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Wendy Robie (born October 6, 1953) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Nadine Hurley in David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991) and the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). She also starred in two of Wes Craven's films: The People Under the Stairs (1991) and Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). In 2017, Robie reprised her role as Nadine in David Lynch's revival series Twin Peaks: The Return.
Robie grew up on a northern California ranch where Arabian horses were raised. Before her big break on Twins Peaks, Robie lived in Seattle, working in repertory theatre. She only began fulfilling her lifelong dream of acting after teaching college English for a decade while she raised her daughter, Samantha.
In 1990, Robie made her acting debut as Nadine Hurley in David Lynch's cult television series Twin Peaks. She starred in 22 episodes. In 1991, Robie guest starred on an episode of Baywatch and portrayed the villainous Woman in Wes Craven's cult horror film The People Under The Stairs. In comparing Lynch and Craven, Robie remarked that both were "kind people with wonderful imaginations who work out their views of the darkness in the world through their art."The following year, Robie reprised her role as Nadine in David Lynch's prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), although her scene was deleted. The same year, she guest starred on an episode of the television series Quantum Leap. In 1993, Robie starred in the television film Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story.
In 1994, she guest starred in the television series Viper and Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero before starring in the television film A Place for Annie. In 1995, Robie had a cameo role in Wes Craven's horror comedy film Vampire in Brooklyn. The same year, she had guest roles on the television series Sister, Sister and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
In 1996, Robie made her voice-over debut in the video game Zork: Nemesis. The same year, Robie had a guest role on the television series Dark Skies and a supporting role in the film The Glimmer Man. In 1998, she starred as Bernice in the horror film The Dentist 2, Harriet Davidson in the television series C-16: FBI, and had a supporting role in the film Devil in the Flesh. In 2014, Robie's deleted scene from Fire Walk With Me was included in Lynch's film Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces. In 2017, Robie reprised her role as Nadine in David Lynch's revival series Twin Peaks: The Return.
Twin Peaks: The Return as Nadine Hurley (5 episodes, 2017)
Were the World Mine (2008) as Ms. Tebbit
Fairies (short film, predecessor to Were the World Mine, 2003) as Ms. Tebbit
Lost Voyage (2001) (TV) as Mary Burnett
The Attic Expeditions (2001) as Dr. Thalama
The Magnificent Seven (TV series) as Nun (1 episode, 2000)
Any Day Now as Trish (1 episode, 2000)
Party of Five as Elaine (1 episode, 2000)
Romeo and Juliet (2000) (V) as Prince
The Dentist 2 (1998) as Bernice
C-16: FBI as Harriet Davidson (1 episode, 1998)
Devil in the Flesh (1998) (V) as Joyce Saunders
Dark Skies as Kate Balfour (1 episode, 1996)
The Glimmer Man (1996) as Melanie Sardes
Zork: Nemesis (1996) (VG) as Insane Patient
Sister, Sister as Mrs. Cathcart (1 episode, 1995)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Ulani (Episode: "Destiny" 1995)
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) as Zealot at Police Station
A Place for Annie (1994) (TV) as Dr. Horton
Viper as Nurse (1 episode, 1994)
Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero (1 episode, 1994)
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993) (TV)
Quantum Leap as Mrs. Takin (1 episode, 1992)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) (scenes deleted) as Nadine Hurley
The People Under the Stairs (1991) as Mrs. Robeson; "Mommy"
Baywatch as June Reed (1 episode, 1991)
Twin Peaks as Nadine Hurley (22 episodes, 1990–1991)References
Wendy Robie at IMDb
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