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The actress Wendie Malik was born in Buffalo, New York in 1950 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, from which she graduated in 1972. The 5' 10" beauty was a Wilhelmina model in the 1970s, giving it up to go to work for Buffalo-area Congressman Jack Kemp. She quickly left Washington, D.C. behind to act in the theater,
She appeared as Judith Tupper Stone in the early '90s on the HBO comedy "Dream On," for which she won four CableACE Awards as Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Malik has proved a gifted comedienne with great comic timing, and reached the height of her career as one of the stars of the sitcom "Just Shoot Me." Malik was hilarious as the beautiful fashion editor Nina Van Horn, a neurotic and pretentious ex-model struggling with middle age. For her work on the series, Malik won a Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
On television, she has also had regular roles in the series "Trauma Center" and "Good Company," and recurring roles on "NYPD Blue," "Anything But Love," "Baywatch" and "Kate & Allie." She also starred in several made for TV movies, including "Paper Dolls," "Dynasty: The Miniseries," and "Perfect Body." She also starred in "North Shore Fish" on cable-TV, based on a role in which she originated on-stage. Malick's Gil work has included roles in the movies "The American President," "Scrooged," and "Bugsy." With her distinct voice, she is in high demand for voice-over work.
Wendie Malik is known for her charitable work.