Wendi McLendon-Covey is an American comedian and actress best known for her role as Rita in the 2011 comedy film Bridesmaids, which earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Gut-Wrenching Performance. She initially gained fame as a member of The Groundlings, an improvisational comedy group in Los Angeles. Since her breakout appearance in the sitcom Reno 911!, Wendi has starred in a number of TV series and films, including Rules of Engagement, The Goldbergs, The Single Moms Club, Blended and Think Like a Man Too.
Wendi McLendon-Covey Biography
Wendi McLendon-Covey was born on the 10th of October 1969, in Bellflower, California, United States of America. She is currently 52 years old.
|Birth Name||Wendy Anne McLendon|
|Date of Birth||October 10, 1969|
|Place of Birth||Bellflower, California, U.S.|
|Age||52 years old|
|Residence||Signal Hill, California, U.S.|
Family and Education
Wendi is the daughter of David Robert McLendon, who used to work as a delivery driver for Coca-Cola and accountant Carolyn (née Lewis). Her younger sister is a therapist.
She attended Long Beach City College and Golden West College before graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and Creative Writing in 2000.
Wendi Personal Life
Wendi McLendon-Covey married Greg Covey in 1996. They live in Signal Hill, California.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 8 inches|
Centimeters – 173 cm
Meters – 1.73 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 61 kg|
Pounds – 135 lbs
|Shoe Size||8.5 (US)|
|Dress Size||8 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Her Smile|
Wendi McLendon-Covey made her acting debut in 205, playing the role of E! Anchor in the comedy-fantasy film “Bewitched”.
Her first acting job was as Lydia Mayhew in the comedy TV series Lovespring International, in which she was a series regular in 2006.
Her portrayal of Rita in the successful and critically lauded comedy film Bridesmaids alongside Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, and Ellie Kemper in 2011. She received several nominations for her work in the film and won New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Ensemble Cast and MTV Movie Award for Best Gut-Wrenching Performance.
Talking about her work on television, Wendi has starred in a number of hit series likeReno 911!, Rules of Engagement, Rules of Engagement and American Dad!
- Band – Steely Dan
Wendi McLendon-Covey Net Worth
As of 2023, Wendi McLendon-Covey has a net worth of $5 million.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – wendi_mclendon_covey
- Twitter – wendimclendonco
Wendi McLendon-Covey Facts
McLendon-Covey worked at a hotel in Anaheim before she got enrolled in a weekend class for non-actors at The Groundlings. She later joined the group in 2002 and worked with them until 2009.
Wendi also worked as an editor for California State University’s academic journal of social work, while still a member of The Groundlings.
She was a spokesperson for the charity COPS 4 Causes.
She was the winner of the Commie Award from the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival in 2011.
In January 2013, She joined the cast of the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, as the main character. Her portrayal of the character received critical praise and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.
McLendon-Covey practiced Wiccan magic and smoked marijuana.