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Wanda Sykes stars as Barb on CBS's comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine." She also voices Chloe in the animated film "Rio," alongside Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am and Rodrigo Santoro.

Comedian Wanda Sykes was ranked as one of Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her Emmy Award-nominated cable comedy special, "Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired," covered topics such as politics, gay marriage, karma, healthcare, racial profiling,
Wanda Sykes in "Last Comic Standing"
Wanda Sykes Last Comic Standing
the pressure of being a woman and the perks of getting older.

Sykes wrote, produced and starred in the series "Wanda at Large" and wrote and appeared in "The Chris Rock Show." She was also seen in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and heard in "Crank Yankers." She starred in and produced the cable series "Wanda Does It," in which she tried various non-showbiz jobs, and had an hour-long cable special called "Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied."

As a performer and writer on "The Chris Rock Show," Sykes was nominated for three Emmy Awards and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Other writing credits include "The 74th Annual Academy Awards," "The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show" and "Wanda at Large." Additional awards include the American Comedy Award for Outstanding Female Stand-up Comic and a Comedy Central Commie Award for Funniest TV Actress. She was also nominated for two People's Choice Awards for Favorite Funny Female Star.

Her feature film credits include "Evan Almighty," "Monster-In-Law," for which she won a BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film, "Over the Hedge," "Barnyard," "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," "Pootie Tang," "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" and "Down to Earth." Her book, Yeah, I Said It, is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.

Born in Portsmouth, Va. and raised in Maryland, Sykes graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University. Her 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.

Sykes currently lives in Los Angeles.


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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: March 7, 1964
Height: 5' 2"
Birthplace: Portsmouth, VA
Hometown: Maryland
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Husband: Alex Sykes (10/25/2008, 2 children)
David Hall (1991 - 1998, divorced)

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