Know About Wanda Sykes; Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Family, Age, Tour

Published Date: 23 May, 2019 Updated date: 23 May, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Vividly recognized as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, Wanda Sykes, age 55, is a Primetime Emmy-winning actress, comedian, and writer. Wanda summons over five million net worth for her versatile and swift professional career.

The comic persona, Wanda Sykes, is also known in the media for her homosexuality. She enjoyed married life with a record producer husband before writing a new ‘same-sex’ chapter with her French wife.

Wanda Sykes’ Bio: Age, Family

The 55-years-old celebrity was born as Wanda Yvette Sykes on 7 March 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S. She is the daughter of a U.S. Army colonel father, Harry Ellsworth Sykes and a banker mother, Marion Louise (née Peoples). Wanda moved to Maryland with her family when she was in third grade.

As per her educational background, Wanda attended Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland. Subsequently, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Hampton University.

Career In ShowBiz

Wanda commenced her stand-up career performing at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in 1987. Later, alongside The Chris Rock Show (1997-2000), Wanda appeared in handful movies including Tomorrow Night (1998), Pootie Tang (2001), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Rio (2011), and Bad Moms (2016).

Watch a short clip of Wanda Sykes Stand-Up comedy (Video: Wanda’s Twitter)

In the Meantime, she also appeared in various television shows including The Drew Carey Show (2001), Wanda At Large (2003), Chapelle’s Show (2003), Drop Dead Diva (2011), Futurama (2012), The Simpsons (2013), Black-ish (2015-present), Broad City (2017-present), and BoJack Horseman (2018).

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Net Worth

As a well-recognized comedian, writer, and actress, Wanda Sykes bags a net worth figure of $ 6 Million. Most of her earnings are the result of her role as a writer for HBO’s comedy talk show, The Chris Rock Show.

Wanda’s Relationship Life: Husband, Wife, Kids

Wanda Sykes came out as gay in 2008. She publicly revealed her sexual status while at a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas in the month of November. A month before the disclosure, she married her French wife, Alex Niedbalski.


Wanda Sykes with her wife Alex Niedbalski (Picture: Romper)

Wand and Alex first met one another in 2006. The couple then grew feelings for one another and decided to strengthen their relationship with the vows of marriage. The ‘same-sex’ pair shared the bliss of parenthood in 2009 with the fraternal twin kids: son, Lucas Claude, and daughter, Olivia Lou.

Before coming out as gay, Wanda enjoyed seven years of married life with a record producer husband, Dave Hall. The pair married in 1991 and parted ways later in 1998.

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Some Interesting Facts About Wanda Sykes

  • Wanda stands at the height of 5 feet and 2 inches (1.57 m).
  • She was declared as one of the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly in 2004.
  • Wanda is the recipient of 2001 American Comedy Awards, 2005 BET Comedy Awards, and 2010 GLAAD Media Awards.
  • She regularly supports Detroit’s Ruth Elis Center since the organization’s staff sent her a letter asking for a visit during Wanda’s 2010 tour in Detroit.  
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