Cynthia Erivo


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

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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.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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(2018)
Harriet Harriet / Minty
(2019)
Widows Belle
(2018)
Step Soundtrack
(2017)

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  Carrier (pre-production)
Raylene
 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
- Backhaul (2019) ... Raylene Watts (voice)
 2017-2019 Broad City (TV Series)
Lisa
- Make the Space (2019) ... Lisa
- Bedbugs (2017) ... Lisa
 2018 The Boss Baby: Back in Business (TV Series short)
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
 2017 Genius (TV Series)
Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.10 ... Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.9 ... Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.8 ... Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.7 ... Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.6 ... Aretha Franklin
 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)
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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 »

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Is one of 11 black actresses to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe, Viola Davis, and Quvenzhané Wallis. See more »

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