• Diana Lasso is a singer and ex-wife of comedian Wayne Brady. • She has a net worth of over $1 million. • She met Wayne Brady sometime in her life and they married in 1993, but divorced two years later. • She has pursued a music career in Columbia, releasing various singles and albums. • She is active on social media but no posts have been made in the past four years.
Diana Lasso was born in Columbia, and is a singer, but is perhaps best known for being the ex-wife of actor and comedian Wayne Brady, who found popularity as a regular on the improvisational comedy television series entitled “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
The Wealth of Diana Lasso
How rich is Diana Lasso? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a singer. Her net worth was also elevated from her association with Wayne Brady, who has a net worth estimated at $10 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Meeting Wayne Brady
Aside from being born and raised in Columbia, not many details are known about Diana’s childhood and education. It is known that sometime in her life, she moved to the United States, and she was already trying her hand at a music career when she met fellow entertainer Wayne Brady. There are no specific details on how they met or how they started their relationship, but eventually they started dating.
The relationship would go well from there, and soon afterwards things got serious and the couple were married on New Year’s Eve in 1993, during the time that Wayne was already starting to make waves in his career as a comedian. However, the marriage proved short lived, as they started to run into problems, and while details have not been shared, it grew and started a rift between the couple, which eventually led to them calling it quits two years after marrying, in 1995. According to some reports, the problem they had is that they couldn’t find time for each other, especially as Wayne was constantly travelling around as his career advanced.
After the divorce, it was a difficult time for Lasso, but she eventually moved on with her life. She tried her hand once more at a career in the music industry, returning to her home in Columbia to pursue her passion. This eventually turned out well for her, as she began a music career in her hometown, and her popularity grew as she released various singles and albums.
Wayne on the other hand went on to host his own daytime show called “The Wayne Brady Show”, and also became the original host of the television game series entitled “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” Then in 2009 he became the host of the revival of the game show “Let’s Make A Deal”. Aside from his hosting work, he also turned to Broadway with his acting and music, and became a part of the Tony Award-winning musical entitled “Kinky Boots”, in which he played the dual role of Simon and drag queen Lola.
Later Career and Other Endeavors
Diana continued to make music, and eventually it started being featured on various radio stations. Her singles made their way onto various online platforms, and she started to get a lot of exposure. In 2014, she released the song “Esta Noche No” which gained a lot of radio play in her locality. She also began to make guest appearances in various radio and television programs.
Since divorcing from Wayne, there have been no reported new relationships for Diana; it is either that she has remained single and focused on her career, or she has a relationship but is keeping it away from the media spotlight. Diana would go on to share her side of the story through YouTube, saying in her native tongue that she moved into a small house after the divorce, and struggled every day until she found her break in music. She didn’t do well initially, but held on and found success. Her former husband on the other hand went on to marry dancer Mandie Taketa and they would have a child. However, the marriage also proved unsuccessful, as the couple divorced in 2007. There have also been other celebrities linked to Brady, including Chilli, best known for being a part of the music group TLC.
Is Diana Lasso on Social Media?
It is known that Diana has social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook, and they were previously active but nothing has been heard from her in the past four years. Her Twitter account was utilized primarily to promote her music and her recent events, but it ceased being active in 2014. Her Facebook account has been deactivated despite being listed as a part of her Twitter account. Many speculate that she has either ended her career run in music, or that she continues to make music locally without much online promotion.
Date Of Birth
June 2, 1972
Screenwriter, Game Show Host, Television producer, Comedian, Talk show host, Actor, Singer, Las Vegas, NV, USA, ENOCH, AB, Canada, Northfield, OH, United States
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[About his birth parents (2003)]: My father, who was in the Army, moved around. He didn't want me to have that life so he had his mother raise me, but he would still come. She actually kept me fixed in one place in Orlando, and I'm forever grateful for that. I don't talk about my mother because I really don't know her well, so it's nothing that I go into. She's alive and fine, but in the press I refer to my grandmother as my mother. Nothing bad, I just don't really know her. My grandmother IS my mother, she's everything to me.
