Birth Name: Wendie Diane Malick
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 13, 1950
Ethnicity: Egyptian (paternal grandfather), German, French, English
Wendie Malick is an American actress.
Wendie is the daughter of Gigi, a model, and Ken Malick, who worked in sales.
Wendie has stated:
My father’s father was a Coptic Christian. Malick means ‘King’ in Egyptian. I’m also French, German and English — a true American mongrel, which is great. I think it helps you relate to the world a little better and shows how we’re all connected to one another. I’m glad to be part of something that promotes tolerance and understanding among different ethnic groups.
Wendie’s paternal grandparents were Ayad Abdel Malick and Sarah Belle Float (the daughter of John Float and Ada Jane Gilland). Ayad was from Asyut, Egypt. John was the son of Johann/John Float and Margarethe Bermond.
Wendie’s maternal grandparents were Willard Gucker (the son of William John Gucker and Olga H. Meier) and Helen L. Gould. William was the son of John Martin Gucker and Susanna Eckhardt.
Sources: Wendie’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Wendie’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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