Humanitarian of the Week: Wendie Mallick

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Wendie Mallick
One of the most prolific actresses in television and film, Wendie Mallick, over the past twenty-three years, has performed in no less than five film or television roles a year. Now known as TV Land’s “Victoria Chase” in Hot in Cleveland, Mallick has earned a large fan base for her popular roles in programs such as Just Shoot Me and Frasier. A little known fact about Mallick is that she was a contender for the role of “Diane Chambers” in Cheers. What a different show that would have been if she’d been cast. Nevertheless, Miss Mallick has managed to entertain millions of people with her sharp comic timing and impeccable delivery since leaving a successful career in modeling to pursue a life as an actor.

Mallick is not just a consummate performer, she’s an active humanitarian. Along with her husband, Richard Erickson, Mallick founded a charity named “A Drop in the Bucket.” Through this charity, Mallick and Erickson support a variety of causes. They are especially involved in their support of a women’s shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. Furthermore, their charity aids a much-needed medical center in the Congo.

For the many years of entertainment she’s given all of us and for the assistance and comfort she offers those in need, Wendie Mallick is our “Humanitarian of the Week.”

Enjoy this clip from Hot in Cleveland which features Mallick with the always adorable Susan Lucci.


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