skip navigation
Wendy Makkena

Wendy Makkena

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 4, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, dancer

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Throughout her entertainment career as an accomplished actress, Wendy Makkena graced the silver screen many times. In 1989, she acted in the Broadway farce "Lend Me a Tenor." She danced with the New York City Ballet. In 1996, she co-starred with Dianne Wiest in the Off-Broadway production "The Shawl." In 2000, she had a featured role in the ABC fall sitcom "The Geena Davis Show." Makkena started her entertainment career by acting in comedies like the Whoopi Goldberg blockbuster "Sister Act" (1992), "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993) with Whoopi Goldberg and "Camp Nowhere" (1994) with Jonathan Jackson and Christopher Lloyd. She also appeared in the TV movie "Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace" (ABC, 1991-92). She worked in television in her early acting career as well, including a part on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). She continued to act in productions like the comedy adventure "Air Bud" (1997) with Michael Jeter, "4am - Open All Night" (1999) and "Finding North" (1999). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015). She shifted from film to television work through the early 2000s, appearing on "NCIS" ...

Throughout her entertainment career as an accomplished actress, Wendy Makkena graced the silver screen many times. In 1989, she acted in the Broadway farce "Lend Me a Tenor." She danced with the New York City Ballet. In 1996, she co-starred with Dianne Wiest in the Off-Broadway production "The Shawl." In 2000, she had a featured role in the ABC fall sitcom "The Geena Davis Show." Makkena started her entertainment career by acting in comedies like the Whoopi Goldberg blockbuster "Sister Act" (1992), "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993) with Whoopi Goldberg and "Camp Nowhere" (1994) with Jonathan Jackson and Christopher Lloyd. She also appeared in the TV movie "Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace" (ABC, 1991-92). She worked in television in her early acting career as well, including a part on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). She continued to act in productions like the comedy adventure "Air Bud" (1997) with Michael Jeter, "4am - Open All Night" (1999) and "Finding North" (1999). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015). She shifted from film to television work through the early 2000s, appearing on "NCIS" (2003-), "The Nine" (ABC, 2006-07) and "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-). She also appeared in "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT, 2009-). Makkena most recently appeared in "Alpha House" (2013-15). Makkena was married to Bob Krakower.

VIEW THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bling Ring (2011)
2.
 State of Play (2009)
3.
4.
 Finding North (1998) Rhonda Portelli
5.
 Air Bud (1997) Jackie Framm
6.
 Lies He Told (1997) Patty
7.
 On Seventh Avenue (1996) Nadine Jacobs
8.
 Death Benefit (1996) Wynn Burkholder
10.
 Camp Nowhere (1994) Dr Celeste Dunbar
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Danced with the New York City Ballet
1982:
Off-Broadway acting debut in "Divine Fire"
1987:
Broadway debut in "Pygmalion"
1988:
Film debut in John Sayles' "Eight Men Out"
1989:
Acted in the Broadway farce "Lend Me a Tenor"
1992:
Breakthrough screen role as a nun in "Sister Act"
1993:
TV series debut as regular, played Mae Mordabito in the CBS sitcom "A League of Their Own"
1996:
Co-starred with Dianne Wiest in the Off-Broadway production "The Shawl"
1998:
Starred in the independent feature "Finding North"
1998:
Replaced Edie Falco in the role of Terry when "Side Man" moved to Broadway; withdrew from production because of pregnancy and replaced by Falco
1999:
Had a recurring role as Susie Nixon on "Judging Amy"
2000:
Had a featured role in the ABC fall sitcom "The Geena Davis Show"
2001:
Cast on the short lived ABC comedy "The Job"
2003:
Had a featured role as the mother on the FOX comedy "Oliver Beene"
2004:
Cast as the wife of Jason Alexander's character in the CBS comedy "Listen Up"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute