Wayne Brady
Bullying Survivor
Male | Los Angeles, CA   United States
Bullied for accent as a kid
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
Posted By: walkins
8/13/12 10:34 AM
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I thought I knew a lot about Wayne Brady, but I came to realize that I knew only about 6/10ths of all there is to know. Highlights of our interview reveal that growing up in Tangelo Park, Florida was not about Disney & sunshine, but more about "New Jack City, southern style". Wayne's actual neighborhood resembled something of a police state. There was a fortress at streets leading into his neighborhood that required searches and I.D to gain entry. As a kid, Wayne's slight Virgin Island accent proved to be a problem for him when the tougher kids in his neighborhood saw his dialect as something to pick on. It was this constant bullying that led him to develop the thing he's known for today...Improv! "Have you tried to talk you way out of 6 dudes trying to be*t you, getting on a bus? You would've learned improv as well." Wayne is also an accomplished and well respected R&B vocalist whose debut CD garnered him his first Grammy nomination


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Posted By: SUPERMOM | 8/14/12 2:46 PM
You are being humble Wayne nobody could be as good at improv than you! You are the best!
Posted By: SoRight | 8/15/12 10:56 AM
I agree he makes me crack up every time I see him
Posted By: thelastone | 8/20/12 3:43 PM
Hands down he is the best at what he does. Very admirable to see someone with so much talent be so humble. Having bullies is what gave him that extra drive to succeed
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Name: Wayne Brady
Age: 50
Country: United States
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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