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Wendie Malick
Wendie Malick 2012.jpg
Malick in 2012
Born (1950-12-13) December 13, 1950 (age 70)
Alma materOhio Wesleyan University (B.A., 1972)
OccupationActress, voice actress, fashion model
Years active1978–present
(m. 1982; div. 1989)

Richard Erickson
(m. 1995)

Wendie Malick (born December 13, 1950) is an American actress and former fashion model, known for her roles in various television comedies. She starred as Judith Tupper Stone in the HBO sitcom Dream On, and as Nina Van Horn in the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe Award.

She also starred as Victoria Chase in the TV Land comedy series Hot in Cleveland. She is also known for her recurring role as Gayle Buchanan on Baywatch as well as Ronee Lawrence on the final season of Frasier. Malick also played many character roles in films, including Scrooged, The American President, Racing Stripes, and Confessions of a Shopaholic, has made over 50 guest appearances on television shows, primarily on comedies, starred in a number of made for television movies, and works as a voice actress. As of 2020, she stars as the voice of Eda Clawthorne on the Disney animated series The Owl House.

Early life

Malick was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Gigi, a former model, and Ken Malick, who worked in sales.[1] Her surname Malick means "King" in Arabic, her paternal grandfather was an Egyptian from a Coptic Christian family;[2] and her other ancestry is French, German, and English.[3] She graduated from Williamsville South High School in 1968. Malick is an alumna of the William Esper Studio for the performing arts in Manhattan, New York City.[4]


Early career

Malick at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Malick at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, in 1972, Malick began fashion modeling for the Wilhelmina modeling agency. She left to work for Republican Congressman Jack Kemp.[5] She soon left Washington, D.C., to pursue a career in stage and screen. She began working as an actress in 1982 in the film A Little Sex. In same year, Malick auditioned for the role of Diane Chambers in the NBC sitcom Cheers,[6] but lost the part. She later was cast as a regular in ABC medical drama series Trauma Center. The series was cancelled after a single season. In 1986, Malick guest starred as Cecile's henchwoman in the 5,559th episode of Another World. In the late 1980s, Malick began her career in television comedies. She had a recurring role on Kate & Allie as Allie's ex-husband's new wife and played a supporting role in the 1988 film Scrooged as Bill Murray's sister-in-law.

Dream On and Just Shoot Me!

In 1990, Malick was cast in the HBO comedy series Dream On as Judith Tupper Stone, Brian Benben's neurotic but endearing ex-wife.[5] She remained on this show until it ended in 1996, winning four CableACE Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.[5] During Dream On years, Malick also acted in other television series, appearing in dramas, such as NYPD Blue as a battered socialite in 1993, and L.A. Law and Tales from the Crypt, and sitcoms, including Mad About You, Seinfeld, and Cybill. She also appeared in several television films, including Dynasty: The Reunion (1991), Madonna: Innocence Lost (1994), and Apollo 11 (1996). Malick starred in the 1999 Lifetime Television movie Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story, in which she played the dual roles of identical twin sibling advice columnists Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer) and "Dear Abby" Abigail Van Buren (Pauline Phillips).[7] As lead actress, she starred in the 1997 independent drama film Jerome.

In 1996, Malick starred as the lead character in her own comedy series, Good Company on CBS. The show was cancelled after only six episodes.[8] In 1997, she began starring as Nina Van Horn, a shallow, boozing former supermodel on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!. She continued in this role until the show ended in 2003. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1999 and 2002,[9] and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 1999.[10] She also guest-starred on The X-Files in 1998. She starred in Disney's animated film The Emperor's New Groove as Chicha in 2000 alongside her fellow Just Shoot Me co-star David Spade, who voices Emperor Kuzco. In 2000, Malick was honored by Women in Film as A Woman of Vision, along with Tipper Gore, Gwen Ifill, and Roseanne Barr.

Malick at the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City on May 14, 2011
Malick at the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City on May 14, 2011

In 2003, Malick joined the cast of Cheers spin-off Frasier, portraying Ronee Lawrence, a Seattle lounge singer (and Frasier's (Kelsey Grammer) childhood babysitter) who develops a relationship with Frasier's father, Martin Crane (John Mahoney).[11] Eventually, her character married Martin in the series finale "Goodnight, Seattle".[12] Malick and Mahoney also both appeared in 1995 film The American President. In 2002, she starred opposite Shirley Jones and Cloris Leachman in the comedy film Manna from Heaven.[13] She provided the voice of Principal Folsom for the Disney animated series Fillmore! until its end in 2004. In 2005, she co-starred in the Nickelodeon animated series The X's as Miss X.

