Heather Lind is a 34-year-old American actress who is known for her portrayal of Anna Strong in the AMC series Turn: Washington’s Spies.
Heather, who is the twin sister of actress Christina Bennett 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.
Lind made her Broadway debut in the Shakespeare in the Park production The Merchant of Venice, playing Jessica, the daughter of Shylock, who was played by Al Pacino.
In 2011, Lind played Katy, Margaret Thompson’s maid, in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
On October 23, 2017, Lind accused former United States President George H.W. Bush of sexually assaulting her in a since-deleted Instagram post.
“I found it disturbing because I recognize the respect ex-presidents are given for having served. And I feel pride and reverence toward many of the men in the photo. But when I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo,” the 34-year-old actress.
“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. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say ‘not again.’ His security guard told me I shouldn’t have stood next to him for the photo.”
“We were instructed to call him Mr. President. It seems to me a President’s power is in his or her capacity to enact positive change, actually help people, and serve as a symbol of our democracy. He relinquished that power when he used it against me and, judging from the comments of those around him, countless other women before me,” Lind wrote.
“What comforts me is that I too can use my power, which isn’t so different from a President really. I can enact positive change. I can actually help people. I can be a symbol of my democracy. I can refuse to call him President, and call out other abuses of power when I see them. I can vote for a President, in part, by the nature of his or her character, knowing that his or her political decisions must necessarily stem from that character.”
A spokesman for President Bush said that “President Bush would never — under any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress and the most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind.”