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Wanda Sykes net worth:
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In 2004, Amusement Weekly listed Wanda is one of the 25 funniest people in the United States. Wanda Sykes was produced on March 7, 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Wanda Sykes dad worked in the Pentagon in nearby Washington, D.C. while her mom worked as a banker. Working for the government agency, Sykes began performing stand-up comedy for the very first time in a nearby nightclub in Washington, D.C. in 1987. For some time the government continued to work for the NSA while honing her craft in the evenings in the comedy club circuit but in 1992 she moved to NYC to benefit a publishing house.

Wanda Sykes Net Worth $6 Million Dollars

Sykes would get her major humor break in 1997, when she opened for Chris Rock at Caroline’s Comedy Club. Sykes impressed Rock enough to where he solicited her to be a writer on his The Chris Rock Show, where she’d also continue to appear as guest star. Sykes’ work with the show, along with that of other writers, was given with the Emmy in 1999. At around the exact same time she’d appear in Louis C.K.’s ill fated Pootie Tang.

In the brand new century, Sykes’ star would continue to skyrocket with remarkable characters in Curb Your Enthusiasm, a recurring character in The New Adventures of Old Christine, along with parts in films like My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty, Monster in Law and License to Wed. She’d continue to host her own late night conversation, host the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, and star in a theatrical production of Annie. Sykes was married to record producer from 1991 to 1998 and afterwards married her same sex partner in 2006, with which she’s two kids.


