Happy Birthday Wanda Sykes! 10 Awesome Facts was originally published on BlackAmericaWeb.com

1. Wanda Sykes was born March 7, 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She grew up in Washington, D.C.

Wanda Sykes was born March 7, 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She grew up in Washington, D.C.

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2. She HBCU Hampton University where she was a member of the sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.

She HBCU Hampton University where she was a member of the sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.

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3. Wanda Sykes worked for the National Security Agency for 5 years before going into comdey.

Wanda Sykes worked for the National Security Agency for 5 years before going into comdey.

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4. In 2003 she starred in her on Fox sitcom called “Wanda At Large”

In 2003 she starred in her on Fox sitcom called “Wanda At Large”

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5. She played the role of Miss. Hannigan in the theater production of “Annie” for the Media Theatre in Media, PA.

She played the role of Miss. Hannigan in the theater production of “Annie” for the Media Theatre in Media, PA.

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6. Sykes was married to record producer Dave Hall from 1991 to 1998

Sykes was married to record producer Dave Hall from 1991 to 1998

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7. In 2009, Sykes and her partner Alex Niedbalski became parents to faternal twins Olivia Lou and son Lucas Claude.

In 2009, Sykes and her partner Alex Niedbalski became parents to faternal twins Olivia Lou and son Lucas Claude.

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8. Sykes came out to her parents at the age of 40. It was difficult for them to accept her homosexuality and they even missed her wedding. But they’ve reconciled and are very involved in their grandchildrens lives.

Sykes came out to her parents at the age of 40. It was difficult for them to accept her homosexuality and they even missed her wedding. But they’ve reconciled and are very involved in their grandchildrens lives.

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9. In 2011 she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma a non invasive stage of breast cancer. She got a bilateral mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.

In 2011 she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma a non invasive stage of breast cancer. She got a bilateral mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.

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10. Wanda Sykes is 54 years old today and looking great!

Wanda Sykes is 54 years old today and looking great!

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