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Wendy Anne McLendon-Covey (born October 10, 1969, known professionally as Wendi McLendon-Covey) is an American actress, writer, producer and comedian.
Full Name at Birth
Wendy Anne McLendon
Bellflower, California, USA
Claim to Fame
Reno 911, Bridesmaids (2011)
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==Wendy Anne McLendon-Covey== (born October 10, 1969, known professionally as Wendi McLendon-Covey) is an American actress, writer, producer and comedian.
====She began her career==== in the improvisational Comedy Central series Reno 911!, starring as Deputy Clementine Johnson from 2003–08. She also had the lead role in the Lifetime short-lived comedy Lovespring International (2006). From 2010 to 2013, she had a recurring role on CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.
====After a breakout performance==== in the 2011 comedy film Bridesmaids, McLendon-Covey has appeared in a number of films, including What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), The Single Moms Club (2014), Blended (2014), Think Like a Man Too (2014), and Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015). In 2013, she began starring as Beverly Goldberg, a family matriarch, on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, for which she was nominated for two Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
===Early life=== ====McLendon-Covey==== was born in Bellflower, California, the daughter of Carolyn (née Lewis), an accountant, and David Robert McLendon, a former delivery driver for Coca Cola. She was raised Baptist, and has Scottish and English ancestry. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and Creative Writing. She received her [[Screen Actors Guild]] card while promoting the NBC sitcom [[Just Shoot Me!]].
===Career=== ====2001–10==== ====McLendon-Covey==== is well known for her ability as an improvisational actress. She was a member of The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles from 2002 to 2009. While a member of the Groundlings, she was a classmate of comedians Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, with whom she later starred in the film Bridesmaids.
====From 2003 to 2008,==== McLendon-Covey starred as [[Deputy Clementine Johnson]] on the Comedy Central television series [[Reno 911!]] She also starred in the Lifetime comedy show [[Lovespring International]] in 2006 and has provided commentary for E!, TV Guide Channel, and VH1. In 2007, she starred in the comedy film [[Reno 911!]]: Miami, based on Comedy Central's [["Reno 911!]]" and also appeared in [[Bewitched]] (2005) and [[Over Her Dead Body]] (2008). She produced, wrote, and starred in the 2007 independent comedy film [[Cook-Off!]]. McLendon-Covey also guest-starred on television series such as [[The Office]], [[10 Things I Hate About You]], and [[Cougar Town]].
===2011–present=== ====In 2011,==== McLendon-Covey starred in the financially successful and critically lauded comedy film [[Bridesmaids]] with [[Kristen Wiig]], [[Maya Rudolph]], [[Rose Byrne]], [[Melissa McCarthy]], and [[Ellie Kemper]]. Beginning in July that same year, she began starring in national TV ads for a new campaign by [[Hillshire Farm]]. From 2010 to 2013, she had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom [[Rules of Engagement]]. She also had guest-starring roles in [[Fox]]'s short-lived sitcom [[I Hate My Teenage Daughter]], [[TV Land]]' [[Hot in Cleveland]], and [[ABC]]'s [[Modern Family]].
====McLendon-Covey==== appeared in the 2012 romantic comedy [[What to Expect When You're Expecting]], directed by [[Kirk Jones]], as well had cameo in Steven Soderbergh's movie [[Magic Mike]]. She will have roles in the Christmas comedy movie [[A White Trash Christmas]] about a white-trash mom visited by three ghosts intent on showing her a path to a brighter future, and in the comedy-drama film [[The Breakup Girl]] directed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning [[Stacy Sherman]] about three estranged sisters dealing with the death of their father. She also starred in the 2012 comedy pilot [[Waffle Hut]].
====In February 2012,==== McLendon-Covey was cast in the HBO comedy pilot The Viagra Diaries, created by Sex and the City creator and executive producer Darren Star, but when Goldie Hawn exited the pilot, McLendon-Covey also left the show. After she received five offers, she won the female lead role on ABC's comedy pilot Only Fools And Horses. She also played one of the leads in Tyler Perry's film The Single Moms Club (2014). Also in 2014, she starred in A Merry Friggin' Christmas as Robin Williams' character's daughter, Blended, as Drew Barrymore's character's best friend, and Think Like a Man Too.
====In January 2013,==== McLendon-Covey was cast in the lead role of the [[ABC]] comedy series [[The Goldbergs]], created by [[Adam F. Goldberg]]. Her portrayal of the character received critical praise, and she was nominated for a [[Critics' Choice Television Award]] for [[Best Actress in a Comedy Series]] in 2014.
====In 2015,==== McLendon-Covey starred opposite [[Sally Field]] in the comedy-drama film [[Hello, My Name Is Doris]]. Also that year, McLendon-Covey hosted ABC reality comedy series [[Repeat After Me]], produced by [[Ellen DeGeneres]]. Also in 2015, she played the female leading role opposite [[Nicolas Cage]] in the comedy film [[Army of One]], directed by [[Larry Charles]].
====In 2016,==== McLendon-Covey was cast in dramatic role of [[Mark Felt]]'s secretary [[Carol Tschudy]] in the political thriller film [[The Silent Man]] directed by [[Peter Landesman]].
===Personal life=== ====McLendon-Covey==== has been married to [[Greg Covey]] since 1996. They live in Long Beach, California.
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Millikan High School
Signal Hill, California, U.S.
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