Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Birthplace: 
Portsmouth, Virginia
Birthday: 
March 07

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Wanda Sykes is an American actress, comedian and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is also known for her role as Barb Baran on CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10) and for appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001–11).

In 2017, Sykes received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance in an episode of black-ish.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

11 Nominations 1 Emmy

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) - 2019

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2019

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2018

  • Nominee
  • Wanda Sykes, as Daphne Lido
  • black-ish
  • "Juneteenth"
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Wanda Sykes, as Daphne Lido
  • black-ish
  • "Lemons"
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Wanda Sykes, Executive Producer/Performer
  • Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me
  • HBO
  • Sykes Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2010

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2007

  • Nominee
  • Wanda Sykes, Executive Producer
  • Wanda Sykes: Sick And Tired
  • HBO
  • A Sykes Entertainment / Music Link Productions and Image Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment

Photos

  • Wanda Sykes and Alex Sykes at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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