Born: 1969-10-10 in Bellflower, California, USA (49 years old)
Wendi Anne McLendon-Covey is an American actress, writer, producer and comedian.
McLendon-Covey began her career in the improvisational Comedy Central series Reno 911!; she starred as Deputy Clementine Johnson from 2003â2008. She also had the lead role in the Lifetime short-lived comedy Lovespring International (2006). From 2010 to 2013 she had a recurring role on CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.
After her a breakout performance in the 2011 comedy film Bridesmaids, McLendon-Covey has appeared in a number of films, including What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), The Single Moms Club (2014), Blended (2014), and Think Like a Man Too (2014). In 2013 she began starring as Beverly Goldberg, a family matriarch, in the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, for which she was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.
McLendon-Covey was born in Bellflower, California, the daughter of David Robert McLendon and Carolyn McLendon (nÃ©e Lewis). She has Scottish and English ancestry. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies and Creative Writing.Â She received her Screen Actors Guild card while promoting NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!.