Why Governor
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Looks So Familiar

Wendy Moniz, who plays Governor Lynelle Perry in “Yellowstone”, appeared in "Guiding Light" from 1994 to 1999 as Dinah Marler, a role that earned her two Soap Opera Digest Award nominations. It was on the set of "Guiding Light" that Moniz met her future husband and fellow actor Frank Grillo.

“Guiding Light”

Before Simon Baker charmed audiences in "The Mentalist," he played Nick Fallin on "The Guardian," which ran on CBS from 2001 to 2004. Moniz played lawyer Louisa "Lulu" Archer in all three seasons of "The Guardian," and her relationship with Fallin was a core component of the show.

“The Guardian”

Wendy Moniz's next major project was the FX legal drama "Damages." The show, which garnered 16 Emmy nominations, was not only critically acclaimed but had an all-star cast that also included actors such as Ted Danson, Marcia Gay Harden, and Lily Tomlin.


In Season 4 of “House of Cards,” Moniz played a widow whose husband dies when White House Chief of Staff, Doug Stamper, has him bumped from the top of the organ donor list to get a kidney for his boss. To add insult to injury, Stamper develops a creepy obsession with the widow and attempts to woo her.

“House of Cards”

Moniz’s most recent role is in "Law and Order: Organized Crime," the latest addition to NBC's blockbusting crime franchise. Moniz plays Assistant District Attorney, Anne Frasier, who's assigned to the Organized Crime Control Bureau after ADA Delgado's departure.

"Organized Crime"