Wanda Sykes is an American actress and comedian. Prior to her acting career, she first gained attention for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. Her work here also gained her a Primetime Emmy Award. In 1998, she made her film debut in Tomorrow Night. She later had supporting roles in the 2000s films Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Monster-in-Law, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty, and License to Wed. She also appeared as herself in several episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2003, she starred as the lead role Wanda Mildred Hawkins in the short-lived sitcom Wanda at Large. From 2006 to 2010, she starred as Barbara “Barb” Baran in the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. She also headlined the The Wanda Sykes Show. In the 2010s, she currently has recurring roles in Black-ish and Broad City.