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Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson to perform at BET Honors

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson to perform at BET Honors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are to perform at the BET Honors ceremony in Washington this month.
Wayne Brady dating Chilli from TLC

Wayne Brady dating Chilli from TLC

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Wayne Brady began dating his longtime friend, TLC singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, about two weeks ago, UsMagazine.com said Monday.
Sam Champion, Robin Meade to host Daytime Emmy Awards

Sam Champion, Robin Meade to host Daytime Emmy Awards

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sam Champion, A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade will serve as hosts of the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, HLN announced.

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Steve Harvey, Betty White to be Daytime Emmy presenters

Steve Harvey, Betty White to be Daytime Emmy presenters

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Steve Harvey, Betty White, Wayne Brady and Alex Trebek are to be presenters at next month's Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, HLN said.
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'Roseanne' reunion planned for roast

'Roseanne' reunion planned for roast

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Former "Roseanne" cast members Sarah Chalke, Michael Fishman and Alicia Goranson will attend the roast of comedian Roseanne in Los Angeles, Comedy Central said.

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CBS orders more 'I Get That a Lot'

CBS orders more 'I Get That a Lot'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- CBS says it has ordered two more editions of its U.S. hidden-camera special "I Get That a Lot."
Soap stars head to 'Let's Make a Deal'

Soap stars head to 'Let's Make a Deal'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jack Wagner is to appear on the U.S. game show "Let's Make a Deal" to give away a walk-on role on his soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS said.
Knight, Osmond to perform at Emmys

Knight, Osmond to perform at Emmys

LAS VEGAS, June 14 (UPI) -- Gladys Knight and Marie Osmond have been booked to perform at the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards show in Las Vegas, CBS said.
Production to begin on Season 2 of 'Deal'

Production to begin on Season 2 of 'Deal'

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- CBS says production is set to begin this month on Season 2 of its new version of the classic U.S. game show "Let's Make a Deal."
Stars lining up to be Emmys presenters

Stars lining up to be Emmys presenters

LAS VEGAS, June 21 (UPI) -- Wayne Brady, Jeff Foxworthy, Vanessa Marcil and Alex Trebek will be presenters at the upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards show in Las Vegas, CBS said Monday.
Jonas set for 'I Get That...' special

Jonas set for 'I Get That...' special

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Wayne Brady, Tim Gunn, Nick Jonas, Wynonna Judd, Jay Mohr and Martha Stewart have signed up for the U.S. television special "I Get That a Lot," CBS said.
'Let's Make a Deal' to start taping

'Let's Make a Deal' to start taping

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The latest incarnation of the television game show "Let's Make a Deal" with Wayne Brady as host is to start taping in Las Vegas this month, CBS said.
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Actor Wayne Brady appears for the premiere of the new musical "Jersey Boys" at The Palozzo casino in Las Vegas on May 3, 2008. The play is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)
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Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an Emmy Award winning actor, singer, comedian and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and as the host of the daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show. He was the original host of FOX's Don't Forget the Lyrics!, and currently hosts the 2009 revival of Let's Make a Deal.

Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia to West Indian parents, and moved to Orlando, Florida as a young child to live with his grandmother and aunt. When Brady talks about his "Mom," he is referring to his grandmother Valerie Petersen, who raised him. He attended Dr. Phillips High School, in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated in 1989. In 1990, he began enrollment at the University of Miami, where he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity. At 16, he started performing in community theater and at the Orlando improv troupe SAK Comedy Lab where he first started developing his improv skills. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1996, where he continued developing his acting skills.

Brady's career began as one of the improvisational theater performers in the original (British) version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, along with Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and host Clive Anderson in 1998 when the last season was filmed in Hollywood, after which he became a regular on the American version, hosted by Drew Carey, which was his first Stateside television exposure. In 2003, Brady won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Series for his work on the show, the only person to win the award for a television series, as opposed to a special, since Dana Carvey in 1993.

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