Wendi McLendon – Actress, Producer and Writer




Wendi McLendon also known as Wendi McLendon-Covey is an American Actress, Producer and Writer. She is popular for her roles in The Goldbergs (year 2013-2023, as Beverly Goldberg), Reno 911 (year 2003-2022, as Deputy Clementine Johnson, Water Heater Lady, Newlywed Bride), Blended (year 2014, as Jen), and Bridesmaids (year 2011, as Rita).


Some of the latest projects of Wendi McLendon are St. Denis Medical (as Joyce), Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story (year 2023, as Vicky White) and Sick Girl (year 2023, as Carol Pepper).


Early life


Wendi McLendon was born on 10th of October 1969 and her place of birth is Bellflower, California, US. The current age of Wendi is 53 years and her zodiac sign is Libra. The names of her parents are David Robert McLendon and Carolyn McLendon. The name of her sister is Shelley McLendon.


Wendi McLendon is also known by the name Wendi McClendon-Covey. The complete birth name of this actress is Wendy Anne McLendon. She has attended DeMille Junior High School and Millikan High School.


Wendi is a Scottish descendant. She studied at California State University, Long Beach and she has also been a student of Golden West College and Long Beach City College. Wendi has a BA degree in liberal studies and creative writing.


Wendi McLendon married Greg Covey in the year 1996. The couple doesn’t have any children.


Careers and success


Wendi McLendon started her acting career in the year 2001 from a short film named “Henry and Marvin” (played the role of Judy). Her debut movie is Bewitched (year 2005, as E! Anchor). Then she appeared in TV series and movies like Cook Off (year 2007), Lovespring International (year 2006), Closing Escrow (year 2007), and Goldfish (year 2007).


Till date, Wendi has been a part of more than 100 movies, TV shows and short films.


Apart from being an actress, Wendi McLendon is a producer and a writer. She is the writer as well as the co-producer of Cook Off (year 2007) and G.I.L.F. (year 2008). She is the executive producer of Reno 911 (years 2020, 2021, 2022), The Goldbergs (year 2019-2023) and Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story (year 2023).






In the year 2022, Wendi McLendon got nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Television Movie) for Reno 911: The Hunt for QAnon. She has won awards like MTV Movie Award for her performance in Bridesmaids (year 2012), Best Comedy Performance in a film award for Closing Escrow (year 2007), Merit Honorary Award for The Goldbergs (year 2020), and LA Femme Filmmaker Award (year 2012)


Her roles have been highly appreciated in The Goldbergs (as Beverly Goldberg), Reno 911 (as Deputy Clementine Johnson), Rules of Engagement (as Liz the crazy cat lady), Lovespring International (as Lydia Mayhew), and Bridesmaids (as Rita).


Wendi McLendon is very well known for her comedy timing and she won the Commie Award in LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival (year 2011).


Wendi has also been a part of TV commercials.


In the past, Wendi has done various kinds of jobs. She used to work at a hotel in Anaheim and was also the editor of Academic Journal of Social Work for California State University.


Interesting facts


Wendi McLendon’s height is 5 “81/2” and she is active on Instagram where she has around 258K followers.


Wendi McLendon was a part of the Sunday Company at Groundling Theater (from 2001 to 2002) and she has also been a member of the main company (years 2002- 2009).


From years 2009 to 2011, she performed at small bases in Iraq and Kuwait (during New Year’s time).


Wendi McLendon is known as the Queen of Improv because of her tremendous caliber in unscripted shows like Lovespring International (year 2006) and Reno 911 (year 2003).


Steely Dan is the favorite band of this actress. She used to be the spokesperson for a charitable organization named COPS 4 Causes.


Wendi has blonde hair and green eyes. Her quick wit is amazing and she has a natural flair for comedy.


During the lockdown, in April 2020, Wendi McLendon and her friend Dfernando Zaremba started their podcast by the name GENERATION RIPE. This podcast features guest interviews and people get to know about the lives of people associated with the entertainment world.


Wendi McLendon has a pet cat.


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