One of the most versatile comedians of the era Wayne Brady is also known for his acting and singing skills. He is best known for acting in ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway,’ a TV comedy series. Here is a quick summary of Wayne Brady’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Born on 2nd June 1972, Wayne was raised by Valerie Petersen, his grandmother. He was shy as a child dut to his stutter problem but was very intelligent at the time. He started writing plays and songs from the age of 6. He liked music and TV very much and was a big fan of Gene Kelly, Sid Caesar, and Danny Kaye.
He joined Dr. Phillips High school for studies. At first, he thought of joining the military but changed his mind after he took part in a play at school. He graduated in 1989 and thought of taking acting seriously as a career. Brady moved to Las Vegas to create his chances in 1992.
Now Brady started to get small roles in TV. He did guest appearances in ‘In the Heat of the Night’ and ‘I’ll Fly Away.’ In 1997, Brady gave the audition for British comedy series ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ He was seen in several episodes entertaining the audience with his comedy and singing skills. In 1998, Brady auditioned for the show ‘Stateside’ and became a permanent member of the show.
His career took off after his work on ‘Whose Line.’ He became the Emmy winner which also gave him the courage to start his own show on TV. His show The Wayne Brady show was a big hit which showcased the skills of music and comedy of Brady. Later it was revised in a talk show. He did another big show for Fox network in 2007, ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics.’ Some of his other nice works on TV are the animated series ‘Sophia the First,’ ‘Everybody Hates Chris’, and ‘How I Met Your Mother.’
Awards & Achievements
For his amazing skills, he got a lot of awards. He got the award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety of Music Program at Primetime Emmy Awards in 2003. He won the Outstanding Talk Show Host award in Daytime Emmy Awards for two consecutive years 2003 and 2004. In 2014 he won the Outstanding Original Song award in Daytime Emmy Awards for the song “30,000 Reasons To Love Me” for Let’s Make a Deal (Lyrics Writer).
Net Worth of Wayne Brady
As he got so many Emmy Awards for his skills in acting and singing, Wayne made a lot of money too. For his immense contribution to the entertainment industry, the estimated net worth of Wayne is right now around $12 million. His salary from 2007 hit Doesn’t Forget the Lyrics were $2,000,000. He also earned $4,000,000 for making guest appearances in Tv series How I Met Your Mother. The value of his California Condos said to be $1,750,000.
Brady suffered from some depression problems from long time, and his personal life is affected by it. His former wife, Takata, helped him to overcome the situation when at the age of 42 he had a mental breakdown.