Wendy Makkena

Actor, Dancer
Wendy Makkena was an actress with a strong presence in film throughout her career. Known for making audiences laugh, Makkena began her acting career in comedies like "Eight Men Out" (1988) with John Cusack, the Whoopi ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1963 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Rizzoli & Isles 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1993 - 1995, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Job 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mob Doctor 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nine 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1995, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bling Ring 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

Greer Thornton (Actor)

Without A Trace 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Listen Up 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Beene 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jazz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Finding North 1999 (Movie)

Rhonda Portelli (Actor)

4am - Open All Night 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dellaventura 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Air Bud 1997 (Movie)

Jackie Framm (Actor)

Strange Luck 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Camp Nowhere 1994 (Movie)

Dr Celeste Dunbar (Actor)

A League of Their Own 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 (Movie)

Sister Mary Robert (Actor)

Black Magic 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sister Act 1992 (Movie)

Mary Robert (Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Kate Jackson (Actor)

Black Magic (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Death Benefit (TV Show)

Actor

Lies He Told (TV Show)

Actor

On Seventh Avenue (TV Show)

Actor

Trinity (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Wendy Makkena was an actress with a strong presence in film throughout her career. Known for making audiences laugh, Makkena began her acting career in comedies like "Eight Men Out" (1988) with John Cusack, the Whoopi Goldberg hit "Sister Act" (1992) and "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993). She also appeared in "Camp Nowhere" (1994) starring Jonathan Jackson. She also appeared in the TV movie "Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace" (1991-92). She worked in television in her early acting career, including a part on "Law & Order" (1990-2010). She kept working in film throughout the nineties and the early 2000s, starring in "Air Bud" (1997) with Michael Jeter, the comedy "4am - Open All Night" (1999) with Tate Donovan and "Finding North" (1999). She also worked in television around this time, including a part on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000-2015). She shifted from film to television work through the early 2000s, appearing on "NCIS" (2003-), "Melissa & Joey" (2009-2015) and "The Good Wife" (2009-). She also appeared in "Rizzoli & Isles" (2009-2015). Makkena also appeared in "Alpha House."

Relationships

Bob Krakower Screenplay

Husband
Married to Wendy Makkena.

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Milestones

2004

Cast as the wife of Jason Alexander's character in the CBS comedy "Listen Up"

2003

Had featured role as the mother on the FOX comedy "Oliver Beene"

2001

Cast on the short lived ABC comedy "The Job"

2000

Had featured role in the ABC fall sitcom "The Geena Davis Show"

1999

Had a recurring role as Susie Nixon on "Judging Amy"

1998

Replaced Edie Falco in the role of Terry when "Side Man" moved to Broadway; withdrew from production because of pregnancy and replaced by Falco

1998

Starred in the independent feature "Finding North"

1996

Co-starred with Dianne Wiest in the Off-Broadway production "The Shawl"

1993

TV series debut as regular, played Mae Mordabito in the CBS sitcom "A League of Their Own"

1992

Breakthrough screen role as a nun in "Sister Act"

1989

Acted in the Broadway farce "Lend Me a Tenor"

1988

Film debut in John Sayles' "Eight Men Out"

1987

Broadway debut in "Pygmalion"

1982

Off-Broadway acting debut in "Divine Fire"

Danced with the New York City Ballet

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