DeWanda Wise - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2022

DeWanda Wise
Nick Name: Deda, Pooh
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Jurassic World: Dominion (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : May 30, 1984 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
DeWanda Jackson
Birth Place: Jessup, Maryland, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: John Jackson
Mother's Name: Margie Wise
Siblings: 1

Dwayne Wise (brother)

High School: Atholton High School
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 26, 2009
Husband's Name: Alano Miller

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 28 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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Who is DeWanda Wise?

DeWanda Wise is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is best known for starring in the TV series She's Gotta Have It as Nola Darling and in the film Jurassic World Dominion as Kayla Watts.

DeWanda Wise in She's Gotta Have It (Image: The Guardian)

DeWanda Wise – Age, Parents, Siblings

DeWanda Wise was born on May 30, 1984, in Jessup, Maryland, USA. Her birth name is DeWanda Jackson. Her mother’s name is Margie Wise and her father’s name is John Jackson. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling- a brother named Dwayne Wise.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, DeWanda Wise attended Atholton High School. While a student there she took AP Psychology thinking she wanted to become a therapist. However, she realized this is not the career path for her. In her sophomore year, she began after when her high school theatre director cast her in production in lieu of detention.

She went on to enroll at  New York University's Tisch School of the Arts from where he graduated with honors with a dual bachelor degree's in Drama and Metropolitan Social and Cultural Analysis. There she met  Gina Rodriguez, who is also now a famous actress.

Her ethnicity is African-American.

DeWanda Wise – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

DeWanda Wise married her longtime boyfriend Alano Miller on 26 June 2009 after years of dating. She and her husband do not have children yet. Also, there are no rumors of divorce surrounding the pair.

DeWanda Wise, Alano Miller (Image: Instagram)

DeWanda Wise – Career

Early Days

Wise began her career as an actress in the mid-2000s. In the year 2006, she landed roles in the short films Super Powers and Who's Calling. This was followed by minor roles in the films Spinning Into Butter (2007), Steam (2007), Smoking Nonsmoking (2011), Knucklehead (2015), How to Tell You're a Douchebag (2016), among others. 

Moreover, she has portrayed characters, mostly as a guest star, in the TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007), One Life to Live (2008), The Unusuals (2009), The Good Wife (2011), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2022), Tokens the Series (2011), Boardwalk Empire (2011), The Mentalist (2014), etc.

Finally DeWanda Wise landed the recurring role of Clara in the TV series Underground (2017) which let her eventually land more recurring TV roles.

Films, Series

Since 2017, DeWanda Wise has starred in the films The Weekend (2018), Someone Great (2019), Fatherhood (2021), The Harder They Fall (2021), Jurassic World Dominion (2022) as Kayla Watts, Poolman, Marked Man. Also, she has appeared in the TV series Shots Fired (2017) as Shameeka Campbell, The Twilight Zone (2019) as Alexa Brandt, She's Gotta Have It (2017-2019) as Nola Darling, Invasion (2021) as Deputy Grady, Three Women Z Sloane.

DeWanda Wise, Chris Pratt in Jurassic World Dominion (Image: Latestly)


On the set of Jurassic World Dominion, DeWanda Wise has starred alongside Daniella Pineda, Caleb Hearon, Isabella Sermon,  Chris Pratt, Dichen Lachman.

DeWanda Wise – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on the net worth and annual income/salary of DeWanda Wise is under review.

DeWanda Wise – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Wise is followed by thousands of followers but seems to be absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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