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 and fashion model. Her roles include the series Baywatch, Dream On, Just Shoot Me!, Frasier, Hot in Cleveland, and, in voice role, The Owl House; and the films Scrooged, Apollo 11, The American President, Racing Stripes, Waiting…, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Adventureland, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard., Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Mack & Rita, and A Little White Lie.
Wendie is the daughter of Gigi, a model, and Ken Malick, who worked in sales. She is married to Richard Erickson.
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 grandfather was named Ayad Abdel Malick. Ayad was from Asyut, Egypt.
Wendie’s paternal grandmother was Sarah Belle Float (the daughter of John Float and Ada Jane Gilland). Sarah was born in Pennsylvania. John was the son of Johann/John Float and Margarethe Bermond.
Wendie’s maternal grandfather was Willard J. Gucker (the son of William John Gucker and Olga H. Meier). Willard was born in New York. William was the son of John Martin Gucker and Susanna Eckhardt.
Wendie’s maternal grandmother was named Helen L. Gould. Helen was born in New York.
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