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Wayne Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia and lived in Orlando, Florida. At 16, Brady had chosen on a career in the militaryyet a chance performance in a high school play would not only bring out reviews but also permanently alter his plans for military service. Soon, he was heavily involved in the central Florida theater community, performing in numerous stage productions including 'A Chorus Line', 'Fences', 'A Raisin in the Sun', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'I'm Not Rappaport'. Brady moved to Las Vegas and then to Los Angeles in 1996, where he began working in theater and television. He performed at the prestigious Mark Taper Forum in its production of 'Blade to the Heat'. He also garnered guest starring roles in such television series as NBC's I'll Fly Away and The Home Court and In the Heat of the Night for CBS. Currently, Brady is busy hosting the VH-1 series, Vinyl Justice. Brady has also been honored with several nominations for his work in theater, including Best Actor in a Musical for 'Cotton Patch Gospel' at the Edyth Bush Theatre. He was named Sak Theatre's 1992 Rookie of the Year for TheatreSports/Improv.

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