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Merle Dandridge Biography

Updated On 19 Dec, 2021 Published On 11 Dec, 2020
Merle Dandridge

Facts of Merle Dandridge

Date of Birth :
Age : 47 years old
Family Name : Dandridge
Birth Country : Japan
Birth Sign : Gemini
Height : 5 Feet 8 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Merle Dandridge

What is Merle Dandridge marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Merle Dandridge have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Merle Dandridge having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Merle Dandridge Lesbian ? No

Merle Dandridge is an American actress and singer who rose to prominence for starring in a number of stage productions. She appeared in Broadway musicals Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Rent. The 45-year-old won the hearts of thousands for portraying Alyx Vance in the Half-Life series.

Divorced from Christopher Johnston, who is Merle Dandridge Dating?

Merle Dandridge is currently single. She has not been spotted with any men nor dragged into controversies since her separation from her ex-partner Christopher Johnson. But the thing one can notice is Merle is spending quality time with Greenleaf co-stars whom she calls family.

Merle Dandridge, ex-husband Christopher Johnston.
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No matter how hard she tried to maintain a close guard over her love life, one cannot hide her marriage for a long time. She was previously married to a guy named Christopher Johnston. The couple took their romance to the next level in 2011, dating several years. The wedding ceremony was held in Sherman Oaks, California, on May 21, 2011. 

The Flight Attendant cast confirmed being a married woman on December 30, 2014. Merle tweeted cherishing the moment with her best friends and what stole the attention was the tweet that verified her to be married. On January 1, 2015, Dandridge shared a picture captioning, "My besties and our husbands. This doesn't happen often, and we're savoring every moment".

Merle Dandridge enjoying the single life.
SOURCE: Instagram

Unfortunately, they announced separation after eight years of marriage, citing personal issues. The divorce between Christopher and Merle was finalized in 2019. However, until the relationship turned sour, the duo attended late-night parties and red carpet events together.

Merle Dandridge Net Worth

Merle Dandridge has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2020. The contribution she gave to the Hollywood fraternity ever since she started her career is the reason how she bagged millions of dollars. Her only primary source of income is her career as an actress.

Merle Dandridge on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
SOURCE: Twitter

As Dandridge starred in more than three dozens television series, theatre productions, and movies, she surely earns a salary between $50,000 to $200,000 per annum. Regardless of being so famous and wealthy, she never revealed details of her lifestyle, car, real estate, and portfolios.

The British Academy, Game Awards winner, provided a voice in a number of films such as Half-Life 2, The Orange Box, The Last of Us, Dota 2; Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and The Last of Us Part II.

Philanthropic Works

Dandridge does not only add big chunks to her fortune but also donate some portion for the welfare. She has been involved in the Hall of fame in Nebraska, where she kills time conducting workshops, speeches, and participating in projects.

She aims to raise arts awareness for the school district in Los Angeles. Merle furthermore serves on the Board of Directors of The Geffen Playhouse. The starlet lends her voice to Harvest Home LA that provides holistic support to homeless pregnant women.

Merle Dandridge Wiki-Bio

Merle Dandridge was born on May 31, 1975, in Okinawa, Japan, to her father, Andrew Dandrew Dandridge. Her mother is of Korean descent, and her father was an African  American U.S. serviceman from Memphis. Merle spent most of her childhood in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Representing her interracial background, Merle once raised her voice against the rising racial crimes against the Black and Asian communities. On Instagram, Merle shared a gofundme link along with a picture of her parents from their wedding.

"This is me. I am the conflation of cultures. I am a bridge. At times, a bridge is not welcome...but it is still necessary. It is the path to deeper understanding, empathy, our shared humanity. #blacklivesmatter #stopasianhate," wrote Dandridge.

Walking into education, Merle attended Papillion La Vista High School and took the play production class and theater department there. Later on, she enrolled at the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University now called the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

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Merle Dandridge Married

Merle Dandridge

First Marriage with Christopher Johnston

Merle Dandridge was blissfully married to her lover Christopher Dandridge for eight years. They called it quits in 2019 after the relationship could not work out.

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