Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Highest Rated: 100% Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (2019)

Lowest Rated: 14% Jexi (2019)

Birthday: Mar 7, 1964

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

A quick-witted comedien who has transcended the comedy scene to become one of the funniest comics to hit the stage in some time, Wanda Sykes' unique blend of stinging humor and outspoken honesty has found her moving beyond a career in standup thanks to notable success in film and television. With an Emmy under her belt indicating a bright and enduring career in the years ahead, Sykes has shown a versatility that has gained her increasing attention on such acclaimed HBO series' as The Chris Rock Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Born in Portsmouth, VA, and raised in Maryland, Sykes rounded out her education by receiving her B.S. in marketing at Hampton University. It was around this time that an impromptu performance at Washington D.C.'s Super Talent Showcase sparked an interest in standup comedy, and in the years that followed, the rising starlet would continue to hone her skills on-stage. In 1997, Sykes kicked off her small-screen career as a writer for both The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show and The Chris Rock Show, with the latter offering additional exposure by giving the comedien a place in front of the camera as well as behind. A supporting role in Louis C.K.'s 1998 feature Tomorrow Night was quick to follow, and a 1998 part in the HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm found Sykes in a scene-stealing performance as David's wife's best friend. By this time, Sykes' feature career was beginning to gain momentum, and after commendable supporting performances in The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Down to Earth, she delivered a winning performance in the little-seen C.K. comedy Pootie Tang. Though her next foray into television on the short-lived The Downer Channel proved almost as abysmal as Pootie Tang's box-office returns, Sykes endured to lend her voice to the hit Comedy Central series Crank Yankers and host the pay-cable channel's popular standup comic series Premium Blend. The following year seemed to find Sykes at her peak as she landed her own sitcom, Wanda at Large, and her first standup special, Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied, and served as a field correspondent for HBO's Inside the NFL. Though Wanda at Large premiered to impressive ratings early in the year, the show was moved from Wednesday to Friday nights for its second season and died a quick death in the difficult time slot. Hardly deterred by the end of that sitcom, Sykes appeared in the hit comedy Monster-In-Law offering up zingers at Jane Fonda in her comeback film, and appearing in the Ivan Reitman comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Considering that withering sarcasm comes easily to Sykes, it is little surprise that she has worked on a variety of animated films including Over the Hedge and Barnyard.She had a bit part in Clerk II, and in 2008 she was cast in the hit sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. She had her own cable series, The Wanda Sykes Show, for a brief period, and continued to work steadily in animated projects like Rio and Ice Age: Continental Drift.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
14% Jexi Actor 2019
44% The Wedding Year Janet / Grandma 2019
27% UglyDolls Wage 2019
88% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' Louise Jefferson 2019
100% Wanda Sykes: Not Normal Actor 2019
No Score Yet Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate Actor 2018
36% Snatched Ruth $45.9M 2017
58% Bad Moms Dr. Karl $113.3M 2016
18% Ice Age: Collision Course Granny $64.1M 2016
36% The Hot Flashes Florine Clarkston 2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Actor 2013
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift Granny $161.4M 2012
72% Rio Chloe $143.7M 2011
86% Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me Actor 2009
No Score Yet Back at the Barnyard When No One's Looking Actor 2008
23% Evan Almighty Rita $100.3M 2007
No Score Yet Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired Actor 2006
50% Brother Bear 2 Innoko 2006
22% Barnyard Bessy $72.7M 2006
64% Clerks II Wife $24M 2006
40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend Carla Dunkirk $22.5M 2006
75% Over the Hedge Stella $155.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Adventures of Brer Rabbit Sister Moon 2006
18% Monster-in-Law Ruby $82.9M 2005
No Score Yet Funny Ladies Actor 2004
No Score Yet Wanda Sykes - Tongue Untied Actor 2003
27% Pootie Tang Biggie Shorty $2.9M 2001
20% Down to Earth Wanda $63.1M 2001
26% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Chantal $122.4M 2000
No Score Yet Best of Chris Rock Actor 1999

