Cynthia Erivo

Actor, singer/songwriter and activist

Cynthia Erivo is shooting the female lead of the Fox feature film BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, directed by Drew Goddard, starring opposite Jeff Bridges, and Chris Hemsworth. She most recently wrapped the Lionsgate feature CHAOS WALKING for director Doug Liman, in a cast featuring Mads Mikkelsen, Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, and David Oyelowo. Last summer, she filmed her feature debut in Steve McQueen’s WIDOWS opposite Viola Davis; the film is set for release in November 2018. She is attached to the title role of HARRIET, a biopic of the legendary abolitionist for Stay Gold Features and Debra Martin Chase. In 2017, Cynthia closed her star-making performance as “Celie” in the hit Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Cynthia received a Tony Award and Grammy Award for her performance (as well as a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance of the title song on the Today Show). Cynthia was also seen performing at the Kennedy Center Honors and singing with John Legend at The 2017Grammy Awards.


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