|Date of Birth:||1976 March 3|
|Age:||42 years old|
|occupation||Atress, Yoga Instructor, Dancer|
|spouse||Wayne Brady (3 April 1999 - 14 April 2008)|
|education||University of Hawaii|
|place_of_birth||Hawaii, United States|
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Mandie Taketa is a Japanese America-born actress, yoga instructor, and a dancer. She is well known for playing Vicky in the independent comedy film " Manband! The Movie".
Mandie Taketa was born on March 3, 1976, in Hawaii, United States of America. Her father, Ronald Taketa is Japanese. He is the executive secretary and treasurer of the Hawaii Carpenters Union. He also served as the Honolulu Police Commission Chairman. Taketa's mother was sick from the time when she turned 30 and had an oxygen tank for 11 years until she passed.
Taketa started practicing martial arts since the age of 5 and her father was her Sensei. During her early age, Takeda was a serious competitor and referee. In 2009, her younger sister, Kristie entered Figure for the first time.
Taketa went to the University of Hawaii and graduated from there. She gained a full dance scholarship at the University of Hawaii. But opted out after a year to pursue a dance and acting career in Los Angeles.
Mandie Taketa has also competed as a dancer and became a national gold medalist "flyer" in acrobatics, cheerleading, and paintball. She placed in and won a few bodybuilding competitions in 2010. Taketa is a certified yoga instructor and physical therapist. Besides, she is also the owner of three different companies named Adell Body Works, This Lifetime and Anything Everything Productions, a film production company that specializes in wedding films.
Mandie Taketa began her acting career in the independent comedy film "ManBand! the Movie" in 2007. The film was about pop music, reality television and age discrimination, where she played Vicky. It was written and directed by Irish filmmaker Dermott Petty and produced by Mee Vaj and Lon Casler Bixby. Manband was played at the Unfringed Festival in Limerick, Ireland and was also nominated for Best Production.
Mandie Taketa married Wayne Brady on 3 April 1999. The couple met during a musical review show in Hawaii; Taketa was 19 and Brady was only 23 years old when they met. After being together for 3 months, they moved to Los Angels together. That was the first time ever Taketa lived with a man other than her father. They lived in a tiny rented Studio apartment in Los Feliz.
Wayne is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality, known for his work as a regular cast on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?".
At the age of 26, Taketa gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Maile Masako Brady on February 3, 2003. But after living together around nine years together, the couple separated in 2006. Taketa filed for divorce on July 2, 2007, and their divorce was finalized in 2008.
She is part Japanese and part Caucasian and holds American nationality. Her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. Mandie Taketa, 5'3", an actress is active on social sites like Twitter and Instagram.
Despite the divorce, Mandie bought a home in Wayne’s neighborhood so that they could more easily co-parent their daughter. Wayne publicly commented, “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."
He further added, "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 has not only been Brady’s wife and a part of his family but also his confidante and his support system throughout his dark days of clinical depression in spite of their divorce that took place on April 2006.