October 4, 1963 |
New York, New York, U.S.
Wendy Makkena (born October 4, 1963) is an American actress.
Born in Manhattan, she started her acting career in 1986 and appeared in the TV show Santa Barbara. She later landed her first movie role in Eight Men Out. She has made various guest or recurring roles on such television shows as Law & Order, Monsters, NYPD Blue, House, and NCIS.
In 1992 she had a supporting role in the movie Sister Act as the shy but talented singing nun Sister Mary Robert, a role she reprised in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit the following year. She appeared in various other television roles until 1997, when she starred in Air Bud, followed by the independent film Finding North. She continued appearing on television shows such as The Job, Oliver Beene, and Listen Up!
Among her Broadway credits are Pygmalion (1987), Lend Me a Tenor (1989) as "Maggie" and Side Man (1998) as "Terry". In 2013, Makkena appeared as "Carmen Berra" in the Off-Broadway production of Bronx Bombers at (Primary Stages).
Makkena has been married since 1997, has one child and lives in New York City.
|1988||Eight Men Out||Kate Jackson|
|1992||Sister Act||Sister Mary Robert|
|1993||Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit||Sister Mary Robert|
|1994||Camp Nowhere||Dr. Celeste Dunbar|
|1995||Whiskey Heir, TheThe Whiskey Heir||Maggie||Short film|
|1997||People, TheThe People||Jean Leary|
|1997||Air Bud||Jackie Framm|
|1998||Finding North||Rhonda Portelli|
|1999||4 a.m.: Open All Night||Woman||Short film|
|2009||State of Play||Greer Thornton|
|1986||Santa Barbara||Katie Timmons||TV series|
|1989||Dream Street||Harry's Ex-Wife||Episode: "True Love"|
|1991||Monsters||Maggie Price||Episode: "Desirable Alien"|
|1991||Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace||Brenda||TV movie|
|1991||Law & Order||Officer Nicki Sandoval||Episode: "A Death in the Family"|
|1992||Black Magic||Sally Rowe||TV movie|
|1993||Class of '96||Margaret Parsons||Episode: "The Accused"|
|1993||A League of Their Own||Mae Mordabito||6 episodes|
|1994||NYPD Blue||Det. Sharon LaSalle||3 episodes|
|1994||Touched by an Angel||Robin Dunwoody||Episode: "The Heart of the Matter"|
|1995||Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story||Mary Newcombe||TV movie|
|1995||Strange Luck||Louise Brooks||Episode: "The Box"|
|1996||Death Benefit||Wynn Burkholder||TV movie|
|1996||On Seventh Avenue||Nadine Jacobs||TV movie|
|1997||Lies He Told||Patty||TV movie|
|1997||C-16: FBI||Melanie Harmon||Episode: "Orange Kid"|
|1998||Trinity||Episode: "No Secrets"
Episode: "Hang Man Down"
|1999-2000||Judging Amy||Susie Nixon||8 episodes|
|2001-2002||Job, TheThe Job||Karen McNeil||6 episodes|
|2002||Law & Order||Janet Weston||Episode: "Born Again"|
|2002||Philly||Amanda Royce||Episode: "San Diego Padre"|
|2003-2004||Oliver Beene||Charlotte Caraline Beene||24 episodes|
|2004-2005||Listen Up!||Dana Kleinman||18 episodes|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Jean Godfrey||Episode: "A Grave Matter"|
|2007||House||Dr. Julie Whitner||Episode: "Needle in a Haystack"|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Doris Babinkian||Episode: "Ending Happy"|
|2007||Nine, TheThe Nine||Suzanne||Episode: "Confessions"
Episode: "Man of the Year"
|2007||Chuck||National Intelligence Director||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ellen Van Kuren||Episode: "Transitions"|
|2009||Desperate Housewives||Fran Schulman||Episode: "Marry Me a Little"|
|2009||Without a Trace||Jubilee||Episode: "True"|
|2009||Numb3rs||Kath Berry||Episode: "Shadow Markets"|
|2010||Numb3rs||Kath Barry||Episode: "Growin' Up"|
|2010||Deep End, TheThe Deep End||Judge Joan Anderson||Episode: "An Innocent Man"|
|2010||Miami Medical||Didi||Episode: "What Lies Beneath"|
|2011||Melissa & Joey||Suzanne Reback||Episode: "Going the Distance?"|
|2011-Present||NCIS||Dr. Rachel Cranston||4 episodes|
|2012-2013||The Mob Doctor||Daniella Devlin||13 episodes|
|2014||Alpha House||Molly P. Andresun||2 episodes|
|2015||Rizzoli & Isles||IAB Agent Hitchcock||1 episode|
- "Wendy Makkena profile". The New York Times. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Wendy Makkena Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed November 11, 2015
- Hetrick, Adam. "Primary Stages' 'Bronx Bombers', Starring Christopher Jackson, Richard Topol and Wendy Makkena, Begins Off-Broadway Sept. 20" Playbill, September 20, 2013