Tuesday, May 28

DeWanda Wise Bio, Imaginary, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows


DeWanda Wise Biography

DeWanda Wise is an American actress who starred in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It between 2017 and 2019. She stars as Jessica in the supernatural horror film, Imaginary which premiered on March 8, 2024.

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DeWanda Wise Height

Wise stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 6 inches.

DeWanda Wise Age

Wise is 39 years old. She was born on May 30, 1984, in Jessup, Maryland, U.S.A. Wise annually celebrates her birthday on May 30th.

Personal Life

DeWanda Wise Family and Relatives

Wise keeps information regarding her family and relatives away from the public eye. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.

DeWanda Wise Spouse and Children

Wise tied the knot with Alano Miller on June 26, 2009, after dating for 3 months. They live in Pasadena, California. The couple appeared in an episode of Black Love: The Interviews where they talked about their meeting and eventual marriage. Alano is an actor born in 1980 and is 44 years old. He rose to prominence for starring in WGN’s Underground. Both she and her husband are vegan.

Is DeWanda Wise Gay/Bisexual?

Wise is not gay as evidenced by her marital status as she is married to a man. She opened up about playing the bisexual character, Kayla Watts, in Jurassic World. She commented on the charcater “…If you’re queer, you’re queer…I said what I said. All the time. You don’t turn it off” However, we’ll update this information if information regarding her sexual orientation when its publicly available.

DeWanda Wise Education

Wise first pursued a career in therapy after she decided to become a therapist at Atholton High School. However, she changed her decision when she took AP Psychology. While in high school, her school theatre director, Nathan Rosen gave her a chance to act in a production in stead of detention. Thus, her acting career began. She then joined New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree in Drama and Under Studies. While in college, she formed a friendship wih Gina Rodriguez. Also, she worked for Trader Joe’s as a resident assistant and a stocker.

Professional Life

DeWanda Wise Net Worth

Wise has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during her successful career as an actress.

DeWanda Wise Career

Wise first starred in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife, and Boardwalk Empire. In 2007, she debuted on film with a role in Spinning into Butter. Then, she played supporting roles in Steam and Precious. In 2016, she appeared in How to Tell You’re a Douchebag. The following year, she played a recurring role in WGN’s Underground and starred with Sanaa Lathan in FOX’s Shots Fired. That same year, she secured the lead role in She’s Gotta Have It, where she starred until the show’s cancellation in 2019.

In 2018, Disney cast her in Captain Marvel but left the project due to scheduling variance with the Netflix series. That same year, she made an appearance in The Weekend. The following year, she appeared in Netflix’s Someone Great. In 2021, she starred with Kevin Hart in Fatherhood and co-starred in Jurassic World Dominion.

DeWanda Wise Captan Marvel

In 2018, Disney cast her in Captain Marvel but left the project due to scheduling variance with the Netflix series.

DeWanda Wise Eyes

Wise has bright hazel eyes.

Movies and TV Shows

DeWanda Wise She’s Gotta Have It

Between 2017 and 2019, she starred as Shameeka Campbell in She’s Gotta Have It. Nola is a graphic artist living in Brooklyn and is in three open relationships with thoughtful Jamie Overstreet, cocky Greer Childs, and carefree Mars Blackmon. The series follows her relationships and her idea of sexual freedom. For her performance in the film, she received a nomination for a Black Reel Outstanding Actress, Comedy Series Award.

DeWanda Wise Jurassic World

Wise starred as Kayla Watts in the science fiction action film, Jurassic World Dominion. Watts is a former US Air Force pilot who helps Owen and Claire rescue Maisie Lockwood from the company’s CEO Dr. Lewis Dodgson.

DeWanda Wise Imaginary

Wise portrays Jessica in the supernatural horror film, Imaginary which premiered on March 8, 2024. The film follows Jessica who returns to her childhood home to find Alice, her stepdaughter, has bonded and formed an attachment with an old teddy bear, Chauncey. As Alice displays peculiar actions and engages in disturbing activities with Chauncey, Jessica uncovers the unsettling reality hidden beneath the facade of what she thought was just an ordinary stuffed toy. Braun stars alongside

  • Pyper Braun
  • Tom Payne
  • Betty Buckley
  • Taegen Burns
  • Matthew Sato
  • Verónica Falcón
  • Dane DiLiegro

DeWanda Wise Other Movies and TV Shows

During her career, Wise has starred in a couple of films and TV shows such as

  • Super Powers
  • Pariah
  • Spinning into Butter
  • African Booty Scratcher
  • Us: A Love Story
  • Firelight
  • Pour aimer, encore
  • Shots Fired
  • The Mentalist
  • Knucklehead
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Invasion
  • The Harder They Fall
  • The Weekend
  • Poolman

DeWanda Wise Social Media

Wise has active social media platforms i.e. Instagram. She has a following of over 250K on Instagram.