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Wendy Moniz

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Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Birthday: January 19, 1969, Capricorn

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Is of Portuguese and Irish descent.
  • Has appeared in more than 50 commercials.
  • In 1999, in her final scene on the soap Guiding Light, her character accidentally fatally shot oil tycoon Hart Jessup, played by Frank Grillo, whom she would marry in real life the next year.
  • Joined two fellow Guiding Light alumni, Paige Turco and Nia Long, in the short-lived 2007 ABC drama Big Shots.
  • Was inducted into the B.M.C. Durfee High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 as a four-year letter-winner in field hockey and for setting 12 school or class records in sprints and field events.


  • Billie — Mother
  • Liam Kiki Grillo — Son
  • Rio Joseph Grillo — Son
  • Remy Grillo — Stepson
  • David Birsner — Ex-husband
  • Bob Moniz — Father
  • Frank Grillo — Husband
  • Dawn — Sister


  • Siena College, Loudonville, New York, United States (BA in English, 1991)