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Wendel Meldrum


B: July 21, 1954 in Edmonton, Alberta
D: in January 27, 2021

Wendy Anne Meldrum excelled in gymnastics and dance and began to hone her unique creative talents while still in grade school in Edmonton. She left her hometown to fulfill a dream of dancing professionally, landing first in Toronto and then in New York. After a handful of years living in Greenwich Village, she moved to Los Angeles. Just one of her highlights in Hollywood was appearing as the “low-talker” on two episodes of Seinfeld, as well as several seasons on the Canadian series Less Than Kind where she won a Canadian Screen Award (2013) and two Canadian Comedy Awards (2009) for her role of Anne Blecher. She wrote the screenplay for Cruel but Necessary which premiered at the Montreal Film Festival in 2005. Her on-screen work in that film brought Outstanding Actress in a Female Role Award at the Winnipeg Film Festival in 2007. Wendel Meldrum was 67 when she died after a brief illness.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Vamping (1984)
Stark (TV-1985)
Breakfast with Les and Bess (TV-1985, American Playhouse)
Dallas: The Early Years (TV-1986)
K-9 (1989)

Why Me? (1990)
Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Diplomatic Immunity
City Boy (TV-1992)
Hush Little Baby (TV-1994)
Sodbusters (TV-1994)
The Song Spinner (TV-1995)
Dad’s Week Off (TV-1997)
Melanie Darrow (TV-1997)
Murder at 75 Birch (TV-1998)
The Divine Ryans (1999)
Blast from the Past (1999)

A Mighty Wind (2000)
Pee-Wee Goes to Prison (voice, 2003, short)
Cruel But Necessary (2005)
Partner(s) (2005)

Queen of the Lot (2010)
The Phantoms (TV-2012)

TV Series – Cast:
Knots Landing (1984-1985)
Pursuit of Happiness (1987-1988)

Less Than Kind (2008-2012)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Punky Brewster (1985)
Cagney & Lacey (1986)
Family Ties (1987)
I Married Dora (1987)
Day by Day (1989)

E.N.G. (1990)
Northern Exposure (1992)
Picket Fences (1993)
Seinfeld (1993, 1998)
Due South (1994)
Side Effects (1994, 1995)
The Marshall (1995)
Pig Sty (1995)
The Commish (1995)
The Pretender (1996)
Promised Land (1997)
The Outer Limits (1999)

First Wave (2000)
Strong Medicine (2001)
NYPD Blue (2001)
Bliss (2003)

Saving Hope (2014)
Working the Engles (2014)