Wendi McLendon-Covey Biography, Age, Reno 911, Bridesmaids and Surgery

Wendi Mclendon-Covey born (Wendi Anne McLendon-Covey) is an American actress and comedian, well known for her work in comedic and improvisational roles and the character Beverly Goldberg, a family matriarch, on the ABC comedy.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Biography

Wendi Mclendon-Covey born (Wendi Anne McLendon-Covey) is an American actress and comedian, well known for her work in comedic and improvisational roles and the character Beverly Goldberg, a family matriarch, on the ABC comedy.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Age

Wendy was born on 10th of October 1969 Bellflower, California, She is age 49 years old as of 2018.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Family

She was born the daughter of Carolyn (mother), an accountant, and David Robert McLendon (father), a former delivery driver for Coca-Cola. She has a younger sister who is a therapist in Portland, Oregon. Her parents are of Scottish and English ancestry McLendon-Covey was raised in Long Beach.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Husband

Wendy got married to Greg Covey since 1996. The pair lives in Signal Hill, California, by McLendon-Covey’s account, “only a couple of miles” from where she was raised.

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There is no information about him having children, she has also not confirmed to be having children.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Education

She graduated from high school in 1987, she then started working a series of different retail jobs while attending Long Beach City College and Golden West College. she later got enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, where she graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and Creative Writing in 2000.

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After him having graduated from college, while McLendon-Covey was working at a hotel in Anaheim, she joined a weekend class for non-actors at The Groundlings, an improvisational group in Los Angeles. She as well officially joined The Groundlings in 2002 and meanwhile worked as an editor for California State University’s academic journal of social work, a job she kept until 2012.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey  Career

She begun her career native of Long Beach, California, McLendon-Covey worked numerous jobs after having graduated from her high school before earning a degree from California State University in 2000. After graduating, she became a member of The Groundlings, an improvisational comedy group in Los Angeles, and remained a member until 2009. She started her acting career while still a member of the Groundlings.

She as well stared in the improvisational Comedy Central series Reno 911!, as Deputy Clementine Johnson from 2003–08. She also played the lead role in the Lifetime short-lived comedy Lovespring International of 2006, She as well had had well as minor roles in Bewitched (2005) and Over Her Dead Body (2008). From 2010 to 2013, she also had a recurring role on CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.

In 2011 she was featured in the comedy film Bridesmaids, McLendon-Covey has also been featured in a number of films, including What to Expect When You’re Expecting of 2012, The Single Moms Club of 2014, Blended of 2014, Think Like a Man Too of 2014, Hello, My Name Is Doris of 2015, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween of 2018, and What Men Want of 2019. In 2019, after years in comedy roles, she as well played a leading role in the independent drama film Imaginary Order.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Net worth

Wendi has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Reno 911

She played the role of Deputy Clementine Johnson in Reno 911. Before she Johnson was magician’s assistant, an exotic dancer, a Wiccan, and a Steely Dan groupie. In one of the episode, she had mentioned that she was a high school drop-out. She has a troubled relationship with her mother because they sometimes fought over men. In one episode her mother is shown to be working as a prostitute. Johnson is an admitted drunk driver and a pothead. She is typically lenient with drunks and drug users.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Bridesmaids

She is featured as Rita in Bridesmaids where Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride’s go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Height

She stands at a height of Height in Meters: 1.72m, (5 Feet 8 Inches) and has a body Weight in Kilograms: 58kg.

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Wendi Mclendon-Covey Rules Of Engagement

She is featured as (Liz) in Rules Of Engagement Elizabeth. “Liz” Kornblatt is the unlikeable, annoying, unattractive neighbor of Audrey and Jeff as well as friend of Audrey but she is disliked by the rest of the group.

In Season 6 she married Russell, but they later separated although every time he tried to break up with her, he ended up sleeping with her. She shares some similarities with Russell such as when she admits to Russel that she is a sex addict and cheated during their brief marriage. She is portrayed by Wendi McLendon-Covey.

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Wendi Mclendon-Covey Plastic Surgery

Wendi has remained in her youthful in her appearance, despite the fact that she’s nearing her 50s. This is because of this, there have been reports of her having undergone plastic surgery that changed her face’s appearance. She appeared in red carpet events, she was first noticed to be looking much improved at the 2012 Golden Globes. Fans observed that her breasts got bigger, fueling reports of a breast augmentation. Her skin as well was also glowing, which could indicate Botox and dermal fillers.

Wendi Mclendon-Covey Before And After

There have also been claims that the comedian has had a nose job as well. This was first suspected when observers noticed her nose in the present looks narrower than before. However, these are just all speculations basing on the prominent changes on her appearance. The actress herself hasn’t said anything about the rumors.

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Wendi Mclendon-Covey Interview

Art Hive: You’re a very talented comedic actress, well known for your hit television show on ABC, The Goldbergs,as well as productions such as Bridesmaids and Reno 911!. We’re very interested in knowing how you got started in comedy in the first place. Where did it all begin for you?

“As far as typecasting goes, luckily, I was never considered the ingénue or the hot girl. I’ve always been considered a character actress, which I love!”

AH: Often times in Hollywood typecasting occurs, forcing actors to stay in one box or a category. How hard is it to step outside of your comfort zone when playing a role that is not a comedy, and do you enjoy doing that? 

