Wanda Sykes

Comedian/Actor/Author

 

Tired of her job as a procuremen tofficer with the National Security Agency (NSA), Wanda Sykes began her stand-up comedy career in 1987. After stints writing for and appearing on The Chris Rock Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and films like Pootie Tang, Sykes starred in her own Fox network sitcom Wanda at Large. Named one of the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly in 2004, the Emmy-Award-winning funny woman has won critical acclaim for her three HBO Comedy Specials, a recurring role on the sitcom, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and her late-night talk show, The Wanda Sykes Show. Openly gay, Sykes has two children with her wife Alex.

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