Mandie Taketa

Mandie Taketa Biography, Age, Family, Wayne Brady, Career And Net Worth

Mandie Taketa Biography

Mandie Taketa is an American actress.  She best  known for Manband! The Movie (2007) and Unsung Hollywood (2014). She was previously married to Wayne Brady.  She is quite accomplished in her own right as a yoga instructor, a physical therapist, as well as a bodybuilder.

Mandie Taketa

Mandie Taketa Age

Mandie was born on March 3, 1976, in Hawaii, United States of America.

Mandie Taketa Family

Mandie was born in Hawaii, United States of America.  She is the daughter of Hawai’i Carpenters’ Union head Ronald Taketa. Mandie was lucky to have her father actively involved in her life as he taught her both acting and dancing, at a tender age.

Mandie  finished her elementary and high school education in Hawaii and though she had a full dance scholarship at the University of Hawaii, she decided instead to pursue a dance and acting career in Los Angeles.

Mandie is known for her role as Vicky in the independent comedy film Manband! The Movie. She has also participated in various competitions ranging from dancing, acrobatics, bodybuilding and cheerleading to paintball. She is also a successful entrepreneur who owns three different companies, a film production company that specializes in wedding films  Anything Everything Productions, Adell Body Works, and This Lifetime.

Wayne Brady Mandie Taketa

Mandie got married on April 3, 1999 to Wayne Brady, an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality.  Wayne is mostly known for his work on television including Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Wayne Brady Show,Don’t Forget the Lyrics, and Let’s Make A Deal. Mandie’s ex husband has also appeared in numerous movies and voice-overs and has released two albums A long time Coming (2008) and Radio Wayne (2011). For his contributions to the industry, Wayne has won a couple of awards which include: Daytime Emmy Award for hosting The Wayne Brady Show and 30000 Reason to Love Me, as well as a Prime Emmy Award for the comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Despite the divorce, the former couple has remained close friends.  Mandie also bought a home in Wayne’s neighbourhood so that they could easily co-parent their daughter. The couple who now live “super close”, they remain committed to co-parenting Maile and want to give her the closest experience to living in the same house.

For years, Mandie’s husband secretly battled clinical depression.  Wayne hit rock bottom on his 42nd birthday and suffered a complete breakdown after the tragic death of his close acquaintance and fellow comedian Robin Williams who committed suicide following a longtime struggle with depression.  Mandie was by her ex-husband’s side and helped him recover from the hard times.  Wayne  had a mental breakdown and later credited Mandie for helping him recover. According to Wayne, though Mandie may no longer be his wife, she is more than his best friend who can go the extra mile for him.

Mandie Taketa Career

Mandie  is an accomplished dancer. She is a national level gold medallist flyer in acrobatics, cheerleading, and paintball. She is also a renowned bodybuilder who has won several fitness competitions. Furthermore, she has the qualification to work as a yoga instructor and physical therapist.

Taketa’s acting career never really took off. In Irish filmmaker Dermott Petty’s 2007 directorial venture ‘ManBand! the Movie’, she portrayed a character named Vicky. An independent comedy, the film dealt with a multitude of issues, including pop music, reality television, and age discrimination.
She is also a successful entrepreneur. Since February 2003, she has been a body technician at Adell Body Works. Besides this, she has been the creative brain behind This Lifetime since November 1995. In October 2011, she established Everything Did Productions and currently serves as the company’s CEO.

Mandie Taketa Net Worth

Mandie major source of living is from her career as a yoga instructor, actress, and an entrepreneur.  Her net worth is not yet known.

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