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Mandie Taketa

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Who is Mandie Taketa?

Mandie Taketa is an actress, fitness model, yoga instructor, and martial artist from the United States. Mandie Taketa is the ex-wife of actor and comedian Wayne Brady.

Taketa, a native of Hawaii, was trained in martial arts by her father and began competing and refereeing in martial arts contests at an early age.

Early life and Childhood

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

Her father, Ronald Taketa, is of Japanese ancestry.

Her mother’s name is unknown, though it is known that she was European and that she died in her early 40s.

She apparently became ill in her 30s and lived with an oxygen tank for about 11 years before passing away.

Mandie has a sister named Kristie, but there isn’t much else known about her.

Education Details

Mandie Taketa’s educational background is also unknown.

Though it is known that she was interested in martial arts and dancing and that her dancing skills earned her a full scholarship to the University of Hawaii after she graduated from high school.

Professional Career

Taketa is a well-known dancer. She is a gold medalist flyer in acrobatics, cheerleading, and paintball at the national level.

She’s also a well-known bodybuilder who’s won a number of fitness competitions.

She also has the credentials to work as a yoga instructor and physical therapist.

Taketa’s acting career never got off the ground. She played Vicky in Irish filmmaker Dermott Petty’s 2007 directorial debut, ‘ManBand! the Movie.’

The film was an independent comedy that tackled a variety of topics, including pop music, reality television, and age discrimination.

She is also a successful businesswoman. She has worked as a body technician at Adell Body Works since February 2003.

Aside from that, since November 1995, she has been the creative force behind This Lifetime.

She founded Everything Did Productions in October 2011 and currently serves as its CEO.

Net Worth and Salary

Her accomplishments have certainly increased her wealth, even if it wasn’t her career that made her famous, but her marriage to an actor and comedian.

Mandie Taketa’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million as of 2022.

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Relationship Status

Mandie Taketa’s marriage to Wayne Brady made her famous; the two married on April 3, 1999, and remained together until April 5, 2006, when they divorced.

Mandie filed for divorce on July 2, 2007, and the divorce was finalized on April 14, 2008.

The couple had one child during their marriage, a daughter named Maile Masako, who was born on February 3, 2003.

Taketa, despite being divorced, lives in Brady’s neighborhood and they have a child together.

Mande has remained single since her divorce and is concentrating on her career and raising her child.

Mandie Taketa
Mandie Taketa with her ex-husband Wayne Brady- Sources; The Washington Independent

Body measurement

Mandie Taketa stands 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall and weighs 132lbs (59kg). Her hair is black, and she has brown eyes.

Her back is covered in tattoos that took her about 60 hours to complete.

Social Media

Mandie is active on social media sites other than Facebook and Twitter. Her Instagram account has almost 21k followers.

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  • Mandie Taketa came to prominence after it was announced that she’d married American actor, singer, and comedian Wayne Brady.
  • Her wealth amounts to over $2 million.
  • He has become an award-winning comedian and actor and even has a Primetime Emmy Award in his collection.
  • As of now, Brady’s net worth is estimated by sources to be as high as $10 million.