Cynthia Erivo Biography, Harriet, Movies, Songs, Husband and Facts

Cynthia Erivo Biography, Harriet, Movies, Songs, Husband and Facts

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Cynthia Erivo Biography

Cynthia Erivo is a popular English actress, singer, and songwriter whose real name is Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo. Cynthia Erivo has received several awards and accolades which includes a Grammy award, a Tony award, and also has been nominated for Academy awards twice.
The actress is renowned for her roles in Widows (2018), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), and Harriet (2019).
And the June 12 of 2016 Cynthia one best leading actress for the movie ‘The color purple’ in musical Tony awards.
that was the same movie he was popularly known for in Broadway production, she was also renowned for her performance of sister act in the UK tour.

Cynthia Erivo Birthday & Age

Hollywood actress Cynthia Erivo was born on 8th January 1987 which makes her currently 33 years old in 2021.
She was born in Lambeth, London, England but resides in Stockwell London.

Cynthia Erivo parents

Cynthia Erivo is of Nigerian descent and Nigerians are proud of her. she was born to Nigerian parents who raised her well in Stockwell. Cynthia’s mother is a nurse and she also has a junior sister who has a podcast on Instagram.

She’s also friends with Leslie Odom.

Cynthia Erivo Education

Cynthia Erivo attended the University of East London when she started studying music psychology but something happened, a year into her degree she applied to Royal academy of dramatic art and got trained there.

Cynthia Erivo Boyfriend

Back in 2013, it was confirmed in reports and news sources that she was in a relationship with actor and singer Dean John Wilson. Fast forward to June 2016 after she won her Tony award, Cynthia Erivo met Mario Martinez and they officially started dating in late 2017.

Cynthia Erivo Husband

Cynthia Erivo is still very much single and not married. However, the actress is currently in a relationship with Mario Martinez that could lead to marriage.

Cynthia Erivo Height

Cynthia Erivo is 5 feet tall (1.54m).

Birth sign
She is Capricorn.Cynthia Erivo Biography, Harriet, Movies, Songs, Husband and Facts

Cynthia Erivo Awards

Cynthia Erivo is very perfect in her theatre performance and this can be seen in her works for Broadway productions as she got awarded with drama desk award and Tony awards.

Cynthia Erivo Podcasts

After Cynthia has gained prominence in the movie industry, she’s tired and produced a 7-episode scripted podcast which was a science fiction thriller called ‘carrier’ from audio firm Qcode media. In the podcast, she played the lead role named Raylene Watts who was a truck driver that transported a trailer with mysterious and disturbing contents.

Cynthia Erivo Movie career

Cynthia made her acting debut in 2011 in a stage production of The umbrellas of Cherbourg. She had her first screen roll in an English television series of 2015 known as chewing gum.Cynthia Erivo Biography, Harriet, Movies, Songs, Husband and Facts
She picked up huge recognition when she starred in Broadway’s remake of The color purple from 2015 to 2017. The color purple she won Tony award for best actress in a musical in 2016. That’s a movie that gave her the best musical theatre album award at the Grammys. In 2018, she took a step further by venturing into films and this was when she got roles and starred in heist film (Widows). She also started in the thriller (Bad Times at the El Royale). The movie that doesn’t have very popular is when she portrayed the abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic of 2019 (Harriet). for this movie, she received an academy award nomination for best original song and best actress.
Currently in 2021, she has starred in a crime drama miniseries – The outsider.

Cynthia Erivo Facts

  1. Cynthia is a red carpet sensation in several award nights. She had an iconic performance in the 2019 movie Harriet which she performed the song stand up as the Oscars award that shook the audience.
  2. Cynthia Erivo it’s from London with Nigerian heritage bearing an Igbo name which shows her parents are from South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
  3. Cynthia had studied music psychology at the University of East London for a year. Cynthia has a great passion for music and she combines this with her acting career you can see a lot of her singing videos on YouTube.
  4. Cynthia Erivo it’s on her way to being in the EGOT hall of fame. The likes of Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, and John Legend are on the EGOT hall of fame, well the good news is Cynthia will soon be there because she has one several awards like the Grammys, the Emmys and a Tony award for her outstanding performances and once she wins an Oscar which she is likely to win, she will join the legends.
  5. Cynthia Erivo had just ventured into movies in 2018 and yet made outstanding performances in the ones she starred in.
  6. Since Cynthia Erivo made her debut in the movie industry has been fully booked and busy.
  7. Cynthia Erivo has a song with John Legend titled ‘God only knows’.Cynthia Erivo Net Worth 2021

Cynthia Erivo Net Worth 2021

Cynthia Erivo is a popular English actress and singer who is renowned for her outstanding role in the biopic movie ‘Harriet’. Cynthia currently has an estimated net worth of $5 million in 2021.

  • Cynthia Erivo net worth: $5 million
  • Source of income: Acting and singing

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Cynthia Erivo Filmography

Cynthia Erivo Movies

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Widows Belle
2018 Bad Times at the El Royale Darlene Sweet
2019 Harriet Harriet Tubman
2021 Chaos Walking Hildy Post-production
TBA Needle in a Timestack TBA Post-production


Cynthia Erivo Television Shows

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Chewing Gum Magdalene Episode: “Tolled Road”
2016 Mr Selfridge Alberta Hunter 2 episodes
2016 The Tunnel Mel Episode #2.3
2017–2019 Broad City Lisa 2 episodes
2018 The Boss Baby: Back in Business Turtleneck Superstar CEO Baby (voice) Season 2
2019 American Idol Herself 1 episode
2021 The Outsider Holly Gibney Miniseries
2021 Genius Aretha Franklin Season 3


Cynthia Erivo Theatre credits

Year(s) Production Role Location Category
2011 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Madeleine Curve Theatre/Gielgud Theatre Leicester/West End
2011–2012 Sister Act Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence N/A UK Tour
2013 Lift Lap Dancer Soho Theatre Off-West End
2013 The Color Purple Celie Harris Johnson Menier Chocolate Factory Off-West End
2014 I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical Chenice London Palladium West End
2015 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying[44] Rosemary Pilkington Royal Festival Hall Off-West End
2015 A Midsummer Night’s Dream[45] Puck Liverpool Everyman Regional
2015–2017 The Color Purple Celie Harris Johnson Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Broadway
2016 The Last Five Years Cathy Hiatt The Town Hall Brady Center Benefit Concert


Cynthia Erivo Songs

Title Year Chart Albums
“Fly Before You Fall” 2014 21 Beyond the Lights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
“God Only Knows” (with John Legend featuring yMusic) 2018 20 non-album single
“Stand Up” (from Harriet) 2019 Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Won’t Let You Down” (Cynikal featuring Cynthia Erivo) 2012 non-album single
“I Did Something Bad (cover)” (Shoshana Bean featuring Cynthia Erivo) 2018