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Heather Lind (born March 22, 1983)[1] is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Anna Strong in the AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies. She is the twin sister of actress Christina Bennett Lind.[2]

Heather Lind
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Lind in July 2015
Born (1983-03-22) March 22, 1983 (age 35)
Upland, Pennsylvania, United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationB.A. Fordham College
M.A. New York University
OccupationActress
RelativesChristina Bennett Lind (sister)

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Early life and educationEdit

Lind was born in Upland, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Guilderland, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in 2005 at Fordham University and her Master of Fine Arts in acting at New York University's Graduate Acting program.[2]

CareerEdit

She made her Broadway debut in the Shakespeare in the Park production The Merchant of Venice, in which she played Jessica, the daughter of Shylock, played by Al Pacino, and was awarded the 67th annual Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performances during the 2010-2011 theatrical season.[3]

In 2011, Lind played Katy, Margaret Thompson's maid, in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.[4]

She also narrates on the audiobook of Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Prince along with Ed Westwick.

MeToo campaignEdit

As part of the #MeToo campaign, in late October 2017, Lind accused former President George H. W. Bush of sexually assaulting her during a publicity photo for her series, Turn: Washington's Spies. Lind wrote in an Instagram post that Bush “. . .sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again." Lind later deleted her post.[5]

Bush’s spokesman responded, "at age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely."[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Last Day of August Shannon
2013 A Single Shot Mincy
2013 The Weekend Victoire
2013 Guest House Short film
2013 37 Kitty Genovese Short film
2015 Mistress America Mamie-Claire
2015 Stealing Cars Nurse Simms
2015 Demolition Julia
2016 Half the Perfect World Lily
2017 Fireworkers Gibson
2017 Rufus Jane Short film
2017 Supermarket Jasmine Short film

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Blue Bloods Melissa Samuels "Hall of Mirrors"
2011–2012 Boardwalk Empire Katy Recurring role
2014 Sleepy Hollow Mary Wells "The Weeping Lady"
2015 The Walker "What Being a Celebrity Escort Is Like"
2014–2017 Turn: Washington's Spies Anna Strong Main role
2018 The Good Fight Carine Minter

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wilson, Gemma (February 3, 2011). "Merchant's Heather Lind on Papa Pacino and Playing Good Girls". Broadway.com.
  2. ^ a b Alumni Achievements Fordham University. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Ellen Barkin, Patina Miller, John Larroquette, Jim Parsons, Tony Sheldon and More Win Theatre World Awards Archived 2011-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011
  4. ^ HBO Adds Actors To ‘Hung’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  5. ^ "Read Heather Lind's Instagram Post Accusing George H.W. Bush". The Cheat Sheet. October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Phillips, Kristine; Rosenberg, Eli (October 26, 2017). "George H.W. Bush 'has patted women's rears' but never meant to offend, spokesman says". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 26, 2017.

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