Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey is an American actress and comedian. She is known primarily for her work in comedic and improvisational roles. From 2013 until 2023, McLendon-Covey played the role of family matriarch Beverly Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, for which she was nominated for two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. A native of Long Beach, California, McLendon-Covey worked numerous jobs after graduating high school before earning a degree from California State University, Long Beach, in 2000. After graduating, she became a member of The Groundlings, an improvisational comedy group in Los Angeles, and remained a member until 2009. McLendon-Covey began her acting career while still a member of the Groundlings, starring as Deputy Clementine Johnson in the improvisational series Reno 911!. She also had the lead role in the Lifetime short-lived comedy Lovespring International, as well as minor roles in Bewitched and Over Her Dead Body.

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