Wanda Sykes biography

Wanda Sykes

Comedian, TV Writer

1964 –

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Who is Wanda Sykes?

Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is well known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In November 2009, The Wanda Sykes Show, her own late-night talkshow, premiered on Fox, airing Saturday nights, until it was cancelled in April 2010. Sykes has also had a successful career in film, appearing in Monster-in-Law, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty, and License to Wed, and voiced characters in Over the Hedge, Barnyard, Brother Bear 2, Rio, and Ice Age: Continental Drift.

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Born
Mar 7, 1964
Portsmouth
Also known as
  • Wanda Sykes Hall
  • Wanda
  • Wanda Sykes-Hall
  • Wanda Y'vette Sykes
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Hampton University
  • Arundel High School
Employment
  • United States National Security Agency
Lived in
  • Portsmouth
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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