Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes
Real Name/Full Name Wanda Yvette Sykes
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Wanda Sykes
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 7 March 1964
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 157 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –  Harry Ellsworth Sykes
Mother –  Marion Louise
Siblings: N/A
School: Arundel High School
College: Hampton University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Dave Hall ​(m. 1991; div. 1998)​
Alex Niedbalski ​(m. 2008)
Kids/Children Name: Olivia Lou Sykes, and Lucas Claude Sykes
Profession: Actress, comedian and  writer
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Wanda Sykes is a renowned actress, comedian as well as a writer. She is one of the woman conquerors to make it in the comedian world, which was previous deemed to be a men-only career. Additionally, she has also battled sexism since she is a lesbian. In an industry where everyone is against sexists, she has remained at the top of the game with high endurance. Her famous appearances include The Adventures of Old Christine, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Chris Rock Show.

Well, how well do you know about Wanda Sykes? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Wanda Sykes’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Wanda Sykes to date.

Biography and Early Life

Wanda Sykes’s birth name is Wanda Yvette Sykes. She was born on the 7th of March 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. She was born by her father, Harry Ellsworth Sykes, and her mother, Marion Louise. While her father was a United States Colonell, her mother, on the other hand, was a banker.

After finishing her schooling, Wanda started out her career by working for the National Security Agency as a contracting specialist. Dissatisfaction with this work led her to start her stand-up career. She has since then grown to become a renowned actress, comedian, and writer.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Wanda Sykes in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Wanda Sykes’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 7 March 1964. Though, she is 5′ 2″ in feet and inches and 157 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 121 lbs in Pound and 55kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark brown and hair color is Black.


Wanda attended the Arundel High School situated in Gambrills, Maryland, for her high schooling. She, later on, joined the Hampton University, and at the university, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. As such, she became a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha.

After her schooling, she became a contracting specialist for the National Security Agency before joining her career in the entertainment industry afterward.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Wanda Sykes has been involved in two marriages in her life. Her first marriage was with Dave Hall. The two got married in 1991, and seven years down the line, they divorced. The two officially divorced in 1998. The two did not have any children.

After their divorce, Wanda stayed for 10 years as a single woman and later on declared that she was a lesbian. After same-sex marriage was legalized, she got married to her lover Alex Niedbalski in 2008. The two had been in a relationship since 2006.

Niedbalski gave birth to fraternal twins in 2009, and the two lovebirds became parents. They have a son named Lucas Claude and a daughter named Olivia Lou.

Is Wanda Sykes Lesbian?

Wanda Sykes is a lesbian. While she had concealed her identity for so long, even after breaking up with her husband Dave Hall, she, later on, declared that she was a lesbian. She took it further and got married to her two years lover Alex Niedbalski in 2008 after the legalization of same-sex marriage. The two are parents after Alex gave birth to fraternal twins.

Professional Career

After finishing her schooling, Wanda started out as a contracting specialist for National Security Agency. She worked for the agency for five years and was never satisfied. As such, she shifted to being a comedian.

For her comedy career, she shifted to New York. Her greatest breakthrough was when she cast at Chris Rock’s as an opening cast at the Caroline’s Comedy Club. This opened her doors to other bigger roles and audiences for her comedy.

Debuting in television shows, Wander appeared in different shows such as the Keenen Ivory Wayans Show, Best of the Chris Rock show: Volume 2, Comedy Central Presents, Blackish, Back at the Barnyard, Premium Blend, as well, as Roseanne. She also appeared on her own shows such as the Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied and The Wanda Sykes Show, in addition to many other shows.

On the other hand, she debuted in the film world with the movie The Adventures of Brer Rabbit that she played in 2005. Other movies she has appeared in include Tomorrow Night, Monster-in-Law, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Ice Age: Collision Course, Snatched, Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate, Friendsgiving, as well as her latest movie Breaking News in Yuba County that she played the role of Rita in 2021.

As a writer, she has been involved in writing various works, especially for her shows as a stand-up comedian such as Wanda Sykes: Not Normal that she did in 2019. Others include Sitcom’s Roseanne and Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2, among many others.


Wanda Sykes has got different Emmy Award nominations while on the other hand, she has won many. She has also been ranked as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians by Comedy Central. Furthermore, her comedy specials have received Emmy Awards nominations.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Wanda Sykes in 2024

Wanda Sykes Net Worth
Wanda Sykes Net Worth

As of 2024, Wanda Sykes has been able to amass an estimated net worth of about $12 million. All her wealth has been from her career as an actress, comedian as well as a writer. She continues to earn more with increased involvement in recent works.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Wanda Sykes became the first entertainer of African-American descent to appear at a dinner hosted by the White House Correspondent.

Openly championing LGBT rights, Wanda has become a lead figure to ensure that they are heard. On the other hand, she has led a successful career in an area when not many women do well. She has been ranked among the top stand-up comedians. She also leads a happy life with her lover together with their two children.


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