Lawyer Maya Wiley Facts- Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents, Married, Husband, Children, Height, Net Worth

Last Updated : March 18, 2022

Quick Info→Age (2022): 58 Years OldHusband/Spouse: Harlan Mandel

Who is Maya Wiley?

Maya Wiley is a brilliant American lawyer, a skilled and dedicated professor, and civil rights, activist. Maya has also served as the MSNBC Legal analyst from August 2018 to early January 2021.

She has also run for the New York City Democratic mayoral primary. In the completion, he got third place. Wiley has also served as the senior V.P. for social justice at The New School and is an old professor in the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment.

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Short Bio: Birth, Age and Zodiac

On January 2, 1964, the multi-talented woman was born in Syracuse, New York, USA. Her birth name is Maya D. Wiley. At present (as of 2022), her age is 58 years old.

Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She is of American nationality, while her ethnicity is not available.

Family and Education Details

She is the lovely daughter of George Wiley, who is a civil rights leader and a top academic George Wiley. Her mother, Wretha Frances, is of Caucasian descent and helped Maya focus on progressive ideas and several issues.

On August 8, 1973, Wiley’s 42-year-old father fell overboard while sailing with her and her older brother on the nearly 23‐foot boat in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.

Four days later, to August 12, his dead body was found floating off the shore of the famed Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, following a three-day chase.

Maya Wiley is a New York-Based Lawyer. Credit: Essence


As for her education, Maya received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the prestigious Dartmouth College in 1986. After which, she got her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Short Career Background

Wiley initially has worked as the Civil Division for the U.S. Attorney at the Southern District of New York.

Maya has been employed for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The Open Society Institute, and American Civil Liberties Union.

The American lawyer was also recognized for running at the Democratic primary for the mayor of New York City in 2021. Later in 2021, she was also endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and politicians like Julian Castro and Elizabeth. In addition, she got tremendous support from  The Strokes; their song  Starting Again was included in a campaign advertisement.

Personal life: Married, Husband, Children

The Civil rights attorney and former candidate for the New York mayor Maya Wiley have blissfully married her dashing husband, Harlan Mandel, for nearly two years.

Maya Wiley with her husband, Harlan Mandel. Credit: Pinterest

Moving and discussing their marriage, the duo has not disclosed many details about their wedding date. Despite this, it is clear that Maya and her spouse Harlan are having the time of their life from the pictures they displayed on their social media and from the online tabloids. They have maintained a great married life for several years now. Yet their love and affection that they share for each other are growing stronger with time.

Who is Maya Wiley Husband?

Talking about her husband, Harlan Mandel, he is a multimillionaire guy and known for working as the CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund, and his net worth is to believe at $2 million.

Also, from their union, the couple is blessed with two wonderful kids that fill their life with joy, hope, and utter happiness: their daughter’s names are Kai Wiley Mandel, age 16, and Naja Wiley Mandel, age 19.   

Physical Appearance: Height, Weight, Body

She stands at 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) and maintains her overall body weight at 55 kg (121 lbs). She has a  pair of black eyes with long flowing hair suiting her awesome personality nicely. Unfortunately, her full body measurement has not been officially documented.

What is Maya Wiley Net Worth?

As of 2022, Maya Wiley has accumulated a net worth of $1 million. Maya serves most of her income from working as a civil rights activist and working as MSNBC a legal analyst. Her annual income is around $83,377.

Maya Wiley 5 Quick Facts:

  • She was also mentioned as a potential president for the NAACP.
  • Maya has also been appointed as the counsel for Mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • Wiley is also known for making the terms agents of the city prevent public disclosure of de Blasio’s communications with the lobbyists.
  • She also has a mantra: ”Never Say Never.”
  • The lawyer is fond of the color purple.

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