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Wanda Sykes Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Sun Oct, 2015
Wanda Sykes

Facts of Wanda Sykes

Date of Birth: 1964 , March-7
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Wanda Sykes
Birth Name Wanda Sykes
Father Harry Ellsworth Sykes
Mother Marion Louise
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Actor
Working For Broad City, Vampirina
Net Worth $6 million
Famous for The Chris Rock Show, Monster-in-Law
Married Yes
Married to Dave Hall (1991-1998), Alex Niedbalski
Children 2
Divorce Dave Hall (1991-1998)
Education Arundel High Scchool, Hampton University
Awards Primetime Emmy Awards, American Comedy Awards, BET Comedy Awards
Online Presence Twitter
Movies Evan Almighty, Friendsgiving, Snatched
TV Show The Chris Rock Show, Crank Yankers, Futurama, Broad City, Vampirina

Quick Timeline of Wanda Sykes

1964 Born in Portsmouth, Virginia
1982 Worked as contracting specialist
1997 Began her acting career
1999 Won Primetime Emmy Awards
2001 Won American Comedy Awards, USA
2005 Won BET Comedy Awards
2014 Won Gracie Allen Awards
1991 Married to Dave Hall
1998 Divorced with Dave Hall
2008 Revealed that she is gay
2008 Married to Alex Niedbalski
2009 Became parents of twins

Detail Timeline of Wanda Sykes

March 7 , 1964

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia

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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


Revealed that she is gay

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. 

October 25 , 2008

Married to Alex Niedbalski

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

April 27 , 2009

Became parents of twins

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, she became parents of twins. Her wife, Alex gave birth to a son, Lucas Claude and daughter Olivia Lou on 27th of April. 


Wanda Sykes born to an upper-class family on 7 March 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, the United States of America.

She born to parents father Harry Ellsworth Sykes and mother Marion Louise Sykes. The American nationality holder belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity.

Personal life

From 1991 till the end of 1998, Wanda Sykes was bonded into the married life with husband Dave Hall. Her former 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?.

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From mid-2008, she began a love affair with her now spouse Alex Niedbalski. Some months later, she revealed that she is also interested in girls that were also at the same time she revealed that she was the wife/partner of Alex.

After divorce with Dave, on 25th October 2008, Wanda and Alex got married. After being the wife of Alex, she has become parents to two children. Both kids were born at the same time as they gave birth to twins. 

Wands Sykes' partner Alex gave birth to her kids on April 27, 2009. They had a son and a daughter as their children. Their kids' were named Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude. The family of four, Wanda, Alex, Olivia, and Lucas are living happily together in their home in Los Angeles, California. There are no rumors of extramarital affairs of separation rumors between the couple. 

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When Wands came out as a lesbian and wanted to marry Alex, her parents were first opposed to her decision and deferred to attend the wedding. However, later on, Wanda's family has become complete after her reconciliation with her parents. Currently, her parents are the happy grandparents of her and Alex' children. 

Professional Life

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

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It was a decade later, she played her first movies 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. As an actor, she has appeared in over 58 movies and TV shows.

Her latest works are in Black-ish, Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate, Friendsgiving, and The Wedding Year. The last two movies are in their post-production phase so they are set to be released in 2019

In 2008, Wanda Sykes was a part of the Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour for the LGBT Rights. Even at present, Wanda has a series of tour shows booked for the entire year. She will be in Toronto on September 23rd. Likewise, for her remaining tour dates, she has all lined up till November of this year.

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Net Worth

Wanda Sykes net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. Her monthly income is around $33,000 and her annual salary is thought to be above $400,000. 

Height, Age

Age: Born on March 7, 1964, Wands is 55 years of age.

Height: Wanda is 1.57 m tall, ie. 5 feet 1 inch.

Social Media

Talking of social media, Wanda is active on Instagram. As of June 2019, she has over 389k follower on her official Instagram page.

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