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SpouseMark Canton, David Peterson
FactSister of Karen Finerman and Mark Finerman.

Wendy Finerman is an American film producer and executive. She is known for producing Forrest Gump, The Devil Wears Prada, and P.S. I Love You.

Early Life

Wendy Finerman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 28, 1957. Her parents are Jay Finerman, a businessman, and Rhoda Finerman, a homemaker. She has two sisters, Mindy and Nancy. Wendy attended the Friends’ Central School, a Quaker school in Philadelphia. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 with a degree in English.

After college, Wendy worked as a development executive at Warner Bros. She left Warner Bros. to start her own production company, Wendy Finerman Productions, in 1984.


Wendy’s first film as a producer was the 1986 comedy Teen Wolf Too, starring Jason Bateman. The film was a box office flop. Wendy’s next film, Forrest Gump, was a huge success. The 1994 film earned over $677 million at the box office and won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

In 2006, Wendy produced The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $326 million at the box office.

Wendy’s most recent film is P.S. I Love You, released in 2007. The film starred Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. It grossed over $156 million at the box office.

Wendy has been nominated for four Academy Awards and has won one Golden Globe Award.

Net Worth

Wendy Finerman’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million. She has earned her fortune through her successful career as a film producer.


Wendy has been married to television producer and writer Bruce Cohen since 1988. The couple has three children together: Jake, Emma, and Lily.

Physical Characteristics

Wendy Finerman is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

General Info

Full NameWendy Finerman
ProfessionFilm producer, Television producer
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


SpouseMark Canton, David Peterson
SiblingsKaren Finerman, Mark Finerman


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Film
MoviesOne for the Money, P.S. I Love You, The Devil Wears Prada, Drumline, Sugar & Spice, Stepmom, FairyTale: A True Story, The Fan, Forrest Gump, Hot to Trot

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1Sister of Karen Finerman and Mark Finerman.
2Ex-sister-in-law of Neil Canton.
3Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Corbin Bernsen, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman and Richard Dreyfuss.
4Mother of four children.



The 10th Date2017TV Movie executive producer completed
Guilty PleasuresTV Movie producer announced
Drumline: A New Beat2014TV Movie executive producer
One for the Money2012producer
P.S. I Love You2007producer
The Devil Wears Prada2006producer
Surrender, Dorothy2006TV Movie executive producer
One for the Money2002TV Movie executive producer
Sugar & Spice2001producer
In a Class of His Own1999TV Movie executive producer
FairyTale: A True Story1997producer
The Fan1996producer
I Like It Like That1994executive producer
Forrest Gump1994producer
Hot to Trot1988producer


Life After Film School2006TV SeriesHerself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Picture
Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump1994TV Movie documentaryHerself - Producer


Won Awards

1998BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Children's FilmFairyTale: A True Story (1997)
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureForrest Gump (1994)
1995PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesForrest Gump (1994)

Nominated Awards

2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest FilmDrumline (2002)
1995BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmForrest Gump (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureForrest Gump (1994)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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