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Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Date :

March 07, 1964

Birth Place :

Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Spouse :

David Hall (1991 - 1998), Alex (since 25-Oct-08)

Claim to fame :

Co-star and writer of TV series "The Chris Rock Show" (1997-2001)

Biography


Mixing her sassy personality and blunt observations on various topics she regularly displays in her smart-witted humor with her distinctive voice, Wanda Sykes has truly created something unique of her own that makes her a very special comedic actress in the eye of anyone who watches her. Born on March 7, 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, Wanda spent most of her younger years in Maryland but later returned to Virginia to enter its Hampton University where she finally obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. Determined to pursue a career in entertainment industry instead, she then tried to look for a way to exhibit her flair in comedy and so decided to join Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington D.C. by 1987, for the first time performing in front of a live audience.

Persistently making her way on the stand-up circuit, a great chance struck Wanda when she was offered to be both writer and frequent performer in HBO's acclaimed program of "The Chris Rock Show" in 1997. Eagerly nabbed the offer, she wonderfully managed to stay in the show for five years, even landed Emmy Award nomination each for four consecutive years from 1998 to 2001 in writing category which unquestionably brought her to considerable prominence around the country. Winning one of them in 1999, the attainment consequently gave the skilled artist larger opportunity to score more in the business as she was also seen showing up in the big screen productions, like "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" (2000) and "Pootie Tang" (2001).

Latest News


Joe Jonas Tapes PSA Against Bullying

October 06, 2010 03:28:52 GMT

has become the latest star to join the fight against high school bullying by filming a new public service announcement (PSA) for his young fans. Troubled teenagers have hit headlines across America in recent weeks following a spate of suicides among unhappy youngsters.
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Lance Bass Used to Bully His Gay Peers to Hide His Own Sexuality

October 06, 2010 03:04:27 GMT

Pop star used to bully gay students when he was growing up in a bid to hide his own sexuality. The openly gay former star is rallying against youngsters who target homosexual teens following a string of recent suicides in America.
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Hugh Grant Wanted to Ditch His Gentleman Image

October 06, 2010 03:01:05 GMT

wanted to ditch his onscreen image as a typical English gentleman to play notorious Welsh drugs baron Howard Marks. The Hollywood star is well known for his posh accent and bumbling demeanor in movies such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill".
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Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes and Tim Gunn Campaigning Against Homophobic Bullies

October 06, 2010 02:55:23 GMT

, and Tim Gunn have joined forces to campaign against homophobic bullies following a spate of teenage suicides across America. The stars have rallied together to support The Trevor Project, a non-profit group dedicated to helping youths who are wrestling with their sexuality, and they are urging youngsters to stop victimizing their homosexual peers.
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'Sesame Street' Season 41 Has Katy Perry, Colin Farrell and More

September 21, 2010 10:01:19 GMT

"Sesame Street" has unveiled a lot of videos from their 41st season which is not lacking celebrity guests. is one of them, singing her tune "Hot N Cold" which lyrics are changed to teach kids about opposites. In a bride veil, Perry appears in the clip with Elmo, chasing after him and asking him to have a role-play game.
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'Ghost Whisperer' and 'New Adventures of Old Christine' Canceled

May 19, 2010 08:06:55 GMT

It's a bad day if you have three names and you're a U.S. TV star - and ' long-running shows have been canceled. Hewitt's spooky drama "" and Louis-Dreyfus' comedy "" have been axed as part of a sweep by TV bosses at CBS.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Lambert Are Most Inspiring Gay Icons

April 16, 2010 03:07:41 GMT

Talk show host has been named the most inspiring gay icon by a leading U.S. magazine. The star, who is married to actress , claimed the top spot in Out's annual Power 50 rundown.
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