Wanda Sykes Biography

Wanda Sykes

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Birth Name: Wanda Sykes
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   53 Years
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Actress, Wanda Sykes is the winner of Primetime Emmy Awards. Besides her acting career, she is also renowned as the Canadian voice artist. She is a writer as well, who is popular around the globe for portraying the role in the television series, The New Adventures of Old Christine. Wanda Sykes born to an upper-class family on 7 March 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, the United States of America. She born to father, Harry Ellsworth Sykes, and mother, Marion Louise Sykes. The American nationality holder belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity.

From 1991 till the end of 1998, Wanda Sykes was bonded into the married life with Dave Hall. Her husband's full name is David "Dave" Hall and he is a famous record producer. The couple dated for months before they enjoyed their wedding.

He is popular for his work in his own debut album, What's the 411?. From mid-2008, she began a love affair with Alex Sykes. Some months later, she revealed that she is also interested in girls that were also the same time she revealed that she was seeing Alex Sykes.

After divorce with Dave, on 25th October in the following year, Wanda and Alex got married. She also became parents of twins with her. She is happy to be his loving spouse and there is no any sign of them getting divorced.

Before Wanda Sykes began her acting career, she worked as a contracting specialist. She worked in this position for about a half-decade. Then she began a career as a standup comedian. She gave her first performance in Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in 1987.

It was a decade later, she played her first acting role and that was in the television series, The Chris Rock Show. She earned a huge amount of salary for her role in Repeat After Me. Her net worth is estimated to be $6 million. Her monthly income is around $33,000 and her annual salary is above $400, 000

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Born in Portsmouth, Virginia

1964 7th of March

Wanda Sykes belongs to the upper-middle class family er class family born in Portsmouth, Virginia, the United States of America to Harry Ellsworth Sykes and Marion Louise Sykes. She is an American nationality holder and is of black ethnicity. Her height is 5.2 Ft.


Worked as contracting specialist


It was Arundel High School, from where she received her high school education. After graduating from there, she joined Hampton University and she was also able to earn her bachelor's degree from there. Then she began her professional career as a contracting specialist. 


Married to Dave Hall


Dave Hall was her first husband. His full name is David "Dave" Hall and he is the famous record producer. He is popular for his work in his own debut album, What's the 411?. They got married with the start of 1991. 


Began her acting career


It took a long time for her to begin her career as an actress. After being standup comedian for about a decade, she began her acting career. She played her first acting role in 1997 and that was in the television series, The Chris Rock Show. 


Divorced with Dave Hall


It is normal to have a feud in the married life but it’s not good to end their married life because of that minor misunderstanding. Her shy of decade married life also came to an end in 1998 because of that small misunderstanding. 


Won Primetime Emmy Awards


Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once in her life and that was in 1999 for Outstanding Writing for a Program. 


Won American Comedy Awards, USA


She has also been honored once for her amazing standup comedy career. In 2001, she was crowned with the American Comedy Awards, USA. She was nominated in this award for Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic. 


Won BET Comedy Awards


It seems like she is known in the world more because of her stand up career rather than her acting career. In 2005, she won BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film. She was also nominated in this award in 2004 for Outstanding Lead Actress. 


Revealed that she is gay

2008 of November

It’s quite hard to believe that she is gay as she got married with Dave Hall for a shy of decade. From this married there was not even single information about her being gay but at the end of 2008, she revealed that she is homosexual. 


Married to Alex Sykes

2008 25th of October

When she announced in November of 2008 that she is gay, she also revealed that she is married with Alex Sykes. She got married with her on 25th of October.  Alex Sykes is acting as her wife and she also gave birth to twins in 2009. 


Became parents of twins

2009 27th of April

From her long married life with Wanda Sykes she was not able to be mother of a single child. But soon after being married with Alex Sykes, she became parents of twins. Her wife, Alex Sykes gave birth to a son, Lucas Claude and daughter Olivia Lou on 27th of April. 


Won Gracie Allen Awards


She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 2014, she got her first nomination in Gracie Allen Awards and that was for Outstanding Special or Variety Show, she was able to be honored with this award the same time. 

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