Later career and Hot in Cleveland

From 2005 to 2006, Malick starred opposite John Stamos in the ABC comedy series Jake in Progress. Malick was to be part of the cast of the series Modern Men, but due to a Jake in Progress renewal, her role on Modern Men was recast with Jane Seymour. Both Jake in Progress and Modern Men were cancelled in 2006. Also in 2005, Malick starred as Clara Dalrymple in the movie Racing Stripes. In 2005 and 2006, she provided the voice of Burdine Maxwell in the animated series Bratz. In late 2006 and early 2007, she starred in another short-lived comedy series, Big Day on ABC. Starting in 2005, Malick did voice work on radio and television ads for Marshalls department stores. Malick guest-starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order in 2005. In film, she appeared in Waiting..., Adventureland, and Confessions of a Shopaholic as the instructor of the "Shopaholics Anonymous" group, Miss Korch.

Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, and Betty White in August 2012
Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, and Betty White in August 2012

In 2010, Malick was cast as Victoria Chase, a six-time-divorced, Emmy Award-winning soap opera star, in the TV Land comedy series Hot in Cleveland, alongside Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, and Betty White.[14] The series made ratings success for TV Land, and won generally favorable reviews from critics.[15] In 2011, Malick was a promising contender for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category,[16] though she did not receive a nomination. In 2012, the Hot in Cleveland cast and she were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.[5] On November 17, 2014, TV Land announced season six would be the final season for show.[17]

In April 2011, Malick became the celebrity spokesperson for Budget Rent a Car in a series of online and television ads.[18] Malick starred in the 2013 Hallmark original movie After All These Years based on the book by best-selling author Susan Isaccs.[19]

After Hot in Cleveland, Malick landed the role in the CBS action comedy-drama series Rush Hour, based on the film franchise of the same name.[20] The series was cancelled after one season. Malick later joined the cast of Fox drama series Pitch in a recurring role as Maxine Armstrong.[21] In 2016 she appeared as Sebastian Lund's (Rob Kerkovich) mother, Sylvia in the fourth episode of NCIS: New Orleans.[22]

From 2014 to the present, Malick has had a recurring voice role playing the titular character's mother on the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman. Beginning in 2018, also on Netflix, she has had a recurring role as rancher Lisa Neumann on The Ranch. In 2020, she was cast as the voice of Edalyn Clawthorne on The Owl House

Personal life

Malick has been married twice: from 1982 to 1989 to actor and screenwriter Mitch Glazer, and since 1995 to Richard Erickson. The couple live in Topanga, California in the Santa Monica Mountains where they have three dogs, two horses, and a cat. Malick is a pescetarian.[23] She donates to Democratic political candidates, organizations, and causes.[24]



