Finn Carter

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Finn Carter
Born Elizabeth Fearn Carter
(1960-03-09) March 9, 1960 (age 55)
Greenville, Mississippi
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present

Steven Weber

James Woodruff
(m.1997–2006; 2 children)
Children 2 daughters

Elizabeth Fearn "Finn" Carter (born March 9, 1960) is an American actress. She is the daughter of former United States State Department Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Hodding Carter III, and his first wife, the former Margaret Ainsworth Wolfe.

Film career[edit]

Carter became well known while playing Sierra Estaban Reyes Montgomery on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns, from 1985 to 1988 and a short reprise in 1994. She appeared in the television series China Beach as nurse Linda Matlock Lanier, and later as Rhonda LeBeck in the motion picture Tremors (with Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward). Her film debut was in How I Got into College opposite Anthony Edwards. Most recently she co-starred with Ernie Hudson in the 2005 independent film Halfway Decent. Carter regularly appears as a guest star on television series, as well as lead roles on many made-for-television movies.

Carter began her career in the theatre and was a member of the Circle Repertory Company in New York. She created the role of Effie Herrington at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in Up In Saratoga, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Jack O'Brien. Her co-stars were Mary-Louise Parker and Jon Tenney. Her second West Coast theatre appearance was at the Pasadena Playhouse in a revival of Biloxi Blues, and most recently she wrote for and performed in an evening of poetry and storytelling at The Altadena Junction.

Personal life[edit]

Carter was born in Greenville, Mississippi. She married (1987–1992) to, and divorced from, actor Steven Weber, whom she met on the set of As the World Turns when he played the character of Kevin Gibson (from 1985 to 1986). Her second marriage to James Woodruff (1997–2006) also ended in divorce. She has two daughters from that marriage.

Her brother, author and adventurer Hodding Carter IV, lives in Maine. Her two sisters, Catherine (an attorney) and Margaret (an artist), both live in Mississippi, as does her mother, Peggy (an artist). She has two stepbrothers, Dr. Craig Derian and Michael Derian, and one stepsister, Brooke Derian.


Year Film Role Notes
1985–1988, 1994 As the World Turns Sierra Esteban
1989 How I Got into College Nina Sachie
1990 Tremors Rhonda LeBeck
1992 Sweet Justice Sunny Justice
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Cynthia Speetgens
2004 The Guardian (TV series) Deb Tomello
2005 Halfway Decent Bonnie

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