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 a 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.
Wendy Anne McLendon
Birthday / Date of Birth
Wendi McLendon-Covey was born on October 10, 1969 in Bellflower, California, USA.
She is currently 49 years old.
Signal Hill, California, United States
She has Scottish and English ancestry.
Wendi 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.
- Father – David Robert McLendon (Former delivery driver for Coca-Cola)
- Mother – Carolyn (née Lewis) (Accountant)
- Siblings – One Younger Sister (Therapist)
Wendi McLendon-Covey married Greg Covey in 1996. They live in Signal Hill, California.
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 172 cm
- In meters – 1.7 m
- In Kilograms – 58 kg
- In Pounds – 128 lbs
- Measurements – 37-27-38
- Bust – 37 inches
- Waist – 27 inches
- Hip – 38 inches
- Bra Size – 34C
She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 8 (US).
Wendi McLendon-Covey made her acting debut in 205, playing a 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 in television, Wendi has starred in a number of hit series likeReno 911!, Rules of Engagement, Rules of Engagement and American Dad!
Wendi McLendon-Covey Favorites
- Favourite Band – Steely Dan
Wendi McLendon-Covey Net Worth
Wendi McLendon-Covey has a net worth of $5 million.
Social Media Profiles
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 thegroup in 2002 and worked with them until 2009.
She 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 a 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.