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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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.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (15 credits)
  Carrier (pre-production)
Raylene
 2021 Chaos Walking (completed)
Hildy
 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)
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 #3.8 ... Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.7 ... Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.6 ... Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.5 ... Aretha Franklin
- Episode #3.4 ... 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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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 »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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