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Wendi McLendon-Covey

Biography

Comedian who have became known on her behalf role while Deputy Clementine Johnson on Reno 911! She also performed Jen within the 2014 humor Blended and she was solid as Beverly Goldberg within the ABC humor series The Goldbergs. She performed with L.A.’s The Groundlings humor group in 2002. She obtained international film popularity with her assisting role within the strike 2011 humor Bridesmaids. She wedded Greg Covey in 1996. She got a supporting part opposing Cameron Diaz within the 2012 passionate humor What to Anticipate When You’re Anticipating.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth October 10, 1969
Place Of Birth Bellflower, CA
Height 1.72 m
Profession TV Actress
Education California State University, Long Beach
Nationality American
Spouse Greg Covey
Parents Carolyn McLendon, David Robert McLendon
Siblings Shelley McLendon
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment
Nominations Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Movies Bridesmaids, Blended, Army of One, The Single Moms Club, Think Like a Man Too, Hello, My Name Is Doris, What to Expect When You're Expecting, 10 Rules for Sleeping Around, Reno 911!: Miami, A Merry Friggin' Christmas, The Search for Santa Paws, Over Her Dead Body, The Breakup Girl, Date and Switch, Closing Escrow, Magic Mike, Jesus People: The Movie, Douchebag, All American Christmas Carol, Speech & Debate, Starlight and Superfish, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Tug, Fully Loaded, Big Daddy, Spooner, Goldfish, Just for Kicks, Kung Fu Magoo, Holiday Road, Christmas is Ruined, Creepshow Raw: Insomnia, Public Relations
TV Shows Repeat After Me, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., Rules of Engagement, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Reno 911!, The Goldbergs, Lovespring International
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Winner of the Commie Award from the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival in 2011.
2Presented with the Comedic Actress award by the La Femme Film Festival in 2012.
3In 2009, 2010, 2011 she rang in the New Year in Iraq and Kuwait, performing at small bases that rarely get any entertainment.
4Her favourite band is Steely Dan. Her character on Reno 911! (2003) had a tattoo on her back which once said "Steed" (a one-time boyfriend), later changed to "Steely Dan" after the relationship ended.
5Was a spokesperson for the charity COPS 4 Causes.
6Her character, "Deputy Clementine Johnson" from Reno 911! (2003), was a character Wendi developed at the Groundling Theater, although she wasn't originally a cop. The character of Clementine's common-law husband, Steed (they had a wedding in season 1 but were never officially married because they never got a license), was also developed at the Groundlings.
7Has been called the "Queen of Improv" by TV Guide, for her work on two unscripted shows: Reno 911! (2003) and Lovespring International (2006).
8Was a member of the L.A. based Improv/Comedy Troupe "The Groundlings" from 2002-2009.
9She graduated from California State University Long Beach with a B.A. in Liberal Studies/Creative Writing.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speech & Debate2017completedJoan
Felt2017post-productionCarol Tschudy
Status Update2017post-productionAnn Moore
The Goldbergs2013-2017TV SeriesBeverly Goldberg
American Dad!2015-2016TV SeriesAutograph Seeker / Scottie's Mom / Monkey Trainer
Army of One2016Marci Mitchell
Pickle and Peanut2016TV SeriesGloria / Additional Voices
Bob's Burgers2012-2016TV SeriesMudflap
Mike Tyson Mysteries2015TV SeriesElsa Schmidt
Long Live the Royals2015TV Mini-Series shortQueen Eleanor
The Breakup Girl2015Sharon Baker
Hello, My Name Is Doris2015Cynthia
A Merry Friggin' Christmas2014Shauna Welnke
Think Like a Man Too2014Tish
Blended2014Jen
TripTank2014TV SeriesIdlewild Savannah Statue of Liberty (voice)
The Single Moms Club2014Jan
Date and Switch2014Linda
Cuban Fury2014Carly (uncredited)
I Hate My Teenage Daughter2011-2013TV SeriesDeanna
All American Christmas Carol2013Marge
10 Rules for Sleeping Around2013Emma Cooney
Modern Family2012-2013TV SeriesPam
Rules of Engagement2010-2013TV SeriesLiz
Waffle Hut2012TV MovieReba
Wedding Band2012TV SeriesBarb Henderson
Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas2012TV SpecialTeacher
The Looney Tunes Show2012TV SeriesPatricia Bunny
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012Kara
The Soup2012TV SeriesJouster's Wife
Christmas Is Ruined2012ShortAgent Rosman
Holiday Road2012Rosman (segment "December")
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesNurse Sandy
Kings of Van Nuys2012TV MovieRuby Ross
Svetlana2011TV SeriesPhoebe
Bridesmaids2011/IRita
Cougar Town2011TV SeriesVice Principal
Sometimes Pretty Girls2011ShortTootsie
Fully Loaded2011Girlfriend
Dick Tracy Special2010TV MovieStudio Personnel
Prenatal Pole Dancing DVD2010ShortLonnie
The Search for Santa Paws2010VideoMs. Stout
Starlight & Superfish2010Dawn
Public Relations2010/ICandice
Tug2010/ITaylor
Douchebag2010Mary Barger #1
Rise and Fall of Tuck Johnson2009TV SeriesCandy Liquer
Creepshow Raw: Insomnia2009Video shortAnges
Wizards of Waverly Place2009TV SeriesDr. Ice
10 Things I Hate About You2009TV SeriesVivian
Jesus People: The Movie2009Jenna Bosch
Spooner2009Linda
Boutonniere2009ShortMrs. Pruitt
Kath & Kim2008TV SeriesLucy
The Office2008TV SeriesConcierge Marie
Reno 911!2003-2008TV SeriesDeputy Clementine Johnson Water Heater Lady Newlywed Bride
Greek2008TV SeriesConnie
Over Her Dead Body2008Lona
G.I.L.F.2008TV SeriesJoyce
Goldfish2007/IShortMrs. Jenkins
Closing Escrow2007Hillary
Reno 911!: Miami2007Deputy Clementine Johnson
Cook-Off!2007Pauline Solfest
Lovespring International2006TV SeriesLydia Mayhew
Bewitched2005E! Anchor
Henry and Marvin2001ShortJudy (Team Rainbow)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Janeane from Des Moines2012associate producer
G.I.L.F.2008TV Series co-producer
Cook-Off!2007co-executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
G.I.L.F.2008TV Series 2008
Cook-Off!2007written by