Year Title Role Notes
1978 How To Pick Up Girls Stephie
1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Herself
1982 A Little Sex Philomena
1988 Scrooged Wendie Cross
1990 Funny About Love Nurse Nancy
1991 Bugsy Inez Malick
1995 The American President Susan Sloan
1996 Apollo 11 Pat Collins
1997 Just Add Love Charlotte
1997 Trojan War Beverly Kimble
1997 North Shore Fish Shimma
1998 Divorce: A Contemporary Western Terry
1998 Jerome Jane
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Chicha (voice)
2001 Cahoots Diane
2001 On Edge Mildred Tilman
2002 Manna from Heaven Inez
2003 Strange Frequency 2 Maggie Segment: "Soul Man"
2004 Raising Genius Nancy Nestor
2004 Stuck Virginia Short film
2005 Racing Stripes Clara Dalrymple
2005 Waiting... Nacy Mae Cross
2005 Bratz: Rock Angelz Burdine Maxwell (voice)
2005 Kronk's New Groove Chicha (voice)
2006 Brother Bear 2 Aunt Siqiniq (voice)
2006 Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion - Diamondz Burdine Maxwell (voice)
2008 Eavesdrop Laura
2008 Waiting for Yvette Yvette Short film
2009 Adventureland Mrs. Annette Brennan
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Miss Korch
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Tammy Selleck
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Dr. Donna Rubin
2010 Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer Vice-Principal Annie Metz
2010 Knucklehead Sister Francesca Romeo Dawson Knight
2011 About Fifty Kate
2011 What Happens Next Elise
2012 Jewtopia Marcy Marx
2013 Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow Sheriff Bessie Kern (voice)
2018 Do You Gloria Short film
2018 Marrying Father Christmas Margaret Film
2019 Endings, Beginnings Sue
2020 Grandma Dearest Barbara
2020 Beautiful Dreamer Rita
TBA Mack & Rita Ruthie "Ruth" Allen Post-production
TBA The Re-Education of Molly Singer Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Saturday Night Live Spectator Episode: "Elliott Gould/Kid Creole & the Coconuts"
1982 One of the Boys Joan Episode: "One of the Boys"
1983 Trauma Center Dr. Brigitte Blaine Series regular, 13 episodes
1984 Paper Dolls Taylor Episode: "Pilot"
1984 Mike Hammer Louise Jordan Episode: "Too Young to Die"
1985 Private Sessions Tippi Television film
1985–1989 Kate & Allie Claire 5 episodes
1986 Another World Cecile's henchwoman Ep. 5559 - May 6, 1986
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Jennie Stetson Episode: "Unfinished Business"
1987 Highway to Heaven Donna Burke Episode: "With love, the claus"
1988 Supercarrier Dr. Susan Layden Episode: "Deadly Enemies"
1988 The Highwayman Episode: "The Hitchhiker"
1988 Hunter Paula Banyon Episode: "Boomerang"
1989 Anything But Love Alice Episodes: "Burning the Toad" and "This Is Not a Date"
1989 The Ed Begley Jr. Show Carol Hobart TV pilot
1989 Christine Cromwell Trudy Baron Episode: "Easy Come, Easy Go"
1989–1994 Baywatch Gayle Buchannon Recurring role, 7 episodes
1990–1996 Dream On Judith Tupper Stone Main Cast, 119 episodes
1990–1991 The Fanelli Boys Becky Goldblume 3 episodes
1991 MacGyver Cindy Finnegan Episode: "Obsessed"
1991 Dynasty: The Reunion Carol Marshall Television film
1992 Civil Wars Claudia Bentel Episode: "Dirty Pool"
1992 The Human Factor Dr. Finnola Keefe Episode: "Between the Sheets"
1993 NYPD Blue Susan Wagner Episodes: "Brown Appetit" and "True Confessions"
1993 Family Album Mrs. Gordon Episode: "Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall All You Gotta Do Is Call"
1993 Love & War Dr. Kelly Episode: "I Got Plenty of Nothing"
1994 L.A. Law Laura Schoen Russianoff Episode: "Finish Line"
1994 The Commish Nancy Lambert Episode: "Nancy with the Laughing Face"
1994 Viper Iris Nevelson Episode: "Firehawk"
1994 Mad About You Carol Episode: "The Ride Home"
1994 Empty Nest Denise Episode: "Absence Makes the Nurse Grow Weirder"
1994 Tales from the Crypt Rita Episode: "In the Groove"
1994 Madonna: Innocence Lost Camille Barbone Television film
1995 Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart Sarah Powell Television film
1995 The Return of Hunter Pat Lafferty Television film
1995 Dweebs Alix Episode: "The Bad P.R. Show"
1995 Seinfeld Wendy Episode: "The Kiss Hello"
1995 Cybill Judy Episode: "Cybill with an 'S'"
1996 Champs Barb Episode: "A Match Made at Seven"
1996 Good Company Zoe Hellstrom Series regular, 6 episodes
1996 Goode Behavior Dr. Stephanie Krienberg Episode: "Goode Feelings"
1996 Mr. Rhodes Lenore Green Episode: "Looking for Mrs. Goodbar"
1996 The Single Guy Dr. Cornick Episode: "New Year"
1997 Boston Common Lauren Stone Episode: "To Bare Is Human"
1997 Life's Work Olivia McClure Episode: "Dates"
1997 Perfect Body Janet Bradley Television film
1997–2003 Just Shoot Me! Nina Van Horn Series regular, 148 episodes
1998 The X-Files A.D. Maslin Episode: "The Beginning"
1999 Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story Ann Landers / Abigail Van Buren Television film
1999 Batman Beyond Dr. Price (voice) Episode: "Joyride"
2000 Pepper Ann Denise Goldman (voice) Episode: "Too Cool to Be Mom"
2001 Strange Frequency Maggie Stanton Episode: "Don't Stop Believing"
2002 Ozzy & Drix Sticky Flagella (voice) Episode: "Strep-Finger"
2002 Kim Possible Elsa Cleeg (voice) Episode: "Kimitation Nation"
2003 Oliver Beene Mrs. Darcel Episode: "A Day at the Beach"
