Wendie Malick of Just Shoot Me is my favorite actress. What else has she done? What about family? How tall is she?
—Linda S., Texas
As a former model at 5-foot-10, Wendie Malick brings firsthand experience to her role as fashion editor Nina Van Horn on the NBC comedy. The 52-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., native worked as a fashion model in New York and Paris for five years and also briefly worked for then-Congressman Jack Kemp in Washington, D.C., before beginning her acting career on the stage. Her many television credits include the series NYPD Blue, Dream On, and Seinfeld. Movies include On Edge, The American President, and Bugsy. She portrayed the dual roles of advice columnists Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers in the Lifetime TV movie Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story. Malick also does much charity work. She lives with her husband, two horses, three dogs, and a cat in the Santa Monica Mountains.