In Conversation with Wendie Malick

2020 Sarasota Film Festival

Wendie Malick has graced our screens with an illustrious film and television career gaining prominence on the small screen as Nina Van Horn in “Just Shoot Me” which earned her 1 Golden Globe and 2 Emmy nominations. Wendie also starred in “Hot in Cleveland” earning a People’s Choice Award and SAG nomination for Best Ensemble as well as “Dream On” earning 4 Cable Ace Awards. Other television credits include, “Frasier,” “Big Day,” “Good Company,” “Rush Hour,” with recurring arcs on “This Is Us,” “The Ranch,” “American Housewife,” “Pitch,” “Darrow and Darrow,” and “NYPD Blue.” Wendie’s television guest appearances include “Seinfeld,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Mom,” “CSI,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “LA Law,” and “The X-Files.” Animated television credits include appearances on “Jimmy Neutron,” Spongebob Squarepants,” and “Bojack Horseman” which received an Annie Nomination.

Her career on the big screen includes credits such as “Adventureland,” “Fifty-Nothing,” “Jerome,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “Waiting,” “Racing Stripes,” “The American President,” “On Edge,” “Trojan Wars,” “Raising Genius,” “Mr. Mikes Mondo Video,” “A Little Sex,” “The Goods,” “Bugsy,” “Funny About Love,” “The Emperor’s New Groove” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.”

Wendie’s theatre credits include off broadway renditions of “Burleigh Grimes” and “North Shore Fish,” “Big Night” at the Kirk Douglas Theater, “The Underpants” at the Geffen, “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Helen Gahagan Douglas” at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, “The Santaland Diaries” at the Coast Playhouse, “Love Letters” at the Laguna Playhouse, “The Guys” at the Studio Arena and Columbia University, “Blithe Spirit” and “What Is The Cause Of Thunder” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as well as “Closure” at the New Jersey Reperatory Theatre.

Malick’s passion for animal and humanitarian efforts is shown through her work on the Board of The Environmental Media Association, as well as being a spokesperson for The Humane Society of the United States and Return to Freedom, a wild horse sanctuary and advocacy group.

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