The Goldbergs: Wendi McLendon-Covey is beyond inspiring!
Wendi McLendon-Covey (born October 10, 1969) is an American actress, writer, comedian and producer. She’s spunky, funny and knows how to pull off any character she’s playing on the big screen. That’s what we love about her and the roles she takes on in Hollywood. You may remember her in Bridesmaids (2011) as well as films What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012), The Single Moms Club (2014), Blended (2014), Think Like a Man Too (2014) and one of my favorites “Hello, my name is Doris (2015).” And now “The Goldbergs” But it’s not just her roles that make her a phenomenal woman.
McLendon-Covey has done a lot of work in her life including graduating from California State University with a B.A in Liberal Studies and Creative Writing. After graduating she began working at a hotel (and likely rocked it) but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her dream to write, act and make people laugh. She enrolled in a weekend class for non-actors at “The Groundlings,” which is an improvisational group in Los Angeles.
And did you know Wendi also worked as an editor for California State University’s academic journal of social work?
March is Social Work Month in the United States. Social workers stand up for every day human rights and stand up for social justice to help strengthen communities. They are the voice for those who are not being heard, tackling serious social situations in order to help people reach their full potential. And that’s super inspiring to us here at positive celebrity gossip magazine. There are over 600,000 social workers in the United States but their work goes unnoticed in society. We love service and Wendi McLendon-Covey may be one of our favorite actresses, it’s also important to remember other aspects of how she has blessed the world. She was a voice and still is for those who had no voice. She loves to help others and she goes above and beyond to make sure that people feel loved, are taken care of and heard. What an amazing fact that many (likely) didn’t know about Wendi and her dedication to making the world a better place through her talents and aspirations.
Don’t you think that’s awesome?
McLendon-Covey has also lent her voice out to support Parkinson’s research. She opened up about Michael J. Fox’s charity “The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,” in 2016. She said:
“I’m happy to lend my voice whenever I’m asked, and sometimes when I’m not asked. There comes a time when you have to speak out and you have to let everyone know ‘this is happening.'”
The event successfully raised $50,000, according to Team Fox and it’s fantastic to see that Wendi had a hand in it. We know that she puts her heart into all that she does in her life, not just acting but everything and that’s absolutely inspiring. Did you know that she has a love for the organization called “WriteGirl?”
WriteGirl takes teenage girls 14 to 18 and teaches them to write creatively. Writing includes songwriting, poems, essays and even novels. The majority of these girls end up getting into college. Every single year WriteGirl has celebrities come and perform sketches that the girls wrote. She opened up about WriteGirl. She said:
“It’s an amazing program that teaches girls to write…Every year they do a thing where the girls spend all day writing comedy sketches and then they have celebrities come and perform the sketches. And I’ve done it two years in a row and those girls have chops. I laughed harder at some of the things these 15 year olds wrote than I have on any sketch comedy show on tv in ages and ages. I’m very happy to be supporting that.”
According to the WriteGirl mission, it’s all about providing a place for success.
“WriteGirl is a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization that spotlights the power of a girl and her pen. At WriteGirl, we match girls with women writers who mentor them in creative writing. WriteGirl is a thriving community with 200 volunteer women writers serving more than 500 girls annually. Every year, we produce dozens of workshops, panel discussions and special events to help girls get creative, get through high school and get to college! In fact, since 2001, 100% of our graduating seniors have entered college, many on full or partial scholarships.”
There are times when “creativity,” isn’t taken seriously and knowing that a program like this exists is fantastic. And we absolutely LOVE that Wendi McLendon-Covey was able to take part in such an important program (growing up in middle school I remember the threats that the school would take away creative programs and that’s what I thrived on, creativity).
Wendi, huge shout out to taking part in such an amazing organization.
Talent come from different backgrounds, different stages of life and it’s important to give back to the world. It’s inspiring to see the growth that can happen with a little encouragement and pushing, the organization sounds amazing. If you’re interested in checking out WriteGirl, click the link [ HERE ], you may enjoy being a part of it, you never know where it will take you or who you will meet.
The charity, the love, the laughs, the advice are all just one part of Wendi’s personality. It’s awesome to be able to write about a woman like Wendi with such a strong and inspirational voice. And it’s great to see her in the ABC hit series “The Goldbergs,” where you may know her best as Beverly Goldberg. The whole cast and crew have worked tremendously hard and hours are long on set. As a child from the 90s it’s great to see the outfits, the music, the overall throwback to “the good times,” or (how I refer to them) “the simpler times.”
The Goldbergs is a show that uses many references from the 80s and 90s including ugly knitted sweaters, roller rinks (which I still enjoy), Ghostbusters, Garbage Pail Kids, windbreakers and so many more hilarious topics. It’s one of those shows that you can come home and watch after a long day of work and expect a good laugh. And it takes you back, away from your current reality and allows you to relive awesome moments with the TV shows characters.
If you haven’t seen The Goldbergs, you can check it out on ABC and it’s also updated on Hulu. Get ready though, you’ll be in for a nice binge watch, it’s that good. We just have to say congrats to the cast and crew. You have all done such an amazing job at recreating relatable content that makes you laugh and say “Oh I miss being that young.”
Wendi, you are a doll, your character is hilarious and you nail it. You literally, utterly nail the role as Adam’s mother. There is never a dull moment. Thank you for working so hard with the rest of the cast and crew. I hope that you have as much fun as we do creating and watching the show as the viewers.
Keep up the great work and thank you for all your hard work and charity, oh and our birthdays are super close (October 11,1990) yay for Libra! Haha! Have you seen the show yet? If so let us know what you think in the comments below. If you haven’t had a chance be sure to check out the trailer below.
The Goldbergs (ABC) Trailer