After graduating from California State University Long Beach with a B.A. in Liberal Studies/Creative Writing she started taking classes at the renowned Improv Theatre, The Groundlings. There she appeared in various mainstage shows including The Groundlings: City Of The Future and Groundlings Enchanted Forest, and remained apart of the troupe from 2002-2009.
It was during her time at The Groundlings that Wendi appeared in two unscripted shows, Lovespring International and Reno 911!, which culminated in her being christened the “Queen of Improv”
by TV Guide. Her character Deputy Clementine Johnson from Reno 911! was a character Wendi developed at the Groundlings Theater, but she wasn’t originally a cop.
In 2011 Wendi starred alongside Kristen Wiig in the hit film Bridesmaids, and continued to make appearances on the television show Rules of Engagement.
Currently she can be see as ‘smother’ Beverly Goldberg on the hiy ABC comedy The Goldbergs.
Wendi had been married to her husband Greg since August 1996 and they live in Long Beach with their cats Darla, Maxine, Crash, Obi-Wan and Hunter.