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Date of Birth 23 May 1946

Mini Bio (1)

Cynthia Adler - actress, award-winning socio-political satirist, and one of the top voiceovers in America - is married to actor John Henry Cox. Her credits include Knightriders, Bananas Is My Business, The Actress, Love, American Style, and others. Was most of the female voices in the animated feature "Fantastic Planet," and plays 'Lee's Mother' in the Showtime television series "HAPPYish". Narrations: HBO's "Real Sex" (and numerous documentaries), Discovery Channel, PBS and American Masters. Cynthia's voice was also heard on "The Coneheads" cartoon, "Marilyn in Manhattan" TV doc, "Brain Games" television series, and as series narrator for "America Undercover".

As the voice of numerous national commercials - Revlon, Mercedes Benz, Pampers, McDonalds, Estee Lauder, Delta Airlines, and the voice of Chiquita Banana (just to name a few) - her original poem "My Face," along with her voice, was chosen for a national ad campaign for "Oil of Olay" that ran for nearly two years.

So yes, Cynthia's been behind the "mike" for much of her career. But she's a Gemini... and they fly to many different destinations before the wings explode.

Her cabaret acts (where she performed many crazy parodies about the environment, corporate takeovers, and plastic surgery) were a huge success. These shows paved the way into what eventually evolved into a nine-character, one woman show, "Downloaded...and in Denial," which got rave reviews in New York and the Northeast, was featured as a half-page article in The New York Times, by Chris Hedges, and was voted "Best Show of the Year," at the Big Arts Festival in Sanibel, Florida.

As a teenager, Cynthia contributed to "Mad Magazine (much of it too inflammatory to print) and later, became a writer and Contributing Editor for "Status" "Celebrity," and "Film International" Magazines, all of which went defunct much too soon (no... not her fault!). She was then recruited (because of her comedy writing) by some powerful Ad Agencies in New York to write copy for many of their TV commercials.

She also spent a lot of time hanging out inside someone's mouth, as she dubbed leading roles in numerous foreign films (such as "Swept Away" and "Seven Beauties," for Lina Wertmueller, "1900" for Bernardo Bertolucci, and "Scenes From a Marriage," for Ingmar Bergman). Some of her on-screen credits include "Che Cosa?" for Italian Television, "Hangin' Out With Ceci" for ABC Afterschool Special, George Romero's "Knightriders," and "Bananas Is My Business," on PBS.

Trained by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, she went to London to do the Muppet Shows. Her "Duck" is still being written about by many avid Muppet fans.

As a writer, actress, and socio-political satirist, she has also performed her satirical characters for many prominent national organizations, such as Social Venture Network, The Open Center, "Events of the Heart" at the Geffen theatre in LA, and did a satire of a "One Percenter" being interviewed at Zuccotti Park for "Occupy Wall Street".

Cynthia is a strong environmental activist, having been the Co-Chair of the Environment Committee for "The Creative Coalition" for seven years. Working closely with Christopher Reeve and Robert Kennedy Jr., she was very instrumental in saving the quality of the drinking water in New York City. She has served on the Board of Directors of "Inform," and is currently on the Board of "Energy Vision", an environmental and alternative fuel research organization committed to ending our addiction to oil.

She is a member of the theatrical acting Adler family.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cynthia Adler, submitted by her Manager

Spouse (1)

John Henry Cox (1994 - present)

Trivia (36)

Has dubbed the lead characters in numerous Italian, French, and Scandinavian films, for Lina Wertmuller, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ingmar Bergman, and many others.
She studied acting with Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler.
As a writer-performer on Children's Television Workshop's "Feelin' Good", her first short film for the show was "Chicken Soup", playing Mae West to Peter Riegert's Groucho Marx.
She was the singing voice of Chiquita Banana in a national television commercial.
She was the first female DJ on WNEW AM and did some all night shows. The hours and lack of sleep left her brain twisted.
Nearly relocated to Italy when an agent there wanted to represent her for Italian film. But had to decline, in order to continue her career in New York.
She is an environmental activist and worked closely with Bobby Kennedy Jr. to successfully save New York City's water supply.
Her one-woman, ten character, satirical show, "Downloaded...and in denial!" got rave reviews in New York and the Northeast, and was voted "Best Show of the Year," at the Big Arts In Sanibel Florida.
Although she became one of the leading voice-over actors, she never studied voice-over, or even contemplated doing voice-over. By a twist of fate, she was discovered by an agent in LA.
Developed many of her characters, and wrote many musical parodies, for her popular "out-of-the-box" Cabaret shows.
Played "Rocky," in George Romero's "Knightriders.".
Most recently, she appeared in the production of "My Inner Sole" at The Lion's Theatre in New York.
She was quickly trained by Jim Henson and Frank Oz to do some of the Muppet Shows in London. Muppet fans still write about "Valerie the Duck," one of her characters.
She was most of the female voices in the animated feature, "Fantastic Planet.".
She is a Choc-aholic, and has been looking for a Twelve-Step program that addresses cacao.
Her first public performance was at age 5, when she sang Poor Butterfly in a tutu, in front of an audience of 200.
She has been one of the top voice-over artists in the country.
Was the sexy narrator voice of "Real Sex" for HBO.
Played a cross between Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons in "Bananas Is My Business.".
She was a regular on "Terry McGovern's KSFO Radio Show" in San Francisco, playing his Aunt Zelda along with many other bizarre characters.
She was a writer and Contributing Editor for Status, Celebrity, and Film International Magazines, all of which went defunct much too soon... (not her fault!).
She narrated the "Marilyn In Manhattan" TV movie about the life of Marilyn Monroe.
As a teenager, she was a contributor to Mad Magazine.
She worked with Christopher Guest, recording "The Fantastic Four" as the voice of Susan Storm.
She doesn't get enough sleep.
Often wears glasses for effect.
Was one of the top narrators for HBO, Discovery Channel, Lifetime, Court TV, and many others.
Narrated, "Marilyn In Manhattan," TV movie about the life of Marilyn Monroe.
She was part of the Improv groups at The Pit.
Performed her socio-political satirical characters for many organizations such as Social Venture Network, the Open Center "Events Of The Heart," at the Geffen Theater in LA, and played Gwendolyn Bradford, a member of the 1% for Occupy Wall Street.
Convinces cab drivers to throw out their toxic air freshener "hanging trees," and they thank her afterward.
She majored in Journalism at NYU, but didn't stay to finish.
She was the head of the Environment Committee for Creative Coalition, with Christopher Reeve and Meir Ribalow, and served on the Board of Inform. Cynthia is now on the Board of Energy Vision, an alternative fuel research organization committed to conserving energy resources.
Wrote various humorous campaigns for different Ad Agencies on Madison Avenue. Many spots considered too inflammatory... (not her fault!).
They called her "The Gorilla" at Creative Coalition because she threatened people in a creative way, to get them to stop destroying the planet.
Her original poem "My Face," along with her voice, was chosen for a national campaign for "Oil of Olay" that ran for almost two years.

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