Wade and his three siblings were born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a youth, Wade was very interested in drama and music, which originated from his church.
When Wade graduated from high school, he began studying medicine at the University of Tulsa. However, it wasn't long before he changed his major and earned a bachelor's degree in theatrical studies at the University of Tulsa. He later obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Acting degree from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Wade resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and daughter.