Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo
is a British actress, singer and songwriter born on January 8, 1987. She was raised by her Nigerian mother in Stockwell, England.
Erivo She is a British national and studied at La Retraite RC School for Girls. Then he went to study music at the University of London. However, after a year, he moved to the Royal Academy of Art to study film.
The mother of Cynthia She knew she would be a superstar and wrote in her baby book that she would become a singer or an actress. The reason for this prophecy was that the baby hummed while eating.
Cynthia He realized his potential when he was only five years old. She sang Silent Night to an audience on Christmas Eve and the crowd loved her.
He began playing roles in plays when he was 11 years old. His first role was in The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht. He then appeared in a television series called Trust me I’m a teenager. After that, he went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting.
His trainer, Dee Cannon, told the New York Times that his overconfidence Erivo it nearly derailed her acting career. Over time, Cynthia She showed her vulnerability and became a better actress.
In 2013, she burst onto the scene with her role as Celie harris in the Broadway remake of the classic movie The Color Purple. The original 1985 film and featured stars such as Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg.
Erivo He starred alongside Jennifer Hudson, and his role in the remake earned him several awards. She won a Leading Actress in a Musical Award at the 2016 Tony Awards. She also won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album along with her cast and a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Musical Performance in a Daytime Show.
She ventured into the film industry when she was invited to star in the film, Bad Times at the El Royale
. She made a good impression on her film debut and soon starred in the movie Widows.
In febrIn 2017, she was confirmed as the lead actress in the biopic Harriet. In it he played the role of Harriet Tubman, an iconic American freedom fighter who escaped slavery and returned to free dozens of slaves via an underground railroad. After the directors announced her as the lead actress, she received a backlash from a faction of fans who protested that the role had been awarded to a non-American who was not descended from slavery. Erivo He admitted that he had to ignore the hatred to make sure she did her best in the movie. The film was released in late 2019.
Cynthia She is also a singer and songwriter and always returns to that initial performance from when she was five years old. Every time he takes the stage to sing, he draws inspiration from that memory to deliver incredible performances. He has also worked with other artists, including Shoshana Bean and Cynikal. His biggest collaborations have been with world megastar, John Legend. In 2018, Erivo and John combined to make a cover of the Beach Boys song, God Only Knows. The couple also performed in the In Memoriam segment of the 2017 Grammy Awards to honor stars who passed away in 2016.
In his personal life, Cynthia would be dating actor Dean John Wilson. On February 15, 2019, he posted a photo of the couple on Instagram with the caption: Happy Valentine’s Day.