Wanda Sykes is a stand-up comedian and actress from Portsmouth, VA who got her start in comedy as an opening act for Chris Rock in the early 1990s. She has since developed into a major headlining comic with her style of politically and socially aware humor. In addition to her recurring role on the hit series Curb Your Enthusiasm, Skyles as maintained a consistent role on television as the host her own talk show titled The Wanda Sykes Show and with HBO comedy specials such as Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me. Having earned numerous awards and accolades for her work, including an Emmy for her writing on The Chris Rock Show in 1999, she stands as one of the more articulate and sought-after comedy writers on the scene today.
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