Cynda Williams

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Cynda Williams was born on May 17, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for One False Move (1992), Mad As Hell (2021) and Mo' Better Blues (1990). She has been married to Roderick Plummer since July 26, 2001. They have one child. She was previously married to Arthur Louis Fuller and Billy Bob Thornton. See full bio »

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Known For

One False Move Fantasia / Lila
Mad As Hell Detective Briggs
Mo' Better Blues Clarke Bentancourt
Tales of the City D'orothea Wilson


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  The Dark Hallways (announced)
Detective Marshall
  Southern Hard (Short) (pre-production)
  The Deaf Kid (pre-production)
Alice Leah
 2023 American Zealot (pre-production)
C. Delores Tucker
 2021 Life Ain't Like the Movies
Pat Mills
 2021 Finding Dawn (Short)
 2021 Untold: The Back & Forth Story
Chriss Murray
 2021 Mad As Hell
Detective Briggs
 2020 Why Me
Ms. Black
 2019 Everyday But Christmas
Deanna's mother
 2019 Welfare Check (Short)
 2019 Step Dads (TV Series)
Suzanne (2020)
 2019 A Sisterhood of Signatures (Short)
Mrs. Owens
 2019 Black Privilege (TV Movie)
Alderwoman Tyrina
 2018 Every 21 Seconds
Administrative Nurse Malone
 2017 Pieces of David
Detective Elaine
 2017 Wilted Rose (Short)
Tanya Sanchez
 2017 A Chance in the World
Ruby Dottin (as Lynda Williams)
 2017 Ray Meets Helen
Doctor Harris
 2017 The Hills
Miss Lee
 2015 72 Hours
 2014 Gangland
 2012/I Turning Point
Dede Johnson
 2008 Beautiful Loser
Dennice - Adult
 2008 Tru Loved
 2007/I Divine Intervention
Sister Grier
 2007 Frankie D
 2006 Our House (TV Movie)
 2005 When Do We Eat?
 2004 Shooter (Short)
Coach Mary
 2003 Violation (TV Movie)
Rita Washington
 2003 With or Without You
Cheri Fontenot
 2001 March
Angela Walsh
 2001 MacArthur Park
 2000 Hidden Blessings (TV Movie)
Brandy Taylor
 2000 The Courage to Love (TV Movie)
Cecelia Delille
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie)
Vivian Dandridge
 1998 Stingers
 1998 Relax... It's Just Sex
Sarina Classer
 1998 Caught Up
Trish / Vanessa
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
Liz Odis
 1997 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Erica Rockler
- Hubris (1997) ... Erica Rockler
 1996 Tales of Erotica
Davida Urked (segment "Wet")
 1996 Gang in Blue (TV Movie)
Anita Boyard
 1996 Black Rose of Harlem
 1996 Spirit Lost
 1996 The Sweeper (Video)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
- Fearless (1995) ... Deletha
 1995 The Tie That Binds
Lisa-Marie Chandler
 1995 Condition Red
Gidell Ryan
 1995 Marker (TV Series)
Pamela Austin
- Truth, Lies and Rock 'n' Roll (1995) ... Pamela Austin
 1994 Wet (Short)
Davida Urked
 1993 Tales of the City (TV Mini Series)
D'orothea Wilson
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... D'orothea Wilson
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... D'orothea Wilson
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... D'orothea Wilson
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... D'orothea Wilson
 1993 Grey Knight
 1992 One False Move
Fantasia / Lila
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Clarke Bentancourt
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Alternate Names:

Lynda Williams


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Played Halle Berry's sister in both The Wedding (1998) and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). See more »

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