Comedian Wanda Sykes will have a multi-episode stint as Daphne Lido, the now ex-wife of Stevens & Lido founding partner. In the divorce, she gains control of half of the company that Dre (Anthony Anderson) works for and wants to start inserting herself in company business. Her episodes will begin airing in early December.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Wanda Sykes join the cast of black-ish,” said Show Creator Kenya Barris. “Her straightforward and honest comedic sensibility is a perfect fit for the role of Daphne Lido, the new character at Dre’s job. Wanda will undoubtedly add to and heighten the absurdity of Dre’s already off-the-wall work world. Her acting and comedic timing are second to none, and as a long-time fan I’m extremely excited to welcome her to the show.”
On House of Lies, Wanda will play, well, Wanda, “a love interest for Jeremiah (Glynn Turman) who becomes a much-needed confidante for Marty (Don Cheadle) as he looks to ascend from management mogul to global power player” (Deadline). She will appear in at least three episodes.