Wanda Sykes Trivia



  • Wanda Sykes
    • Famous as : Actress
    • Birth Name : -
    • 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)

Trivia

  • Did some writing for the 74th Academy Awards ceremony in 2002, but none of her jokes were used.
  • Once worked as cashier in a video store and a cook in a Chinese fast food restaurant.
  • Is one of the supporters for the Keep A Child Alive foundation alongside Richard Gere, Cynthia Nixon, and Kimora Lee Simmons.
  • Narrated an Applebee's commercial as the talking apple along with her infamous "Get it together, baby" ending.
  • Is the author of "Yeah, I Said", a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events published in 2004.
  • Took job as a procurement officer at the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade in Laurel, Maryland from 1986 to 1992.
  • Is one of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated members.
  • Had her own one-hour comedy special, Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied (2003), aired on Comedy Central.
  • Gained the 70th rank in Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Standups of All Time and thus became the only African-American woman included in it.
  • Was included in Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America list.


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