Standup comedian, actress and writer Wanda Sykes got her start as a writer on the Chris Rock Show and has made a name for herself ever since as an entertainer in Hollywood. The DMV native performed at local venues until securing her break which led to several appearances in films, television shows and commercials.

Wanda was also the first openly LGBTQ person to be the featured entertainer for the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (in 2009). Her philanthropic efforts towards increasing awareness around PETA, homeless and at-risk LGBT youth are among her passions when she’s away from set. Now, throughout all of the years of her career, with all that she’s accomplished, we have a breakdown of Wanda Sykes net worth.  

Who Is Wanda Sykes?

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Wanda Sykes has also worked as a voice actor for a number of animated films including two within the Ice Age series. Wanda’s comedic nature of being outspoken and witty has landed her a number of opportunities. In 2022, she co-hosted the 94th Academy Awards where she expressed disgust towards the Will Smith slap incident with Chris Rock.

She’s also taken to Twitter to express her opinions both political and otherwise. At her side, through highlights within her comedic career and personal life, has been her wife since 2006. The couple share a set of twins. Between Pennsylvania and New York, Wanda manages being a member of the entertainment community, a mother and wife amongst other roles. 

What Is Wanda Sykes Net Worth?

The comedian-actress-writer, Wanda Sykes’ net worth is $10 million. A long career of comedy shows, film, television and commercial appearances have contributed to her overall wealth. She also believes in spending money wisely. Wanda has over 70 film credits to her name, many of which include producer credits. Her talent has also allowed her to secure five solo comedy specials.

Several nominations and awards won decorate her as a Black woman comedian within the LGBT community whose long career has opened many doors. Between Wanda’s work and how she gives back, the multihyphenate is a role model within Hollywood for those who have been marginalized and just anyone who has a dream. Add to that a B.S. in marketing from Hampton University and have someone whose unmatched drive has been the motivating force for all of her accomplishments. 

Where Wanda Sykes Is Now

Wanda Sykes unique comedic style and distinct voice have made her a leader in the comedic, acting and writing fields. Her support of the NAACP and HBCU organizations has also contributed to her becoming a household name for many within the Black community. Wanda credits the strength of her relationships with sustaining her particularly with that of her wife.

In 2018, Wanda Sykes shared that Netflix also lowballed her for a comedy special (like they did to Mo’Nique). And, it was only after standing her ground with Netflix, that they “moved that comma”, she shares. As she continues trailblazing on several fronts, it’s also been reported that she’s to star in the 2024 SpongeBob movie “Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie”, voice acting for the role of “Ma Cheeks”. We continue to wish Wanda well in all personal and professional efforts.