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Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes, September 2004
Born March 7, 1964 (1964-03-07) (age 46)
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedienne, writer, rapper, singer
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Dave Hall (1991-1998)
Alex Sykes (2008-present)[1]
www.WandaSykes.com
Official website
.Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American writer, stand-up comedian and actress.^ Wanda Sykes is a hilarious stand up...
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^ Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an Emmy-award winning American writer, stand-up comedienne and actress.
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^ Comedian Wanda Sykes is also married to a woman.
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.She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show.^ After opening for Chris Rock she joined his writing team and eventually landed her own, although short-lived sitcom.
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^ "The Chris Rock Show" (1997) TV Series ....
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^ She got her start on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show and for a time had her own show on Fox called Wanda at Large, which she wrote, starred in and produced.
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.In 2004 Entertainment Weekly named her as one of the 25 funniest people in America.^ View Comments Wanda Sykes ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America.
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^ In 2004 Entertainment Weekly named her as one of the 25 funniest people in America.
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^ Wanda Sykes has been called “one of the funniest stand up comics” by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America.
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.She is well known for her role as Barb on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.^ Sykes will turn up on the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm .
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^ She has a big presence now, with recurring roles on The New Adventures of Old Christine and Curb Your Enthusiasm .
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^ Bankrate: You did one episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" this year, and you're continuing with "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
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.In November 2009 The Wanda Sykes Show, her own late-night talkshow, premiered on Fox airing Saturday nights.^ Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me (90 minutes) airs Saturday at 10 p.m.
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^ Wanda Sykes talks new show .
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^ Fox confirmed Wednesday that comedian Wanda Sykes will host a new Saturday late-night show beginning in fall 2009.
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Early life

.Sykes was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in the Washington, D.C. area.^ Born: March 7, 1964 Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia Aka: Wanda Sykes-Hall Attended: Hampton University Married her gay partner on October 25, 2008 People: Proud to be Gay (November 17, 2008) Previously married to David Hall .
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^ Sykes was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in the Washington, D.C. area.
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^ Wanda was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in Maryland.
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.Her father served as a US Army colonel employed at the Pentagon, and her mother worked as a banker.^ Her father served as a colonel in the U.S. Army father while her mother was a bank manager.
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^ Her father was an Army colonel who worked in the Pentagon and her mother was a banker, and she graduated from Hampton University.
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^ Wanda Sykes Stand-up comic Wanda Sykes, born March 7, 1964, in Portsmouth, Va., grew up the daughter of an Army colonel father and a banker mother.
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.She attended Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland, and went on to graduate from Hampton University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing.^ She attended Arundel High School, where she discovered that she had a knack for bringing the funny, then like the sensible person she was, moved on to Hampton University to earn a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
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^ She attended Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland, and went on to graduate from Hampton University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
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^ She graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Hampton University.
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.After college, her first job was as a procurement officer with the National Security Agency (NSA),[6] where she worked for five years.^ Wanda Sykes continued to hone her talents at local venues while working as a procurement officer at the National Security Agency (NSA).

^ She continued to hone her talents at local venues while working as a procurement officer at the National Security Agency (NSA).
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^ After college, she worked at the National Security Agency as a "contracting specialist," but longed for something else.
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Career

.Not completely satisfied with her role with the NSA, Sykes began her stand-up career at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington, DC, where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience in 1987.[8][7] She continued to hone her talents at local venues while at the NSA until 1992, when she moved to New York City.^ Wanda Sykes is a hilarious stand up...
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^ Her stand-up career began at a Coors Light Super talent Showcase in Washington, DC, where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience.
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^ Wanda Sykes' stand-up career began at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington, D.C., where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience.
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[7] .Her first big break came when opening for Chris Rock at Caroline's Comedy Club.^ After moving to New York City, Sykes caught her first break opening for Chris Rock at Caroline’s Comedy Club.
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^ Her first big break came when opening for Chris Rock at Caroline’s Comedy Club.
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^ Sykes got her first big break on Rock’s HBO series.
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[7] .In 1997, she joined the writing team on The Chris Rock Show and also made many appearances on the show.^ She was hired to be on the writing staff for and a performer on The Chris Rock Show .
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^ In 1997, she joined the writing team on The Chris Rock Show.

^ After opening for Chris Rock she joined his writing team and eventually landed her own, although short-lived sitcom.
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[8] .The writing team was nominated for four Emmys, and in 1999, won for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special.^ The writing team was nominated for four Emmys, one of which they won in 1999.

^ As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and in 1999 won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special.
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^ As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety,...
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.Since that time, she has appeared in such films as Pootie Tang and on TV shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm.^ Since that time, she has appeared in such films as Pootie Tang and on hit TV shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm.

