Originally from Joppatowne Maryland, Wendy caught the acting bug in college while attending Howard University in Washing DC, where she earned a B.A. in theater. Upon graduation, Davis landed guest-starring roles on many television series, but her first big break came when she was cast as a series regular on the ABC drama series "High Incident." Of the pilot episode The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "The large and strikingly good cast all make outstanding first impressions, and Wendy Davis is magnificent as a cop's widow."
Wendy was next cast as a detective on "EZ Street," a one-hour drama produced by Paul Haggis, Academy Award winning writer/director of "Crash." In 2007 Wendy was cast as Colonel Joan Burton on "Army Wives" and is one of the original cast members. Davis was nominated for four NAACP awards for her work on "Army Wives."
Her additional television credits include "Commander in Chief," "Cold Case," "Grey’s Anatomy," "The District," "Angel," "Coach," "Between Brothers," "Profiler," "Smart Guy" and "In Living Color." During hiatus from "Army Wives" this year, Wendy played recurring character Kimberly Mitchell in five episodes of the hit series "Scandal." Her feature film credits include "Rendezvous," "Return to Two Moon Junction," "Mother Ghost," "Reptile Man" and "Trapped."
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Raised on the streets of Chicago’s South Side, Colonel Joan Burton overcame a troubled youth by running track and joining ROTC. Through grit and determination, Joan defied expectations and rose through the ranks, becoming Fort Marshall’s first African American female colonel. Husband Roland Burton has supported her career through each PCS and deployment, but now with two children: daughter Sara Elizabeth and adopted son David, Roland is ready to put down some roots. Joan has overcome PTSD, a traumatic brain injury and a near-loss of her sight, but when it comes to family or the flag, Joan’s ambition often takes over. She faces the same struggle every female officer eventually encounters; can she have it all?