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Wendy Makkena

Biography

Americana actress who also has already established numerous functions in television like the part of Karen McNeil in the series THE WORK from 2001 to 2002 as well as the part of Dana Kleinman in the series PAY ATTENTION! from 2004 to 2005. Her 1st TV part was that of Katie Timmons in the 1986 tv series Santa Barbara. She also performed the part of Sister Mary Robert in the movies Sister Take action and Sister Take action 2: Back the Habit. She wedded in 1997 and includes a child. She made an appearance in the Broadway creation of Sideman in 1998 alongside Scott Wolf.

Quick Facts


Full Name Wendy Makkena
Date Of Birth October 4, 1963
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Bob Krakower
Parents Diana K. Rosenberg
Movies Sister Act, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Air Bud, Camp Nowhere, State of Play, Finding North, Eight Men Out, Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace, Lies He Told, Death Benefit, The Bling Ring, Noise, On Seventh Avenue
TV Shows The Mob Doctor, Listen Up!, Oliver Beene, The Job, A League of Their Own
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 When she did Sister Act (1992), her singing voice was actually dubbed by professional singer Andrea Robinson.
2 She's a classically-trained musician and played harp from the age of 8.
3 Studied both the harp and ballet until age 15, when she had to choose between them. She chose to continue ballet.
4 Played harp at Carnegie Hall at the age of 10.
5 Was injured at 18 and had to give up ballet.
6 Her mother is a well-known New York astrologer.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fair Market Value 2016 post-production Jessica
Rizzoli & Isles 2015 TV Series IAD Det. Hitchcock
Alpha House 2014 TV Series Molly P. Andresun / Molly P. Andreson
NCIS 2011-2014 TV Series Dr. Rachel Cranston
The Mob Doctor 2012-2013 TV Series Daniella Devlin
The Good Wife 2011 TV Series Cynthia Venegas
The Bling Ring 2011 TV Movie Celia Fishman
Melissa & Joey 2011 TV Series Suzanne Reback
Miami Medical 2010 TV Series Didi
Numb3rs 2009-2010 TV Series Kath Berry
The Deep End 2010 TV Series Judge Joan Anderson
Without a Trace 2009 TV Series Jubilee
Desperate Housewives 2009 TV Series Fran Schulman
State of Play 2009 Greer Thornton
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 TV Series Ellen Van Kuren
Chuck 2007 TV Series National Intelligence Director
The Nine 2007 TV Series Suzanne
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 TV Series Doris Babinkian
House M.D. 2007 TV Series Dr. Julie Whitner
Ghost Whisperer 2006 TV Series Jean Godfrey
Listen Up 2004-2005 TV Series Dana Kleinman / Ma Kleinman
Oliver Beene 2003-2004 TV Series Charlotte Caraline Beene
Noise 2004 Del
Philly 2002 TV Series Amanda Royce
The Job 2001-2002 TV Series Karen McNeil
Law & Order 1991-2002 TV Series Janet Weston / Officer Nicki Sandoval
Judging Amy 1999-2000 TV Series Susie Nixon
4 a.m.: Open All Night 1999 Short Woman
Trinity 1998 TV Series
Finding North 1998 Rhonda Portelli
The People 1997 Jean Leary
Dellaventura 1997 TV Series
C-16: FBI 1997 TV Series Melanie Harmon
Air Bud 1997 Jackie Framm
Lies He Told 1997 TV Movie Patty
On Seventh Avenue 1996 TV Movie Nadine Jacobs
Death Benefit 1996 TV Movie Wynn Burkholder
The Whiskey Heir 1995 Short Maggie
Strange Luck 1995 TV Series Louise Brooks
Napoleon 1995 Napoleon's Mom / Earless Wallaby (English version, voice)
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story 1995 TV Movie Mary Newcombe
Touched by an Angel 1994 TV Series Robin Dunwoody
Camp Nowhere 1994 Dr. Celeste Dunbar
NYPD Blue 1994 TV Series Det. Sharon LaSalle
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 Sister Mary Robert
A League of Their Own 1993 TV Series Mae Mordabito
Class of '96 1993 TV Series Margaret Parsons
Sister Act 1992 Mary Robert
Black Magic 1992 TV Movie Sally Rowe
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace 1991 TV Movie Brenda
Monsters 1991 TV Series Maggie Price
Dream Street 1989 TV Series Harry's Ex-Wife
Eight Men Out 1988 Kate Jackson
Santa Barbara 1986 TV Series Katie Timmons

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Due 2014 Short second assistant director

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Specialty Player NYPD Blue (1993)


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