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Wanda Sykes


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. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas. She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book, "Yeah I ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Monster-in-Law
(2005)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Carla Dunkirk
(2006)
Over the Hedge
(2006)

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 2015-2018 Black-ish (TV Series)
Daphne Lido
- Working Girl (2018) ... Daphne Lido
- Juneteenth (2017) ... Daphne Lido
- Good Dre Hunting (2017) ... Daphne Lido
- Lemons (2017) ... Daphne Lido
- Being Bow-Racial (2016) ... Daphne Lido
 2017 Vampirina (TV Series)
Gregoria
- Critters!/Cuddle Monster (2017) ... Gregoria
- Oldie but a Ghouldie/Beast in Show (2017) ... Gregoria
- The Ghoul Girls/Game Night (2017) ... Gregoria (voice)
- Vampire Weekend/The Bird Who Knew Too Much (2017) ... Gregoria (voice)
 2017 Broad City (TV Series)
Dara
- Mushrooms (2017) ... Dara
- Just the Tips (2017) ... Dara
- Twaining Day (2017) ... Dara
 2016 World's End (TV Movie)
Louise
 2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Rita
- Johari Window (2016) ... Rita
- End State Vision (2016) ... Rita
- Game Theory (2016) ... Rita
 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
Chance
- Flies (2016) ... Chance (voice)
 2016 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Sofa Queen
- Sacred Couch (2016) ... Sofa Queen (voice)
 2016 Born Again Virgin (TV Series)
Wanda Sykes
- Relationship DNR (2016) ... Wanda Sykes
 2016 Dream Team (TV Movie)
Leslie
 2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
General Shirley B. Awesome
- Save the Worlds (2015) ... General Shirley B. Awesome (voice)
- Shirley B. Awesome (2015) ... General Shirley B. Awesome (voice)
 2013-2014 Alpha House (TV Series)
Senator Rosalyn DuPeche
- The Nuptials (2014) ... Senator Rosalyn DuPeche
- There Will Be Water (2014) ... Senator Rosalyn DuPeche
- Bugged (2014) ... Senator Rosalyn DuPeche
- The Civility Zone (2014) ... Senator Rosalyn DuPeche
- Shelter in Place (2014) ... Senator Rosalyn DuPeche
 2013 Real Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series)
Wanda Sykes
- Hell of a Fundraiser (2013) ... Wanda Sykes
- Fund Raising Hell (2013) ... Wanda Sykes
 2013 The Simpsons (TV Series)
School Therapist
- What Animated Women Want (2013) ... School Therapist (voice)
 2012 Futurama (TV Series)
Bev
- The Bots and the Bees (2012) ... Bev (voice)
 2012 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Thea
- Emergency Plan ... Thea (voice)
 2012 Bubble Guppies (TV Series)
The Witch
- Bubble Puppy's Fin-tastic Fairy Tale (2012) ... The Witch
 2007-2011 Back at the Barnyard (TV Series)
Bessy the Cow
- Aliens!!! (2011) ... Bessy the Cow (voice)
- Treasure Hunt (2011) ... Bessy the Cow (voice)
- Hickory Dickory Donkey/Clonedemonium (2010) ... Bessy the Cow (voice)
- Arcade of Doom/Rodeotis (2010) ... Bessy the Cow (voice)
- Get Bessy/A Beautiful Freddy (2010) ... Bessy the Cow (voice)
 2001-2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Wanda Sykes
- Car Periscope (2011) ... Wanda Sykes
- Funkhouser's Crazy Sister (2009) ... Wanda Sykes
- The Bowtie (2005) ... Wanda Sykes
- The Surrogate (2004) ... Wanda Sykes
- Krazee-Eyez Killa (2002) ... Wanda Sykes
 2011 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Judge Yvonne Wright
- Prom (2011) ... Judge Yvonne Wright
 2006-2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
Barb Baran
- Get Smarter (2010) ... Barb Baran
- Scream (2010) ... Barb Baran
- I Love What You Do for Me (2010) ... Barb Baran (credit only)
- Revenge Makeover (2010) ... Barb Baran
- Up in the Airport (2010) ... Barb Baran
 2006 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Cricket
- Buy, Buy Baby (2006) ... Cricket
 2004-2005 Da Boom Crew (TV Series)
Special Guest Voice
- The Crimson Raider (2005) ... Special Guest Voice (voice)
- Baby Boom (2005) ... Special Guest Voice (voice)
- Wanted! (2004) ... Special Guest Voice (voice)
- Boom vs. Doom (2004) ... Special Guest Voice (voice)
- Junk Planet (2004) ... Special Guest Voice (voice)
 2003 MTV: Reloaded (TV Short)
The Oracle
 2003 Wanda at Large (TV Series)
Wanda Mildred Hawkins / Wanda Hawkins
- Clowns to the Left of Me (2003) ... Wanda Mildred Hawkins
- Back to the Club (2003) ... Wanda Mildred Hawkins
- Bradley Has a Friend? (2003) ... Wanda Mildred Hawkins
- The Favor (2003) ... Wanda Mildred Hawkins
- Wanda's Birthday (2003) ... Wanda Mildred Hawkins
 2002-2003 Crank Yankers (TV Series)
Gladys Murphy / Wanda
- Episode #2.16 (2003) ... Gladys Murphy (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Wanda (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Gladys Murphy (voice)
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Christine Watson
- Drew and the King (2001) ... Christine Watson
- Mr. Laffoon's Wild Ride (2001) ... Christine Watson
- Eat Drink Drew Woman (2001) ... Christine Watson
 2001 The Downer Channel (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Various
- Pilot (2001) ... Various
 1999 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series)
Wanda Sykes
- Walk for Hunger (1999) ... Wanda Sykes (voice, as Wanda Sykes-Hall)
 1997-1998 The Chris Rock Show (TV Series)
Various / Anna Warner / Dawn Wise / ...
- Episode #3.2 (1998) ... Various
- Episode #2.12 (1997) ... Anna Warner (uncredited)
- Episode #2.11 (1997) ... Dawn Wise (uncredited)
- Episode #2.7 (1997) ... Various
- Episode #2.6 (1997) ... Various (uncredited)
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Show Show Miscellaneous: TV (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (2 credits)
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Show Show Self: TV (116 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (14 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial (PSA): Ad Council ("Think Before You Speak--Pizza Shop"). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 12 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Wanda Sykes Hall | Wanda Sykes-Hall | Wanda

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Kids get in the way of the couple. It's hard to be a couple and then kids come and shatter that whole thing. You have to work hard to be a couple. If something happens in the night, we have to put our pajamas on like we're volunteer firemen. See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #70 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, the only Black woman to make the list. See more »

Trademark:

Has a sassy sounding voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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