Beverly GoldbergPlayed by Wendi McLendon-Covey
An overbearing, hyper-emotional shopaholic with no sense of boundaries and a big mouth that she’s not afraid to use. Her job is maintaining the house and she takes her job seriously, but she’s no put upon housewife. Beverly wears the pants in the family. When Bev wants something, she’ll do anything to get it. Beverly gives everything to her kids and has been there every step of the way -- PTA, orange slices at games, letting you know she’s washing your dirty underpants. Just one problem: She’s at the point in her life where it’s time to start letting go, but she CAN’T. Beverly is realizing that once her children are out of the picture, there’s not much left... so she’s clinging on to what she has. Even though she fights with her husband thirteen times a day, they remain unhealthily dependent on each other. There IS love under all the bickering and their marriage somehow manages to work.
Wendi McLendon-Covey has never been busier: In addition to her role on ABC's The Goldbergs, she is currently shooting the film Think Like a Man 2. Audiences will also be able to see her this winter in A Friggin' Christmas Miracle, opposite Robin Williams, Joel McHale and Lauren Graham, and next year co-starring in Tyler Perry's Single Mom's Club.
McLendon-Covey got her start at the world famous Groundling Theater in Los Angeles, where she excelled at improv and sketch comedy. She is perhaps best known for her starring roles in Bridesmaids, Reno 911, Lovespring International and the television series Rules of Engagement. Her work in such independent films as Spooner, Douchebag, Boutonniere and others has been appreciated in film festivals from Sundance to Cannes. In 2007, at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, McLendon-Covey was given a Film Discovery Award, created specifically to commemorate her starring roles in two entirely improvised films, "Closing Escrow" and "Cook-Off," which she co-wrote. Her producing credits include "GILF," "Waffle Hut" and "Cook-Off."
McLendon-Covey resides in Los Angeles with her husband.