Wendy Davis (actress)

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Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis.jpg
Davis in 2013
Born (1966-06-30) June 30, 1966 (age 50)
Joppatowne, Maryland, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Jacobi Wynne (divorced); 1 child

Wendy Davis (born June 30, 1966) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Colonel Joan Burton in Lifetime television series Army Wives (2007–2013).

Early life[edit]

Davis grew up in Joppatowne, Maryland.[1] She attended Joppatowne High School and graduated with a degree in Theater from Howard University.[2] Davis is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.


Davis was regular on the 1991 series The New WKRP in Cincinnati as receptionist Ronnie Lee, and appeared in the 1996–97 police drama High Incident as Lynette White.[1]

She may be best known for her role as Colonel Joan Burton in the Lifetime television series Army Wives. She starred in show as of 2007 to 2013. She left the show after the season 7 finale.[3][4]

She appeared in an episode of Grey's Anatomy, in season one, Episode 9, as Holly Adams, the pregnant wife of Dr. Preston Burke's best college friend. She has made guest appearances on Cold Case, Coach, Martin, Smart Guy (as Blake's mother), Angel, and other television series, and has appeared in several feature films, including Return to Two Moon Junction (1995). She played Kimberly Mitchell in the second season of ABC's drama series Scandal created by Shonda Rhimes.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Davis has one child, a daughter with ex-husband Jacobi Wynne. She and her daughter live in Los Angeles CA. In a series of 9 short videos available through the "Understood" website and through YouTube, she discusses growing up with ADHD, how it helped her as an actress, and how she responded to her daughter getting the same diagnosis. The videos are to help parents of children with ADHD, adults with ADHD, and the rest of the population. [6]

Select filmography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Drama-Logue AwardTalking With
  • 2008, Image Awards – Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Army Wives (Nominated)
  • 2009, Image Awards – Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Army Wives (Nominated)
  • 2011, Image Awards – Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Army Wives (Nominated)
  • 2008, Prism Awards – Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline Army Wives (Nominated)


  1. ^ a b "Wendy Davis biography". Buddytv.com. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Wendy Davis profile". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  3. ^ "'Army Wives' Finale: Joan Retires From The Army To Move To Baltimore (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  4. ^ "‘Army Wives’ finale: Season 8 uncertain – Should Lifetime renew or cancel?". Blog.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Wendy Davis credits". Tvguide.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Wendy Davis on having ADHD". Understood.org. 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 

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