Acting is not about being famous, it’s about exploring the human soul. Likewise, the actress Mandie Taketa has expressed her love for acting appearing in various movies and TV shows. She is popular for portraying Vicky in the independent comedy film, Manband! The Movie. Besides that, she is also a dancer, martial artist, and yoga instructor. She is the ex-wife of comedian-actor, Wayne Brady. Here is all you need to know if you are curious to know more about her.
Mandie Taketa was born on 3rd March 1976, in Hawaii, the United States of America to Japanese parents; her father’s name is Ronald Taketa. Similarly, she belongs to mixed ethnicity(Japanese and Caucasian) and holds American nationality. She grew up with her sibling, Kristie in her hometown.
Talking about her educational achievements, Taketa went to the University of Hawaii and completed her graduation from the University. Likewise, she earned a full dance scholarship at the University of Hawaii.
Moving towards her personal life, Mandie Taketa’s current relationship status is single. She was married to an actor, Wayne Brady, an American actor, singer, and comedian. She was the second wife of Wayne Brady. The pair exchanged vows on 3rd April 1999.
They both met for the first time in Hawaii, during a musical review show and together went to Los Angeles after dating for around three months.
The couple had a daughter named Maile Masako Brady born on February 3, 2003. After living together for around nine years together, the couple separated on February 3, 2006.
She filed for divorce on July 2, 2007; their divorce was finalized in 2008. However, they are still on good terms with one another after the separation. Mandie has bought home just beside Wayne’s so that they could co-parents their daughter easily.
While giving interview Waynes disclosed that,
We said we want to give Maile the closest experience to living in the same house. We have always lived in different homes. We just live super close now. The fact of the matter is I like Mandie … she was with me when no one else in the world was with me, except my mother. There was loyalty, there was trust, she is my baby mama.
Mandie Taketa’s net worth is expected to be around $500 thousand at present. As an actress, she has earned a decent amount of salary and has managed her stardom for more than three decades. Her salary is not revealed, as she had a brief career. While her ex-husband whose net worth is $10 million might have shared some of his assets as a part of divorce settlement.
Her ex-husband received $2 million from his Don’t Forget the Lyrics! in 2007. He bought $1.75 million condos in Pacific Palisades, California which is made in 2,227 square foot in 2013.
Mandie Taketa competes as a dance at the beginning of her career as was able to become a national gold medalist in cheerleading and acrobatics. She has also taken part in few bodybuilding competitions and was able to win the title in 2010. She is also a certified physical therapist and yoga instructor.
She started her acting career from the independent comedy film, ManBand! the Movie in the year 2007. The film was related to pop music, reality television and age discrimination, where she played the role of Vicky. Similarly, she appeared in the movie, Unsung Hollywood in 2014 as well.
Additionally, she has competed as a dancer and became a national gold medalist. She also won a few bodybuilding competitions in the year 2010. Moreover, Taketa is a certified yoga instructor and physical therapist.