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Wanda Sykes was born on 17th March 1964, in Portsmouth, Virginia USA. She is best known as a stand-up comedian, but her acting career has opened a few doors as well. Regarding her comedy career, in 1999 she was nominated for and won an Emmy award while being the writer for the Chris Rock show. After that event her career firmly progressed, and in 2004 Entertainment Weekly named her as one of the 25 funniest people. Awards like those gave her a chance to expand her career to acting. She used that chance magnificently; titles like “My Super Ex-Girlfriend”, “Monster-in-Law” and “License to Wed” improved her net worth. She has also tested her skills as a voice actress in titles like “Rio”, “Evan Almighty”, “Ice Age: Continental Drifts” and “Over the Hedge”. Putting all this aside, her career peaked when she was doing her own show “The Wanda Sykes Show” (2009-2010). She has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1992.
Have you ever wondered how rich Wanda Sykes is? According to sources it is estimated that Wanda`s net worth is $6 million, acquired through comedy shows and films, but also through notable television appearances.
Wanda Sykes Net Worth $6 Million
Wanda was born in Virginia, but she spent her childhood in the Washington D.C area, because her father, Harry Ellsworth Sykes, was a US army colonel and was working at the Pentagon. She graduated from Hampton University; acquiring a bachelors degree in marketing, after which she became a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency (NSA), that was her first job. She stayed there for five years, however she wasn`t satisfied with the job, and decided to enter the stand-up comedy scene around Washington D.C.
In 1992 she moved to New York in order to further pursue her career in comedy. Luck smiled on her when she opened for the Chris Rock Show at Caroline`s Comedy Club. That appearance created an opportunity to become a writer for the Chris Rock Show. While writing for Chris Rock, she was nominated for several Emmy awards and as well one in 1999. Events like this certainly added considerable amount to her net worth, as did that recognition as one of the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly.
Wanda`s career could only go up in the next few years, and it did. She earned roles in TV shows like “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine”. The peak of her career was when she started her own show in 2009. Before that she had roles in films “Monster-in-Law”, “Over the Hedge” and “License to Wed”, and after her show was cancelled in 2010, she expanded her career to voice acting in films such as “Rio” and “Ice Age: Continental Drifts”.
Regarding Wanda’s personal life, it includes some controversy. She was married to Dave Hall, producer, in 1991 but they divorced in 1998. Ten years later, in 2008, Sykes revealed herself as a lesbian in a same-sex marriage rally. She is now married to Alex Niedbalski, whom she met in 2006, and who subsequently gave birth to fraternal twins in 2008. Sykes is a proud activist for same-sex marriage, and continues to draw masses to public events related to the issue and has also been a member of “PETA” organization.
In 2011 while she was on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, she stepped out for a second from secrecy, and revealed that she had been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) earlier that year; although this form of cancer is classified like “stage zero”, she decided to have bilateral mastectomy, because she was concerned for her future health.
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Wanda Sykes information
|Birth date:||March 7, 1964|
|Birth place:||Portsmouth, Virginia, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||Alex Sykes (m. 2008), Dave Hall (m. 1991–1998)|
|Children:||Lucas Claude Sykes, Olivia Lou Sykes|
|Parents:||Harry Ellsworth Sykes, Marion Louise Sykes|