I know that I might be a role model, especially being a young Black man on TV. And I'm fine with that because I stand behind what I do. I do a great job. I do a clean job. So if that gets me made fun of by another Black actor, then so be it. And if some kid in the projects or even in the suburbs watches what I do and says, 'I want to be like that,' then I've won.
To be honest, I have no desire to turn into the king of game shows. I consider myself an actor foremost, and a writer and singer, and I still tour and do Broadway shows.
The old adage is, you strike while the iron is hot. I've been blessed enough that my irons have been hot-to-warm-to-hot for the past 10 years. So I'm still striking.
[In 2008]: This is what I was built for, I can't save a life; that's why I didn't become a doctor. I can't drive a 16-wheeler. There are a lot of things in life I can't do, but I'll be damned if I can't get on a stage and entertain.
[on Reeko the Skunk]: Stuart showed Reeko that he could take down that wall, and just let people like him for him. At one point I say, 'You don't like me because I'm a skunk,' and they say, 'No, we don't like you because you're a jerk.' He couldn't understand that. There was a good lesson there."
I was teased horribly as a child and beaten up a lot. I had a horrible stutter; I got my butt kicked by bigger kids in school for breakfast, lunch and tea. I want my child to not be that person. I want her to be popular. I want her to have self-confidence. I want her to be comfortable being herself because those were the things that I never had.
[on replacing Monty Hall as host of Let's Make a Deal (2009) in 2009]: They got me because they wanted someone a little edgier, but I get that it is daytime, so I am not going to say, 'Hey bitch, what's behind Door No. 1?' But it lets me push it as far as you can in the daytime schedule, because it is a Vegas audience.
His paternal great-grandfather Cyril "Parky" Dorsett (father of Valerie Petersen) was a former park gardener for the Virgin Islands government. He died at age 81 on March 13, 1975 and is interred at the Western Cemetery, U.S. Virgin Islands.
He started acting in high school when he was 16 to overcome his heavy stuttering and build confidence. He had an unexpected invitation from a friend to take over one line in a play, in which he ended up with the lead role and that was the turning point to get into acting. Before this, he originally had plans to go into the military like his father.
Became the first African-American host in the "Miss America" pageant's 81-year history. 
His daughter's name Maile is pronounced "my-lee" which Wayne says is a "very pretty bamboo leaf" used to make leis.
Met his second wife, Mandie Taketa, an actress from Hawaii, while performing together in a show in Hawaii.
Son of Wayne Brady and Linda Marie Newton.
His father was in the military (an Army serviceman posted overseas) and did not want Wayne to be raised as a military brat, so Wayne was raised by his grandparents from infancy. His mother was also 17-years-old and was not able to raise him.
His mother, Linda Marie Newton, was an employee of Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. 
His paternal grandmother, Valerie Petersen, is a Virgin Islands native who raised him from infancy in Orlando, Florida. Wayne also refers to his grandmother as "Mom".
Born in Columbus, Georgia. Raised in Orlando, Florida.
Director Neil Patrick Harris cast Brady in the role of "Tom Collins" in a 2010 limited-run production of the musical, "Rent", at the Hollywood Bowl. Brady had previously played Harris's character's brother on How I Met Your Mother (2005).
Wife, Mandie Taketa, filed for divorce on July 2, 2007. She and Wayne had been separated since April 5, 2006.
Sung in the Dr. Phillips High School chorus.
When acting in school, a stage piece dropped on his right foot - his big-toe nail never grew in straight.
Spoofed his own harmless, sugary persona while appearing as a guest on Chappelle's Show (2003), portraying himself as a drug-dealing, pimping, murderous psychopath who terrorizes Dave Chappelle and others.
An early job was dressing up as Tigger at Walt Disney World.
His wife, Mandie Taketa, gave birth to their first child, Maile Masako Brady, on February 3rd, 2003.
Underwent surgery in Nov 2002 to fix his right knee which he hurt when he was 18