Anita Finlay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Anita Finlay
Occupation actress, author

Anita Finlay is an American film and television actress who played the recurring role of "Dr. Nora Thompson" on The Young and the Restless. Born, raised and trained as an actor in New York, Finlay's television credits include guest appearances on Castle, Brothers and Sisters, 24, Gilmore Girls, Judging Amy,The Guardian, Melrose Place, Matlock, L.A. Law, Hannah Montana.[1] Finlay starred in a number of feature films and made-for-television movies including "Alternate Endings", "The Last Place on Earth", "Two Voices", "Prison of Secrets" and "Visions of Murder". In addition, Finlay has done scores of commercial campaigns and worked in the theatre as a solo artist, writing and performing "The Devil Takes a Wife" to acclaim in Los Angeles theaters. She has also performed in regional theatres throughout the United States and had long running spokesperson contracts for a number of Fortune 500 companies.[2]

Finlay also taught seminars on Marketing Yourself As An Actor: Presentation, Personality and Performance at UCLA Extension, In The Act, UC San Diego as well as guest lecturing at various acting schools and studios in Los Angeles.[3]

Finlay attended Hunter College High School, taking advanced placement classes, enabling her to attend Queens College at age 16. She took a leave of absence after her second year in order to work in a law firm. After a one year sabbatical she went back and completed her B.A., graduating Magna Cum Laude.[4]

A supporter of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2008, Finlay blogged extensively for Larry Johnson's No Quarter blog and Uppity Woman. Her work has been featured on Real Clear Politics, Memeorandum and several other widely read political blogs. She is currently on the writing staff of The New Agenda, a bi-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.[5]

Finlay is the author of Dirty Words on Clean Skin: Sexism and Sabotage, a Hillary Supporter's Rude Awakening published in March 2012.


Year Film Role Other notes
2011 Perception Martha Baker TV series
2011 Brothers & Sisters Judge Marsha Forrest TV series Oliva's Choice Award
2010 Reformed Tramp Brenda Short
2009 Castle Margo Falcigno TV series
2008 Hannah Montana Jeanette Harris TV series
2008 Days of our Lives Dr. Janet Elman / Dr. Whitney TV series
2008 Alternate Endings Susan Short
2007 Girlfriends Charlotte McDonald TV series
2006 Vanished Joan McInerney TV series
1999–2006 The Young and the Restless Dr. Nora Thompson TV series
2006 Pepper Davis Liezel TV series
2006 24 Wendy Brown TV series
2004 Boston Legal Helen Poole TV series
2004 The Division Dallas Kazlowski TV series
2003 A. USA Elizabeth 'Taffy' McCarthy TV series
2003 Aftermath Female Therapist TV movie
2002 The Guardian Marilyn Thomas TV series
2002 Gilmore Girls Marie Springsteen TV series
2002 Six Feet Under Female Coke User TV series
2002 For Your Love Linda Linley TV series
2002 The Last Place on Earth Kelly Baskin
2001 Judging Amy Caroline Bishop TV series
2000 Talk to Taka Second Woman with Relationship Problems short
1999 Melrose Place Social Worker TV series

External links[edit]


  1. ^ IMBD
  2. ^
  3. ^ Anita Finlay Bio 2012
  4. ^ Personal interview with Anita Finlay April 2012
  5. ^