Wanda Sykes is familiar to American audiences in a number of ways. As a writer, she won an Emmy for The Chris Rock Show, and Entertainment Weekly listed her as one of the funniest people in America. Her film career includes roles in "Monster-in-Law" and "Evan Almighty," along with many others. She is also well-known for her roles as Barbara Baran on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and for her appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
In 2009, the Wanda Sykes Show premiered on Fox, and in 2010 she made her first appearance in a musical, playing Miss Hannigan in "Annie." Sykes continues to work as a same-sex marriage advocate.