Findley in 2014
October 30, 1980 |
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Kelvin Dickerson (2012–present)|
Victoria RoseBorn: 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.
Life and career
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. 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. She is a former roommate of actress Viola Davis.
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. 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. 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. In 2016, she was cast in the Fox event series Shots Fired starring Sanaa Lathan and created by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
|2012||Red Tails||CeCe||Uncredited|
|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|
|2003–04||The Wire||Tosha Mitchell||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2005||N.Y.-70||Reggie 3's Widow||Unsold TV pilot|
|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|
|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–present||If Loving You Is Wrong||Kelly||Series regular|
|2016||Shots Fired||Shirlane||Recurring role|
- "Independent Spirit Awards: 'Moonlight,' 'American Honey' Score Leading 6 Nominations Each". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
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- Edwina Findley and Kelvin Dickerson, The New York Times
- Amy Elisa Keith. "‘Treme’ & ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Actress Edwina Findley, "It’s been an amazing year!"". Cocoa Media Group. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
- "Isaiah Washington & Mo'Nique To Star In Indie 'We Are Family', David Harewood Toplines 'Free In Deed'". Deadline.com. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "Edwina Findley Cast In 'Get Hard'; Olivia Luccardi Joins Untitled Gerardo Naranjo Pic". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "Edwina Findley Joins Cast of Kevin Hart/Will Ferrell Comedy 'Get Hard'|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- Andreeva, Nellie (1970-01-01). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
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- Denise Petski. "‘Shots Fired’: Fox Event Series Rounds Out Recurring Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
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