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Wendy Makkena stars in "The Mob Doctor" on FOX as Daniella Devlin.

Wendy Makkena is no stranger to viewers around the country on screens both big and small. But as an actress known for tremendous range and the ability to lose herself in her characters, it is hard to believe that the same actress who was so memorable as Sister Mary Robert, the shy nun of "Sister Act" fame, also played the tough, hilarious, and sexy wife Charlotte Beene in the FOX Series, "Oliver Beene." The same actress who starred
Wendy Makkena in "The Mob Doctor"
Wendy Makkena The Mob Doctor
as the decidedly upscale executive Dana Kleinman opposite Jason Alexander on CBS's "Listen Up," also gave Denis Leary as good as she got, on ABC's "The Job." In addition, she has guest-starred on numerous TV shows, including "The Good Wife," "Melissa & Joey," "Numb3rs," "Desperate Housewives," "Law & Order," "Ghost Whisperer," "The Nine," "Philly," "CSI: NY," and "House," to name a few; and has appeared in recurring roles opposite Mark Harmon in "NCIS," Tyne Daily on "Judging Amy," and David Caruso on "NYPD Blue" among others. Other film roles include leads in "Finding North," "Camp Nowhere," "Noise" and "Air Bud." Most recently, she was seen in "State of Play," playing Ben Affleck's erstwhile assistant Greer Thornton.

Makkena is also an accomplished theater actress, with her roles on stage as varied as they are on screen. In the Cynthia Ozick's "The Shawl," director Sydney Lumet was looking for a woman to play the lead opposite Diane Wiest. Auditioning for Lumet despite the fact that she was over twenty years too young for the part of a Polish Concentration Camp survivor, she convinced him and the show's sold out audiences. The New York Times said, "Ms. Makkena is every bit Ms. Wiest's equal, wearing her character's angular brittleness with a heartbreaking air of apology," though no one ever recognized her once the curtain came down. On Broadway she has appeared in numerous productions, including the leading role of Terry in the Tony Award-winning Best Play, "Side Man," "Pygmalion" with Peter O'Toole, and "Lend Me a Tenor." Off-Broadway she has appeared in Richard Greenberg's "American Plan," Donald Marguelies's "Loman Family Picnic" and "Prin," with Eileen Atkins.

At Playwrights Horizons she starred in "The Water Children" (New York and Los Angeles), for which she won an L.A. Drama Critic's Circle Award and the Robbie Award for Best Actress. She was selected by Harold Pinter to appear in the American Premiere of "Mountain Language," opposite David Strathairn, and performed in the "The Birthday Party" with Jean Stapleton. Makkena is also proud to have worked with such artists as Beth Henley and Julie Taymor. Makenna was thrilled recently to renew her relationship with the renowned New York Stage & Film Company. And she is looking forward to returning to the stage in New York with Shem Bitterman's "In Harm's Way," which originally opened in Los Angeles to rave reviews.

Makkena is a classically trained Julliard musician, plays R&B Guitar, and danced with The New York City ballet.

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How old is Wendy Makkena? Find out here.

Age: 58 years old
Birthday: October 4, 1958
Full Name / Real Name: Wendy Rosenberg Makkena
Birthplace: New York, NY
Husband: Bob Krakower

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