For seven seasons on “Just Shoot Me,” Wendie Malick starred as Nina Van Horn, the outrageous ex-model and fashion editor, which earned her one Emmy® and two Golden Globe® nominations. She then joined the cast of “Frasier” for the final season as Ronnie Lawrence. Currently, Malick plays a five-time divorced former soap opera star in TV Land’s hit sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland,” alongside Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Betty White. Malick’s other series favorites include “Big Day,” “Good Company” and HBO’s groundbreaking comedy, “Dream On” (for which she won four Cable Ace Awards). She has been a guest on “CSI,” “The X-Files,” “LA Law,” “NYPD Blue,” “Seinfeld,” “Cybill” and “Law & Order,” to name just a few. She starred in many television movies, including, “Take My Advice” (playing both Ann Landers and Abby Van Buren) on Hallmark Channel, “Hello Sister,” “Goodbye Life,” “Will You Merry Me?,” “Apollo 11,” “Dynasty: The Miniseries,” “Paper Dolls” and “North Shore Fish,” in a role she originated on stage.
Malick’s feature film credits include “About Fifty,” “Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakqual,” “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,” “Adventureland,” “Confessions Of A Shopaholic,” “Racing Stripes,” “The American President,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Jerome,” “On Edge,” “Trojan Wars,” “Bugsy,” “A Little Sex,” “Funny About Love” and the cult classic, “Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video.”
Malick has appeared on stage in North Shore Fish and Burleigh Grimes (both Off Broadway), in Victor Bumbalo's Questa and Oliver Hailey's Round Trip (Artistic Director's Award nomination as Best Lead Actress), Vagina Monologues, Santaland Diaries, Steve Martin’s The Underpants in Los Angeles and in regional productions of The Guys (Studio Arena), Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Helen Gahagan Douglas (Wooly Mammoth) and Blithe Spirit (Williamstown).
In 2000, Malick was honored by Women in Film as "A Woman of Vision," along with Tipper Gore, Gwen Ifills and Roseanne. She is on the Board of Directors of both The Environmental Media Association and The Creative Coalition (which lobbies for the Arts), the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood (who honored her in 2006 as a “Champion of Choice”) and the Advisory Board of The Humane Society. Through their charitable gift fund, A Drop in the Bucket, she and husband, Richard Erickson, support a medical center in the Congo. They live in the Santa Monica Mountains with two horses and a dog.