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Wendie Malick (born December 13, 1950) is an American actress and former fashion model, best known for her roles as Judith Tupper Stone on the HBO series Dream On (1990–1996), Nina Van Horn on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003), Ronee Lawrence on the NBC sitcom Frasier (2003-2004) and Victoria Chase on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–present).

Early lifeEdit

Malick was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Gigi, a former model, and Ken Malick, who worked in sales.[1]

She graduated from Williamsville South High School.

In 1972, after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, Malick began fashion modelling for the Wilhelmina modeling agency. She left to work for Republican Congressman Jack Kemp. She soon left Washington, D.C., to pursue a career in stage and screen. She began working as an actress in 1982 in the film A Little Sex and has worked steadily since. She was given a special award by the Screen Actors Guild for her accomplishments in film and television. She has appeared in no fewer than five television programs or films every year for the past 23 years.


In 1982, Malick auditioned unsuccessfully for the role of Diane Chambers in the NBC sitcom
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Wendie Malick (as her former Just Shoot Me role Nina Van Horn).

. She played a supporting role in the 1988 film Scrooged as Bill Murray's sister-in-law. Her first lead role on a TV series was on the HBO series Dream On in 1990. She remained on this show until 1996, winning four CableACE Awards for best actress in a comedy series. In 1995 she appeared in the sitcom Seinfeld as the character Wendy in "The Kiss Hello".

In 1997, Malick began the role of Nina Van Horn, a shallow, boozing former supermodel on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me! — a role she continued until the show ended in 2003. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work on Just Shoot Me! in 1999 and again in 2002.

In 2003, Malick joined the cast of Frasier, portraying Ronee Lawrence, a Seattle lounge singer (and Frasier's (Kelsey Grammer) childhood babysitter) who develops a relationship with Frasier's father, Martin Crane (John Mahoney). Eventually, her character of Ronee would marry Martin in the series finale of the critically acclaimed program. Malick and Mahoney also both appeared in The American President.

Malick starred in the made-for-TV movie Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story, in which she played the dual roles of identical twin sibling advice columnists Ann Landers (Esther Lederer) and "Dear Abby" Abigail Van Buren (Pauline Phillips). She provided the voice of Principal Folsom for the Disney animated series Fillmore! until its end in 2004. In 2005 she co-starred on Nickelodeon's The X's as Miss X. Malick also starred in Disney's film The Emperor's New Groove as Chicha in 2000.

In 2005 and early 2006, she portrayed Naomi on the John Stamos television series Jake in Progress. Malick was to be part of the cast of the series Modern Men, but due to a Jake in Progress renewal, her role on Modern Men was recast with Jane Seymour. Both Jake in Progress and Modern Men were quickly canceled in 2006. Also in 2005, Malick starred as Clara Dalrymple in the movie Racing Stripes. In 2005 and 2006, she provided the voice of Burdine Maxwell in the animated series Bratz. In late 2006 and early 2007, she portrayed Jane in the television series Big Day. That show was canceled in 2007 and it was not renewed for futured seasons, prior to its poor reviews and ratings during ABC's 2006-2007 TV season. Starting in the summer of 2006, Malick did voice work on radio and television ads for Marshall's department stores.

Malick took part in the filming of Confessions of a Shopaholic as the instructor of the "Shopaholics Anonymous" group, Miss Korch.

Malick has made over 80 guest appearances on television shows, including: well as appearances on MacGyver, The X-Files, Mike Hammer, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Highway to Heaven, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Empty Nest, Mad About You, Tales From the Crypt, Cybill, Kim Possible, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 'Til Death, Law & Order, Celebrity Death Match, Pushing Daisies and True Jackson, VP. She also appeared in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel as the Principal of the school.

In 2000, Malick was honored by Women in Film as A Woman of Vision, along with Tipper Gore, Gwen Ifill and Roseanne Barr. Malick is on the board of directors of the Environmental Media Association, the board of advocates for Planned Parenthood and the advisory board of the Humane Society.

In 2010, Malick began starring in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, alongside Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White.

Malick in 2012 will play a leading role in the upcoming Hallmark original movie Wild Horse Annie.The movie will focus on the life of animal-rights activist Velma Johnston, who helped save the lives of hundreds of equines.

Personal lifeEdit

Malick has been married twice: from 1982 to 1989 to actor and screenwriter Mitch Glazer, and since 1995 to Richard Erickson. Through their charity, A Drop in the Bucket, she and Erickson support a medical center in the Congo and share an ongoing commitment to a women's shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. They live in the Santa Monica Mountains with three dogs, two horses and a cat. Malick is a vegetarian. She donates to Democratic political candidates, organizations and causes.