Wanda Sykes information

Wanda Sykes information

Birth date: March 7, 1964
Birth place: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Height:5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
Profession:Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Education:Hampton University, Arundel High School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Alex Sykes (m. 2008), Dave Hall (m. 1991–1998)
Children:Lucas Claude Sykes, Olivia Lou Sykes
Parents:Harry Ellsworth Sykes, Marion Louise Sykes
Siblings:Harry Sykes
Awards:GLAAD Media Stephen F. Kolzak Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly, Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Movies:Ice Age: Continental Drift, Monster-in-Law, Pootie Tang, Evan Almighty, Over the Hedge, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me, Down to Earth, Barnyard, Rio, The Hot Flashes, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired, Brother Bear 2, Clerks II, The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, Bad Moms, Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy, Snatched, MTV: Reloaded, Just for Laughs: Stand-Up: Vol. 1: Best of the Uptown Comics
TV shows:Back at the Barnyard, The New Adventures of Old Christine, The Wanda Sykes Show, Premium Blend, Wanda Does It, Wanda at Large, The Downer Channel, The Chris Rock Show, Inside the NFL, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Snatched2017post-production
Black-ish2015-2017TV SeriesDaphne Lido
Bad Moms2016Dr. Karl
Ice Age: Collision Course2016Granny (voice)
House of Lies2016TV SeriesRita
Animals.2016TV SeriesChance
Bob's Burgers2016TV SeriesSofa Queen
Born Again Virgin2016TV SeriesWanda Sykes
Dream Team2016TV MovieLeslie
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero2015TV SeriesGeneral Shirley B. Awesome
How to Vajaculate: If You Build It, She Will Come2015ShortGoddess
Alpha House2013-2014TV SeriesSenator Rosalyn DuPeche
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesWanda Sykes
The Hot Flashes2013Florine Clarkston
The Simpsons2013TV SeriesSchool Therapist
Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games2012Video GameGranny (voice)
Ice Age: Continental Drift2012Granny (voice)
Futurama2012TV SeriesBev
Bubble Guppies2012TV SeriesThe Witch
Bubble Puppy's Fin-tastic Fairytale Adventure2012TV MovieWitch
Back at the Barnyard2007-2011TV SeriesBessy the Cow
Curb Your Enthusiasm2001-2011TV SeriesWanda Sykes
Drop Dead Diva2011TV SeriesJudge Yvonne Wright
Rio2011Chloe (The Goose) (voice)
The New Adventures of Old Christine2006-2010TV SeriesBarb Baran
License to Wed2007Doctor (uncredited)
Evan Almighty2007Rita
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure2006Video shortStella (voice)
CondomNation2006ShortLinda
Brother Bear 22006VideoInnoko (voice)
Barnyard2006Bessy the Cow (voice)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend2006Carla Dunkirk
Clerks II2006Wife
Over the Hedge2006Stella (voice)
Will & Grace2006TV SeriesCricket
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit2006VideoSister Moon (voice)
Monster-in-Law2005Ruby
Da Boom Crew2004-2005TV SeriesSpecial Guest Voice
MTV: Reloaded2003TV ShortThe Oracle
Wanda at Large2003TV SeriesWanda Mildred Hawkins Wanda Hawkins
Crank Yankers2002-2003TV SeriesGladys Murphy / Wanda
The Drew Carey Show2001TV SeriesChristine Watson
The Downer Channel2001TV SeriesVarious
Pootie Tang2001Biggie Shorty
Down to Earth2001Wanda
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000Chantal
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1999TV SeriesWanda Sykes
The Chris Rock Show1997-1998TV SeriesVarious / Anna Warner / Dawn Wise / ...
Tomorrow Night1998Wanda (Mel's date)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Comic Standing2014TV Series writer - 12 episodes
The Wanda Sykes Show2009-2010TV Series writer - 21 episodes
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me2009TV Special
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired2006TV Special documentary written by
Wanda Does It2004TV Series creator - 6 episodes
Wanda at LargeTV Series creator - 19 episodes, 2003 writer - 2 episodes, 2003
Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied2003TV Special documentary
Premium Blend2002-2003TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV Special special material written by
Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 22001TV Movie
The Downer Channel2001TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Chris Rock ShowTV Series 6 episodes, 1997 writer - 24 episodes, 1997 - 2000
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1999TV Series additional material - 2 episodes
Comedy Central Presents1998TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show1997-1998TV Series writer - 11 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Happened Ms. Sykes?2016TV Movie executive producer
Last Comic Standing2014-2015TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Last Comic Standing 92015TV Series executive producer
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious2013-2014TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes2012TV Movie executive producer
The Wanda Sykes Show2009-2010TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me2009TV Special executive producer
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired2006TV Special documentary executive producer
Wanda Does It2004TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Wanda at Large2003TV Series producer - 19 episodes
Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied2003TV Special documentary producer
The Chris Rock Show1998-1999TV Series co-producer - 11 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Comic Standing2014TV Series mentor - 1 episode
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV Special consultant
1998 MTV Movie Awards1998TV Special consultant
The Chris Rock Show1997TV Series consultant - 5 episodes
MTV Video Music Awards 19971997TV Special creative consultant

