Wendie Malick Biography
Wendie Malick is an American-Canadian actress and former fashion model, known for her roles in various television comedies. She starred as Judith Tupper Stone in the HBO sitcom Dream On, and as Nina Van Horn in the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe Award. The actress also played many character roles in films, including Scrooged, The American President, Racing Stripes, and Confessions of a Shopaholic, has made over 50 guest appearances on television shows, primarily on comedies, starred in a number of made for television movies, and works as a voice actress.
As of 2020, she stars as the voice of Eda Clawthorne on the Disney animated series The Owl House.
How old is Wendie Malick? – Age
The American-Canadian actress is 70 years old as of 13th December 2020. She was born in 1959 in Buffalo, New York, United States.
Who are Wendie Malick Parents? – Father and Mother
The actress is the daughter of her lovely mother Gigi Malick, a former model, and Ken Malick her father, who worked in sales. Her surname Malick means “King” in Arabic, her paternal grandfather was an Egyptian from a Coptic Christian family; and her other ancestry is French, German, and English.
Wendie Malick Education
The actress graduated from Williamsville south High school in 1968. She is an alumnus of the William Esper studio for the performing arts in Manhattan, New York City. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, in 1972, she began fashion modeling for the Wilhelmina modeling agency.
Who is Wendie Malick Married to? – Spouse
The actress is a married woman. She is currently married to her second husband, Richard Erickson. She has been married twice: from 1982 to 1989 to actor and Screenwriter Mitch Glazer, and since 1995 to Richard Erickson. The couple live in the city of Santa Monica, California in the Santa Monica Mountains where they have three dogs, two horses, and a cat. She has no kids yet.
Wendie Malick Career
The American-Canadian actress began working as an actress in 1982 in the film A Little Sex. In same year, She auditioned for the role of Diane Chambers in the NBC Sitcom cheers, but lost the part. She later was cast as a regular in ABC medical drama series Trauma Center. The series was cancelled after a single season.
In 1986, the actress guest starred as Cecile’s henchwoman in the 5,559th episode of Another World. In the late 1980s, she began her career in television comedies. She had a recurring role on Kate & Allie as Allie’s ex-husband’s new wife and played a supporting role in the 1988 film Scrooged as Bill Murray‘s sister-in-law.
In 1990, the actress was cast in the HBO comedy series Dream on as Judith Tupper Stone, Brian Benben’s neurotic but endearing ex-wife. During Dream On years, she also acted in other television series, appearing in dramas, such as NYPD Blue as a battered socialite in 1993, and L.A. Law and Tales from the crypt, and sitcoms, including Mad About You, seinfeld, and Cybill.
The actress also appeared in several television films, including Dynasty: The Reunion (1991), Madonna: Innocence Lost (1994), and Apollo II (1996). In 1996, she starred as the lead character in her own comedy series, Good Company on CBS. The show was cancelled after only six episodes. In 1997, she began starring as Nina Van Horn, a shallow, boozing former supermodel on the NBC sitcom Just shoot Me!. She continued in this role until the show ended in 2003. She also guest-starred on The X-Files in 1998. She starred in Disney’s animated film The Emperor’s New Groove as Chicha in 2000 alongside her fellow Just Shoot Me co-star David Spade.
In 2010, she was cast as Victoria Chase, a six-time-divorced, Emmy Award-winning soap opera star, in the TV Land comedy series Hot in Cleveland, alongside Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, and Betty White. The series made ratings success for TV Land, and won generally favorable reviews from critics.
In 2011, the actress was a promising contender for an Emmy Award in the outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series category, though she did not receive a nomination. In 2012, the Hot in Cleveland cast and she were nominated for a screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy series. On November 17, 2014, TV Land announced season six would be the final season for show.
In April 2011, the actress became the celebrity spokesperson for Budget Rent a car in a series of online and television ads. She starred in the 2013 Hallmark original movie After All These Years based on the book by best-selling author Susan Isaccs.
After Hot in Cleveland, she landed the role in the CBS action comedy-drama series Rush Hour, based on the film franchise of the same name. The series was cancelled after one season. She later joined the cast of Fox drama series Pitch in a recurring role as Maxine Armstrong. In 2016 she appeared as Sebastian Lund’s mother, Sylvia in the fourth episode of NCIS: New Orleans.
From 2014 to the present, the actress has had a recurring voice role playing the titular character’s mother on the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman. Beginning in 2018, also on Netflix, she has had a recurring role as rancher Lisa Neumann on The Ranch.
Wendie Malick Net worth
The American-Canadian actress has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2021.