Wanda Sykes

While I was in Austin at the airport a worker told me about the celebrity sightings she saw during Hashtag South by Southwest 2017. She mentioned James Franco in the category as someone who did not take a picture and Wanda Sykes who did. Here are 10 things I learned about Wanda Sykes.

Born 3/7/64 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

She graduated from Hampton University with a degree in marketing and is an A.K.A.

Was married to a man for seven years.

Married a woman in 2008.

Has twin children.

Started out writing for The Chris Rock Show.

Won a primetime Emmy as a writer.

In 2004 Entertainment Weekly named her as one of the 25 funniest people.

In addition to stand up comedy, she is in films, television, and does voice overs.

In 2017 she is in production of a comedy about a Muslim model for ABC.


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