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Wendy Makkena


Wendy Makkena is an accomplished actress, musician and entrepreneur from New York City, with a diverse background in film, television, theatre, and the arts. Ms. Makkena is a classically trained Juilliard harpist, performing at Carnegie Hall. She also plays R&B guitar, danced for six years with Balanchine's New York City Ballet, and is the founder... See full bio »

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Known For

Sister Act
Sister Act Mary Robert
(1992)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Sister Mary Robert
(1993)
State of Play
State of Play Greer Thornton
(2009)
Air Bud
Air Bud Jackie Framm
(1997)

Filmography

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 2017 Wanderland (post-production)
Sandy Tanner
 2017 Fair Market Value
Jessica
 2017 The Discovery
Mom
 2015 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
IAD Det. Hitchcock
- The Platform (2015) ... IAD Det. Hitchcock
 2014 Alpha House (TV Series)
Molly P. Andreson
- The Retreat (2014) ... Molly P. Andreson
- The Apparition (2014) ... Molly P. Andreson
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Cynthia Venegas
- What Went Wrong (2011) ... Cynthia Venegas
 2011 The Bling Ring (TV Movie)
Celia Fishman
 2011 Melissa & Joey (TV Series)
Suzanne Reback
- Going the Distance? (2011) ... Suzanne Reback
 2010 Miami Medical (TV Series)
Didi
- What Lies Beneath (2010) ... Didi
 2009-2010 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Kath Berry
- Growin' Up (2010) ... Kath Berry
- Shadow Markets (2009) ... Kath Berry
 2010 The Deep End (TV Series)
Judge Joan Anderson
- An Innocent Man (2010) ... Judge Joan Anderson
 2009 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Jubilee
- True (2009) ... Jubilee
 2009 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Fran Schulman
- Marry Me a Little (2009) ... Fran Schulman
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Ellen Van Kuren
- Transitions (2009) ... Ellen Van Kuren
 2007 Chuck (TV Series)
National Intelligence Director
- Pilot (2007) ... National Intelligence Director
 2007 The Nine (TV Series)
Suzanne
- Man of the Year (2007) ... Suzanne
- Confessions (2007) ... Suzanne
 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Doris Babinkian
- Ending Happy (2007) ... Doris Babinkian
 2007 House M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Julie Whitner
- Needle in a Haystack (2007) ... Dr. Julie Whitner
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Jean Godfrey
- A Grave Matter (2006) ... Jean Godfrey
 2004-2005 Listen Up (TV Series)
Dana Kleinman
- Last Vegas (2005) ... Dana Kleinman
- Ebony and Irony (2005) ... Dana Kleinman
- Check Mates (2005) ... Dana Kleinman
- Waiting for Kleinman (2005) ... Dana Kleinman
- Couch Potato (2005) ... Dana Kleinman
 2004 Noise
Del
 2002 Philly (TV Series)
Amanda Royce
- San Diego Padre (2002) ... Amanda Royce
 2001-2002 The Job (TV Series)
Karen McNeil
- Neighbor (2002) ... Karen McNeil
- Betrayal (2002) ... Karen McNeil
- Barbecue (2002) ... Karen McNeil
- Quitter (2002) ... Karen McNeil
- Boss (2002) ... Karen McNeil
 1991-2002 Law & Order (TV Series)
Janet Weston / Officer Nicki Sandoval
- Born Again (2002) ... Janet Weston
- A Death in the Family (1991) ... Officer Nicki Sandoval
 1999-2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Susie Nixon
- The Out-of-Towners (2000) ... Susie Nixon
- Human Touch (2000) ... Susie Nixon
- The Wee Hours (2000) ... Susie Nixon
- Culture Clash (2000) ... Susie Nixon
- Spoil the Child (2000) ... Susie Nixon
 1999 4 a.m.: Open All Night (Short)
Woman
 1998 Trinity (TV Series)
- Hang Man Down (1998)
- No Secrets (1998)
 1998 Finding North
Rhonda Portelli
 1997 The People
Jean Leary
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
- Fathers (1997)
 1997 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Melanie Harmon
- Orange Kid (1997) ... Melanie Harmon
 1997 Lies He Told (TV Movie)
Patty
 1996 On Seventh Avenue (TV Movie)
Nadine Jacobs
 1996 Death Benefit (TV Movie)
Wynn Burkholder
 1995 The Whiskey Heir (Short)
Maggie
 1995 Strange Luck (TV Series)
Louise Brooks
- The Box (1995) ... Louise Brooks
 1995 Napoleon
Napoleon's Mom / Earless Wallaby (English version, voice)
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Robin Dunwoody
- The Heart of the Matter (1994) ... Robin Dunwoody
 1994 Camp Nowhere
Dr. Celeste Dunbar
 1993 Class of '96 (TV Series)
Margaret Parsons
- The Accused (1993) ... Margaret Parsons
 1992 Black Magic (TV Movie)
Sally Rowe
 1991 Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (TV Movie)
Brenda
 1991 Monsters (TV Series)
Maggie Price
- Desirable Alien (1991) ... Maggie Price
 1989 Dream Street (TV Series)
Harry's Ex-Wife
- True Love (1989) ... Harry's Ex-Wife
 1988 Eight Men Out
Kate Jackson
 1986 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Katie Timmons
- Episode #1.555 (1986) ... Katie Timmons
- Episode #1.552 (1986) ... Katie Timmons
- Episode #1.551 (1986) ... Katie Timmons
- Episode #1.547 (1986) ... Katie Timmons
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She earned rave reviews for her role as Christian Slater's mother in Broadway's Tony Award-winning play, "Sideman", during the 1998/1999 season. See more »

Alternate Names:

Wendy R. Makkena
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She's a classically-trained musician and played harp from the age of 8. See more »

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