SISTER Act actress Mary Robert, Wendy Makkena, is unrecognizable 30 years on from the hit movie.
The 63-year-old looks a far cry from her days as the shy nun Mary Roberts in the popular nineties comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg.
Wendy is part of the cinematic dream team alongside the secretive nun Mary Clarence, aka singer Deloris Van Cartier, played by Whoopi.
They, along with a group of other nuns, managed to revolutionize an abandoned neighborhood in 1992’s Sister Act 1, while also saving Whoopi’s character from being killed by a notorious criminal ex-boyfriend. after she witnesses a brutal murder.
The American actress was also a success in its sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), where the nuns invited the girl to perform Whoopi in Las Vegas to save St Francis Academy from is closed.
It was also the singer’s silver screen debut Lauryn Hill, who forged a successful career with The Fugees soon after.
A little known fact is that Wendy, known for transforming from a shy and retired nun to a diva with a loud voice, didn’t actually sing on the show.
Her voice is actually voiced by professional singer Andrea Robinson.
Before the Sister Act, Wendy was known as a star of the stage for her roles in many Broadway plays including Pygmalion.
After her success in sister action, She starred in films including A League of Their Own, Air Bud in 1997, State of Play in 2009 and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in 2019.
Regarding her private life, Wendy is married to actor Bob Krakower.
They have a daughter Ruby together.
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