Wendy Makkena originated the iconic role of Sister Mary Robert in SISTER ACT and SISTER ACT 2. She recently appeared in THE TOMORROW MAN, with John Lithgow. Other credits include; THE DISCOVERY with Rooney Mara, and Robert Redford; THE ENCHANTED FOREST, directed by Josh Klausner, FAIR MARKET VALUE ( best ensemble award BFF. Other films include: STATE OF PLAY, FINDING NORTH, CAMP NOWHERE, NOISE, AIR BUD and John Sayle’s EIGHT MEN OUT.
Television Credits Include: A recurring role on “NCIS” as Dr. Rachel Cranston. She has also starred in the Fox comedy series OLIVER BEENE; the CBS series LISTEN UP; ABC series THE JOB; Fox’s THE MOB DOCTOR and the role of “All the Way” Mae in the TV series A League of Their Own, directed by Penny Marshall. Other TV roles include JUDGING AMY, NYPD BLUE, ALPHA HOUSE, RIZZOLI & ISLES, THE GOOD WIFE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER SVU, CSI, HOUSE, THE NINE, and PHILLY. On Broadway: Tony Award winning SIDE MAN. LEND ME A TENOR; PYGMALION with Peter O’Toole. Off-Broadway: THE SHAWL directed by Sidney Lumet, THE AMERICAN PLAN, LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC, PRIN with Eileen Atkins. At Playwrights Horizons, Wendy originated the roles in THE WATER CHILDREN (NY and LA) winning the LA Drama Critics Circle Award and the Robby Award for Best Actress; BRONX BOMBERS, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY & MOUNTAIN LANGUAGE .