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Wendi McLendon-Covey Biography

Wendi Anne McLendon-Covey (born October 10, 1969) is an American actress, writer, producer and comedian.

McLendon-Covey began her career in the improvisational Comedy Central series Reno 911!, starring as Deputy Clementine Johnson from 2003–2008. 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.

Early life

McLendon-Covey was born in Bellflower, California, the daughter of Carolyn (née Lewis), an accountant, and David Robert McLendon, a former delivery driver for Coca Cola. She has Scottish and English ancestry. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies and Creative Writing. She received her Screen Actors Guild card while promoting NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!.
 

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