^ Since that time, she has appeared in such films as Pootie Tang and on TV shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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^ Sykes has appeared on "The Drew Carey Show" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," as well as such films as Monster-in-Law and Pootie Tang.
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.In 2003, she starred in her own short-lived Fox network sitcom, Wanda at Large.^ In 2003, Wanda stared in “Wanda at Large” on the FOX network.
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^ In 2003, Sykes starred on Fox's Wanda at Large (2003), which she wrote, produced and starred in.
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^ The show also marks a return to Fox for Sykes, who starred in and served as a writer and producer for the short-lived sitcom Wanda At Large .
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.The same year, Sykes appeared in an hour-long Comedy Central special, Tongue Untied.^ She also has a one hour Comedy Central special called "Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied".
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^ Wanda Sykes - Tongue Untied (2003) .

^ The same year, Sykes appeared in an hour-long Comedy Central special, Tongue Untied.

.That network also ranked her #70 on its list of the 100 greatest all-time stand ups.^ That network also ranked her #70 on its list of the 100 greatest all-time standups.

^ Her stand-up career began at a Coors Light Super talent Showcase in Washington, DC, where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience.
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^ Wanda Sykes' stand-up career began at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington, D.C., where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience.
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.She served as a correspondent for HBO's Inside the NFL, hosted Comedy Central's popular show Premium Blend, and voiced a recurring character named Gladys on Comedy Central's puppet show Crank Yankers.^ She also adds her comedic touch to HBO's "Inside the NFL" as a field correspondent.
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^ Sykes provided a voice, Gladys Murphy, for the hit Comedy Central crank call puppet show, Crank Yankers , in 2002.
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^ Then she went on to appear on Comedy Central in her own special, as a host of "Premium Blend," as the voice of Gladys on "Crank Yankers," and in her "Wanda Does It," another short-lived show.
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.She also had a short-lived show on Comedy Central called Wanda Does It.^ Where does Wanda Sykes live?
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^ She had a short-lived show on Comedy Central called Wanda Does It, where she tries out various careers.

^ On today's show, stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning actress Wanda Sykes is talking about hosting a new Saturday night series called The Wanda Sykes Show .
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.In addition to her film and television work, she is also an author.^ In addition to her film and television work, Sykes is also an author.

^ In addition to her film and television work, she is also an author.
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She wrote Yeah, I Said It, a book of humorous observations on various topics, published in September 2004.
.In 2006, she landed a recurring role on the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine; she became a series regular in the second season.^ In 2006, she landed a recurring role on the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine; she became a series regular in the second season.
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^ SERIES Legend of the Seeker: The fantasy-adventure series returns for a new season (1 p.m.
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^ Recommend 'New Adventures of Old Christine' ready for its touch-up .
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.She also guest starred in the Will & Grace episode "Buy, Buy Baby" in 2006. She provided voices for the 2006 films Over the Hedge, Barnyard, and Brother Bear 2.^ She also guest starred in one episode of “Will & Grace” “Buy, Buy Baby” in 2006.
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^ She also provided voices for the 2006 films Over the Hedge, Barnyard and Brother Bear 2.
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^ She also provided voices for the 2006 animated films Over the Hedge , Barnyard and Brother Bear 2.

.She had a part in My Super Ex-Girlfriend and after playing in Evan Almighty, had a bit part in License to Wed.^ My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) .
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^ She has also been featured in movies such as Pootie Tang , My Super Ex-Girlfriend , Evan Almighty , and License to Wed .
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^ Jul 21, 2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend .
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.Sykes' first HBO Comedy Special, entitled Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired, premiered on October 14, 2006; it was nominated for a 2007 Emmy Award.^ Sykes special is Wanda-ful .

^ AP Wanda Sykes did a comedy special for HBO .
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^ Wanda Sykes - Sick & Tired - Bobby Share Tagged as: wanda sykes .
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[9] .In 2008, she performed as part of Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour for LGBT rights.^ Here is the all star jam performing the Cyndi Lauper song True Colors at the 2008 True Colors tour.
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^ Sykes performed as part of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Tour 2008.
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^ True Colors Finale, Houston, 2008 .
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.In October 2008, Wanda Sykes appeared in a television ad for the Think Before You Speak Campaign, an advertising campaign by GLSEN aimed at curbing homophobic slang in youth communities.^ Wanda Sykes: I think it's good.

^ Love you Wanda Sykes.
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^ Wanda Sykes: Did you watch?

In the 30-second spot, she uses humor to scold a teenager for saying "that's so gay" when he really means "that is so bad."[10][11]
In March 2009, it was announced that Sykes would be the host of a new late-night talk show on Saturdays on Fox, The Wanda Sykes Show which was scheduled to premiere November 7, 2009.[12][13] In April 2009, she was named in Out magazine's Annual Power 50 List, landing at number 35.[14]
.In May 2009, Sykes was the featured entertainer for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, becoming both the first African American woman and the first openly LGBT person to get the role.^ Just look at the home page for the White House Correspondents' Association .

