Wanda Sykes

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Full Name Wanda Sykes
Age 56 Years Old
Nick Name Wanda
Gender Female
Famous As Comedian
Birth Date March 7th, 1964
Birth Place Portsmouth, Virginia

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An American actress, comedian, and writer who was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show is named as Wanda Sykes. She won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999 for her work. She was also named as one of the 25 funniest people in America in 2004. She is also known for her role as Barb Baran on CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-2010) and for appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001-2011). Some of her notable movies include Monster-in-Law (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Evan Almighty (2007) and some of the movie which she has lent her voice include Over the Hedge (2006), Barnyard (2006), Brother Bear 2 (2006), Rio (2011), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), and the upcoming animated film UglyDolls (2019). Wanda is a very talented woman. 

The Jeffersons 

In the second half of Wednesday’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons, the formidable tag team of Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes took center stage as George and Louise Jefferson, the movin’-on-upwardly-mobile couple played by Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford in the 1975-85 sitcom. 

Wanda Sykes explains why she snubbed Michelle Obama: 'I still kick myself about it'

Wanda is ready to make audiences laugh again with her new Netflix stand-up special, "Not Normal," now streaming. She's reflecting on some of her memorable and humorous life moments, including when she tried to ignore former first lady Michelle Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner way back in 2009. "I still kick myself about it," she told as part of a lengthy Q-and-A to promote the Netflix special. "When I did the dinner, I was sitting pretty much right next to Michelle Obama. She kept trying to make conversation, but I was so focused on having to go up and perform that I was blowing her off. I think I even looked at her one time like: 'Will you shut up? Don’t you see I’m sitting here going over my notes?' " Luckily for Sykes, Obama had a sense of humor about the awkwardness. She recalled thinking, " 'I’ve got to get ahead of this. I can’t just be silent.' That’s why I said I wouldn’t be going back."

Wanda Sykes reveals regret after telling ex-First Lady to ’shut up' 

Michelle Obama was reportedly “snubbed” by US comedian Wanda Sykes who revealed she regrets it. Sykes recounted the life moment during an interview with the paper to promote her Netflix special, Not Normal. She told the New York Times: “When I did the dinner, I was sitting pretty much right next to Michelle Obama. “She kept trying to make conversation, but I was so focused on having to go up and perform that I was blowing her off. “I think I even looked at her one time like: 'Will you shut up? Don’t you see I’m sitting here going over my notes?’”. 

How old is Wanda?

Wanda turns to 55 years old as of 2019. 

Who is Wanda Sykes mother?

On 7th March 1964, Wanda Sykes was born as Wanda Yvette Sykes in Portsmouth, Virginia. Her family moved to Maryland when she was in third grade. Her mother, Marion Louise, worked as a banker, and her father, Harry Ellsworth Sykes, was a U.S. Army colonel employed at the Pentagon. Her religion is Christian and her ethnicity is Mixed. Her nationality is American. As per her education, she attended Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland, and went on to graduate from Hampton University. She earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. After college, her first job was as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency, where she worked for five years.

How tall is Wanda?

Wanda has got an average height of 1.67 m and balanced weight of 70 Kg. Her bra size is 34B. Her other body measurements will be added soon. 

Was Wanda Sykes ever married?

Wanda is a married woman. She was married to Alex Niedbalski, a French woman. The couple also became parents in April 2009, when Alex gave birth to a pair of fraternal twins, a daughter, and a son, named Olivia and Lucas. Firstly, she was married to Dave Paul in 1991 and later the couple divorced in 1998. Her sexual orientation is Lesbian. 

What is Wanda Sykes net worth?

The net worth of Wanda is estimated to have $6 Million as of 2019 but her salary will be added soon. 

What awards has Wanda achieved?

  • Wanda has been nominated for nine Primetime Emmys, with one win (in 1999) for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special".
  • She has also won the American Comedy Award for "Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic" in 2001. 
  • She won a Comedy Central Commie Award for "Funniest TV Actress in 2003".
  • She won the GLAAD Stephen F. Kolzak Award.
  • In the year 2015, she won the Activism in the Arts honor at the Triumph Awards in 2020.

What makes Wanda famous?

  • Wanda began her stand-up career at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington, DC.
  • There, she performed for the first time in front of a live audience in 1987.
  • Her first big break came when opening for Chris Rock at Caroline's Comedy Club.
  • She joined the writing team on The Chris Rock Show in 1997. 
  • She starred in her own short-lived Fox network sitcom, Wanda at Large in 2003. 
  • She appeared in The New Adventures of Old Christine in 2006. 
  • She provided voices for the 2006 films Over the Hedge, Barnyard, and Brother Bear 2. 
  • Her first HBO Comedy Special, entitled Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired.
  • She appeared in a television ad for the Think Before You Speak Campaign in 2008. 
  • She was named in Out magazine's "Annual Power 50 List", landing at number 35 in April 2009. 
  • Wanda's second comedy special, Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me premiered on HBO in October 2009.
  • She voices the Witch in the Bubble Guppies episode "Bubble Puppy's Fin-tastic Fairytale Adventure".
  • She gave the voice of Granny in Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012 and she was returned the voice of Granny in Ice Age: Collision Course from the Blue Sky Studios' "Ice Age movies" in 2016. 
  • She appeared in eight episodes of Amazon's Alpha House in 2013. 
  • She also appeared in Season Two, which became available in October 2014.
  • She announced on Twitter that she would no longer be working on the series after a since-deleted Twitter rant by Roseanne Barr about Valerie Jarrett on 29th May 2018.