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The GoldbergsTV Series 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Goldbergs: An '80s Rewind2016TV Movie thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
In Bed with Tammin2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Goldbergs
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2016TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Now2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Drinking with the Stars2016TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
The Soup2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2013-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Goldbergs / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
Jeopardy!2015TV SeriesHerself - Clue Giver / Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Access Hollywood Live2015TV SeriesHerself
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Costumes for a Period / Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie / Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or a Special
Good Morning America2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Repeat After Me2015TV SeriesHerself - Host
No, You Shut Up!2015TV SeriesHerself
Fashion Police2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sesame Street2014TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Made in Hollywood2011-2014TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Sit Down with the Stars2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
My Uncle Hector2013DocumentaryHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Rove LA2012TV SeriesHerself
What to Expect When You're Expecting: What to Expect and the Pregnancy Bible2012Video shortHerself
2012 New Now Next Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film / Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Film
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHerself
In the Flow with Affion Crockett2011TV SeriesHerself
The Morning After2011TV Series shortHerself - Guest Host
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHerself
2011 New Now Next Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
ACME Saturday Night2009TV SeriesHerself
E! Wildest TV Show Moments2009TV SeriesHerself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
World's Dumbest2008TV SeriesHerself
The Jace Hall Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Celebracadabra2008TV SeriesHerself - Pilot Judge
TV Guide Countdown to the Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
E! Wildest Cop Show Moments 22007TV MovieHerself
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2007TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
E! Wildest Cop Show Moments2007TV MovieHerself
Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America 32007TV Special documentaryHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
Extreme Hollywood2007TV SeriesHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The Greg Behrendt Show2006TV SeriesHerself
2006 LA Area Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Sexiest...2006TV SeriesHerself
Watch This!2006TV SeriesHerself
Gilligan's Island: A Pop Culture Phenomenon2005Video documentary shortHerself
Pajama-Rama Superfriends Retrospective2005Video shortHerself
Top 40 Videos of 20042004TV Movie documentaryHerself
VH1 Big in 042004TV Movie documentaryHerself
World Cup Comedy2004TV SeriesHerself - Team Player
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Relatively Famous2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
56th Annual Writers Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Commies2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Hard Copy1996TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalComedic Actress Award
2012MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Gut-Wrenching PerformanceBridesmaids (2011)· Melissa McCarthy
· Kristen Wiig
· Ellie Kemper
· Maya Rudolph
· Rose Byrne
2007Film Discovery Jury AwardUS Comedy Arts FestivalBest Comedy Performance in FilmClosing Escrow (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Goldbergs (2013)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Goldbergs (2013)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleBridesmaids (2011)· Melissa McCarthy
· Rose Byrne
· Chris O'Dowd
· Kristen Wiig
· Jill Clayburgh
· Maya Rudolph
· Ellie Kemper
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastBridesmaids (2011)· Rose Byrne
· Jill Clayburgh
· Jon Hamm
· Ellie Kemper
· Matt Lucas
· Melissa McCarthy
· Chris O'Dowd
· Maya Rudolph
· Kristen Wiig
· Rebel Wilson
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBridesmaids (2011)· Rose Byrne
· Jill Clayburgh
· Ellie Kemper
· Matt Lucas
· Melissa McCarthy
· Chris O'Dowd
· Maya Rudolph
· Kristen Wiig
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingBridesmaids (2011)· Maya Rudolph
· Ellie Kemper
· Rose Byrne
· Melissa McCarthy
· Jill Clayburgh
· Chris O'Dowd
· Kristen Wiig


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#Quote
1On young actresses and the pressure to be thin: "Well, first you have to ask yourself if you want to be the kind of actress who's interesting, or the kind of actress who's meant to play the pretty-but-uninteresting wife of a chubby guy on a network sitcom. If you want to play the good roles, spend more time in in college and in acting class than you do in the gym, and you'll have the career you want. Talent always wins out in the long run."
2As a performer, you can't just sit around waiting for the phone to ring. You have to write and develop projects for yourself, because casting people aren't always going to see you the way you want to be seen. Write a one-person show, shoot a short film, do plays, whatever - activity breeds activity. No one's interested in a stay-at-home actress.


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