Andrea R. Bendewald (born March 4, 1970) is an American actress best known for her role as Maddy Piper on Suddenly Susan.

Andrea Bendewald
Andrea R. Benedewald

(1970-03-04) March 4, 1970 (age 49)
EducationHigh School of Performing Arts
Alma materWright State University
Years active1990s–present
Mitch Rouse (m. 2001)

Early life and educationEdit

Born in New York City, Bendewald is the daughter of Judith and Mervin Bendewald, a clothing store owner.[1] She has a brother, Mason Bendewald.

Bendewald attended the High School of Performing Arts and later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wright State University.[1][2]


In addition to performing in television, film, and stage, Bendewald also teaches acting at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She also founded The Art of Circling, a self improvement and spiritual program.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

In October 1998, Bendewald met actor Mitch Rouse on the set of The Secret Lives of Men. They were married on August 19, 2001 at the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California.[1] The couple have two children.[2]

She is the best friend of Jennifer Aniston since the two met in Manhattan's High School for the Performing Arts.[3][4]


Year Title Role Notes
1995-96 Simon Libby Keeler TV Series (15 Episodes)
1996 Brotherly Love Phoebe TV Series (1 Episode)
Caroline in the City Leslie TV Series (1 Episode)
1997 Picture Perfect Pregnant Friend
Ellen Sherry TV Series (1 Episode)
Seinfeld Celia TV Series (1 Episode)
Men Behaving Badly Lana TV Series (1 Episode)
1997-99 Suddenly Susan Maddy Piper TV Series (48 Episodes)
1998 The Thin Pink Line Dust
2000 Popular Bonnie TV Series (1 Episode)
That's Life Dean Pamela Orman TV Series (1 Episode)
Stark Raving Mad Brittany Farraday TV Series (1 Episode)
2001 Amy's Orgasm Beautiful Girl
One Night at McCool's Karen
Friends Megan Bailey TV Series (1 Episode)
Cursed Lucy Keith TV Series (1 Episode)
Providence Elizabeth Jannaur TV Series (1 Episode)
2002 That '70s Show Ms. McGee TV Series (1 Episode)
2004 Employee of the Month Wendy
CSI: Miami Monica Reynoso TV Series (1 Episode)
2005 House Cecilia Carter TV Series (1 Episode)
Entourage Jess TV Series (1 Episode)
Life on a Stick Sandy TV Series (1 Episode)
Center of the Universe Jewel TV Series (1 Episode)
2006 Stick It Madison's Mom
Twins Phyllis TV Series (1 Episode)
Two and a Half Men Terry Sholander TV Series (1 Episode)
2008 Without a Trace Patricia Ross TV Series (1 Episode)
According to Jim Sheila TV Series (1 Episode)
2009 The Game Laura TV Series (1 Episode)
2011 Five Kate TV Movie
Last Man Standing Charlie TV Series (1 Episode)
2012 Good Luck Charlie Lynn Walsh TV Series (1 Episode)
2013 Contribution of a Verse Coach Short
Browsers Amy Winslow TV Movie
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Laura TV Movie
2013-14 Legit Georgia TV Series (6 Episodes)
2014 Mourning Glory Anne Short
2016 Gala & Godfrey The Healer
Mary + Jane Keather TV Series (1 Episode)
2019 Murder Mystery Client #2
The Morning Show Valérie TV Series (6 Episodes)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Ovation Awards

  • 2011: Nominated for Featured Actress in a Play for the role of Jane in "Girls Talk"[5]


  1. ^ a b c WEDDINGS; Andréa Bendewald, Mitch Rouse, The New York Times, 19 August 2001.
  2. ^ a b c "UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television: Faculty". Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Bennett, Jessica (10 September 2019). "It's a New Morning for Jennifer Aniston". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ Gina, Vivinetto (14 February 2018). "'Friends' forever: Jennifer Aniston celebrates 49th birthday with Courteney Cox". Today. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ "Kiss Me Kate Tops 2011 Ovation Award Nominations". 19 September 2011.

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