Wanda Sykes: See Photos Of The Comedy Legend & Oscars Host By: Christina Casiano 1 of 5 Wanda Sykes Shutterstock You want funny? You want witty? You want someone to deliver a killer one-liner that makes your movie or show a hit? You want Wanda Sykes, then. Born in Virginia, this former National Security Agent – really! – began her standup career in the 1990s, working the comedy circuit before getting her big break opening for Chris Rock at Caroline’s Comedy Club. She joined the writing team for ‘The Chris Rock Show’ and made many appearances on the program. From there, her career took off. She appeared on episodes of ‘The Drew Carey Show,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ and more. She was one of the stars of ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine,’ and had a recurring role on ‘Broad City.’ Her talents have also been on the big screen, appearing in ‘Nutty Professor II,’ ‘Evan Almighty,’ ‘Snatched, and more. In 2022, she joined Regina Hall and Amy Schumer to host the 94th Academy Awards, another highlight of her extraordinary career. February 15, 2022, 11:36AM 2 of 5 Wanda & Alex Sykes Shutterstock Wanda Sykes and wife Alex Sykes arrive at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in 2020. Look how GORGEOUS these women are. February 15, 2022, 11:36AM 3 of 5 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, Los Angeles, USA – 04 Dec 2019 Shutterstock Wanda Sykes attends the 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards in 2019. Again, look at Wanda’s glamour. This woman is as funny as she is stunning. And she is STUNNING here. February 15, 2022, 11:36AM 4 of 5 Wanda Sykes Shutterstock Wanda Sykes is badass as she arrives for the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Wanda has been nominated for many Emmys throughout her career. February 15, 2022, 11:36AM 5 of 5 Wanda In 2017 Shutterstock Wanda Sykes is regal when she arrived at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Look at that dress! February 15, 2022, 11:36AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.