TV

Credit
100% Visible: Out on Television
2020
Executive Producer 2020
86% Harley Quinn
2019
Voice 2020
2019
No Score Yet Ask the StoryBots
2016-2019
Voice 2019
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge 2019
No Score Yet The Bravest Knight
2019
Voice 2019
No Score Yet The Kelly Clarkson Show
2019
Appearing 2019
94% The Other Two
2019
Chase's publicist Shuli 2019
No Score Yet Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready
2019
Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Panelist 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2018
91% black-ish
2014
Daphne Lido Daphne 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2015
2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2015
2013
2012
2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Appearing Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Talk Show the Game Show
2017
Executive Producer Guest 2018
2017
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Guest 2018
2017
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Appearing Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer 2017
2015
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2017
2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2017
2015
2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2017
2012
2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2017
2014
2011
91% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest 2016
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
2016
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
2011
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013-2019
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Producer Appearing Executive Producer 2015
2014
No Score Yet Inside the NFL
2014
Reporter 2014
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Alpha House #DEL
2013-2014
Rosalyn 2014
2013
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing 2014
2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2014
2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest Performer 2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2007
2004
2003
2002
2001
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013-2016
2013
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Host Guest 2012
No Score Yet Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
2012-2013
Guest 2012
95% Futurama
1999-2013
Voice Guest 2012
2010
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
2011
No Score Yet Back at the Barnyard
2007-2011
Voice 2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Wanda Wanda Sykes 2011
2009
2005
2004
2002
2001
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
Wanda Wanda Sykes 2011
2009
2005
2004
2002
2001
2000
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing 2010
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Guest 2010
33% The Wanda Sykes Show
2009-2010
Appearing Host 2010
2009
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2009
2005
No Score Yet Costas Now
2005-2008
Appearing 2008
2007
2006
2005
71% Family Guy
1999
Bernice 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Cricket 2006
No Score Yet Crank Yankers
Voice 2005
2004
2003
2002
50% Wanda at Large
2003
Wanda Hawkins 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Christine 2001
No Score Yet Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist
1995-1999
Voice 1999
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
Performer 1998
89% The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Barb
No Score Yet Wanda Does It
2004
Host

QUOTES FROM Wanda Sykes CHARACTERS

Stella says: I've got make-up on my butt dude! And you don't even want to know about the cork!

Granny says: So long, banana breath!

Granny says: What are you Peeping Toms looking at!

Granny says: I'll throw him [Sid] overboard. You guys say it was a accident.

Manny says: Alright, I'm in.

Granny says: What are you peeping toms looking at?

Granny says: I'll bury you all and DANCE on your grave!

Hunky Siren says: Granny, come to me Granny! [Mustache pops up]

Granny says: Granny likely, Granny likely very much!

Granny says: (to Diego) Hey lady, have you seen Precious?

Granny says: [to Diego] Hey lady, have you seen Precious?

Diego says: If you're talking about your imaginary or deceased pet, then no I haven't.

Granny says: Y'all got some ugly goldfish!

Granny says: PRECIOUS!

Granny says: [To Ocean] Precious! Where are you baby?

Granny says: [to Ocean] Precious! Where are you baby?

Diego says: You slept through that storm?

Granny says: Honey, I slept through the asteroid that killed the unicorns!

Granny says: this is my first bath in decades!

Granny says: This is my first bath in decades.

Granny says: Fam and cheese!

Shira says: Don't call me kitty

Shira says: Don't call me Kitty.

Diego says: Okay....kitty

Diego says: Okay....Kitty

Granny says: If they kiss I'm gonna puke!

Granny says: I'd bury y'all and dance on your graves!

Granny says: No way!

Granny says: Hey, Sid.

Stella says: This had better be a stupid cat.

Rita says: "Did you just mainline Rogain?"

Rita says: Did you just mainline Rogain?

Stella says: Sorry you have to see this. FIRE IN THE HOLE!

Stella says: Fire in the hole!

Ruby says: I underestimated you. You don't need a gun.