2002–2004 Fillmore Principal Folsom (voice) 16 episodes
2003 My Life with Men Emily Zebrowski TV pilot
2003–2004 Frasier Ronee Lawrence Recurring role, 10 episodes
2003–2005 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Beautiful Gorgeous (voice) Episodes: "My Big Fat Spy Wedding", "The League of Villains", "Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion"
2004 The Stones Gail Episode: "She Ain't Heavy, She's My Sister"
2004 Wild Card Melanie St. John Episode: "A Felony for Melanie"
2004 Reba Sadie Episode: "Van's Agent"
2004 Father of the Pride Victoria the Tiger (voice) 5 episodes
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Aunt Patchouli (voice) Episode: "Adventures in Troll-Sitting"
2005–2006 Bratz Burdine Maxwell (voice) Season 1
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Donna Eiger Episode: "King Baby"
2005 Law & Order Defense Attorney Dressler Episode: "Dining Out"
2005 Out of Practice Lois Turner Episode: "The Wedding"
2005–2006 Jake in Progress Naomi Clark Series regular, 21 episodes
2005–2006 The X's Mrs. X (voice) Series regular, 20 episodes
2006 Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Barbara Television film
2006–2007 Big Day Jane Series regular, 12 episodes
2006–2007 The Emperor's New School Chicha (voice) 4 episodes
2008 The Hill Senator Lowell TV pilot
2008 'Til Death Dr. Friedman Episode: "Sob Story"
2008 Will You Merry Me? Suzie Fine Television film
2009 The Ex List Fiona Bloom Episodes: "Daphne's Idealized Wedding" and "The Spark"
2009 Pushing Daisies Coral Ramora Episode: "Kerplunk"
2010 True Jackson, VP Libby Gibbils Episode: "Saving Snackleberry"
2010 The Life & Times of Tim Publishing House Executive (voice) Episode: "London Calling/Novelist"
2010–2015 Hot in Cleveland Victoria Chase Series regular, 128 episodes
2011 All My Children Victoria Chase This was a crossover between Hot In Cleveland and All My Children, in which Malick played Victoria Chase playing Gertie Stein.
2011–2016 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Fenghuang (voice) 4 episodes
2013 Bubble Guppies Officer Meranda (voice)
2013 After All These Years Audrey Television film
2014–2020 BoJack Horseman Beatrice Horseman (voice) 11 episodes
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man Green Goblin/Norma Osborn (voice) Episode: "Spider-Verse Part 1"
2016 Rush Hour Captain Cole Series regular, 13 episodes
2016 Pitch Maxine Armstrong Recurring role
2016 Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Spider Queen Jarrah Recurring role
2016 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Regina Prince Episode: "Assaulting Reality"
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Sylvia Lund Episode: "Escape Plan"
2016–2021 American Housewife Kathryn 11 episodes
2016 Lady Dynamite Herself Episode: "Knife Feelings"
2016 Finding Father Christmas Margaret Whitcomb Television film
2017 Mom Danielle 2 episodes
2017 Grace and Frankie Mimi Episode: "The Alert"
2017 Darrow & Darrow Joanna Darrow Television film
2017 Engaging Father Christmas Margaret Whitcomb Television film
2018 Darrow & Darrow 2 Joanna Darrow Television film
2018 This Is Us Mary Damon 2 Episodes
2018 Marrying Father Christmas Margaret Whitcomb Television film
2018–2020 The Ranch Lisa Neumann 15 episodes
2019 Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery Joanna Darrow Television film
2019 Richard Lovely Alana Lovely TV pilot
2019 Bluff City Law Rachel Episode: "Fire in a Crowded Theater"
2019 Darrow & Darrow 4: Burden of Proof Joanna Darrow Television film
2020 Bob Hearts Abishola Jen Davenport Episode: "There's My Nigerians"
2020–present The Owl House Edalyn "Eda" Clawthorne (voice) Main role
2020 Modern Family Audrey Beckman Episode: "Baby Steps"
2020 Deranged Granny Barbara Anders Television film
2020 Billions Leah Calder Episode: "Contract"
2020 Young Sheldon President Hagemeyer 4 episodes
2021 Close Enough Deborah Trickle Episode: "Meet the Frackers"
2021 Dear White People Geraldine Bernadette 10 episodes

Video Games

Year Title Voice role
2008 SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom Beautiful Gorgeous

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1992 CableACE Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Dream On Won
1993 CableACE Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Dream On Won
1994 CableACE Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Dream On Won
1995 CableACE Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Dream On Nominated
1996 CableACE Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Dream On Won
1999 Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Just Shoot Me! Nominated
1999 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Just Shoot Me! Nominated
2000 Women in Film Lucy Award Lucy Award Won
2001 Satellite Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Just Shoot Me! Nominated
2002 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Just Shoot Me! Nominated
2007 Gracie Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Big Day Won
2011 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Hot in Cleveland Nominated
2013 Gracie Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Hot in Cleveland Won


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