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Wanda Sykes

Highest Rated:   75% Over the Hedge (2006)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Snatched
  • Actor
2017
59% Bad Moms
  • Dr. Karl
2016
15% Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Granny
2016
36% The Hot Flashes
  • Florine Clarkston
2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar
  • Actor
2013
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Granny
2012
72% Rio
  • Chloe
2011
No Score Yet Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Wanda Skyes: I'ma Be Me
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Back at the Barnyard When No One's Looking
  • Actor
2008
23% Evan Almighty
  • Rita
2007
No Score Yet Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired
  • Actor
2006
50% Brother Bear 2
  • Innoko
2006
22% Barnyard
  • Bessy
2006
63% Clerks II
  • Wife
2006
40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  • Carla Dunkirk
2006
75% Over the Hedge
  • Stella
2006
No Score Yet The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
  • Sister Moon
2006
16% Monster-in-Law
  • Ruby
2005
No Score Yet Funny Ladies
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Wanda Sykes - Tongue Untied
  • Actor
2003
29% Pootie Tang
  • Biggie Shorty
2001
20% Down to Earth
  • Wanda
2001
26% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • Chantal
2000
No Score Yet Best of Chris Rock
  • Actor
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
2012-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Wanda Wanda Sykes
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Bernice
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Alpha House #DEL
2013-2014
  • Rosalyn
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
93% black-ish
2014
  • Daphne Lido Daphne
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Actor
Lip Sync Battle
2015
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Barb
No Score Yet Futurama
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Wanda Wanda Sykes
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Producer
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Cricket
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
2011
  • Guest

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