November 29, 2022

Wendy Makkena Biography, Age, Husband, Sister Act, NCIS, Air Bud, Movies

Wendy Makkena Biography

Wendy Makkena (Wendy Rosenberg Makkena) is an American actress most probably known for her supporting role in the movie Sister Act.

In sister act, she appeared as the shy but talented singing nun Sister Mary Robert, a role she reprised in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit the following year.

Wendy started her acting career in 1986 and appeared in the TV show, Santa Barbara.

Wendy later landed her first movie role in Eight Men Out and she has since various guest or recurring roles on such television shows as Law & Order, Monsters, NYPD Blue, House, and NCIS.

Wendy Makkena Age

Wendy is 60 years old as of 2018. She was born on October 4, 1958.

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Wendy Makkena Family

Wendy is very secretive of her family. Her mother is Diana K. Rosenberg and she died in 2012. It is not known if Wendy has other siblings or not.

Wendy Makkena Husband

Wendy has been married to Bob Krakower since 1997. The couple has one child and they live in New York City.

Wendy Makkena Child

Wendy has one child from her marriage with  Bob Krakower. The name of the child is not known or anything concerning its life. She has kept managed to keep her family out of the public eye.

Wendy Makkena Sister Act

In Sisters Act, Wendy played Sister Mary Robert, a shy but talented singing nun. Singer Andrea Robinson provided the vocals.

Wendy Makkena NCIS

In NCIS, Wendy played Dr. Rachel Cranston, a Psychologist and also the older sister of deceased Secret Service agent-turned-NCIS Special Agent Caitlin Todd.

Wendy Makkena Singing

Wendy Makkena Air Bud

In the first Air Bud film, Wendy played the first Jackie Framm. She was subsequently replaced by Cynthia Stevenson in the following film. Jackie Framm is Josh, Andrea, and Noah’s mother.

She was first married to Andrew Framm and they had two children; Josh and Andrea. Later after Andrew died, Jackie got married Dr. Patrick Sullivan and they had a son called Noah.

Wendy Makkena Chuck

In Chuck, Wendy played as General Mary Beckman. She, however, only appeared in the pilot episode, “Chuck Versus the Intersect” and for unexplainable reasons, she was replaced by actress Bonita Friedericy, and the name of the character was changed to General Diane Beckman instead.

 Wendy Makkena House

Wendy played the wheelchair-bound physician J. Whitner whom Gregory House was arguing about over their handicapped parking space in the Season 3 episode Needle in a Haystack, in the film, House.

Wendy Makkena Rizzoli And Isles

In Rizzoli And Isles, Wendy played as IAD Detective Hitchcock.

Wendy Makkena Movies And TV Shows

Movies

Year
Title
Role
2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Dorothy
2018
Wonderland
Sandy Tanner
2017
The Discovery
Mom
2009
State of Play
Greer Thornton
2004
Noise
Del
1999
4 a.m.: Open All Night
Woman
1998
Finding North
Rhonda Portelli
1997
The People
Jean Leary
1997
Air Bud
Jackie Framm
1995
The Whiskey Heir
Maggie
1994
Camp Nowhere
Dr. Celeste Dunbar
1993
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sister Mary Robert
1992
Sister Act
Sister Mary Robert
1988
Eight Men Out
Kate Jackson

 TV Shows

Year
Title
Role
2011, 2012, 2014
NCIS
Dr. Rachel Cranston
2018
The Last O.G.
Krystal
2015
Rizzoli & Isles
IAB Agent Hitchcock
2014
Alpha House
Molly P. Andresun
2012–2013
The Mob Doctor
Daniella Devlin
2011
Melissa & Joey
Suzanne Reback
2010
The Deep End
Judge Joan Anderson
2010
Miami Medical
Didi
2009
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Ellen Van Kuren
2009
Desperate Housewives
Fran Schulman
2009
Without a Trace
Jubilee
2009–2010
Numb3rs
Kath Berry
2007
House
Dr. Julie Whitner
2007
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Doris Babinkian
2007
The Nine
Suzanne
2007
Chuck
National Intelligence Director
2006
Ghost Whisperer
Jean Godfrey
2004–2005
Listen Up!
Dana Kleinman
2003–2004
Oliver Beene
Charlotte Caraline Beene
2002
Law & Order
Janet Weston
2002
Philly
Amanda Royce
2001–2002
The Job
Karen McNeil
1999–2000
Judging Amy
Susie Nixon
1998
Trinity
1997
Lies He Told
Patty
1997
C-16: FBI
Melanie Harmon
1997
Dellaventura
1996
Death Benefit
Wynn Burkholder
1996
On Seventh Avenue
Nadine Jacobs
1995
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
Mary Newcombe
1995
Strange Luck
Louise Brooks
1994
NYPD Blue
Det. Sharon LaSalle
1994
Touched by an Angel
Robin Dunwoody
1993
Class of ’96
Margaret Parsons
1993
A League of Their Own
Mae Mordabito
1992
Black Magic
Sally Rowe
1991
Monsters
Maggie Price
1991
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace
Brenda
1991
Law & Order
Officer Nicki Sandoval
1989
Dream Street
Harry’s Ex-Wife
1986
Santa Barbara
Katie Timmons

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