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Cynthia Erivo is a British actress, singer, and songwriter. She is most famous for her award-winning performance as Celie in the 2015 Broadway presentation of The Color Purple.

Background and Age

Cynthia Erivo was born on January 8, 1987. She encountered her adolescence phase in Stockwell, London, England, United Kingdom. Her folks are from Nigeria. For her education, she went to La Retraite R.C Girls School. A short time later, she started a music theory qualification at the University of East London. A year into her degree, she studied and prepared at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Career and Net Worth

Cynthia started her acting career on British TV, appearing in shows like Chewing Gum and The Tunnel. Her first segment before an audience came in 2010 when she featured in Marine Parade at the Brighton Festival. From that point forward, Cynthia was given an essential part as Sister Mary Clarence in the musical Sister Act, based on the popular 1992 comedy film.

She featured as Celie Harris in The Color Purple with Jennifer Hudson. The on-screen character won her first Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. After many significant roles on Broadway, it was announced in November 2016 that Cynthia would star with Viola Davis in Steve McQueen's new film Widows. Later in February 2017, Cynthia was given the role of Harriet Tubman in the drama film.

Erivo performed "God Only Knows" as a tribute to artists who had passed away earlier in the year alongside John Legend at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Eruvo and the cast of The Color Purple received a nomination for Daytime Emmy Award for their performance on NBC's The Today Show in May 2016.


Cynthia Erivo is in a relationship with a British actor Dean John-Wilson. On June 6, 2013, the award-winning actress revealed her sweetheart's identity and wished him a happy birthday. He is most famous for his role as Aladdin in the Broadway show Aladdin. The couple did not reveal how they met, but it's rumored that they fell in love while acting on the same stage. The pair hasn't announced any marriage plans, but most fans claim they've been married for a while after a long relationship. Fans expect good news of a baby soon as they know that the love chemistry between them is inseparable.

Date modified: May 31, 2021
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