Year[2] Film/TV[3] Role[4] Notes[5]
1978 How to Pick Up Girls! Stephie
1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Herself
1982 One of the Boys Joan 1 episode
A Little Sex Philomena
1983 Trauma Center Dr. Brigitte Blaine 13 episodes
1984 Paper Dolls Taylor 1 episode
Mike Hammer Louise Jordan 1 episode
1985 Private Sessions Tippi
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Jennie Stetson 1 episode
Another World Henchwoman
1987 Highway to Heaven Donna Burke 1 episode
1988 Scrooged Wendie Cross
Supercarrier Dr. Susan Layden 1 episode
The Highwayman 1 episode
Hunter Paula Banyon 1 episode
1985–1989 Kate & Allie Claire 5 episodes
1989 Anything But Love Alice 2 episodes
The Ed Begley Jr. Show Carol Hobart
Christine Cromwell Trudy Baron
1989–1994 Baywatch Gayle Buchannon 7 episodes, recurring role
1990–1991 The Fanelli Boys Becky Goldblume 3 episodes
1990 Funny About Love Nurse Nancy
1990–1996 Dream On Judith Tupper Stone 68 episodes

WON CableACE Awards - Actress in a Comedy Series (1992,1993,1994,1995)

1991 Bugsy Woman on Train
Dynasty: The Reunion Carol Marshall
MacGyver Cindy Finnegan 1 episode
1993 NYPD Blue Susan Wagner 2 episodes
1994 L.A. Law Laura Schoen Russianoff 1 episode
The Commish Nancy Lambert 1 episode
Mad About You Carol 1 episode
Madonna: Innocence Lost Camille Barbone
Tales from the Crypt Rita 1 episode
1995 The American President Susan Sloan
Seinfeld Wendy 1 episode
Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart Sarah Powell
The Return of Hunter Pat Lafferty
Cybill Judy 1 episode
1996 Goode Behavior Dr. Stephanie Krienberg 1 episode
Mr. Rhodes Lenore Green 1 episode
Apollo 11 Pat Collins
1997 Just Add Love Charlotte
Trojan War Beverly Kimble
Perfect Body Janet Bradley
North Shore Fish Shimma
The Single Guy Dr. Cornick
1997–2003 Just Shoot Me! Nina Van Horn 149 episodes, Nominated
Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1999,2002)Golden Globes Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1999)
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2001)
1998 The X-Files A.D. Maslin 1 episode, The Beginning
Divorce: A Contemporary Western Terry
Jerome Jane
1999 Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story Ann Landers / Abigail Van Buren
Batman Beyond Dr. Price 1 episode, voice
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Chicha, Pacha's Wife voice
2001 Cahoots Diane
On Edge Mildred Tilman
2002 Manna from Heaven Inez
2002–2004 Fillmore Principal Folsom 16 episodes, voice
2003 Strange Frequency 2 Maggie
My Life with Men Emily Zebrowski
2004 Raising Genius Nancy Nestor
Stuck Virginia
2003–2004 Frasier Ronee Lawrence 10 episodes
2005 Racing Stripes Clara Dalrymple
Waiting... Monty's Mom
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Donna Eiger 1 episode
Law & Order Defense Attorney Dressler 1 episode
2005–2006 Jake in Progress Naomi Clark 21 episodes
2005-2007 Bratz (Tv series, season 1, animated films) Burdine Maxwell
2006 Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Barbara
2006–2007 Big Day Jane 12 episodes

WON Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2006)

2008 Eavesdrop Laura
Waiting for Yvette Yvette
The Ex List Fiona Bloom
Will You Merry Me Suzie Fine
Til Death Dr. Friedman 1 episode
2009 Adventureland Mrs. Brennan
Confessions of a Shopaholic Miss Korch
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Tammy Selleck
Dr. Rubin
Pushing Daisies Coral Ramora 1 episode
2010 True Jackson, VP Libby Gibbils 1 episode
The Life & Times of Tim Publishing House Executive 1 episode, voice
You Can't Have It All Elise
Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer Vice-Principal Metz
Knucklehead Sister Francesca
2010–present Hot in Cleveland Victoria Chase main cast
Nominated Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011)
2011 Fifty-nothing Kate
All My Children Gertie Stein This was a crossover between Hot In Cleveland and All My Children,
where Malick played Victoria Chase playing Gertie Stein.
2012 Wild Horse Annie Velma Bronn Johnston


  1. ^ Wendie Malick Film Reference biography
  2. ^ Wendie Malick to Star in Hallmark Movie Channel's Wild Horse Annie
  3. ^ Wendie Malick Quotes
  4. ^ Political donations.

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