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Wendy Makkena

Wendy Makkena most recently starred as Charlotte Beene in the television series Oliver Beene. She had recurring roles in the series The Job, NYPD Blue and, on CBS, JUDGING AMY. Her feature film credits include leading roles in Noise, Finding North, Camp Nowhere and Air Bud. She is perhaps best known to audiences as Sister Mary Robert in the film Sister Act.

Makkena has appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including the Tony Award-winning Side Man, as well as Pygmalion and Lend Me a Tenor. She has also appeared in many Off Broadway shows, including The Shawl, Prin and The Water Children, for which she won an L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award as Best Actress.

Makkena is a classically trained Julliard musician and has danced with the Balanchine Company at the New York City Ballet. Born in New York, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and child. Her birth date is October 4.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Wendy Makkena Facts

BirthdayMarch 10, 1963 (58)
BirthplaceRichland Center, Wisconsin, USA

Selected Filmography

Camp Nowhere
Air Bud
Sister Act: 20th Anniversary Edition
A Death in the Family
Needle In A Haystack
Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit
Abandando Abandoned
State of Play
Sister Act
Serving in Silence: The Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
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