About Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes net worth is currently estimated at $6 million. She has earned this fortune working as a stand-up comedian, writer, actress and voice artist. She gained prominence in the 1990s, writing for The Chris Rock Show and since then has worked on variety of television programs, including her own The Wanda Sykes Show. Wanda has also established herself as a successful actress. Among her movies are Hollywood hits like Monster-in-Law, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty, and License to Wed. Although Wanda Sykes net worth is the result of her professional success, her personal life is not any less interesting. After being married for most of the 1990s, in 2008 Wanda, already in her 40s, came out as gay and even announced that she is already married to another woman! Hence in this article we are going to touch both on her professional and personal life.
Wanda was born in a middle class family in Virginia: her mother was a banker and her father was employed in Pentagon. The star has talked about her family more than once in her comedy shows. For example, once she told that her family members are the kind of people who never forget anything. For example, she said that her aunt denied letting her hold her cousin’s newborn, because once during the first grade Christmas play she has dropped baby Jesus: “So I’m like ‘Oh, that’s a cute little baby. Let me hold the baby. Let me see the baby.’ And my aunt runs over, ‘Don’t you give her that baby! You know she dropped the baby Jesus!’” She has also mentioned that her parents were extremely conservative. Hence, she only found the courage to tell them she was gay at the age 40! Needless to say, this came as a shock to them, because from 1991 to 1998 she has been married to a record producer Dave Hall, most famous for working with Mary J. Blige, Madonna Usher, Donell Jones, CeCe Peniston, and Joe.
Now speaking about her professional career, believe it or not, bet Wanda Sykes net worth has first started to grow when she was employed by… National Security Agency! The millionaire has worked as contracting specialist there for five years, after graduation from Hampton University with a degree in marketing. Wanda Sykes net worth began to grow with an increasing rate as she started writing for The Chris Rock Show. Her work on this program has garnered Wanda a Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program and a several prestigious nominations. Speaking about her recent jobs, we must mention television show Alpha House, where Wanda is portraying Senator Rosalyn DuPeche.