Born in Virginia in 1964, comedian and actress Wanda Sykes started out doing stand-up on the road. She went on to make numerous appearances on the big and small screens, and won Emmy nominations for her own stand-up special. In 2009, she brought her intelligent, political humor to the White House, becoming the first African-American woman, and first openly gay comedian, to perform at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Since then, Sykes has appeared on such shows as Black-ish and Alpha House.
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