Merle Dandridge Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Merle Dandridge

Biography / Wiki

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 as 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 turned 48 years old. She has a perfect height which is 172 centimeters and is 5’8” in feet & inches. She seems as fit as a fiddle with a 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.

Net Worth

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 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 for 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.


Merle Dandridge

Nick Name Merle
Birth Place Okinawa, Japan
Date of birth May 31st, 1975
Age 48 Years
Height In Feet & Inches: 5’8”

In Centimeters: 172 cm

Weight In Kilograms: 62 kg

In Pounds: 135 lbs

Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Profession Actress
Sexual orientation Straight
School Papillion La Vista High School
College Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University(Chicago Collge of Performing Arts)
Religion Christianity
Nationality American-Japanese
Home town Okinawa, Japan
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Fathers name Andrew Dandridge


Merle Dandridge with her father
Merle Dandridge with her father

Mothers name Name Not Known


Merle Dandridge with her mother
Merle Dandridge with her mother

Brothers Not Known
Sisters 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.

Boyfriend Christopher Johnston
Marital status Divorced
Husband Christopher Johnston


Merle Dandridge with her ex-husband
Merle Dandridge with her ex-husband

Children None

Favorite Things

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Merle Dandridge

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.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @merledandridge
  2. Twitter@MerleDandridge
  3. Facebook @MerleDandridge
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