Edwina Findley

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Edwina Findley
Edwina Findley 2.jpeg
Findley in 2014
Born (1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 38)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Other namesEdwina Findley Dickerson
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Kelvin Dickerson (m. 2012)
Children1
Websitehttp://edwinafindley.com

Edwina Findley (born October 30, 1980), also known as Edwina Findley Dickerson, is an American actress.

In 2014, Findley began starring as one of lead characters in the OWN 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 her performance in the 2012 independent film Middle of Nowhere. In 2016, she received an 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 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 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] In 2017, she was cast in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead[11] and The CW's Black Lightning.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Sympathetic Details Mona
2012 Red Tails CeCe Uncredited[13]
Middle of Nowhere Rosie Nominated - Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 Nurse Hillary
2015 Get Hard Rita Lewis
Free in Deed Melva Neddy Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Where Children Play Gayle Mccain
2019 Same Difference Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003–2004 The Wire Tosha Mitchell Recurring role (seasons 2-3), 4 episodes
2005 N.Y.-70 Reggie 3's Widow Unsold TV pilot[14][15]
One Life to Live Nurse Messner Recurring role, 4 episodes
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Kim Evans Episode: "The Line" (1.09)
Angel Rodriguez Charlene Television film
2006 Conviction Tina Brock Episode: "Denial" (1.02)
Law & Order Ali Hargis Episode: "Public Service Homicide" (17.05)
2008 New Amsterdam Tara Brown Episode: "Keep the Change" (1.05)
Blue Blood Rory's Girlfriend Unsold TV pilot[16]
2009 Law & Order Detective Jasmine Burton Episode: "Anchors Away" (19.17)
2011 Brothers & Sisters Jill Recurring role (season 5), 4 episodes
2010–2013 Treme Davina Lambreaux Recurring role, 19 episodes
2014 Veep Dee Episode: "Alicia" (3.03)
2014–present If Loving You Is Wrong Kelly Series regular
2016 Second Sight Donna Television film
2017 Shots Fired Shirlane Recurring role, 6 episodes
Fear the Walking Dead Diana Special guest (season 3), 2 episodes
2018 Black Lightning Tori Whale Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Independent Spirit Awards: 'Moonlight,' 'American Honey' Score Leading 6 Nominations Each". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. ^ "About Edwina". Edwinafindley.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  3. ^ a b Edwina Findley and Kelvin Dickerson, The New York Times
  4. ^ Amy Elisa Keith. "'Treme' & 'Middle of Nowhere' Actress Edwina Findley, "It's been an amazing year!"". Cocoa Media Group. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Edwina Findley Cast In 'Get Hard'; Olivia Luccardi Joins Untitled Gerardo Naranjo Pic". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  7. ^ "Edwina Findley Joins Cast of Kevin Hart/Will Ferrell Comedy 'Get Hard'|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  10. ^ Denise Petski. "'Shots Fired': Fox Event Series Rounds Out Recurring Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  11. ^ Dustin Rowles (2017-10-08). "Who Is The Awesome New 'Fear The Walking Dead' Character?". Uproxx. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  12. ^ Denise Petsky (2017-10-12). "'Black Lightning': Edwina Findley Set To Recur In the CW Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  13. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/two-actors-lead-red-tails-81979
  14. ^ http://www.tv.com/shows/ny70/
  15. ^ http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=223457.html
  16. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104732/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_18

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