Wanda Sykes Joins 'Black-ish' in Recurring Role (Exclusive)

The Emmy winner will kick off her multi-episode arc on the ABC comedy in December.
 Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for New York Women in Film & Television/AP Images

Wanda Sykes is headed to ABC.

The Emmy winner has joined Black-ish in a recurring role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The actress and stand-up comedienne will play Daphne Lido, the ex-wife of Stevens & Lido's founding partner. In the divorce, she gains control of half of the company that Dre (Anthony Anderson) works for and hopes to start inserting herself into company business. She will make her debut on the sophomore comedy in early December.

Sykes joins previously announced guest stars including Tyra Banks, Zendaya and Amber Rose.

Showtime announced Monday that Sykes is also set for an arc on the next season of House of Lies. Her extensive TV credits also include The New Adventures of Old Christine, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Alpha House and Last Comic Standing, on which she is an executive producer. She is repped by UTA and Roger A. Pliakas.

Black-ish airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

comments powered by Disqus