Wanda Sykes Bio, Wiki, Age, Gay, Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Movies

Wanda Sykes Biography

Wanda Sykes is an American stand-up comedian known for her appearances in the Alpha House comedy series. She is also an actress who starred as Carla Dunkirk in My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Likewise, she is a writer known for her work in TV shows such as History of the World, Part II, and The Upshaws.

How old is Wanda Sykes? – Age

The Bad Moms actress is 59 years old as of August 2022. She was born on March 7, 1964, in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, where she grew up.

How tall is Wanda Sykes? – Height

Wanda stands at a height stature of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m).

Wanda Sykes Mother, Father, Sibling – Family

Sykes was born to her parents in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. She is the daughter of Marion Louise Sykes and Harry Ellsworth Sykes. Her father was a U.S. Army colonel who worked at the Pentagon while her mother was a professional banker. She was brought up along with her brother Harry Sykes.

Wanda Sykes Education

The Snatched star enrolled at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland. Afterward, she joined Hampton University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

Is Wanda Sykes Married? – Husband

Wanda is openly gay. She has been married to her partner Alex Sykes since 2008. Previously, she was married to her ex-husband Dave Hall in 1991. He is a record producer known for his work on Mary the What’s the 411? album which J. Blige debuted on. However, the two divorced and parted ways in 1998.

Comedian Wanda Sykes and her Wife Alex Sykes Photo
Comedian Wanda Sykes and her Wife Alex Sykes Photo

Wanda Sykes Children

The stand-up comedian and her wife have twin children named Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude. It is known that the couple welcomed their children in 2009.

Comedy Career

Wanda is a professional comedian known for performing in the Def Comedy Jam. Likewise, she was cast in Crank Yankers comedy show on Comedy Central where she voiced the recurring role of Gladys. Her owmedy specials include Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired and Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me.

Most noteworthy, she was featured at Caroline’s Comedy Club where she did an opening for Chris Rock. She made several appearances on an hour-long Tongue Untied Comedy Central special. It is known that she hosted the Premium Blend show for Comedy Central as a host.

Acting Career

Sykes is a vastly recognized actress known for her portrayal of Florine Clarkston in The Hot Flashes. She also starred as a Prison Matron in Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate. Likewise, she voiced the character of Granny in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

She also appeared in Breaking News in Yuba County where she played the role of Rita. It is known that she held various characters in Best of the Chris Rock Show. She also had the recurring role of Barbara “Barb” Baran in the 54 episodes of The New Adventures of Old Christine.

She is set to voice the role of Ma Cheeks in the upcoming Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie. On the other hand, she is a writer known for her work on The Chris Rock Show for which she was awarded a Primetime Emmy.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Barnyard
  • The Chris Rock Show
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Vampirina
  • Crank Yankers
  • The Other Two
  • black-ish
  • Brother Bear 2
  • The Hot Flashes
  • 2013
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  • Q-Force
  • Down to Earth
  • Bad Moms
  • Breaking News in Yuba County
  • Wanda at Large
  • Rio
  • Back at the Barnyard
  • Ring Nation
  • The Wedding Year
  • A Bad Moms Christmas


  • Primetime Emmy Awards

Wanda Sykes Net Worth

Citing her acting career, Wanda has an estimated net worth of $10 Million.

Wanda Sykes Instagram

You can find and follow Sykes on Instagram using the account name: @iamwandasykes

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