Wendi McLendon-Covey

Her quick wit and natural flair for comedy made Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Queen of Improv. " McLendon-Covey earned her comedic stripes as a member of the famed improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Groundlings, where she ... Read more »
Born: 10/09/1969 in Bellflower, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

The Goldbergs 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob's Burgers 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hello, My Name Is Doris 2015 (Movie)

Cynthia (Actor)

Repeat After Me 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

10 Rules for Sleeping Around 2014 (Movie)

Emma Cooney (Actor)

A Merry Friggin' Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Shauna Weinke (Actor)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

Jen (Actor)

Claire's Cambodia 2014 (Movie)

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Date and Switch 2014 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Jesus People 2014 (Movie)

Jenna Bosch (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

Tish (Actor)

Tug 2014 (Movie)

Taylor (Actor)

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club 2014 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

White Trash Christmas Carol 2014 (Movie)

Marjorie (Actor)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Family 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rules of Engagement 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fashion Police 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fish Hooks 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

Kara (Actor)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Cougar Town 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Holiday Road 2011 (Movie)

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I Hate My Teenage Daughter 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Flow with Affion Crockett 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spooner 2011 (Movie)

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Douchebag 2010 (Movie)

Mary Barger No. 1 (Actor)

Beverly Hills Groomer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reno 911! 2002 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boutonniere 2008 (Movie)

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Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Greek 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kath & Kim 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Over Her Dead Body 2008 (Movie)

Lona (Actor)

The Office 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Closing Escrow 2007 (Movie)

Hillary (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Reno 911! Miami 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Reno 911: Miami 2007 (Movie)

Deputy Clementine Johnson (Actor)

Lovespring International 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

E! Anchor (Actor)

Retrosexual: The '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Public Relations (Movie)

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Biography

Her quick wit and natural flair for comedy made Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Queen of Improv. " McLendon-Covey earned her comedic stripes as a member of the famed improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Groundlings, where she developed outrageous characters that had audiences rolling in their seats. The actress landed her breakout role on the hit Comedy Central series "Reno 911!" (2003-09). The show satirized local law enforcement officers and the criminals they dealt with on a daily basis. McLendon-Covey played a sexually charged police officer that was inspired by a character she created during her time with The Groundlings. "Reno 911!" launched the actress' acting résumé that included guest appearances on television shows and in featured film roles. In 2011, McLendon-Covey played a frustrated wife and mother who wants to break free from her mundane life in the comedy feature "Bridesmaids," a scene-stealing role that helped establish her career as one of Hollywood's funniest women.

Milestones

2012

Joined ensemble cast of romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting"

2011

Cast as wild bridesmaid Rita in comedy hit "Bridesmaids"

2010

Landed recurring role on "Rules of Engagement" (CBS)

2007

Reprised Deputy Johnson role in big screen adaptation "Reno 911!: Miami"

2006

Made feature writing and producing debut with "Cook-Off!"

2005

Made feature film debut as a news anchor in Nora Ephron's remake of "Bewitched"

2003

Cast as Deputy Clementine Johnson on Comedy Central cop spoof "Reno! 911"

2002

Launched acting career with The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, CA

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