Wendie Malick, beyond her notable acting career, has a passionate commitment to horse rescue and welfare. She co-founded “Avalanche Rescue Horses,” a sanctuary in California dedicated to rehabilitating and providing shelter for abandoned and abused horses. Malick has actively participated in the rehabilitation process, often sharing her home with these majestic creatures.
Wendie Malick, an American actress and former fashion model, is best known for her memorable roles in numerous television series that have etched a unique place for her in the landscape of entertainment.
Malick’s breakout role came when she portrayed Judith Tupper Stone in the HBO comedy-drama series “Dream On,” which aired from 1990 to 1996. This performance opened the doors for more prominent roles, including the sharp-tongued ex-model Nina Van Horn in the NBC sitcom “Just Shoot Me!” (1997–2003) and the character of Victoria Chase in TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” (2010–2015). She also lent her voice to the character of Beatrice Horseman in the animated Netflix series “BoJack Horseman” (2014-2020).
Throughout her career, Malick has worked with a multitude of celebrated artists and personalities. She shared the screen with Laura San Giacomo, George Segal, and David Spade in “Just Shoot Me!” Meanwhile, her role in “Hot in Cleveland” saw her teaming up with Betty White, Jane Leeves, and Valerie Bertinelli. She also had the pleasure of working with actors like Laura Dern, Will Arnett, and Aaron Paul in “BoJack Horseman.” In 2005, she starred alongside Richard Kind and Megan Hilty in the ABC family comedy series “Jake in Progress.” Other notable collaborations include her work with John Ritter in “Big Trouble” and Jack Nicholson in “The American President.”
Malick was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Nina Van Horn in “Just Shoot Me!” In 2010, she earned a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series alongside her co-stars in “Hot in Cleveland.”
Away from the camera, Malick’s love for animals has led her to actively participate in animal welfare causes. She has been an influential voice for animal rights, serving on the board of the Environmental Media Association, which uses the power of celebrity and the media to promote sustainable lifestyles. She also supports the Humane Society of the United States, advocating for the well-being of animals across the nation.