Merle Dandridge Biography
Merle Dandridge is a prominent Japanese – American actress and singer well known for performing in Broadway musicals such as Once on This Island, Rent, Spamalot, and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as her video game roles as Alyx Vance in Half-Life 2 and Marlene in The Last of Us Part II and The Last of Us.
Merle Dandridge Age
Merle Dandridge was born on 31st May 1975 in Okinawa, Japan. She is 47 years old.
Merle Dandridge Height
Dandridge stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.72 m).
Merle Dandridge Family
Dandridge was born to her hardworking and supportive parents in Okinawa, Japan. Her dad, Andrew Dandridge was an African American U.S Serviceman from Memphis while her mum was a local Okinawan of Korean descent. Dandridge is the only child of her dedicated parents. After her birth in Okinawa, Japan, her lovely family immigrated to California, United States of America. Later, Dandridge’s family relocated to Bellevue, Nebraska where she grew up.
Merle Dandridge Education
She enrolled at Papillion La Vista High School and participated in the theater department and play production class there. Later, she matriculated at Theater Conservatory at Roosevelt University (now known as the Chicago College of Performing Arts).
Merle Dandridge Husband
She was married to Christopher Johnston. After dating for years, the lovely couple walked down the aisle on 21st May 2011. The duo doesn’t have any children. However, on 20th June 2019, she filed for a divorce from her husband. As of now, Dandridge is not in any relationship and she is more focused on her life and career.
Merle Dandridge Net Worth
Merle Dandridge has amassed a hefty fortune over the years he has worked and has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
Merle Dandridge Career
She started her career appearing in Chicago theatre productions. Dandridge has acquired a wider audience as Marlene in The Last of Us as well as the voice of Alyx Vance in the award-winning action game Half-Life 2 and its sequels, Episode One and Episode Two. She was cast as Kala in the original Broadway production of Tarzan in 2006.
In 2015, she received a BAFTA Award for her voiceover performance in the game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. On television, Dandridge guest starred on Criminal Minds, NCIS, 24, Drop Dead Diva, and The Newsroom. She has earned critical acclaim due to her first leading screen role. She starred as Papa Ge the God of Death in the Broadway musical revival of Once on This Island, at the Circle in the Square Theater from November 9, 2017, to January 7, 2018.
From June 18 to August 19, 2018, Dandridge returned to the role of Papa Ge in a limited run. Alongside cast, Dandridge won Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album nomination for the cast recording.
Merle Dandridge Movies and Tv Shows
- Nothin But The Truth
- Grounded; Making The Last of Us
- Third Watch
- I’m Paige Wilson
- The Deep End
- Lie to Me
- Criminal Minds
- Sons of Anarchy
- The Fight Attendant