Did some writing for the 74th Academy Awards ceremony in 2002, but none of her jokes were used.
Once worked as cashier in a video store and a cook in a Chinese fast food restaurant.
Is one of the supporters for the Keep A Child Alive foundation alongside Richard Gere, Cynthia Nixon, and Kimora Lee Simmons.
Narrated an Applebee's commercial as the talking apple along with her infamous "Get it together, baby" ending.
Is the author of "Yeah, I Said", a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events published in 2004.
Took job as a procurement officer at the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade in Laurel, Maryland from 1986 to 1992.
Is one of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated members.
Had her own one-hour comedy special, Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied (2003), aired on Comedy Central.
Gained the 70th rank in Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Standups of All Time and thus became the only African-American woman included in it.
Was included in Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America list.