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American comedian and actress better known for her appearance in ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’ as ‘Barbara Baran,’ Wanda Sykes is a prominent celebrity in the USA. She is numbered among America’s funniest ladies. While today she is a famous comedian, during her growing up days she did not even dream about a career in comedy.
She decided to attend college and secure a decent career by growing up in a prosperous middle-class location. She attended Hampton University and upon graduation, was recruited by the National Security Agency (NSA).
But this job gave her no pleasure and she wanted to pursue stand-up comedy. She was quickly hired to compose for The Chris Rock Show’ and received an ‘Emmy Award’ for her work. A turning point in her life was meeting Chris Rock.
She began to star in movies steadily, and continued to play significant roles in comedies such as ‘Down to Earth’ and ‘Pootie Tang.’ She is openly gay and an active advocate of same-sex marriages and activism for gay rights.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on the 7th of March 1964, Wanda Sykes is currently 58 years old. Sykes is tall and her height measures 5 feet 6 inches while her weight is 70 kg approximately. Wanda has kept herself in a good shape and her body figure measurements are 35-30-38, she wears number 6 in the shoe size. Sykes has black colored eyes and the color of her hair is black as well.
After quitting her job and finding her career as a comedian Wanda Sykes quickly rose to fame and has never looked back since. Wanda has become one of the prominent female comedians in the entertainment world and has been a part of many popular movies as well.
She has earned most of her wealth with her acting career and her career as a comedian. The total net worth estimated for Wanda Sykes is $6 million US dollars as of now.
Education / Family
A native of Virginia Wanda Sykes was born and raised in Portsmouth. She is the daughter of Harry Ellsworth Sykes and Maria Louise and grew up with her brother Harry. Sykes attended Hampton University after graduating from Arundel High School.
|Birth Place||Portsmouth, Virginia, USA|
|Date Of Birth||7th of March 1964|
|Height||In Centimetres – 167 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Profession||Actress, Writer, and Comedian|
|School||Arundel High School|
|Home Town||Portsmouth, Virginia, USA|
|Fathers Name||Harry Ellsworth Sykes|
|Mothers Name||Maria Louise|
Career / Fashion And Style
After her graduation, she began her career as a procurement officer at the ‘National Security Agency’ (NSA). In 1992, she moved to New York City in order to try a comedy career. She met the comic Chris Rock and opened at the ‘Caroline’s Comedy Club’ for him. She later joined the ‘The Chris Rock Show’ writing staff in 1997.
She made several appearances on different episodes of the improvised comedy television series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ beginning in 2001. In the 2001 comedy film ‘Pootie Tang’ which also featured Chris Rock, she played ‘Biggie Shorty.’ The film was adapted from a comedy sketch that was originally seen on ‘The Chris Rock Show.’
In 2004, she starred in the television show ‘Wanda Does It’s as herself, which presented a day in the comedian’s life. In 2004, she published a satirical book entitled ‘Yeah, I Said It.’ In 36 episodes from 2007 to 2011, she played ‘Bessy the Cow’ in the popular show ‘Back at the Barnyard.’
Since 2015, Sykes has been part of several comedy movies and in 2017, in the Disney animated Halloween fantasy musical TV series ‘Vampirina’, she began voicing ‘Gregoria the Gargoyle.’ In 2019, she was seen as ‘Janet’ in the romantic comedy film ‘The Wedding Year’ by Robert Luketic.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More
Wanda was once married to Dave Paul but after her divorce, she has been married to Alex Niedbalski, she has a son and a daughter.
|Husband||Dave Paul (Divorced),
|Children||Son – Lucas Claude
Daughter – Olivia Lou
Here we provide you a list of Wanda Sykes’s favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||London|
|Favorite Food||Sea Food|
|Favorite Things To Do||Shopping, and Traveling|
Some Interesting Facts About Wanda Sykes
- She revealed in September 2011 that almost a year ago, she had been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
- She had agreed to have a bilateral mastectomy to minimize her risk of developing breast cancer, even though DCIS is stage-zero non-invasive breast cancer.
- She was welcomed to the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in May 2009 as the guest entertainer and master of ceremonies.
- She is both the first African-American woman and the first LGBT person to receive the honor publicly.
- She released a book titled Yeah, I Said It in September 2004, a series of satirical thoughts, jokes, and rants on myriad subjects such as s*x, politics, war, national security, violence, weapons, and race.
- After her college graduation, Wanda’s first job was at Fort Meade in Laurel, Maryland, for the National Security Agency (NSA), as a procurement officer and a contracting specialist (1986-1992).