Edwina Findley

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Edwina Findley
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Findley in 2014
Born (1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 36)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Kelvin Dickerson (2012–present)
Children

Victoria Rose

Born: November 15, 2016

Edwina Findley is an American actress. In 2014 she began starring as one of lead characters in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, If Loving You Is Wrong. Findley is also known for her recurring roles in the HBO television dramas The Wire and Treme, and for performance in the 2012 independent film Middle of Nowhere. In 2016, she received Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female nomination for her performance in Free in Deed.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Findley was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts as a musical theater major. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in New York.[2] She began her acting career in theatre. In 2003, she made her television debut in the recurring role of critically acclaimed HBO drama series, The Wire. She later guest-starred on Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Conviction, New Amsterdam, and had a recurring role in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live in 2005. In 2011, she also appeared in the recurring role of ABC series, Brothers & Sisters. In 2012, Findley married Kelvin Dickerson.[3] She is a former roommate of actress Viola Davis.[3]

Findley had a recurring role of Davina Lambreaux in the HBO drama series, Treme, from 2010 to 2013. She co-starred opposite Emayatzy Corinealdi and Lorraine Toussaint in the 2012 critically acclaimed independent film Middle of Nowhere written and directed by Ava DuVernay.[4] She also appeared in Sympathetic Details (2008), Red Tails (2012) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013).

In 2015, Findley played the lead in the independent film Free in Deed, and Kevin Hart's character wife in Get Hard, a comedy film directed by Etan Cohen.[5][6][7] In same year, she was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong alongside Zulay Henao, Heather Hemmens, April Parker Jones and Amanda Clayton.[8][9] In 2016, she was cast in the Fox event series Shots Fired starring Sanaa Lathan and created by Gina Prince-Bythewood.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Sympathetic Details Mona
2012 Red Tails CeCe Uncredited[citation needed]
2012 Middle of Nowhere Rosie Nominated - Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 Nurse Hillary
2015 Free in Deed Melva Neddy Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2015 Get Hard Rita Lewis
2015 All the Children Are Insane Genevieve Burdon

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003–04 The Wire Tosha Mitchell Recurring role, 4 episodes
2005 N.Y.-70 Reggie 3's Widow Unsold TV pilot[citation needed]
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Kim Evans Episode: "The Line"
2005 One Life to Live Nurse Messner Recurring role, 6 episodes
2005 Angel Rodriguez Charlene Television film
2006 Conviction Tina Brock Episode: "Denial"
2006 Law & Order Ali Hargis Episode: "Public Service Homicide"
2008 New Amsterdam Tara Brown Episode: "Keep the Change"
2008 Blue Blood Rory's Girlfriend Unsold TV pilot[citation needed]
2009 Law & Order Detective Jasmine Burton Episode: "Anchors Away"
2011 Brothers & Sisters Jill Recurring role, 4 episodes
2010–13 Treme Davina Lambreaux Recurring role, 19 episodes
2014 Veep Dee Episode: "Alicia"
2014–present If Loving You Is Wrong Kelly Series regular
2016 Shots Fired Shirlane Recurring role

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