Wanda Sykes is one of the celebrities who does not need any introduction. She is popularly known for her funniest attitude. She was listed in the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly in 2004.
‘Besides actor and comedian, she is also a writer. She has written several episodes of the shows and documentary. It includes “The Chris Rock”, “Wanda does it”, and “Roseanne”. In 2007, she also has shared the screen with ‘John Krasinsik‘ in the movie “Licence To Wed”. Let us not time and further. And dig up more information about the Funny actress.
Wanda Sykes: Personal life & Bio
The famous comedian was born on 7 March 1964, in Portsmouth, Virginia, the USA. While she was in third grade, her family moved to Maryland. So, she grew up in Maryland along with her parents. Her father Harry Ellsworth Sykes is a US Army colonel. And her mother is Marion Louise worked as a banker.
For her education, Sykes graduated from Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland. Later she joined Hampton University and graduated in a bachelor of Science. Also, she has earned a degree in marketing. Additionally, Sykes was a part of the African-American college women group “Alpha Kappa Alpha”.
Wanda Sykes: Career, Awards, & Achievements
After finishing her college education, she worked five years for the National Agency as a Contracting Specialist. While working at the NSA, she also started another chapter of a career as a stand-up. She first performed at the “Coors Light Super Talent Showcase” in Washington in 1987.
Later in 1992, She moved to New York City and appeared in the show of the Russell Simmons Comedy Jam. She got her through the Caroline’s Comedy Club. In 1997, she joined the writing team of the show “The Chris Rock Show” which got her an Outstanding Writing for Variety, Music, or Comedy Special. She has also appeared in the Fox sitcom “Wanda at Large” in 2003. Further, served as a correspondent for the HBO’s “Inside the NFL”.
In 2006, she debuted her first HBO comedy show”Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired”. Besides, Sykes also a voice actress, gave her voice in several animations. It includes “The Adventures of Brer Rabbit”, “Rio”, and “Ice Age 4 and 5”. She has worked in movies including “Evan Almighty”, “Monster-in-Law”, and “Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps”. She was rewarded by many awards from the work she has done.
Wanda Sykes: Husband, Kids, & Relationships
Wanda Sykes proudly came to public and announced to be lesbian. While she was promoting the same-sex marriage at Las Vegas in 2008. After a month of promotion, she tied a knot to her partner Alex Niedbalski. Alex is a French woman and met her in 2006. After dating they married in 2008. A year later in 2009, Alex gave birth to two twins; daughter Olivia Lou and son Lucas Claude.
At first, her parent didn’t accept her sexuality, after a brief time they reconcile with her daughter. In 2011, she reportedly announced, she was diagnosed by the DCIS. It’s a stage zero breast cancer which will lower her chances of getting breast cancer. She has also worked with the PETA for promoting the dog in her home state and activist for the same-sex marriage.
Wanda Sykes: Net Worth, Salary, house, car
Wanda Sykes is a renowned name in the entertainment industry. She has earned her net worth through her roles in small and big screen. Therefore, her net worth is estimated to be $6 million as of now. Sykes also add on net worth through her writing episodes plus her books. Her books are the bestsellers books which include “Yeah, I Said It”.
Moreover, she resides in a house worth a million dollars in Los Angeles, CA. She lives with her family and enjoying her personal life and professional life.
Sykes is highly active on social media platforms. Moreover, she has official account on media platforms. On Instagram, she goes by the handle @iamWandasykes having follower 278K. She has an account on Twitter with the followers 425K and more than 581K on Facebook. Also, Wanda has her own official website “wandasykes.com”.