Wanda Sykes is a 56-year-old American comedian, actress, TV producer, scriptwriter, voice actor, and film producer. This article reveals facts about her wife Alex Sykes and their kids.
Back in 1999, she bagged the Primetime Emmy award for writing the ‘Chris Rock Show.’
To add to that, she is also known for roles in the sitcom ‘Black-ish,’ which has been on air since 2015.
As an actor, she has also had a decent career, appearing in films like ‘Mother in Law,’ ‘License to Wed‘ and ‘Ugly Dolls.’
This article will focus on her personal life and unearth a few facts, including her net worth.
Who is Wanda Sykes?
In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Wanda Sykes as one of the funniest people in America. Comedy happens to be one of her many talents. She is also a woman who regularly rises above sexism and bigotry.
Being a lesbian, it is not surprising that Wanda is very vocal and constantly on the front line of defending LGBTQ rights.
On several occasions, she has reiterated her stance on issues relating to sexuality.
For instance, in 2018, she organized the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation Media awards.
Additionally, she is also a strong supporter of ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ in her local community.
Wanda is Married to her Wife Alex Sykes.
In the year 1991, at the age of 27, Wanda got married to Dave Hall, a record producer. The fact that they both work in production suggests that they might have met during a joint production venture.
In 1998, the two officially went their separate ways. Remarkably, the seven-year marriage resulted in no children. Whether Dave remarried or not remains a mystery.
After staying out of the spotlight for nearly a decade, Wanda finally came out as a lesbian in 2008. This announcement came during a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas while she was campaigning for Proposition 8.
Prior to breaking the news, Wanda met Alex Niedbalski, a French woman, and fell in love. The two kept their relationship secret for nearly two years.
In October 2008, the couple finally got married, holding a private ceremony that even Wanda’s parents did not get to attend.
Age and D.O.B.
Wanda Yvette Sykes was born on March 7, 1964, in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is an American citizen by birth.
Marion Louise, her mother, was a banker, while her father, Harry Ellsworth Sykes, was a US Army colonel, working with the Pentagon.
Having financially stable parents, Wanda grew up with more than enough at the table. The family moved to Maryland when Wanda was in grade three.
After earning a degree in marketing from Hampton University, she attended Arundel High School in Gambrills.
After college, she got her first gig as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency after signing a five-year contract.
When she failed to attain satisfaction in her current job, she moved to Washington, DC, and pursued comedy for the first time in 1987.
Having children is considered a blessing in any marriage. On the 27th of April, Wanda’s wife gave birth to fraternal twins, a girl, and a boy.
Their firstborn daughter, Olivia Lou, was 19 inches tall at birth, while the boy, Lucas Claude, was 20 inches tall.
The twins are set to turn 11 in 2021. Like most famous couples, Wanda and Alex have kept their children out of the radar.
Wanda Sykes’ Net Worth.
The latest estimates suggest that Wanda Syke’s net worth is $10 million. Sykes has earned this wealth from her films’ roles, stand-up comedy, voicing animated films, and featuring in TV shows.
Sources say that she has over 70 credited film roles to her name. However, how much Wanda makes from each of these ventures in terms of monthly or annual salary remains unknown.
She owns two houses, one in Media Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a summer house in Cherry Grove, New York.
Wanda Sykes’ Wiki-Bio and Facts
|Full name||Wanda Yvette Sykes|
|Age||56 years old|
|Date of Birth||March 7, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Portsmouth, Virginia|
|Profession||Comedian, Producer, Actor, Writer|
|Net worth||$10 million.|
|Kids||Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude|
|Parents||Marion Louise and Harry Ellsworth Sykes|