Wendy Moniz is an American actress best known for her roles as Dinah Marler Thorpe Jessup on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light and primetime dramas Nash Bridges and The Guardian.
She also has a starring role as Elaine McAllister, the daughter of Thatcher Karsten and wife of Jack McAllister who is fiercely independent and weary of repeating her father's mistakes with her own children, in the television drama series Betrayal.
Moniz had recurring roles on the critically acclaimed drama Damages and the comedy series Big Shots. Her other TV work includes 666 Park Avenue and Law & Order. She also co-starred in ABC's Emmy Award-winning television movie, Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie.
Moniz, who was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, is married to actor Frank Grillo. The couple and their family reside in New York City.