Edwina Findley Dickerson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress, hailed by critics as “A marvel to watch.” She made her prime-time debut as “Tosha Mitchell” on HBO’s critically acclaimed series THE WIRE, followed by four seasons as “Davina Lambreaux” on HBO’s Emmy-Nominated drama series Treme, set in Post-Katrina New Orleans. On the big screen, Edwina garnered attention for her role as “Rosie” in director Ava Duvernay’s (Selma) Sundance award-winning feature Middle of Nowhere, and delivered a “skin prickling performance” as “Melva Neddy” in Jake Mahaffy’s Free In Deed, based on a true story. Free In Deed won two Best Film Awards and official selections at AFI, Venice, Stockholm, and Turkey’s Malatya Uluslararasi Film Festivals. In 2015, Edwina gave a hilarious turn as Kevin Hart’s wife, “Rita”, in Warner Bros’ hit comedy Get Hard with Will Ferrell, and as “Dee” in HBO’s Emmy-winning comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She later joined FOX’s daytime talk show, The Real, as both a guest and Guest Host. Edwina can be seen weekly on the Oprah Winfrey Network, starring as “Kelly” in Tyler Perry’s hit drama series If Loving You Is Wrong, which premiered as the highest-rated series debut in OWN’s network history.
Theatrically, Edwina performed in Eclipsed, written by actress Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) set during the Liberian war, and the historical drama Gee’s Bend, for which Edwina was nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. Other theatre credits include Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, Antigone, Cyrano De Bergerac, Into the Woods, Crowns, and Crumbs From the Table of Joy from Pulitzer prize-winner Lynn Nottage.
Edwina studied theatre and classical music at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in her hometown, Washington, DC, and is an alumna of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was honored with the prestigious Outstanding Artist and Scholar Award, Founder’s Day Award, the Dean’s List, and induction into the Tisch University Scholars Program. Edwina and her husband, Business Executive Kelvin Dickerson, are the Co-Founders of the national nonprofit organization AbundantLifeU, and Edwina regularly travels the country speaking, teaching, and inspiring millennials, women, and leaders to uncover their purpose and live their dreams.