Wendy Davis plays Joan Burton, Fort Marshall's first African-American female colonel, on the Lifetime drama, Army Wives.
Davis caught the acting bug in college while attending Howard University, 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.” 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.” Her feature film credits include Rendezvous, Return to Two Moon Junction, Mother Ghost, Reptile Man and Trapped. Davis also received a Drama League Award for her performance in the play “Talking With.” Davis is dedicated to training and developing actors to work professionally in film and television. She is the owner and instructor of the Los Angeles Actor Center, a resource center for actors.
Davis, originally from Joppatowne, Md., resides in Los Angeles.