Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

actress, producer, writer

Wanda Sykes was born on Mar 07, 1964 in USA. Wanda Sykes's big-screen debut came with The Chris Rock Show - Season 2 directed by Linda Mendoza in 1997. Wanda Sykes is known for Harley Quinn directed by Cecilia Aranovich, Kaley Cuoco stars as Harley Quinn and Lake Bell as Poison Ivy. Wanda Sykes has got 7 awards and 41 nominations so far. The most recent award Wanda Sykes achieved is AAFCA TV Honors. The upcoming new tvshow Wanda Sykes plays is Velma - Season 1 which will be released on Jan 12, 2023.

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.She was previously seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book, "Yeah I Said It," published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004, which is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family, and current events.In 2003, she was seen on Fox's Wanda at Large (2003), in which she wrote, produced, and starred. She also has a one-hour Comedy Central special called Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied (2003). In addition, she can be seen on HBO's Larry et son nombril (2000) or heard on Comedy Central's Crank Yankers (2002) as the voice of Gladys Murphy.Wanda was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised in Maryland, the daughter of Marion Louise (Peoples), a banker, and Harry Ellsworth Sykes, a US Army colonel. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University. Her stand-up career began at a Coors Light Super talent Showcase in Washington, DC, where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience.She spent 5 years as part of the HBO's critically acclaimed The Chris Rock Show (1997). As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and in 1999 won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special. In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for Outstanding Female Stand-Up Comic. She won a second Emmy in 2002 for her work on Inside the NFL (1977). In 2003, Wanda earned a Comedy Central Commie Award for Funniest TV Actress. Other writing credits include the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards (1999), The MTV Movie Awards, 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002), The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (1997), and Wanda at Large (2003).She also appeared in the feature films Pootie Tang (2001), La famille Foldingue (2000), Les pieds sur terre (2001), and Sa mère ou moi ! (2005).

  • Birthday

    Mar 07, 1964
  • Place of Birth

    Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
  • Also known

    Wanda Yvette Sykes

Known For


7 wins & 41 nominations

The Upshaws (2021)
Winner - Salute to Excellence Award
Gracie Allen Awards
Outstanding Special or Variety Show
Winner - Gracie
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious (2013)
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows