Wendy Makkena

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Wendy Makkena
Born(1963-10-04) October 4, 1963 (age 51)
New York, New York, U.S.
Years active1986–present
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Wendy Makkena
Born(1963-10-04) October 4, 1963 (age 51)
New York, New York, U.S.
Years active1986–present

Wendy Makkena (born October 4, 1963)[1] 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 landed a supporting role in the popular 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![citation needed] Among her Broadway credits are Lend Me a Tenor (1989) and Side Man (1998).[citation needed]. In 2013, Makkena appeared as Carmen Berra in the Off-Broadway production of Bronx Bombers (Primary Stages).

Personal life[edit]

Makkena has been married since 1997, has one child and lives in New York City.


1988Eight Men OutKate Jackson
1992Sister ActSister Mary Robert
1993Sister Act 2: Back in the HabitSister Mary Robert
1994Camp NowhereDr. Celeste Dunbar
1995Whiskey Heir, TheThe Whiskey HeirMaggieShort film
1997People, TheThe PeopleJean Leary
1997Air BudJackie Framm
1998Finding NorthRhonda Portelli
19994 a.m.: Open All NightWomanShort film
2009State of PlayGreer Thornton
1986Santa BarbaraKatie TimmonsTV series
1989Dream StreetHarry's Ex-WifeEpisode: "True Love"
1991MonstersMaggie PriceEpisode: "Desirable Alien"
1991Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus FaraceBrendaTV movie
1991Law & OrderOfficer Nicki SandovalEpisode: "A Death in the Family"
1992Black MagicSally RoweTV movie
1993Class of '96Margaret ParsonsEpisode: "The Accused"
1993A League of Their OwnMae Mordabito6 episodes
1994NYPD BlueDet. Sharon LaSalle3 episodes
1994Touched by an AngelRobin DunwoodyEpisode: "The Heart of the Matter"
1995Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer StoryMary NewcombeTV movie
1995Strange LuckLouise BrooksEpisode: "The Box"
1996Death BenefitWynn BurkholderTV movie
1996On Seventh AvenueNadine JacobsTV movie
1997Lies He ToldPattyTV movie
1997C-16: FBIMelanie HarmonEpisode: "Orange Kid"
1997DellaventuraEpisode: "Fathers"
1998TrinityEpisode: "No Secrets"
Episode: "Hang Man Down"
1999-2000Judging AmySusie Nixon8 episodes
2001-2002Job, TheThe JobKaren McNeil6 episodes
2002Law & OrderJanet WestonEpisode: "Born Again"
2002PhillyAmanda RoyceEpisode: "San Diego Padre"
2003-2004Oliver BeeneCharlotte Caraline Beene24 episodes
2004-2005Listen Up!Dana Kleinman18 episodes
2006Ghost WhispererJean GodfreyEpisode: "A Grave Matter"
2007HouseDr. Julie WhitnerEpisode: "Needle in a Haystack"
2007CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationDoris BabinkianEpisode: "Ending Happy"
2007Nine, TheThe NineSuzanneEpisode: "Confessions"
Episode: "Man of the Year"
2007ChuckNational Intelligence DirectorEpisode: "Pilot"
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitEllen Van KurenEpisode: "Transitions"
2009Desperate HousewivesFran SchulmanEpisode: "Marry Me a Little"
2009Without a TraceJubileeEpisode: "True"
2009Numb3rsKath BerryEpisode: "Shadow Markets"
2010Numb3rsKath BarryEpisode: "Growin' Up"
2010Deep End, TheThe Deep EndJudge Joan AndersonEpisode: "An Innocent Man"
2010Miami MedicalDidiEpisode: "What Lies Beneath"
2011Melissa & JoeySuzanne RebackEpisode: "Going the Distance?"
2011-PresentNCISDr. Rachel Cranston4 episodes
2012-2013The Mob DoctorDaniella Devlin13 episodes


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