Wendy Finerman is an American film producer of nearly a dozen feature films.

Wendy Finerman
Born (1960-08-02) August 2, 1960 (age 59)
California, United States
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Mark Canton
David Peterson
FamilyKaren Finerman (sister)


Finerman was born to a Jewish family[1] and raised in Beverly Hills, California.[2] Her sister, Karen Finerman, is a hedgefund owner/trader in New York City and appears on CNBC's Fast Money.[3]

Finerman was one of three producers who won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Forrest Gump in 1994 and a BAFTA Award for Fairy Tale in 1998. She has also produced such popular films as The Fan, Stepmom, Drumline, and The Devil Wears Prada. Finerman was formerly married to producer Mark Canton and now is married to David Peterson. The mother of four children, she is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and runs her own company, Wendy Finerman Productions.[4]


All films, she was producer unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Notes
1988 Hot to Trot
1994 Forrest Gump
I Like It Like That Executive producer
1996 The Fan
1997 FairyTale: A True Story
1998 Stepmom
2001 Sugar & Spice
2002 Drumline
2006 The Devil Wears Prada
2007 P.S. I Love You
2012 One for the Money


Year Title Notes
1999 In a Class of His Own Television film
Executive producer
2002 One for the Money Television film
Executive producer
2006 Surrender, Dorothy Television film
Executive producer
2014 Drumline: A New Beat Television film
Executive producer
2017 Love by the 10th Date Television film
Executive producer
TBA Guilty Pleasures Television film
Executive producer


  1. ^ The New York Jewish Week: "Jewish Girls And Money" by Amy Spiro October 19, 2010
  2. ^ New York Times: "Paid Notice: Deaths FINERMAN, JANE" March 28, 2012
  3. ^ MSNBC: "An excerpt from Karen Finerman’s “Finerman’s Rules”" June 5, 2013
  4. ^ "Wendy Finderman". Variety.

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