Wendy Davis (b. June 30, 1966) is an American actress. She is currently appearing in the hit Lifetime Television series, Army Wives, as Colonel Joan Burton.

Early YearsEdit

Wendy grew up in Joppatowne, Maryland a small town outside of Baltimore. She attended Joppatowne High School and graduated with a degree in Theater from Howard University. Davis is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Wendy Davis has one child, a daughter. The father is Jacobi Wynne, whom Ms. Davis recently divorced. She and her daughter now live in Charleston, South Carolina, where her hit series Army Wives is filmed.


Davis was regular on the 1991 series The New WKRP in Cincinnati as receptionist Ronnie Lee, and appeared in the 1996-97 police drama High Incident as Lynette White. She appeared in an episode of Grey's Anatomy, in Season One, Episode 9, as Holly Adams, the pregnant wife of Dr. Preston Burke's best college friend. She has also appeared in Cold Case, Coah, Martin, Smart Guy (as Blake's mother), Angle, and other shows.


  • 2007-2011: Army Wives (TV series) - Joan Burton
  • 2006: Lt. Col. U.S. Army (TV series) - Karen Patton
  • 2005: Grey's Anatomy (TV series) - Holly Adams
  • 2005: Cold Case (TV series) - Julia Owens
  • 2002: Mother Ghost - Stacy
  • 2002: Angel (TV series) - Aubrey Jenkins
  • 2002: Trapped: Buried Alive (TV movie) - Monique
  • 2001: Taking Back Our Town (TV movie) - Janice Dickerson
  • 2001: The District (TV series) - Saundra Dayton
  • 2001: The Weber Show (TV series) - Alice Fullmer
  • 2000: Any Day Now (TV series) - Cheryl
  • 1999: Rendezvous (TV movie) - Jade
  • 1998: Smart Guy (TV series) - Hillary Jordan
  • 1998: Profiler (TV series) - Mrs. Driscoll
  • 1998: The Gregory Hines Show (TV series) - Allison
  • 1997: Between Brothers (TV series) - Cynthia
  • 1996-1997: High Incident (TV series) - Lynette White
  • 1997: Brittle Glory - Reporter
  • 1996: EZ Streets (TV series) - Joan Priestly
  • 1995: Return to Two Moon Junction - Roni
  • 1994: Coach (TV series) - Julie
  • 1993: The Sinbad Show (TV series) - Sandy
  • 1993: Martin (TV series) - Bobbi
  • 1991: The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV series) - Ronnie Lee/Ronnie
  • 1989: Running Out of Time (TV short) - Tracy Michelle Gibson
  • 1980: Powder Heads - Reborn

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Drama-Logue Award - Talking With
  • 2008, Image Award - Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Army Wives (Nominated)
  • 2008, Prism Awards - Performance in a Drama Series Army Wives (Nominated)
  • 2008, Prism Awards - Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline Army Wives (Nominated)


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