Wanda Sykes Biography, Age, Wife, Kids, Lexi and Shows

Who is Wanda Sykes | Wanda Sykes Biography

Wanda Sykes is an American actress, comedian, and writer who is known for being a writer on The Chris Rock Show. She was so prolific in her writing that she earned a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. She has acted on CBS’ The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10) as Barb Baran and on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001–11).

Sykes has appeared more on TV series but she has a career in film too. Among the films Sykes has appeared in is Monster-in-Law (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Evan Almighty (2007) and License to Wed (2007).

Her other roles include doing voice-overs for the animation films Over the Hedge (2006), Brother Bear 2 (2006), Rio (2011), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), and UglyDolls (2019).

She went to Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland and proceeded to Hampton University where she graduated from with a bachelor of science degree in marketing and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Wanda Sykes Age | How Old is Wanda Sykes?

Sykes is 54 years old as of 2018. She was born on 7 March 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.

Wanda Sykes Family

Sykes was born and raised in the family of Marion Louise, a former banker and Harry Ellsworth Sykes, a former U.S. Army colonel employed at the Pentagon. She has one sibling, a brother by the name Harry Sykes.

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Is Wanda Sykes Gay | Wanda Sykes Wife | Wanda Sykes Spouse | Wanda Sykes Partner

Yes, Wanda is gay. She publicly came out as a lesbian in November 2008 at a  same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas regarding Proposition 8.

So, Who is Wanda Sykes Married To? 

Sykes is married to a French woman by the name Alex Niedbalski. The two met in 2006 and got married a month prior to her public coming out. Sykes let her parents know of her homosexuality when she was 40 years old. At first, they did not take the news well and did not attend her wedding to Alex, leading to a brief estrangement but they have since come to terms with her and reconciled.

Wanda Sykes Kids – Twins | Wanda Sykes Children

Sykes and her partner Alex are parents to fraternal twins, daughter Olivia Lou and son Lucas Claude. They were born of Alex on April 27, 2009.

Wanda Sykes Husband

Prior to Sykes’ marriage to Alex Niedbalski. Sykes was married to Dave Hall, an American record producer, from 1991 to 1998.

Comedian Wanda Sykes

Before joining comedy, Sykes worked at the National Security Agency as a contracting specialist for five years after which she began her career in stand-up comedy. Her first show was at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington, DC in 1987 in front of a live audience.

Among her early TV appearances is Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam where she shared the stage with Adele Givens, J. B. Smoove, D. L. Hughley, Bernie Mac, & Bill Bellamy. She got her breakthrough when she opened for Chris Rock at Caroline’s Comedy Club. She began writing for The Chris Rock Show and made several appearances on the show.

Apart from appearing in films like Pootie Tang and on the TV Show Curb Your Enthusiasm

Wanda Sykes Tour

  • Friday 15 February 2019 – Saturday 16 February 2019
    Kaaboo Cayman 2019
    Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Cayman Islands
  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 20:00
    Philadelphia, USA
    Punch Line Philly
  • Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 20:00
    New York, New York, USA
    Town Hall – NY
  • Friday, 01 March 2019 at 20:00
    New York, New York, USA
    Town Hall – NY
  • Saturday, 06 April 2019 at 20:00
    Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
    Kirby Center

To buy tickets for the shows, visit viagogo.com.

Wanda Sykes Movies and TV Shows

Movies

Year
Film
Role
1998
Tomorrow Night
Wanda (Mel’s Date)
2000
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Chantal
2001
Down to Earth
Wanda
Pootie Tang
Biggie Shorty
2005
Monster-in-Law
Ruby
2006
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
Sister Moon
Over the Hedge
Stella
Clerks II
Angry Customer
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Carla Dunkirk
Barnyard
Bessy
Brother Bear 2
Innoko
CondomNation
Linda
2007
Evan Almighty
Rita Daniels
License to Wed
Nurse Borman
2011
Rio
Chloe (Canada goose)
The Muppets
Officer Ethel
2012
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Granny
2013
The Hot Flashes
Florine Clarkston
2016
Ice Age: Collision Course
Granny
Bad Moms
Dr. Karl
2017
Snatched
Ruth
A Bad Moms Christmas
Dr. Karl
2018
Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate
Prison Matron
2019
UglyDolls
Wage
Friendsgiving
Fairy Gay Mother
TBA
Lexi

Wanda Sykes Shows – TV Shows

Year
Title
Role
1997–2000
The Chris Rock Show
Various Characters
1999
Best of the Chris Rock Show
2001
The Downer Channel
Various
The Drew Carey Show
Christine Watson
2001–11
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Herself
2002–03
Crank Yankers
Gladys/Wanda/Gladys Murphy (voice)
2003
MTV: Reloaded
The Oracle
Wanda at Large
Wanda Mildred Hawkins
Chappelle’s Show
Herself
MADtv
2004
Wanda Does It
Herself
2006
Will & Grace
Cricket Walker
2006–10
The New Adventures of Old Christine
Barbara “Barb” Baran
2007–11
Back at the Barnyard
Bessy the Cow (voice)
2009
Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me
Herself
White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Herself (host)
2009–10
The Wanda Sykes Show
Herself
2011
Drop Dead Diva
Judge
Bubble Guppies
The Witch (voice)
2012
Futurama
Bev the vending machine (voice)
2013
The Simpsons
School Therapist/Counselor (voice)
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Wanda Sykes
2013–14
Alpha House
Senator Rosalyn DuPeche
2015
Repeat After Me
Herself
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
Shirley B. Awesome (voice)
2015–present
Blackish
Daphne Lido
2016
Bob’s Burgers
Sofa Queen (voice)
Animals.
Chance (voice)
What Happened Ms. Sykes?
Herself
2017
Doc McStuffins
Thea (voice)
2017–present
Vampirina
Gregoria the Gargoyle (Voice)
2017–present
Broad City
Dara
2019
Harley Quinn

The Wanda Sykes Show – Wanda at Large

Wanda at Large is a situation comedy (sitcom) created and starring Sykes as Wanda Hawkins. It aired on the Fox network in 2003 from March 26 –November 7.

The character Wanda Hawkins is an outspoken standup comic who is chosen to be a correspondent on a Washington, D.C., political talk show The Beltway Gang on WHDC-TV but her mannerisms infuriate the show’s moderators. At home, she must manage her sister-in-law, Jenny, as she raising her two children, Holly and Barris.

Wanda Sykes Net Worth

Sykes has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

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Wanda Sykes Blackish

Sykes appears on the sitcom television series on a recurring role as Daphne Lido, the ex-wife of Phillip Lido and new co-owner of Stevens & Lido.

Wanda Sykes Stand Up

Wanda Sykes Sick and Tired

This is a 2006 stand-up comedy special by Sykes. It premiered on HBO with filminhg taking place in front of a live audience at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA. It was nominated for the 2007 Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

Wanda Sykes I Ma Be Me

This is a stand-up comedy special that premiered on HBO on October 10, 2009. The special which was written and performed by Sykes was also filmed before a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

How Tall is Wanda Sykes

Sykes is 1.57 m tall.

Wanda Sykes Quotes

  • If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.
  • But I think funny and talent will always win out; I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you’re funny you will get over all of that.

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