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hot Flashes2013performer: "Hot Stuff"
Ice Age: Continental Drift2012performer: "We Are Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift"
The New Adventures of Old Christine2007TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Joy Behar Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me2009TV SpecialHerself
The Cho Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Evan Almighty: Animals on Set Two by Two2007Video shortHerself
Evan Almighty: Becoming Noah2007Video shortHerself
Evan Almighty: The Almighty Green Set2007Video shortHerself
Evan Almighty: The Ark-Itects of Noah's Ark2007Video shortHerself
Evan Almighty: The Building of Noah's Ark2007Video shortHerself
Evan Almighty: Training the Animals2007Video shortHerself
Das große RTL Special zum Film2007TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look2005-2007TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Host
The Captain2007ShortHerself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHerself
Utter Talent: Voices of Barnyard2006Video documentary short
The Cast of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'2006Video documentary shortHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Meet the Cast of 'Over the Hedge'2006Video documentary shortHerself
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired2006TV Special documentaryHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Train Wreck!2006Video documentary shortHerself
History of Curb Your Enthusiasm: Even Further2006Video documentary shortHerself / Wanda Sykes
History of Curb Your Enthusiasm: So Far2006Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
That's What I'm Talking About2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'2006Video documentaryHerself - 'Wife'
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy2006TV Series documentaryHerself
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2005TV MovieHimself - Guest
Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive2005TV Special documentaryHerself
Earth to America2005TV MovieHerself
2005 BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
The Early Show2005TV SeriesHerself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHerself
Bar Mitzvah Bash!2004TV MovieHerself
Wanda Does It2004TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHerself
The Commies2003TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!2003TV Special documentaryHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MADtv2003TV SeriesHerself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
The Teen Choice Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Chappelle's Show2003TV SeriesHerself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Good Day Live2003TV SeriesGuest Co-Host
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Premium Blend2002-2003TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Greatest2002TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 22001TV MovieHerself
The Mark Twain Prize: Whoopi Goldberg2001TV MovieHerself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Herself
American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice2001TV SpecialHerself
Best of the Chris Rock Show1999TV SpecialVarious characters
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1999TV SeriesHerself
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker1999TV Special documentaryHerself (voice, uncredited)
Comedy Central Presents1998TV Series documentaryHerself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey1998TV MovieHerself
HBO Comedy Showcase1995TV Series
Stand-Up Spotlight1988TV Series documentaryGuest comedian
Inside the NFL1977TV SeriesHerself (2002- )
Harry2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHerself
What Happened Ms. Sykes?2016TV MovieHerself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Anchor
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Ridiculousness2016TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest
It Got Better2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHerself
Conan2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Comedian
Wanda Sykes: Better Looking & Stylish2015TV MovieHerself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2015TV SeriesHerself - Commentator
Inside Comedy2015TV SeriesHerself
Repeat After Me2015TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
17th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Jay Leno2014TV MovieHerself
Women Aren't Funny2014Herself
Last Comic Standing2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Mentor
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda2014TV MovieHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2005-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Host
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious2013TV SeriesHerself
The Out List2013DocumentaryHerself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2013TV MovieHerself
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ice Age Continental Drift: Granny and the Stink of the Sloths2012Video shortHerself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes2012TV MovieHerself - Host
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host / Herself - Guest
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Idol2010TV Series
The Wanda Sykes Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Host
Close-Up2010TV SeriesHerself
Real Time with Bill Maher2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Jay Leno Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
CBS Cares2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2001-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Corazón de...2007TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend'2006Video documentary shortCarla Dunkirk (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself #70
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Special or Variety ShowWanda Sykes Presents Herlarious (2013)· Page Hurwitz (executive producer)
· Jill Barancik (executive producer)
2010Stephen F. Kolzak AwardGLAAD Media Awards
2005BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical FilmMonster-in-Law (2005)
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Stand-Up Comic
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramThe Chris Rock Show (1997)· Tom Agna
· Vernon Chatman
· Louis C.K.
· Lance Crouther
· Gregory Greenberg
· Ali LeRoi
· Steve O'Donnell
· Chris Rock
· Frank Sebastiano
· Chuck Sklar
· Jeff Stilson
· Mike Upchurch

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Theatrical)Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014)
2013BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmIce Age: Continental Drift (2012)· Ray Romano
· Denis Leary
· John Leguizamo
· Queen Latifah
· Keke Palmer
· Chris Wedge
· Seann William Scott
· Josh Peck
· Jennifer Lopez
· Alan Tudyk
· Joy Behar
· Patrick Stewart
· Simon Pegg
· Rebel Wilson
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Voice PerformanceIce Age: Continental Drift (2012)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialWanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me (2009)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialWanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me (2009)· Liz Stanton (executive producer)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
2008People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Funny Female Star
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialWanda Sykes: Sick and Tired (2006)· Liz Stanton (executive producer)
· Michael Drumm (producer)
· Andrea Allen (producer)
2007AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Voice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionOver the Hedge (2006)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActressThe New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsVariety PerformerWanda Sykes: Sick and Tired (2006)
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy ProgramWanda Sykes: Sick and Tired (2006)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressMonster-in-Law (2005)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Funny Female Star
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesWanda at Large (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalWanda at Large (2003)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress - ComedyWanda at Large (2003)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Comedian
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star - FemaleWanda at Large (2003)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramThe Chris Rock Show (1997)· Tom Agna (writer)
· Lance Crouther (writer)
· Nick Di Paolo (writer)
· Daniel Dratch (writer)
· Ali LeRoi (writer)
· John Marshall (writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Chris Rock (writer)
· Frank Sebastiano (writer)
· Jeff Stilson (writer)
· Bryan H. Tucker (writer)
· Mike Upchurch (writer)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramThe Chris Rock Show (1997)· Tom Agna
· Vernon Chatman
· Louis C.K.
· Lance Crouther
· Nick Di Paolo
· Ali LeRoi
· Steve O'Donnell
· Chris Rock
· Chuck Sklar
· Jeff Stilson
· Halsted Sullivan
· Mike Upchurch
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramThe Chris Rock Show (1997)· Louis C.K.
· Lance Crouther
· Jon Hayman
· Paul Kozlowski
· Ali LeRoi
· Chris Rock
· Chuck Sklar
· Jeff Stilson
· Steve O'Donnell
· Gregory Greenberg


