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Edwina Findley Dickerson

On the height of her final season of HBO's Emmy® nominated, critically- acclaimed series, Treme (2010), actress Edwina Findley Dickerson has been tapped to star in If Loving You Is Wrong (2014) on the Oprah Winfrey Network, which premiered as the highest-rated debut in network history. Vying for the title of "Hollywood's Busiest Actress", Edwina's 2015 slate is already bustling four features, including the highly-anticipated Warner Bros comedy feature from Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, Get Hard (2015); in theatres nationwide in March, Free in Deed (2015), opposite Homeland (2011)'s David Harewood, based on a true story, Leila Djansi's Where Children Play (2015), and All the Children Are Insane, currently in pre-production.This versatile NYU-trained actress made her primetime debut as "Tosha Mitchell", a member of "Omar's" crew in the critically-acclaimed HBO series, The Wire (2002), while simultaneously starring on stage as the Welsh-singing princess, "Lady Mortimer", in William Shakespeare's "Henry IV".On the big screen, Edwina garnered critical acclaim for her role as "Rosie" in director Ava DuVernay's (Selma (2014)) award winning feature, Middle of Nowhere (2012), which stormed the 2012 Sundance Film Festival as the year's breakout new comer. Findley has performed in twelve countries, sung in seven languages and has appeared in such theatrical productions as Eclipsed, written by actress Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) and set during the Liberian war, and the historical drama Gee's Bend, for which Edwina was nominated for the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Other notable credits include roles on HBO's "Veep" with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" and the "Law & Order" franchise.A native of Washington, DC with family roots in Liberia, West Africa, Edwina studied theatre and classical music at the historic Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown. From there, she attended New York University and her superior work was honored by the Outstanding Artist and Scholar Award, Founder's Day Award, the Dean's List, and an induction into the prestigious Tisch University Scholars Program. She spent her summers learning from such cutting-edge artists as George C. Wolfe, Jeffrey Wright, Joe Morton, and Billy Crudup during her internships at Off-Broadway's Public Theatre.Edwina Findley Dickerson is a quickly rising star whose faith in God and commitment to excellence are blazing trails in both the entertainment industry and the community. She and her husband, Business Executive Kelvin Dickerson, are the Co-Founders of AbundantLifeU, a national organization empowering millennials to succeed personally and professionally. Edwina is a sought-after motivational speaker and teacher, and has presented hundreds of workshops, seminars, and keynote addresses to young adults, women, artists, and disadvantaged youth around the country.Learn more about Edwina at www.edwinafindley.com.


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Born:
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order 1990-09-13
Latest Project:
Series If Loving You Is Wrong 2014-09-09
Known For
Poster of If Loving You Is Wrong
Filmography
If Loving You Is Wrong Kelly / ... 102 episodes, 2014-2020 2014-09-09
The Real Unknown 2013-07-15
Veep Unknown 2012-04-22
Treme Davina Lambreaux 19 episodes, 2010-2013 2010-04-11
New Amsterdam Unknown 2008-03-04
Conviction Unknown 2006-03-03
Brothers & Sisters Unknown 2006-09-24
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Unknown 2005-03-03
The Wire Unknown 2002-06-02
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13