Wendy Finerman
Born (1960-08-02) August 2, 1960 (age 63)
California, United States
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Mark Canton
David Peterson
FamilyKaren Finerman (sister)

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


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]


In the films listed she was producer unless otherwise noted.


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


  1. ^ Spiro, Amy (October 18, 2010). "Jewish Girls And Money". The Jewish Week. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  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.