Wendi McLendon-Covey
Wendi McLendon-Covey
as Beverly Goldberg

Actor Biography

Actor, comedian and producer Wendi McLendon-Covey is a master of comedy. With perfect timing and an indelible presence both on stage and camera, she has been captivating audiences her entire career.

New York Magazine's Vulture called her The Greatest TV Mom of 2015 for her performance as fan-favorite matriarch Beverly Goldberg on the ABC comedy "The Goldbergs" where she serves as a executive producer and has been nominated for two Critic Choice Awards.

Many know McLendon-Covey from her starring role in "Bridesmaids," the 2011 groundbreaking female comedy. The ensemble cast received a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a cast in a Motion Picture, and a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. The film won an AFI award in 2012 for Movie of the Year. There has not been a female-centered comedy film since with this level of critical acclaim and place in the zeitgeist.

McLendon-Covey's impressive resume includes the film "Hello, My Name is Doris" alongside Sally Field; the Steve Harvey movie "Think Like A Man Too," opposite Kevin Hart and Regina Hall; and Tyler Perry's "Single Mom's Club" with Terry Crews and Amy Smart. She also starred in Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production "Blended," opposite Sandler and Drew Barrymore. McLendon-Covey received critical acclaim for her performance in the indie drama "Blush," which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and released worldwide in 2020. Next, she will be seen in movies "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" alongside Kristen Wiig and Jamie Dornan and "Sick Girl," among others. She also recently finished a film with Owen Wilson "Paint."

True comedy fans will recognize McLendon-Covey from her five-year co-starring role on the cult classic "Reno 911," a mockumentary about law enforcement. In 2020, she returned as Deputy Clementine Johnson in the series reboot and executive produces the show which earned an Emmy® nomination. Other television work includes "Lovespring International," "Modern Family" and "Rules of Engagement."

McLendon-Covey got her start at the world-famous Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, where she excelled at both improv and sketch comedy. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband.