Wendy Finerman

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Wendy Finerman
Born (1960-08-02) August 2, 1960 (age 58)
California, United States
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Mark Canton
David Peterson
FamilyKaren Finerman (sister)

Wendy Finerman is an American film producer of nearly a dozen feature films.


Finerman was born to a Jewish family[1] and raised in Beverly Hills, California.[2] Her sister, Karen Finerman, is a hedgefund owner/trader in New York City and appears on CNBC's Fast Money.[3]

Finerman was one of three producers who won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Forrest Gump in 1994 and a BAFTA Award for Fairy Tale in 1998. She has also produced such popular films as The Fan, Stepmom, Drumline, and The Devil Wears Prada. Finerman was formerly married to producer Mark Canton and now is married to David Peterson. The mother of four children, she is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and runs her own company, Wendy Finerman Productions.[4]


  1. ^ The New York Jewish Week: "Jewish Girls And Money" by Amy Spiro October 19, 2010
  2. ^ New York Times: "Paid Notice: Deaths FINERMAN, JANE" March 28, 2012
  3. ^ MSNBC: "An excerpt from Karen Finerman’s “Finerman’s Rules”" June 5, 2013
  4. ^ "Wendy Finderman". Variety.

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