Wendy Carter – Actress
If you know Wendy Carter’s work, it is probably because you stumbled upon her as she was battling some bad CGI reptile on cable tv. This came as no surprise to her parents. Her active imagination was evident as she fought dragons and Nazi’s in the woods of VA as a child. She developed an ear for music while performing Broadway musicals in the water as a competitive synchronized swimmer. She transferred her talents to land while still in high school, and the passion she developed for acting led her to continue her theatrical studies in undergrad at VA Tech.
When Stanislovsky and Chekov captured her heart in a production of The Seagull, she followed it to The Russian American Theatre Company in St.Petersburg Russia, and humbled by the truth of acting she saw there, she returned to the states where she earned her MFA at The DePaul Theatre School/ Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.
It was there she earned her first film role playing Ben Afflecks girlfriend in the Going All the Way, and worked on the TV shows Cupid, and Early Edition. She was called to Los Angeles where, in various mediums, she has ranged from ingenues, to soccer moms, twins, and bimbos, to bi-polar murdering psychopaths. To date, her primary success has been in the sci-fi genre, where she has saved the world no fewer than four times in Maximum Velocity, Basilisk: The Serpent King, Copperhead, and 100 Million BC on ScyFy and Chiller Channels. She started to develop her producing and writing skills when she assumed the additional responsibilities of co-producer, while starring in the psychological thrillers Blur and 30 Days to Die.
Since relocating to the east coast, it’s been a lot of corsets and hoop skirts. She appeared as Sarah Grimke in The Abolitionists, hosted rebel spies in Legends and Lies, and comforted an inconsolable Mary Todd in Killing Lincoln. She revisited the white house in Season 3 of House Of Cards, and played a world champion triathlete and actually swam The Nations Triathlon in the Potomac River, with the Washington Monument peeking at her under her arms in the movie, TRI.
Wendy was described as “The energetic, all-American, intellectual romantic…a Robin Wright, Lori Singer type, with a Laura Linney energy, and a Cameron Diaz like-ability”, by actor, fellow member of B.A.D.D., and teacher Mark Attaberry. She thoroughly enjoyed working with one, and would love to work with the others. The way the east coast industry is going, it’s not outside the realm of possibility.
For a pdf/printable copy of Wendy’s resume click here
|FILM (Partial Credits)|
|TRI||Supporting||Dir. Jai Jameson|
|Double Identity||Lead||*Dir. Rob Legato|
|Going All the Way||Supporting||Dir. Mark Pellington|
|Jack Ass 2||Synchronized Swimmer||Paramount Pictures|
|Copperhead||Lead||United Film Oragnization|
|Blur||Lead||Dir. Nick Briscoe|
|Basilisk: The Serpent King||Lead||United Film Organization|
|Maximum Velocity||Lead||United Film Organization|
|A Coat of Snow||Lead||Dir. Gordy Hoffman|
|House of Cards||Guest Star||Netflix|
|Killing Lincoln||Mrs. Dixon||NatGeo|
|The Abolitionists||Sarah Grimke||PBS|
|Brothers and Sisters||Co-Star||ABC|
|Early Edition||Guest Star||NBC|
|The Taming of the Shrew||Multiple Roles||Dir. Jan Powell|
|Pericles||Dionyza||Dir. James Ricks|
|ANNIE||Grace||Dir. Wendy Hunter|
|As You Like It||Rosalind||Dir. Tiger Reel|
|The Seagull||Nina||Dir. David Johnson|
|Born Yesterday||Billie||Dir. David Johnson|
|Peter Pan||Wendy||DePaul Theatre|
MFA – Acting, DePaul University/ Goodman School of Drama – Chicago, IL BA – Virginia Tech – Theatre Major, Psychology/Humanities Double MinorSPECIAL SKILLS
DIALECTS – Phonetic Alphabet Training, Multiple Dialects COMBAT – Sword and Dagger, Hand to Hand. Basic Firearms and Archery DANCE – Chicago Swing, Basic Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, and Tango. Quick Study VOCALS – MEZZO Bands – Super 64 (Jazz/Blues) Acoustic Therapy (Country, Blues, Folk, Rock) SPORTS – Masters Internationally Competitive Synchronized Swimmer PADI Scuba and Lifeguard Cert, Recreational Beach Volleyball, Yoga