As an actor and native New Yorker living in Los Angeles, Anita Finlay has worked primarily in television for over twenty years, on such network series as "Perception," “Castle,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “24,” “Hannah Montana,” “Boston Legal,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Vanished,” and “Judging Amy.” She spent seven years on “The Young and the Restless” as Dr. Nora Thompson and starred in a number of feature films and made-for-television movies including “Alternate Endings,” “The Last Place on Earth,” “Two Voices,” “Prison of Secrets, ”and “Visions of Murder.”
Anita has done scores of commercial campaigns and worked in the theatre as a solo artist, writing and performing “The Devil Takes a Wife” to acclaim in Los Angeles theaters. She has also performed in regional theatres throughout the United States and had long running spokesperson contracts for a number of Fortune 500 companies.
Moved to action by the biased coverage of the historic 2008 primaries, she became a staff writer for NoQuarter, a website recognized for its excellent political coverage. Her work has been featured on Real Clear Politics, MemeOrandum and several other widely read political blogs. She is currently on the writing staff of The New Agenda, a bi-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. "Dirty Words on Clean Skin" is her first book.