-running daytime soap "The Bold and The Beautiful".
She made a guest appearance on 4th October 2018 episode sharing scenes with Nia Sioux.
However, the couple failed to handle their married life and split up on April 5, 2006, and Taketa filed for divorce on July 2, 2007. Though today they aren't together still the duo shared a healthy relationship and often gathered for family functions.
Wayne Brady suffers from clinical depression and had a mental breakdown on 2014 and he credited Taketa for helping him recover from his depression.
Prior marrying Taketa, Brady was married Diana Lasso on December 31, 1993, but later on divorced her on September 21, 1995. Taketa is quite active on Instagram where she has more than 8k followers.
Check out the video of Mandie Taketa at 2015 Voice Awards event,