Wendie Malick

Biography: Following college, this tall and slim character actress put her prominent features to work as a fashion model for the Wilhelmina modeling agency in the '70s before leaving to work for her native Buffalo congressman Jack Kemp in Washington, D.C. After a brief stay, she turned to acting and appeared in a number of stage productions in New York. Relocating to Hollywood, aided by her husky voice and crack comic timing, Malick found her niche in sitcoms. Her six seasons as Brian Benben's neurotic but endearing ex-wife on Dream On earned her four CableACE awards, and during her tenure, she popped up on other series, notably in a harrowing dramatic turn as a battered socialite on NYPD Blue. In 1997 Malick graduated to regular network prime-time player on Just Shoot Me, portraying a bitchy ex-model turned fashion editor, a role that earned her two Emmy nods. Although she made occasional forays onto the big screen, Malick remained a formidable small-screen presence, elevating subparFollowing college, this tall and slim character actress put her prominent features to work as a fashion model for the Wilhelmina modeling agency in the '70s before leaving to work for her native Buffalo congressman Jack Kemp in Washington, D.C. After a brief stay, she turned to acting and appeared in a number of stage productions in New York. Relocating to Hollywood, aided by her husky voice and crack comic timing, Malick found her niche in sitcoms. Her six seasons as Brian Benben's neurotic but endearing ex-wife on Dream On earned her four CableACE awards, and during her tenure, she popped up on other series, notably in a harrowing dramatic turn as a battered socialite on NYPD Blue. In 1997 Malick graduated to regular network prime-time player on Just Shoot Me, portraying a bitchy ex-model turned fashion editor, a role that earned her two Emmy nods. Although she made occasional forays onto the big screen, Malick remained a formidable small-screen presence, elevating subpar material (Jake in Progress) and holding her own on classic shows (her stint as a lounge singer on Frasier). In 2010, she took on the role of a former soap opera diva in TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. Off screen, Malick leads a much more down-to-earth life, devoting much of her downtime to humanitarian causes and animal rights. Expand

Wendie Malick's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 76 Adventureland
Lowest Metascore: 8 Jewtopia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
42 Endings, Beginnings Apr 17, 2020 Sue 5.8
8 Jewtopia Sep 20, 2013 Marcy Marx 1.6
tbd About Fifty Nov 11, 2011 Kate tbd
41 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Dec 23, 2009 Dr. Rubin 4.5
39 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Aug 14, 2009 Tammy Selleck / Tammy Selleck 7.0
76 Adventureland Apr 3, 2009 Mrs. Brennan 7.4
38 Confessions of a Shopaholic Feb 6, 2009 Miss Korch 5.1
43 Racing Stripes Jan 14, 2005 Clara Dalrymple 6.1
45 Manna from Heaven Apr 4, 2003 Inez 3.7
70 The Emperor's New Groove Dec 15, 2000 Chicha, Pacha's Wife 8.5
67 The American President Nov 17, 1995 Susan Sloan 7.1