Where is Wendie Malick now? Wiki Bio
Wendie Malick was born in Buffalo, New York State USA, on 13 December 1950, so her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a former model, perhaps best known for having starred in the comedy series “Dream On” which aired from 1990 to 1996, and which also starred Brian Benben and Denny Dillon. The story follows Martin Tupper who is a book editor and who is raising his son after divorcing his wife; the series won 15 awards including two Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 47 others.
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Childhood and education
Wendie was raised in Buffalo by her father Ken Malick who was working as a salesperson, and her mother Gigi, who was a model. Wendie’s paternal grandfather came from Egypt and her last name ‘Malick’ stands for ‘King’ in the Egyptian Arabic language.
Wendie attended Williamsville South High School where she first became interested in acting, and while attending 11th grade she became a member of the school’s drama club, and started appearing in plays performed at school. She was also physically active, playing a variety of sports, and after matriculation in 1969 enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972.
A bit of modelling and other business ventures
Wendie then signed to the Wilhelmina modelling agency in Los Angeles, but quit after a year when she was invited to work for Jack French Kemp in Washington, D.C, who was an American politician and a former professional football player. However, after five months she moved to pursue a career as an actress.
Roles in movies
Wendie made her debut film appearance when she portrayed Stephie in the comedy “How to Pick Up Girls!” in 1978, which starred Desi Arnaz Jr. and Bess Armstrong, and which follows a shy guy writing a book about how to pick up girls.
She appeared in the comedy movie “Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video” in 1979, before being cast as Philomena in the comedy romance film “A Little Sex” in 1982.
In 1988, she was invited to appear in the Christmas comedy movie “Scrooged”, which starred Bill Murray and Karen Allen, and which was nominated for an Oscar as well as four other awards. Some of Wendie’s following roles were in 1990 in the romantic comedy “Funny About Love” which starred Gene Wilder, the biographical crime drama “Bugsy” in 1991, and the romantic comedy drama “The American President” in 1995.
She was invited to portray Pat Collins in the docudrama “Apollo 11” in 1996, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, while Wendie was praised for her performance. She won her first lead role in the comedy romance “Just Add Love” in 1997, but the movie wasn’t very successful. Some of her roles which followed were in the romantic comedy “Trojan War”, the romantic drama “North Shore Fish”, and the drama “Divorce: A Contemporary Western”.
In 2000, she was invited to voice Chicha in Disney’s critically acclaimed animated comedy movie “The Emperor’s New Groove”, which was nominated for an Oscar as well as 26 other awards, winning seven. The year 2001 saw her portray supporting characters in two dramas – “Cahoots” and “On Edge” – before appearing in “Manna from Heaven” in 2002, “Strange Frequency 2” in 2003, and the comedy “Raising Genius” in 2004.
In 2005, Wendie appeared in four movies, with the most notable among these being the comedy “Waiting…” which starred Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris and Justin Long, and which follows a man working as a waiter in the Sheniganz restaurant. In 2006, she was invited to voice Aunt Siqiniq in the animated road movie “Brother Bear 2”, before starring as Laura in the drama “Eavesdrop”, and as Yvette in the short comedy film “Waiting for Yvette” in 2008.
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She acted alongside Ryan Reynolds once again in the comedy drama movie “Adventureland” in 2009, before appearing in the romantic comedy “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and the comedy “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” in the same year.
One of her biggest failures (only in her choice of a movie to act in rather than at her performance) was in 2010, when she appeared in the lowbrow comedy movie “Knucklehead” which garnered only bad critiques. She made up for it in 2011 when she portrayed the main character Kate in the comedy movie “About Fifty”, which also starred Martin Grey and Drew Pillsbury, and which follows two men who are fifty and are trying to feel young again. The movie won an Audience award for Favorite American Indie Feature at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Wendie went on to appear in the comedy “Jewtopia” in 2012 and the animated film “Scooby-Doo! And the Spooky Scarecrow” in 2013 before making a five-year break from appearing in movies. Some of her latest roles in films have been in the romantic drama “Endings, Beginnings” in 2019, the thriller “Grandma Dearest” in 2020, and the comedy “Beautiful Dreamer” in 2020 as well.
