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Wendy was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. A proud graduate of Cass Technical High School, Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University. Inspired by her experience in Japan as an undergraduate student, Wendy went on to receive a Master of Arts in Asian Studies (Japan), from the University of Hawaii with a full fellowship from the East-West Center.
In her life behind the camera, Wendy is part of the creative team and serves as Vice President of Operations for Snoopy Media.
Wendy is an award-winning actress who has appeared in television, film, theatre, and documentary programs. Her credits include recurring roles on CBS' Hawaii Five-0 and ABC's Lost, and principal roles on the ABC thriller The River, and Animal Planet's I'm Alive. Wendy is the host and narrator of Holding Fast the Dream: Hawaii's African American Experience, which was featured in the Hawaii International Film Festival, and nominated for the Filmmaker's Choice Award for Best Diaspora Film in the San Diego Black Film Festival. Holding Fast the Dream airs often on PBS Hawaii and is now available on DVD.
Her love for the works of playwright August Wilson earned Wendy two Excellence in Theatre Awards: "Leading Female" for FENCES, and "Featured Female" for GEM OF THE OCEAN. She also received very favorable reviews for her portrayal of Tonya in August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II.
A strong advocate for family caregivers, Wendy founded the Caregivers' Social Network, which aims to improve the quality of life for caregivers around the world. She is currently working with her creative team on a web series on caregiving, and a solo performance based on the life of Sojourner Truth. More information on her projects may be found here.