Wanda Sykes Overview

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Born: March 07, 1964

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Wanda Sykes was raised in Maryland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and began working at the National Security Agency. In 1987, she made her standup comedy debut at a Coors Light Super talent Showcase in Washington, DC. It was her first time in front of a live audience. She went on to become an opening act for Chris Rock and appeared on shows such as Stand-Up Spotlight and HBO Comedy Showcase. In 1997 she began a five year... See All


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