Wanda Sykes

BirthDay:

07 Mar 1964

BirthPlace:

Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

BirthName:

Wanda Y'vette Sykes

Bio:

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, 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 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, 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 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 (1999), The MTV Movie Awards, The 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), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Down to Earth (2001), and Monster-in-Law (2005).
Filmography

Actor ( 109 credits )

Snatched (2017)
Bad Moms (2016) Dr. Karl
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Granny (voice) (rumored)
Chelsea (2016)  Herself (2 episodes, 2016)
Animals. (2016)  Chance (1 episode, 2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself - Comedian / ... (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Born Again Virgin (2015)  Wanda Sykes (1 episode, 2016)
Repeat After Me (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Black-ish (2014)  Daphne Lido (7 episodes, 2015-2016)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014)  General Shirley B. Awesome (2 episodes, 2015)
The Hot Flashes (2013) Florine Clarkston
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)  Wanda Sykes (2 episodes, 2013)
Alpha House (2013)  Senator Rosalyn DuPeche (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious (2013)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Hollywood Game Night (2013)  Herself - Celebrity Player (1 episode, 2015)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Granny (voice)
Katie (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
House of Lies (2012)  Rita / ... (3 episodes, 2016)
Inside Comedy (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Muppets (2011) Officer Ethel (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
Rio (2011) Chloe (The Goose) (voice)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Rosie Show (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Bubble Guppies (2011)  The Witch (1 episode, 2012)
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Bob's Burgers (2011)  Sofa Queen (1 episode, 2016)
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
The Talk (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Drop Dead Diva (2009)  Judge Yvonne Wright (1 episode, 2011)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Wanda Sykes Show (2009)  Herself / ... (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Mo'Nique Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Joy Behar Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
The Cho Show (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
License to Wed (2007) Doctor (uncredited)
Evan Almighty (2007) Rita
The Captain (2007) Herself
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Back at the Barnyard (2007)  Bessy / ... (50 episodes, 2007-2011)
CondomNation (2006) Linda
Barnyard (2006) Bessy the Cow (voice)
Clerks II (2006) Wife
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) Carla Dunkirk
Over the Hedge (2006) Stella (voice)
The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)  Barbara 'Barb' Baran (67 episodes, 2006-2010)
Close-Up (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy (2006)  Herself (3 episodes, 2006)
That's What I'm Talking About (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Monster-in-Law (2005) Ruby
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2014)
Costas Now (2005)  Herself - Correspondent (1 episode, 2005)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Wanda Does It (2004)  Herself (6 episodes, 2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (6 episodes, 2003-2012)
Last Comic Standing (2003)  Herself - Guest Mentor (4 episodes, 2014)
Chappelle's Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (13 episodes, 2004-2014)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003) (1 episode, 2010)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Wanda at Large (2003)  Wanda Mildred Hawkins / ... (9 episodes, 2003)
Crank Yankers (2002)  Gladys / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
American Idol (2002) (1 episode, 2010)
Pootie Tang (2001) Biggie Shorty
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards (2001) Herself
Down to Earth (2001) Wanda
Good Day Live (2001)  Guest Co-Host (1 episode, 2003)
The Downer Channel (2001)  Various (2 episodes, 2001)
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) Chantal
106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
CBS Cares (2000)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Futurama (1999)  Bev (1 episode, 2012)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  Wanda Sykes (9 episodes, 2001-2011)
The Early Show (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Tomorrow Night (1998) Wanda (Mel's date)
Will & Grace (1998)  Cricket (1 episode, 2006)
Comedy Central Presents (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
The Greatest (1998)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2002)
The View (1997)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2014)
Premium Blend (1997)  Herself - Host (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Chris Rock Show (1997)  Various / ... (10 episodes, 1997-1998)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (4 episodes, 2001-2009)
The Drew Carey Show (1995)  Christine Watson (3 episodes, 2001)
MADtv (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)  Herself (2 episodes, 1999)
HBO Comedy Showcase (1995)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself / ... (10 episodes, 1996-2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
The Simpsons (1989)  School Therapist (1 episode, 2013)
Stand-Up Spotlight (1988)  Guest comedian (unknown episodes)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (5 episodes, 2007-2010)
Inside the NFL (1977)  Herself (2002- ) (unknown episodes)
Today (1952)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Das große RTL Special zum Film (0)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)

Producer ( 7 credits )

Last Comic Standing 9 (2015) executive producer
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious (2013) executive producer (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Wanda Sykes Show (2009) executive producer (21 episodes, 2009-2010)
Wanda Does It (2004) executive producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Last Comic Standing (2003) executive producer (13 episodes, 2014)
Wanda at Large (2003) producer (19 episodes, 2003)
The Chris Rock Show (1997) co-producer (11 episodes, 1998-1999)

Writer ( 10 credits )

The Wanda Sykes Show (2009) (21 episodes, 2009-2010)
Wanda Does It (2004) (creator) (6 episodes, 2004)
Last Comic Standing (2003) (12 episodes, 2014)
Wanda at Large (2003) (creator) (19 episodes, 2003)
The Downer Channel (2001) (2 episodes, 2001)
Comedy Central Presents (1998) (1 episode, 1998)
Premium Blend (1997) (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (1997) (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
The Chris Rock Show (1997) (30 episodes, 1997-2000)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995) (2 episodes, 1999)