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Overview (2)

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Wendy Robie was performing repertory theater in Seattle when she received a call to audition for a role in Twin Peaks (1990), (which was also being filmed in Seattle); initially, she auditioned for another role in the series before David Lynch and Mark Frost (creators of the series) became determined to cast her as Nadine Hurley, Big Ed's (played by Everett McGill) ferocious and eccentric, eye patch-wearing wife.

Literally fresh off of their roles as Big Ed and Nadine Hurley, McGill and Robie (in her first movie role) starred in Wes Craven's twisted tale of The People Under the Stairs (1991) (in which the two play a murderous mother/sister/wife concoction). Through the '90s Robie appeared in in television and film with character roles, including Ulani Belor a Cardassian subspace researcher in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993): episode "Destiny", and as a possessed zealot in Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn (1995).

In regards to recent work, Robie can be seen in independent fantasy film Were the World Mine (2008), a film that tells the story of a bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school who uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself. The actress lent her craft to the role of Ms. Tebbit, a mystical, bohemian English teacher. Robie reprised her role as Nadine Hurley for the comeback of Twin Peaks (2017), which premiered May 21, 2017 on Showtime.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anthony Vario

Trade Mark (2)

Red Hair
Known for playing mentally or emotionally disturbed women

Trivia (12)

Was a competitive 100-mile endurance runner.
Has a degree in English Literature.
Taught college English.
Has a daughter, Samantha.
Is a pescatarian.
She was nominated for a 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for "The Trojan Women" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Performs in theaters all over Chicago and Los Angeles. [January 2005]
Worked in health clubs teaching aerobics before becoming an actress.
Lives in Los Angeles suburbia.
As of 2018, has never appeared in a film nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
Grew up on a ranch in Northern California where Arabian horses were raised.
Filmmaker Wes Craven directed her in two films: The People Under the Stairs (1991) and Vampire in Brooklyn (1995).

Personal Quotes (1)

"David Lynch loves broken beauty. He loves to see something or somebody that's beautiful and then broken in some way, who still goes on."(about her character in Twin Peaks (1990))

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