Wendy Kilbourne Read (born June 29, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American television actress who is now an attorney. She is known for her role of Constance Hazard on the North and South miniseries (1985, 1986 and 1994) and for her role as Devon King in Midnight Caller. On the set of North and South, she met actor James Read, to whom she was married in 1988. The couple lives in Santa Barbara, California with two children, Jackson and Sydney. She is Noel Langley's granddaughter. She left the occupation as actress to go to law school. She is now a licensed attorney in California. Mrs. Read is the founder and CEO of The Children's Project of Santa Barbara, a residential charter school for foster children.