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There are no secrets to success, it is the result of preparation, hard work, and dedication, this line has been very well proved by ‘Merle Dandridge’ who is an American-Japanese actress, voice artist, and singer. She is well recognized for her voice role of Marlene in “The Last of Us” and of Alyx Vance in the video game “Half-Life Series”.
Moreover, she performed in many Broadway musicals such as “Rent”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and others. Despite this, she is more famous for her recurring role on the television series “Sons of Anarchy” and for the lead role of Grace Greenleaf in the series “The Green Leaf”.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on May 31st, 1975, this renowned star has turn 46 years old in the year 2021. She has a perfect height which is 172 in centimeters and 5’8” in feet & inches. She seems as fit as fiddle with the weight of 62 in kilograms and 135 lbs in pounds.
Her beauty is enhanced by her black eyes and black hair. She is very conscious about her health and maintains her figure with the measurement of 34 inches breast, 23 inches waist, and 34 inches hips.
She has good earnings from her profession as an actress and singer. According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Merle Dandridge is $2 million approx.
Education / Family
Merle was born and raised up in Okinawa, Japan and belongs to Korean, African, and North American descent. She is born to her father Andrew Dandridge while there is no information about her mother and siblings.
As of her education, she completed her schooling at Papillion La Vista High School and further enrolled in Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University to pursue her acting skills.
|Birth Place||Okinawa, Japan|
|Date of birth||May 31st, 1975|
|Age||46 years old (as of 2021)|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’8”
In centimeters: 172 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 62 kg
In pounds: 135 lbs
|School||Papillion La Vista High School|
|College||Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University(Chicago Collge of Performing Arts)|
|Home town||Okinawa, Japan|
|Fathers name||Andrew Dandridge
|Mothers name||Name Not Known
Career / Fashion and Style
As of her career, she started her career by appearing in a Chicago theatre production in 1994. In 1994, she appeared in the one-act musical theatre “Once on this island”. She appeared in many theatre shows while in theatre production. She also appeared in Broadway Production such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Tarzan, and Spamalot.
She got huge popularity and fame in 2004 after she gave her voice in the award-winning action game “Half-Life” for the role of Alyx Vance. In 2013, she gave her voice for the role of Marlene in the adventure game “The Last of U. For her voiceover performance, she got the BAFTA Game Award in the 2015 game “Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture”.
Merle appeared in a recurring role of Rita Roosevelt in the FX drama series “Sons of anarchy” and co-starred in the second season of NBC medical drama, “The Night Shift” in 2015. She also appeared as a guest on many television series such as “Drop Dead Diva”, “Ringer”, “Criminal Minds”, “The Newsroom”, “The Mentalist”, and “Rosewood”.
Moreover, she featured in films like “Grounded: Making the Last of Us”, “Nothing but the truth”, and “Resurrect”. From November 9, 2017, to January 7, 2018, she appeared in the Broadway musical revival of “Once on This Island” as Papa Ge the God of death at the Circle in the Square Theater.
She played the lead role of Grace Greenleaf in the American drama series “The Green leaf” in 2016. She was cast in the 8th episode of the HBO thriller drama series “The Flight Attendant” in 2020.
Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More
As of her personal life, she tied the marriage knot with a businessman named Christopher Johnston with whom she had met in kindergarten. They started dating each other during their high school days.
The high school sweethearts tied the knot on May 21, 2011, after dating for several years. They don’t have any children. She filed for divorce from her husband due to irreconcilable differences after getting married for over 8 years, on June 20, 2019.
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Some Interesting Facts About Merle Dandridge
- Her family came to California, United States after her birth in Japan.
- She is highly inspired by her mother and regarded her mother as her hero.
- She began her acting work with the Chicago theatre production in 1994.
- She won the British Academy Games Awards in 2016 for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.
- She is very fond of traveling and toured the U.S. and Europe 5 times.
- She hails of Korean, African, and North American descent.
- She is quite popular on Instagram with has over 185k followers.