Mandie Taketa Biography
|Date of Birth:||1976 , March-3|
|Age:||43 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 3 Inch|
|Birth Name||Mandie Adell Taketa|
|Profession||Actress, yoga instructor and entrepreneur.|
|Children||Maile Masako Brady|
|Movies||Manband! The Movie|
The American native Mandie Taketa is an actress who debuted in the entertainment industry from the movie Manband! The Movie in 2007, where she portrayed the role of Dermott Petty. Taketa is also a martial artist, fitness model, and yoga instructor. People also know her as the former wife of actor and comedian, Wayne Brady.
Early Life And Education Of Mandie Taketa
Mandie Taketa was born Mandie Adell Taketa on March 3, 1976, under the birth sign Pisces in Hawaii, United States. She belongs to half Caucasian and half Japanese ethnicity. Her father Ronald Taketa is Japanese and is professionally an executive secretary & treasurer of the Hawaii Carpenters Union.
Whereas her mother was a European who passed away after being severely ill for some years. Besides, he was also a Honolulu Police Commission Chairman. From a young age of five, she learned martial arts from her father and competed in martial arts tournament. She was also interested in dancing and received a full dance scholarship from the University of Hawaii.
Taketa holds national level gold medal for paintball, cheerleading, and acrobatics. She is also a bodybuilder who has managed to win various fitness competitions. Later on, she moved to Los Angeles where she began a career in acting and dancing.
Mandie Taketa's Career
Mandie Taketa is professionally an actress who debuted in the entertainment industry from the movie Manband! The Movie in 2007. In the movie, she portrayed the role of Dermott Petty and this was the only movie she was featured in.
Besides she is also a martial artist, fitness model, and yoga instructor. Taketa is also an entrepreneur who has worked as a body technician at Adell Body Works. She founded This Lifetime company in November 1995 and later in October 2011 she created Everything Did Productions where she is the company CEO.
Mandie Taketa's Net Worth
The martial artist and fitness model's net worth is not estimated as of yet. Her major source of living is from her career as a yoga instructor, actress, and entrepreneur. Taketa's ex-husband Wayne Brady is an actor who has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
In 2007 he grabbed $2 million salary from Don't Forget the Lyrics!. Brady bought a 2,227 square foot condo in Pacific Palisades, California for $1.75 million in 2013.
Mandie Taketa's Personal Life
Mandie Taketa was formerly married to actor and comedian Wayne Brady to whom she tied the knot on April 3, 1999. They first met while preparing for a musical show in Oahu Hawaii and sparks began to create between them and they began dating later on. The couple, however, couldn't continue their married life due to some differences and finally got a divorce on April 14, 2008, after 9 years of marriage.
She was the second wife of Brady as he married her after his split with Colombian singer Diana Lasso. He has been divorced twice in his lifetime. Taketa and her ex-husband Brady have a daughter together named Maile Masako Brady who was born on February 3, 2003. However, the pair decided to raise their daughter together so Taketa shifted in Brady's neighborhood.
While giving interview Waynes said,
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.
Her ex-husband Brady was suffering from clinical depression and it got severe after the suicide of his dear friend comedian Robin Williams. But Taketa even after the split was beside his side and helped him to deal with the issues.
They are still close and term themselves as best friends. Taketa isn't rumored to be in a relationship with anyone at the moment and since she lives a low-key life away from the eyes of the media nothing much is known about her personal life.
She has a huge tattoo on her back which literally covers her whole back and it took 60 hours to complete it. Besides she is a huge collection of books and publishes her own stories & short movies in the social application, Scribd.
She is pretty active on the social media sites and is seen posting a lot on her Instagram handle, she has around 8.86k followers as of October 2018.
Mandie Taketa's Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts
- Age: As of 2019, Mandie Taketa is 43 years old.
- Her birth sign is Pisces.
- Height: She stands 5 feet 3 inches(160 cm) tall.
- Hair Color - Black
- Eye Color - Brown
Here is a video about Mandie Taketa speaking in the 2015 voice awards event.