^ Wanda Sykes ' comedy routine at the White House Correspondent's Dinner was really offensive.
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^ View Comments It's not difficult to shock the audience of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
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.Cedric the Entertainer had been the first African American to become the featured entertainer in 2005. At this event, Sykes made controversial headlines as she responded to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's comments regarding President Barack Obama.^ The late-night talk show host ...
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^ Wanda Sykes talk show?
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^ Face to face with President Barack Obama.
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.Limbaugh, in reference to Obama's presidential agenda, had said "I hope he fails". In response, Sykes quipped: "I hope his [Limbaugh's] kidneys fail."^ And does Limbaugh getting hooked on prescription painkillers after cranial surgery really have anything to do with Obama's obvious pleasure at Sykes hate speech?
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^ Wanda Sykes had "crossed a line" at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in accusing Rush Limbaugh of terrorism and treason, mocking his past drug addiction and wishing his kidneys would fail.
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^ Matthew Balan's blog 35 comments Read more Wanda Sykes on 'Today': Hoping Limbaugh's Kidneys Fail Just A 'Joke' .
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.Sykes' third comedy special, Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me premiered on HBO in October 2009.[13] November 2009 saw the premier of The Wanda Sykes Show, which starts with a monologue and continues with a panel discussion in a similar format to Bill Maher's shows Real Time with Bill Maher and Politically Incorrect.^ Wanda Sykes talks new show .
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^ Comments (3) I wish Wanda Sykes success with her comedy show.
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^ Sykes special is Wanda-ful .

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Awards

.Sykes was nominated for three Primetime Emmys and in 1999 won the Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special."^ The writing team was nominated for four Emmys, one of which they won in 1999.

^ As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety,...
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^ As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special."
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In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for "Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic". She won three more Emmys, in 2002, 2004 and 2005 , for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly- Inside The NFL" followed by a Comedy Central Commie Award for "Funniest TV Actress in 2003."[16]

Personal life

.Sykes was married to record producer Dave Hall from 1991 to 1998.[7] In October 2008, she married her female partner, Alex, whom she met in 2006. In November 2008, she publicly came out as lesbian while at a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas regarding Proposition 8, which forbids new marriages of same-sex couples in California.^ Wanda Sykes comes out in Las Vegas .
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^ David Hall 1991-1998.
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^ Will Black comedian Wanda Sykes' coming out have any influence on Black's opinions regarding same-sex marriage?
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[7][17] Alex gave birth to twins Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude on April 27, 2009.[1]
.Sykes expressed her excitement over the presidential election of Barack Obama, and feeling "crushed" after California voters passed state Proposition 8.[7][18] She has continued to be active in same-sex marriage issues hosting events and emceeing fundraisers.^ Passage of same-sex marriage ban made her feel ‘attacked’ .
  • Comedian Wanda Sykes 'proud to be gay' - Celebrities- msnbc.com 21 January 2010 22:59 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then Barack Obama won the election.
  • TV Preview: Hank Stuever on Wanda Sykes's 'I'ma Be Me' on HBO - washingtonpost.com 21 January 2010 22:59 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Proposition 8 passed in California.
  • iVillage | Wanda Sykes Comes Out As Gay & Married - iVillage 21 January 2010 22:59 UTC www.ivillage.com [Source type: General]
  • Wanda Sykes is Black, Gay, Married & Proud | Hollywood Heartbreaker | Wanda Sykes 21 January 2010 22:59 UTC www.hollywoodheartbreaker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Tomorrow Night
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Chantal
2001 Down to Earth Wanda
Pootie Tang Biggie Shorty
2005 Monster-in-Law Ruby
2006 The Adventures of Brer Rabbit Sister Moon Direct-to-video
Voice
Over the Hedge Stella Voice
Clerks II Wife of Angry Customer
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Carla Dunkirk
Barnyard Bessy the Cow Voice
Brother Bear 2 Innoko Direct-to-video
Voice
CondomNation Linda
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Stella Direct-to-video short film (from the Over the Hedge DVD)
2007 Evan Almighty Rita
License to Wed Doctor uncredited

