Wanda Sykes is an American actress, comedian, and writer. Likewise, Wanda Sykes is popular for her work as a writer on ‘The Chris Rock Show’. Similarly, she won the Primetime Emmy Award the year.
Table of Biography
Wanda Sykes who was born Wanda Yvette Sykes was born on March 7, 1964, and is currently 57 years old. Being born in early March her zodiac sign is Pisces.
Likewise, she was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America, and holds American citizenship.
Similarly, she belongs to African American ethnic group and follows Christianity. Likewise, talking about her personal life and childhood, she was born to Marion Louise and Harry Ellsworth Sykes.
Similarly, her mother was a banker and her father was a U.S Army Colonel at the Pentagon.
Talking about her childhood, her family history was on research for an episode of the 2012 PBS genealogy program ‘Finding your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr’.
Likewise, her ancestor dates back to the 1683 court case involving her paternal great-grandmother Elizabeth Banks. She was a free white woman and an indentured servant giving birth to a biracial child.
Similarly, her family has a history of American slavery and a black family rooted in freedom.
Furthermore, talking about her educational background, she went to Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland. Furthermore, she went to Hampton University to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Marketing.
Moreover, she also became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Followed by this, she became a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency where she worked there for five years.
Wanda Sykes – Body Measurements
This bold personality stands 5 feet 2 inches (62 inches) tall and weighs 55kg (121 lbs). Likewise, her vital stats are 34-34-36.
Additionally, her shoe size is 10 US, and her dress size is 4 US. Regarding her physical appearance, Wanda has curly dark brown hair and beautiful dark brown pair of eyes.
Reflecting upon her social media presence, she is active on Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram account is @iamwandasykes and has 643K followers.
Likewise, her Twitter account is @iamwandasykes, and has 566.5K followers. Sykes joined Twitter in March 2011.
Professional Life and Achievements
Even though, Wanda started her career in the National Security Agency (NSA), she was not much satisfied with the role.
Moreover, she then began her stand-up career at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington, Dc. Similarly, she performed for the first live audience in 1987.
She worked at the NSA until 1992 when she moved to New York City while continuing her hobby as a comedian at the local venues.
One of her TV appearances was Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, where she shared the stage with Adele Givens, J. B. Smoove, D. L. Hughley, Bernie Mac, and Bill Bellamy.
Sykes wrote The Chris Rock Show which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. She also starred in her own Fox Network sitcom, she at Large in 2003.
She also appeared in an hour-long Comedy Central special, Tongue Untied. Moreover, that network ranked her no. 70 on its list of the 100 greatest all-time stand-ups. Apart from this, she is also an author.
She wrote a book of humorous observations on various topics, ‘Yeah I Said It’, which was published in September 2004.
She appeared in a television ad for the ‘Think Before You Speak Campaign’ by GLSEN focusing on curbing homophobic slang in youth communities.
Similarly, she hosted a late-night talk show; The Wanda Sykes Show debuted on November 7, 2009. She was named in Out magazine’s ‘Annual Power 50 List’, where she was the 35th.
Sykes played the role of Granny in the computer-animated adventure comedy Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012.
In the year 2016, she returned to the role in Ice Age: Collision Course.
Moreover, she has featured in the TV commercial for Applebee’s restaurants (voiceover) in 2007; Ad Council (Think before you speak) in 2008, and Gain Detergent (voiceover) in 2012.
Wanda Sykes – Net Worth 2022
Talking about her net worth and earnings, she earns by performing on television and also as a standup comedian.
Moreover, she also works as a voice artist. Likewise, she has an impressive net worth estimate of $6 million.
Regarding her relationship status, Wanda publicly came out as a lesbian at a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas regarding Proposition 8 in November 2008.
She married a French woman Alex Niedbalski a month before this rally whom she met in 2006. However, her parents did not attend the wedding as they had difficulty accepting her homosexuality.
In 2009, the couple became parents when Alex gave birth to a pair of fraternal twins, a son and a daughter, whom they named Lucas and Olivia.
Although, before this, she was married to a music producer, Dave Hill from 1991 to 1998, despite knowing she was gay. Their marriage did not work out, which she let come out in her comedy.