Edwina Findley Dickerson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress, praised by critics as “A marvel to watch.” She made her prime-time debut as ‘Tosha Mitchell’ on HBO’s hit TV series The Wire, followed by roles in such popular shows as Fear The Walking Dead, Black Lightning, Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong, VEEP, Chicago Med, HBO’s Treme, and Shots Fired, from The Woman King director, Gina Prince Bythewood.
Edwina now stars opposite Oscar-nominee Toni Collette in Amazon’s global thriller, The Power, and is currently filming Shonda Rhimes’ highly-anticipated Netflix series The Residence, set in the White House.
A vibrant and versatile actress, Edwina garnered critics’ attention for her role as ‘Rosie’ in director Ava Duvernay’s Sundance award-winning feature Middle of Nowhere, and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for what the New York Times described as a “skin prickling performance” as ‘Melva Neddy’ in Jake Mahaffy’s Free In Deed. Comedically, Edwina gave a hilarious turn as Kevin Hart’s wife, ‘Rita,’ in the Warner Bros’ hit comedy Get Hard with Will Ferrell, as ‘Dee’ In HBO’s VEEP. She can now be seen in the new Apple TV+ comedy Life By Ella, and in AMC+’s suspense thriller Rogue Agent.
Theatrically, Edwina has performed at some of the nation’s finest New York and regional theaters, including Juilliard, The Kennedy Center, Atlantic Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, Baltimore Centerstage, Cleveland Playhouse, and many more. Edwina was nominated for an NAACP theatre award for Eclipsed, written by Black Panther’s Danai Gurira, and starred in period drama Gee’s Bend, for which Edwina was nominated for a Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress.
Edwina studied theatre and music at the renowned Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, and is an alumna of NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU, Edwina was honored with a variety of awards, including the Outstanding Artist and Scholar Award, Founder’s Day Award, and Dean’s List. Edwina continued her post-graduate studies at UCLA, and is a member of the Television Academy, Screen Actors Guild, and Film Independent.
Edwina and her husband Kelvin Dickerson are the Co-Founders of the AbundantLifeU, a national nonprofit organization that empowers and equips young adults, artists, and leaders to discover their purpose and change the world. The pair have been featured in the New York Times, Oprah, Essence, OWN’s Black Love, and more. Edwina and Kelvin are parents of two beautiful and busy little girls, Victoria Rose and London Joy.
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