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1997–2000 The Chris Rock Show Various Characters 7 episodes
1999 Best of the Chris Rock Show Various Characters TV special
2001 The Downer Channel Various First 2 episodes
The Drew Carey Show Christine Watson Episode: "Eat Drink Drew Woman"
Episode: "Mr. Laffoon's Wild Ride"
Episode: " Drew and the King"
2001-2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Wanda Episode: "Thor"
Episode: "The Massage"
Episode: "The Benadryl Brownie"
Episode: "The Terrorist Attack"
Episode: "Krazee-Eyez Killa"
Episode: "The Surrogate"
Episode: "The Bowtie"
Episode: "Funkhouser's Crazy Sister"
2002, 2003 Crank Yankers Gladys/Wanda/Gladys Murphy 3 episodes
2003 MTV: Reloaded The Oracle TV film
Wanda at Large Wanda Mildred Hawkins Episode: "Pilot"
.Episode: "King Rat"
Episode: "Wanda and Bradley"
Episode: "Wanda's Birthday"
Episode: "The Favor"
Episode: "Bradley Has a Friend?"
^ Wanda Mildred Hawkins     - Bradley Has a Friend?
  • Wanda Sykes 21 January 2010 22:59 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Episode: "Back to the Club"
Episode: "Clowns to the left of Me"
Chappelle's Show Herself Episode: "The Best of Chappelle's Show: Volume 2 Mixtape"
MADtv Herself Season 9 episode 903
2006 Will & Grace Cricket Episode: "Buy, Buy Baby"
2006-2009 The New Adventures of Old Christine Barbara 'Barb' Daran 42 episodes
2007-2010 Back at the Barnyard Bessy the Cow 45 episodes
2009 Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me[13] Stand-up HBO comedy special
2009 The Wanda Sykes Show Herself; also creator, and writer Talk show

Writer

Year Title Role Notes
1997-98 The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show Writer 11 episodes
1997-00 The Chris Rock Show Writer Wrote 33 episodes
Co-produced 14 episodes
1998 Comedy Central Presents Herself and writer (as Wanda Sykes-Hall) Episode: "Wanda Sykes-Hall"
2001 Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 Writer TV special
The Downer Channel Writer Wrote the first 2 episodes
2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards Special material written by Award show
2002-03 Premium Blend Writer 4 episodes/Stand-up
2003 Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied Writer Documentary
Wanda at Large Creator, writer and producer 19 episodes
2004 Wanda Does It Creator, writer and executive producer Episode: "Wanda Does Repo"
Episode: "Wanda Does Vegas"
Episode: "Wanda Does the Sky"
Episode: "Wanda Does the Night"
Episode: "Wanda Does the WNBA"
Episode: "Wanda Does Photos"
2006 Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired Writer Stand-up
2009 Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me[13] Writer Stand-up

Discography

References

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  2. ^ "The Best of the Rest". Entertainment Weekly. 19 March 2004. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,600311_2,00.html. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  3. ^ "Wanda Sykes Official Site". Wanda Sykes Returns To Fox. http://www.wandasykes.com/press_pop.php?pressReleaseID=32. Retrieved April 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates". THR Live Feed. http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/06/fox-fall-premiere-dates.html. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "The Wanda Sykes Show". The Wanda Sykes Show on Fox. http://www.fox.com/programming/shows/?sh=twslnp. Retrieved July 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Wanda Sykes Biography". Yahoo! Movies. AEC One Group Stop, Inc.. 2008. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1804481088/bio. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Karpel, Ari (March 2009). "Black and Gay Like Me". The Advocate (1024). http://www.advocate.com/issue_story_ektid71760.asp. 
  8. ^ a b "Wanda Sykes". The Notable Names Database. 2008. http://www.nndb.com/people/626/000044494/. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  9. ^ "Complete List of 2007 Emmy Nominations", Associated Press, 2007-07-19, http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,289974,00.html, retrieved 2009-11-27 
  10. ^ Juergens, Brian (2008-10-08). "Hilary Duff and Wanda Sykes on "That's so gay": Knock it off!". After Elton. http://www.afterelton.com/blog/brianjuergens/hilary-duff-wanda-sykes-on-thats-so-gay-knock-it-off. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
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  12. ^ Fox (2009-04-01). "Wanda Returns to Fox!". Press release. http://www.wandasykes.com/press_pop.php?pressReleaseID=32. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
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  15. ^ Bolcer, Julie. "Wanda Sykes Rips Into Rush Limbaugh." The Advocate. 11 May 2009. (accessed May 11, 2009).
  16. ^ "Wanda Sykes Biography". Comedy Central. May 11 2009. http://comedians.comedycentral.com/wanda-sykes. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  17. ^ McKinley, Jessie (2008-11-15), "Across U.S., Big Rallies for Same-Sex Marriage", New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/us/16protest.html?_r=1&ref=us, retrieved 2009-11-27 
  18. ^ Sarah Warn (15 November 2008). "Wanda Sykes Comes Out as Gay and Married". afterellen. http://www.afterellen.com/people/2008/11/wanda-sykes-comes-out. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 

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