Cynthia Erivo

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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 »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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(2018)
Harriet Harriet / Minty
(2019)
Widows Belle
(2018)
(2021)

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  Carrier (pre-production)
Raylene
  Roar (TV Series) (filming)
 2022/I Pinocchio (post-production)
Blue Fairy
 2021 Needle in a Timestack
Janine Mikkelsen
 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
Hildy
 2020 Hank the Cowdog (Podcast 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 (Podcast 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 (Podcast Series)
Queen Malkia of the Midlands
- Once Upon a Time (2019) ... Queen Malkia of the Midlands
 2017-2019 Broad City (TV Series)
Lisa
- 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
Belle
 2016 The Tunnel (TV Series)
Mel
- 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)
Magdalene
- Tolled Road (2015) ... Magdalene
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Alternate Names:

Cynthia Ervio

Height:

5' 0½" (1.54 m)

Parents:

Erivo, Edith
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Personal Quote:

If I spend a really long time with a certain role, I can feel myself becoming consumed by them. I was definitely consumed by Celie, and I was definitely consumed by Harriet. That's part of why I work out so much - it's like a cleanser almost, an hour I can just keep for myself. I need to be conscious of how I treat myself. I put my body through so much when I played Harriet, I felt my body was ... See more »

Trivia:

Is 1 of 11 black actresses to be nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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