Appearances in TV series
Wendie made her debut TV series appearance in the comedy sketch and variety show “Saturday Night Live” in 1980, followed by her guest starring role in an episode of the sitcom “One of the Boys” in 1982. Her first notable role in a series came in 1983, when she portrayed the recurring character Dr. Brigitte Blaine in the medical drama “Trauma Center”, which was followed by her appearances in single episodes of the prime time soap opera “Paper Dolls” and the comedy “Mike Hammer” in 1984.
She portrayed the recurring character Claire in five episodes of the sitcom “Kate & Allie” from 1985 to 1989, while appearing in a single episode of over eight series in the meantime, such as the comedy drama “The Scarecrow and Mrs. King” in 1986, the fantasy drama “Highway to Heaven” in 1987, and the adventure series “The Highwayman” in 1988. Her next notable performance was in the drama “Baywatch” from 1989 to 1994 in which she portrayed the recurring character Gayle Buchannon, appearing in seven episodes.
From 1990 to 1997, Wendie appeared in single episodes of more than 20 series, such as the legal drama “L.A. Law” in 1994, the sitcom “Good Company” in 1996, and the sitcom “Boston Common” in 1997 before she was invited to be a member of the main cast and portray Nina Van Horn in the sitcom “Just Shoot Me!”, for which she was filming from 1997 to 2003, and appearing in 148 episodes.
The show was nominated for seven Golden Globes among 18 other awards, winning six. Wendie continued guest starring in single episodes of many series, such as the animated series “Ozzy & Drix” in 2002 and the sitcom “Oliver Beene” in 2003 before voicing Principal Folsom in 16 episodes of the animated series “Fillmore!” in 2003 and ‘04.
Wendie’s next notable performance was in 10 episodes of the sitcom “Frasier” in 2004-‘05, in which she portrayed the recurring character Ronee Lawrence, and which went on to win an impressive three Golden Globes among 128 other awards and 272 nominations. The following years saw her appear in an episode of the sitcom “Reba” in 2004, the procedural forensics crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2005, and the sitcom “Out of Practice” in 2005 as well before becoming a member of the main cast in both the sitcom “Jake in Progress” appearing in 21 episodes, and the animated series “The X’s” appearing in 11 episodes in 2006.
She then appeared in single episodes of over 10 series before portraying one of the main characters Victoria Chase in the critically acclaimed sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” from 2010 to 2015, which won a Primetime Emmy Award among 10 others. In 2016, she played the lead character Captain Cole in the police procedural comedy drama “Rush Hour”, and then portrayed recurring characters in two series – the drama “Pitch” and the animated web series “Kulipari: An Army of Frogs”.
Some of Wendie’s latest appearances in TV series have been in the sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola”, the animated fantasy comedy “The Owl House”, and the mockumentary “Modern Family” all which aired in early 2020.
Awards and accolades
Wendie was nominated for five CableACE Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series each year from 1992 to 1996 for her performance in “Dream On”, and won all but one, in 1995. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in “Just Shoot Me!” in 1999.
The year 2000 saw her win a Women in Film Lucy Award before being nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Just Shoot Me!” in 2001 and 2002, respectively.
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She won a Gracie Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in “Big Day” in 2007 while she has won her latest (joint) award, a Gracie for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2013, for “Hot in Cleveland”.
Love life and husband
In 1979, Wendie met Mitch Glazer who is an American actor, writer, and a producer, and after two and a half years of dating, the two married in January 1982 at a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. They decided not to have children but to rather focus on their careers, however, after over seven years of marriage, they divorced on 19 November 1989, and Mitch went on to marry American actress and model Kelly Lynch.
In the early ‘90s, Wendie met Richard Oscar Erickson who is best known for appearing in the drama movie “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing”, and they married on 29 December 1995. The two don’t have any children together, and are rather focused on acting and on doing charity work together in the US as well as in Africa.
Hobbies and other interests
Wendie has been a philanthropist since the launch of her acting career, and she and Richard have helped build homes in Mexico for those living in poverty. She is a member of the non-profit organization Adopt-A-Family, which is helping homeless people find someone to live with or a bed for a night, and she is also working with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Wendie is a huge lover of animals and has had several pets over the years, while her favorite animals are dogs and horses.
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She likes to travel, and has been all around the US and to several European countries such as France, England, and Spain among others.
She enjoys watching movies in her spare time, with some of her favorite actors and actresses being Jim Carrey, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie while some of her favorite movies are “Liar, Liar”, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”.
Appearance and net worth
Wendie is 69 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $16 million.