Wendi McLendon-Covey

10 Oct 1969

Actor, Writer

Wendi Anne McLendon-Covey is an American actress, writer, producer and comedian.

McLendon-Covey began her career in the improvisational Comedy Central series Reno 911!; she starred as Deputy Clementine Johnson from 2003–2008. 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 her 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), and Think Like a Man Too (2014). In 2013 she began starring as Beverly Goldberg, a family matriarch, in the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, for which she was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.

McLendon-Covey was born in Bellflower, California, the daughter of David Robert McLendon and Carolyn McLendon (née Lewis). She has Scottish and English ancestry. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies and Creative Writing. She received her Screen Actors Guild card while promoting NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!.

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Filmography (19 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Papi Chulo
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ash)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Family
Role: Actor (as Kathey Quinn)
(movie, 2017)
···Cook-Off!
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carol Tschudy)
(movie, 2015)
···Hello, My Name Is Doris
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cynthia)
(movie, 2014)
···A Merry Friggin' Christmas
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Shauna Welnke)
(movie, 2014)
···Think Like a Man Too
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tish)
(movie, 2014)
···Blended
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jen)
(movie, 2014)
···The Single Moms Club
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jan)
(movie, 2014)
···Date and Switch
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Linda)
(movie, 2013)
···Jesus People
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jenna Bosch)
(movie, 2013)
···All American Christmas Carol
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Marjorie)
(movie, 2013)
···10 Rules for Sleeping Around
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Emma Cooney)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kara)
(movie, 2011)
···Bridesmaids
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rita)
(movie, 2010)
···Dick Tracy Special
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lillian)
(movie, 2008)
···Over Her Dead Body
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lona)
(movie, 2007)
···Reno 911!: Miami
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Deputy Clementine Johnson)
(movie, 2007)
···Cook-Off!
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pauline Solfest)