You may not remember her last name, but she’s appeared in a number of films that were most definitely a major part of your childhood. She’s still acting today, and you’ve probably seen her in one of the projects mentioned below, do checkout
“State of Play” was well-received by critics when it was first released in 2009. “State of Play is a classy piece of Hollywood filmmaking that offers an exciting two hours in the cinema and features enjoyable star performances from Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, and Rachel McAdams,” wrote Niall Browne of Movies in Focus.
As a political thriller, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as Congressman Stephen Collins (Affleck) reaches out to a journalist, Cal McAffrey (Crowe), to clear his name after a woman with whom he’d been having an affair is found dead under mysterious circumstances.
Now that the film is available on Netflix, even more people can watch it if they missed it when it first came out in theatres, and enjoy a slew of powerful performances from a cast that includes Jason Bateman, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, and Greer Thornton’s Wendy Makkena.
In the Sister Act movies, she became religious.
The “Sister Act” duology had a huge impact on nineties kids who enjoyed singing nun movies. Many people today fondly recall the classic musical Deloris (Whoopi Goldberg), in which she is forced to live among women of the cloth in the witness protection programme.
Sister Mary Robert (Wendy Makkena) is one of these ladies, who is shy but tracks Deloris down when she doesn’t take the sisters’ teachings seriously.
Makkena didn’t sing in both “Sister Act” and “Sister Act 2,” which is a fun reality.
Andrea Robinson, who has also lent her musical skills to “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas” and “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning,” replaced her singing (via Mental Floss).
Fans would be relieved to learn that she is not yet finished with her time at Saint Katherine’s Parish. Makkena will play Mary Robert again in the forthcoming “Sister Act 3,” which will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in the near future.
In Air Bud, she wants to do the right thing for her son.
If you grew up watching animals play sports rather than singing nuns, you’re probably well acquainted with the “Air Bud” franchise.
There was a simple tale of a boy who develops a close bond with a Golden Retriever who happens to be very good at basketball, and amazingly, there’s no law saying a dog can’t play the sport, so he leads the team to victory before the series began cranking out low-budget, direct-to-VHS/DVD sequels.
After Josh (Kevin Zegers) brings Buddy home, he must obtain Jackie’s (Makkena) permission to keep the dog. She allows the dog to remain, but insists that if the dog’s true owner enters the frame, they must surrender him.
When mean, old Mr. Snively (Michael Jeter) shows up demanding his dog back, despite the fact that he’s been mean to him, this creates issues. Fortunately, everything works out in the end, with Josh reuniting with Buddy and his team winning the title, much to the dismay of the opposing team, which is without canines.