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#Fact
1In September 2011, Sykes revealed that earlier in the year, she had gone in for breast reduction surgery and discovered that she had very early-stage breast cancer. Because of a history of breast cancer in her family, she decided to have a bilateral mastectomy (both breasts removed).
2Made history as the first African-American master of ceremonies at the White House Correspondents' dinner. [2009]
3Her partner, Alex, gave birth to twins, a boy Lucas Claude and a girl Olivia Lou, on April 27, 2009.
4Came out as gay on November 15, 2008, at a pro-gay marriage rally in Las Vegas hosted by the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Center of Southern Nevada. At that rally, she also publicly announced for the first time that she has a wife, to whom she was married in California on October 25, 2008.
5Worked as a procurement officer at the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade in Laurel, Maryland from college graduation in 1986 until 1992.
6Ranked #70 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, the only Black woman to make the list.
7Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
8Her stand-up career began at a Super Talent Showcase in Washington, DC, where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience.
9Raised in the Maryland-Washington, DC, area.
10Received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in marketing from Hampton University.

#Quote
1Kids get in the way of the couple. It's hard to be a couple and then kids come and shatter that whole thing. You have to work hard to be a couple. If something happens in the night, we have to put our pajamas on like we're volunteer firemen.
2[on the upcoming 2016 US federal election] I think they should make everyone vote. Everyone should have to vote. Maybe everyone gets a Powerball ticket if you vote. I don't know. Vote and you get a scratch-off.
3If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, of you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.
4[on the Ellen Degeneres show, talking about revealing that she had breast cancer and a double mastectomy] I was like I don't know, should I talk about it or what. How many things could I have? I'm black, then lesbian. I can't be the poster child for everything.
5[on Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) after the passage of Proposition 8, which took away the right to gay marriage in California] Here in California, the one that's important to me is Prop 8. What broke my heart, you know--I'm watching the news, and there were, you know, like, a lot of the black churches got together, and they were rallying, you know, they were FOR Prop 8; I'm like, come on--it's discrimination! I mean, discrimination is discrimination. And of all people, black people should know discrimination and you're going to vote and get discrimination in the Constitution? I mean, that's . . . I know African-Americans, they get upset. They're like, "Black and gay, that's totally different things. We had it hard." And I'm like, "Yeah, I get it. I'm black. I know. I get it". You know. But there's things that gay people have to go through that black people didn't have to go through. I never had to come out black. Never had to sit my family down and tell them about my blackness. Have a little talk with my employer, let him know about my "black lifestyle". Mom, dad, I gotta tell you something. Hope you still love me. I'm black. You know, and my mother: "Not black, Lord! Anything but black, Jesus! Anything but black! What did I do, what did I do? It was Soul Train (1971), wasn't it? I shouldn't have let you watch 'Soul Train'." "No, ma, that's just me--I mean, I just feel like I was born black". "No, you weren't born black. The bible says Adam and Eve; it doesn't say Adam and Mary J. Blige".

#Trademark
1Has a sassy sounding voice

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