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Wanda Sykes

Mostly Credited As: Wanda Sykes
Sometimes Credited As: Wanda Sykes-Hall

Birth Name: Wanda Sykes Hall
Date Of Birth: March 07, 1964 (Age 51)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Wanda Sykes

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 recently 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. "Yeah I Said It" 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) which she wrote, produced and starred in. She also has a one hour Comedy Central special called Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied (2003) (V). In addition, she can be seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (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. 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's 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 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 (1999) (TV), The MTV Movie Awards, The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV), "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show" (1997), and "Wanda at Large" (2003).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Wanda Sykes presents Herlarious (2013)As: Herself (Host)
The Wanda Sykes Show (2009)As: Herself (Host)
Back at the Barnyard (2007)As: Bessy (the Cow) -- [Voice]
The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)As: Barb
Wanda Does It (2004)As: Herself
Wanda at Large (2003)As: Wanda Hawkins
The Downer Channel (2001)As: Various
Premium Blend (1997)As: Host (S06)
Inside the NFL (1977)As: Herself (Co-Host 2002)
The Emmy Awards (1949)As: Herself (Co-Host 2003)
Episode Cast Credits 

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Wanda Sykes, Angie Harmon, Two Gallants 02x21: (Feb/16/2015) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes, Piper Perabo, Stromae 01x61: (Jun/16/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Queen Latifah Show (2013) 
  Wanda Sykes and a Veteran's Day salute! 02x42: (Nov/11/2014) As Herself 

Alpha House (2013) 
  The Nuptials 02x10: (Oct/24/2014) As Senator Rosalyn DuPeche 
  There Will Be Water 02x09: (Oct/24/2014) As Senator Rosalyn DuPeche 
  Bugged 02x08: (Oct/24/2014) As Senator Rosalyn DuPeche 
  The Civility Zone 02x07: (Oct/24/2014) As Senator Rosalyn DuPeche 

The Talk (2010) 
  Wanda Sykes, Michael Heyward, Camila Alves, guest co-host Erin Kennedy 05x34: (Oct/23/2014) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Jennifer Garner, James Marsden, Fences and Macklemore 12x23: (Oct/08/2014) As Herself 
  Wanda Sykes, Alison Sweeney, Jason Aldean 12x18: (Oct/01/2014) As Herself 
  Wanda Sykes, Matt Bomer, salsa dancers Beberly Devers & Kevin Tellez 11x169: (May/30/2014) As Herself 
  Wanda Sykes, Jordana Brewster, a performance from "Michael Jackson One" by Cirque du Soleil 11x119: (Mar/14/2014) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 111 63x111: (Jun/16/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes; college-loan schemes; summer fashion and summer beverages. 56x208: (Jun/21/2007) As Herself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Wanda Sykes, Malin Akerman 10x59: (Apr/11/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes, Glasvegas 05x09: (Jan/15/2009) As Herself 
  Wanda Sykes, Saffron Burrows, Grizzly Bear 04x47: (Mar/06/2008) As Herself 
  Wanda Sykes, Tim Spall, Bobby Valentino 03x104: (Jun/25/2007) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Wanda Sykes, Thomas Haden Church, Dwight Yoakam 22x70: (Jan/28/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes, Kris Jenner, India.Arie 21x123: (Jun/28/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes, Martha Stewart, Drop City Yacht Club 21x95: (May/14/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes, Tyler Hamilton, Branford Marsalis 21x33: (Feb/01/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Oprah Prime (2012) 
  GAY in Hollywood 02x41: (Oct/27/2013) As Herself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  What Animated Women Want 24x17: (Apr/14/2013) Voiced  Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

Futurama (1999) 
  The Bots and the Bees 07x01: (Jun/20/2012) Voiced  Bev 

Conan (2010) 
  Episode 257: Literally 02x93: (May/17/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Circle (2010) 
  Season 3, Episode 54 03x54: (Mar/30/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Rosie Show (2011) 
  Wanda Sykes, Gloria Estefan 01x02: (Oct/11/2011) As Herself 

Drop Dead Diva (2009) 
  Prom 03x05: (Jul/24/2011) As Judge Yvonne Wright 

Larry King Live (1985) 
  Celebrities Speak Out on Gay Bullying 25x??: (Oct/04/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

American Idol (2002) 
  One of 7 Voted Off; Idol Gives Back 09x33: (Apr/21/2010) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Wanda Sykes, James Cameron, Myq Kaplan 01x125: (Dec/16/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Wendy Williams Show (2009) 
  Wanda Sykes 03x45: (Nov/06/2009) As Herself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Wanda Sykes 14x138: (Oct/29/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes 06x19: (Feb/15/2001) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes 10x64: (May/10/2005) As Herself 
  Wanda Sykes 08x135: (Oct/28/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Wanda Sykes, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lewis Black 15x117: (Jun/05/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Wanda Sykes, Nick Offerman, illusionist Hans Klok with Pamela Anderson 14x159: (Jun/20/2007) As Herself 
  Ryan Phillippe, Wanda Sykes, Dave Attell 12x120: (May/11/2005) As Herself 
  Diane Lane, Wanda Sykes, Jonny Lang 11x10: (Sep/25/2003) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Steve Carell, Steven Lamm, Wanda Sykes, guest co-host Molly Shannon 10x198: (Jun/22/2007) As Herself 
  Jim Belushi, Wanda Sykes, Jewel 09x91: (May/15/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 8, Episode 17 08x17: (Sep/21/2004) As Herself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Angelina Jolie; Wanda Sykes 08x210: (Jun/22/2007) As Herself 
  Season 6, Episode 185 06x185: (May/13/2005) As Herself 

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006) 
  Frasier 02x22: (May/07/2007) As Barb 
  Friends 02x21: (Apr/30/2007) As Barb 
  My Big Fat Sober Wedding 02x20: (Apr/23/2007) As Barb 
  The Real Thing 02x18: (Apr/09/2007) As Barb 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Wanda Sykes, Floyd Mayweather, Jr, Gomez 05x133: (Nov/03/2006) As Herself 
  Wanda Sykes, Lewis Black, TV On The Radio 03x107: (Sep/30/2004) As Herself 
  Wanda Sykes, Nada Surf, John Reznikoff 02x104: (Sep/30/2003) As Herself 

The Megan Mullally Show (2006) 
  Wanda Sykes, Goran Visnjic, Ruben Studdard 01x19: (Oct/12/2006) As Herself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Wanda Sykes, Sun Ming Ming, Ruben Studdard 04x151: (Oct/11/2006) As Herself 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  Buy, Buy Baby 08x18: (Mar/30/2006) As Cricket 

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) 
  The Bowtie 05x02: (Oct/02/2005) As Herself 
  The Surrogate 04x07: (Feb/22/2004) As Herself 
  Krazee-Eyez Killa 03x08: (Nov/03/2002) As Herself 
  The Terrorist Attack 03x05: (Oct/13/2002) As Herself 

Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) 
  Tournament 2 Game 1 02x01: (May/27/2004) As Herself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 15 01x15: (Oct/03/2003) As Herself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #903 09x03: (Sep/27/2003) As Herself, [Uncredited]

Chappelle's Show (2003) 
  The Best of Chappelle's Show (2) 01x14: (Jul/16/2003) As Herself 

Comedy Central Presents (1998) 
  Wanda Sykes-Hall 01x01: (Dec/01/1998) As Herself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Wanda at Large (2003)• Creator

Episode Crew


In November 2008 Sykes came out with her being Bisexual

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