Emmy Award winning comedian, who had a late night talk show on Fox called The Wanda Sykes Show from 2009 to 2010. She is best known for being a cast member on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her numerous appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.
She's appeared in several mainstream films including Evan Almighty, License to Wed, and Monster-in-Law.
She played a voice over character in the animated film Rio, alongside several stars including Tracy Morgan.
Her first job was as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency. She first performed in front of a live audience in a talent show in 1987 but didn't quit the NSA until 1992.
She was married to a record producer for 8 years, and after her divorce she came out as a lesbian. She has a son named Lucas and a daughter named Olivia.