Where Are They Now?
20 Years of Soul Singing: Snakkle Catches Up with the Stars of Sister Act
Has it really been 20 years since Whoopi Goldberg and friends shook it up as the sisters with soul in Sister Act? The 1992 comedy starred Goldberg as Deloris van Cartier, a Reno (not even Vegas—ouch) lounge singer who is on the run from her mobster boyfriend Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel). When Deloris hides out in a convent, hilarity and singing ensue. The film was a huge box office success, eventually grossing over $200 million worldwide. Snakkle catches up with its stars to find out what they are up to today. By Katherine Butler
Wendy Makkena in Sister Act, 1992
Wendy Makkena rounded out the nuns as meek Sister Mary Robert. The actress had just started working in Hollywood before Sister Act, appearing on TV’s Santa Barbara (1986) and in the film Eight Men Out (1988). Sister Act was her breakout role. So does Makkena sing as sweetly as Sister Mary Robert? Possibly, but her voice was dubbed by singer Andrea Robinson.