WMC: Oh, I love that! I’ve done more drama than people think I have, those things just haven’t become as popular—those projects of mine. As far as typecasting goes, luckily, I was never considered the ingénue or the hot girl. I’ve always been considered a character actress, which I love! I can go from one thing to the next, and I don’t have to worry about being typecast and I reserve the right to say no to whatever I want. I won’t let myself get typecast. There is a certain amount of control that you have as an actor, you don’t have to take everything that comes your way. I’ve said no to a lot of stuff. Hollywood’s tough enough, you don’t have to make it worse. You don’t have to treat it like anything different than the rest of your life. You wouldn’t put up with certain behavior at the doctor’s office—why put up with it here? These people are not gods…you know what I mean? That might sound bizarre, but there’s a certain amount that you can control, play an active part.

AH: We know you have been keeping pretty busy and have a couple of projects coming up, including the films FeltSpeech and Debate and Status Update. Can you tell us anything about your upcoming projects? 

WMC: Yes, Mark Felt is about Mark Felt who was the head of the FBI and who played a big part in exposing the Watergate scandal. It’s a period piece, it’s a drama. Liam Neilson’s in it, Diane Lane, Tony Goldwyn—a lot of amazing actors! It was such a privilege to work on that. Speech and Debate were written by Stephen Karam, that’s got a lot of heavy hitters in it, but it’s really funny. It’s about kids in a high school that feel that they’re being censored a lot so they end up taking speech and debate so that they can get their points across to the community. Status Update, oh, that’s going to be fun! That’s just going to be a good time at the movies! There are musical elements, Ross Lynch is the star, Rob Riggle plays my husband. It’s about a kid that moves to a new school cross-country because his parents are getting divorced and he’s having a terrible time, and through movie magic, he finds an app that can make whatever status update he types, turn into reality. I think the climate is right for just having fun at the movies, just forgetting everything, so this will be a great one for that.

AH: We know you’re involved with a lot of different charities such as the Point Foundation, an LGBT scholarship fund, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkison’s Research. Are there any other charities that are close to your heart that you feel are important for people to acknowledge and support? 

WMC:  Yes, and this all came about because of my family. We all had a discussion a while back around Christmas time, and we said, you know what, why do we buy each other presents? We end up just re-gifting them to each other… so that’s stupid. Why don’t we just donate money? Within the family, we try to keep it to local charities. There’s a woman’s shelter here in Long Beach we donate to; there’s a high school for homeless students; there’s a youth shelter. We try to keep those things within the family local, but I also like to support the Wounded Warriors Project or the Got Your 6 Project for helping veterans who are returning home. The whole Got You 6 phrase means someone is at 12 o’clock and you’re at 6 o’clock, meaning you’ve got their back.

Stars for Stripes, this is an important one to me. It’s a small organization run by a woman named Judy Seale and she takes entertainment all over the world to different bases and I’ve gotten to go with her to Iraq three times. She organizes these trips—she takes people all over the globe—and she takes them to bases that don’t get a lot of entertainment and that’s important to keep morale up. The USO, they take entertainment to the biggest bases because you can see more troops that way. With her [Judy] we went to bases where there were 30 people—it was a blast! She relies on private donations, this is mostly a one-woman operation. She’s just remarkable!

The ASPCA, dear God, yes, please, sponsor them. Anything involving literacy, anything that fights racism…there’s a lot. That’s what everyone’s getting for Christmas this year! All my agents—everybody that I know—they’re all getting donations!

AH: As an actress and comedian who has had a very lengthy career, what advice would you give to someone who wants to “make it” in Hollywood? What would you say to the beginners wondering how to even start?

WMC: One thing that you hear a lot of is, oh this business is so tough and I can’t get a break. I bought into that for a long time too, as I said before, there’s an amount of it that you can control and you have to create your own breaks. With any creative profession, there is no guarantee that you’re going to get paid, you know what I mean? If you’re a painter or a writer the first thing you got to do is create! You have to do that, you have to listen to feedback. If you’re going in the wrong direction you can’t just blame it on the audience, you can’t blame it on the consumers, you have to adjust if that’s what you want to do. No one asks you to be an actor, no one will beg you to stay once you get here and no one will miss you when you leave and that’s just the sad reality, but if you want to do it, you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. You have to understand how to take notes, you have to understand that the other side is not the enemy. They’re not thinking of you in personal terms, they’re not thinking of you in derogatory terms. No one is there to make fun of you, no one is there to marginalize you, so don’t do it to yourself. One thing that really helped me, is I had a part-time job up until four years ago. I could do it anywhere. I edited a social work journal and it was just a nice little side thing that I did, and because I had that, I never felt desperate—oh, I got to make my rent or I have to take whatever comes my way. So, it is smart and very necessary, not to a have job that you’re going to fall back on necessarily, but something that you can do in addition to pursuing the creative stuff that will give you a sense of balance and a sense of pride because you have to be able to do other things, for God’s sake! You can’t just live and breathe acting all the time! You’ll become a boring person and you’ll go crazy and you’ll drive everybody around you crazy. There’s no shame in having a rent-paying job and pursuing this.

“With any creative profession there is no guarantee that you’re going to get paid, you know what I mean? If you’re a painter or a writer the first thing you got to do is create!”

This article was originally published in Art Hive Magazine | Issue 20 | Winter 2016

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