Cynthia Erivo

Actress | Producer | Executive

Top 5000
Up 559 this week
Cynthia Erivo was born on January 8, 1987 in Stockwell, London, England as Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo. She is an actress and producer, known for Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Harriet (2019) and Widows (2018). See full bio »

Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite Couples

Check out some of our favorite couples in Hollywood.

See the entire gallery

What to Watch in October

If you need a break from the spooks and scares of October, we've filled your Watchlist with titles you won't want to miss.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Bad Times at the El Royale
Tue, Sep 28 9:10 PM PDT on FXM (093)
Bad Times at the El Royale
Wed, Sep 29 2:00 PM PDT on FXM (093)

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 47 images
updated 2 months ago
a list of 28 images
updated 8 months ago
a list of 18 images
updated 02 Jul 2020
a list of 26 images
updated 16 Apr 2020
a list of 26 images
updated 26 Feb 2020

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 people
created 19 Apr 2020
a list of 47 images
created 9 months ago
a list of 34 people
created 13 Mar 2019
a list of 35 images
created 20 May 2016
a list of 44 people
created 20 Dec 2017

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Cynthia Erivo's work have you seen?

User Polls

The Rise of Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo received two Oscar nominations this year for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and Best Original Song for Harriet. "No Small Parts" takes a look at her career.

Watch now

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Harriet Harriet / Minty
Widows Belle


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (20 credits)
  Carrier (pre-production)
  Roar (TV Series) (filming)
 2022/I Pinocchio (post-production)
Blue Fairy
 2021 Genius (TV Series)
Aretha Franklin
- Aretha: No One Sleeps (2021) ... Aretha Franklin
- Aretha: Chain of Fools (2021) ... Aretha Franklin
- Aretha: Amazing Grace (2021) ... Aretha Franklin
- Aretha: Young, Gifted and Black (2021) ... Aretha Franklin
- Aretha: Unforgettable (2021) ... Aretha Franklin
 2021 Chaos Walking
 2020 Hank the Cowdog (TV Series)
Madame Moonshine
- Part 5: Lost in the Dark Unchanted Forest (2020) ... Madame Moonshine
- Part 4: Lost in the Unchanted Dark Forest (2020) ... Madame Moonshine
- Part 3: Lost in the Dark Unchanted Forest (2020) ... Madame Moonshine
 2020 The Outsider (TV Series)
Holly Gibney
- Must/Can't (2020) ... Holly Gibney
- Tigers and Bears (2020) ... Holly Gibney
- Foxhead (2020) ... Holly Gibney
- In the Pines, in the Pines (2020) ... Holly Gibney
- The One About the Yiddish Vampire (2020) ... Holly Gibney
 2019/I Harriet
Harriet / Minty
 2019 Carrier (TV Series)
Raylene Watts
- Hammer Down (2019) ... Raylene Watts (voice)
- Breakdown (2019) ... Raylene Watts (voice)
- Road Blocks (2019) ... Raylene Watts (voice)
- Ground Pressure (2019) ... Raylene Watts (voice)
- Bolt Seal (2019) ... Raylene Watts (voice)
 2019 The Two Princes (TV Series)
Queen Malkia of the Midlands
- Once Upon a Time (2019) ... Queen Malkia of the Midlands
 2017-2019 Broad City (TV Series)
- Make the Space (2019) ... Lisa
- Bedbugs (2017) ... Lisa
 2018 The Boss Baby: Back in Business (TV Series)
Turtleneck Superstar CEO Baby
- As the Diaper Changes (2018) ... Turtleneck Superstar CEO Baby (voice)
 2018 Bad Times at the El Royale
Darlene Sweet
 2018 Widows
 2016 The Tunnel (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (2016) ... Mel
 2016 Mr Selfridge (TV Series)
Alberta Hunter
- Episode #4.2 (2016) ... Alberta Hunter
- Episode #4.1 (2016) ... Alberta Hunter (as Cynthia Ervio)
 2015 Chewing Gum (TV Series)
- Tolled Road (2015) ... Magdalene
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (14 credits)
Show Show Self (90 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Cynthia Ervio


5' 0½" (1.54 m)


Erivo, Edith

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I try and be present in all the moments that are new to me. Someone asked me how I do it when there's like events and parties and I said I tried to make connections with people. I find it easier when I can try and make individual connections with people. So it might be really loud, but if I can actually look someone in the eye and say, "Hey, how are you? What's going on?" I can see you. It makes ... See more »


Born Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo in London to Nigerian parents. See more »

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed