Wanda Sykes Net Worth

Wanda Sykes Net Worth

Updated on November 23, 2022 15:09 PM by Andrew Koschiev

Name:                                      Wanda Yvette Sykes 

Date of Birth:                            March 7, 1964,

Age:                                          58

Height:                                     5 ft 1 in

Weight:                                    121 lbs 

Profession:                               Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter  

Nationality:                               American

Net Worth                              $10 Million  
Wanda Sykes is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress from America who earned a net worth of $10 million. She was first known for her work in 'The Chris Rock Show' and achieved a 'Primetime Emmy Award' for her notable work in 1999. Being a famous personality in America, she is well-known worldwide for her phenomenal work in acting and comedy. She has been working in the entertainment industry for a very long time and has made the biggest fame.      

Early Life

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Wanda Sykes was born on March 7, 1964, in Portsmouth, Virginia. When she was in the third standard, her family shifted to Maryland. Her father, Harry Ellsworth Sykes, was a U.S. Army colonel employed in the Pentagon; her mother, Marion Louise (nee Peoples), was a banker. Harry was known as her elder brother, with whom she spent most of her life in her way. 

A 2012 episode explored the family history of Sykes called the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Sykes joined 'Arundel High School in Gambrills of Maryland and afterward, perceived her graduation from  'Hampton University, where she gained a (B.Sc.) Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing to participate in Alpha Kappa Alpha. 

She got her first job in the National Security Agency as a contracting specialist after completing her college years. There, she worked for at least five years.     

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Professional Career

Wanda Sykes began her career in 1987 when she was working with a firm of the National Security Agency. After completing the work for five years, she left the agency and started doing stand-up comedy in different locations, particularly in Washington. After performing in several live shows and concerts, she moved to New York City in 1992, where she was first identified in television in an act called Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam. 

In 1999, Sykes gained fame by working in the Chris Rock Show program. She was named among the '25 funniest people in America' in 2004 by the magazine Entertainment Weekly. She released her first comedy album,' Tongue United' in 2003 and came up with popular films like Over the Hedge (voice), Down to Earth, Snatched, Monster-in-Law, and so on. 

Currently, Wanda Sykes is working on a Netflix series named 'The Upshaws' and has achieved enormous accolades and awards, including the American Comedy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and many more. She co-hosted the 94th Academy Awards with her colleagues Amy Schumer and Regina Hall on March 27, 2022.  

Personal Life

Wanda Sykes married a record producer, Dave Hall, in 1991. After a while, they divorced in 1998. In a rally of Las Vegas same-sex marriage in November 2008, she appeared as a lesbian and remarried a French businesswoman named Alexa Niedbalski on October 25, 2008. The couple welcomed fraternal twins Olivia and Lucas on April 27, 2009. 

Sykes didn't disclose her homosexualism to her parents till she attained 40 years. After knowing the fact, she and her parents were dissatisfied when they refused her marriage. Later on, they reunited. In 2011, Sykes had undergone surgery for a type of ductal carcinoma called 'stage zero breast cancer and decided to carry a bilateral mastectomy.  

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Net Worth

The successful and popular American celebrity, Wanda Sykes, has a bright and blooming career. She achieved great acclaim throughout her career and worked in several television shows and movies as a stand-up comedian and actress. She is well-known for her writings by herself and gave outstanding write-ups. 

Currently, her estimated net Worth is $10 Million, and her yearly income and salary are over $1 Million. Her monthly income and salary are around $1,00,000 and above. Sykes acquired above 70 acting credits through her name involving voice acting, filming, and television broadcasting. She gains her income from the following:

  • Working as a stand-up comedian and popular Television star. 
  • Participating in reality TV shows, writing comics, producing film stories and albums, etc. 

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  • Nominated for 'fourteen Primetime Emmys' in 1999.
  • Won "Primetime Emmys Award" in 1999 for 'Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music or Program'.
  • Won "the American Comedy Award" in 2001 for 'Funniest Female Stand-up Comic'.
  • Won "the Comedy Central Commie Award" in 2003 for 'Funniest TV actresses.
  • In 2010, Sykes won “the GLAAD Stephen F. Kolzak Award”.
  • Won "the Activism in the Arts honor" in 2015 at 'the Triumph Awards. 

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Q: How old is Wanda Sykes?

A: As per her date of birth of March 7, 1964, Wanda Sykes is currently 58.  

Q: How much does Wanda Sykes earn each Year?

A: Wanda Sykes gains an estimated salary of $1 Million and above yearly. 

Q: Who is the spouse of Wanda Sykes?

A: Wanda Sykes is considered a Lesbian and remarried a woman named Alex Niedbalski in 2008. 

Q: For what work Wanda Sykes won a Primetime Emmy Award, and when?

A: As a writer, Wanda Sykes won a Primetime Emmy Award for his writing 'Chris Rock show' in 1999. 

Q: In which magazine was Wanda Sykes named as one of the 25 funniest people in America?

A: Wanda Sykes was named one of the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly magazine.  

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