Cynthia Erivo

Actress, singer, songwriter

Facts of Cynthia Erivo

Name Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo
Date of Birth January 8, 1987
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Gender Female
Birth Country Stockwell, London
Nationality British
Ethnicity African British
Profession Actress, singer, songwriter
Net worth $3 million
Education University of East London, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, La Retraite Catholic Girl's School

Broadway star Cynthia Erivo caught public attention when she played the role of Celie in the musical with a book The Color Purple. Thirty-two years old British actress Cynthia is the recipient of several awards, including the 2017 Grammy Award. She has a versatile career with acting, singing, and songwriting skills. 

Known for her signature buzz-cut hair, which is often dyed blonde, Cynthia was born as Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo on January 8, 1987, in Stockwell, London, to Nigerian parents. Her mother was a London based nurse.

As a childhood, she completed her schooling from La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School. Later, she chose to pursue a degree in music psychology at the University of East London. But after just a year, she joined the training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Is Cynthia Erivo Married?

For the most part, Erivo doesn’t hesitate to reveal her personal life and currently she is in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend, Mario Martinez. Some sources claimed the pair to be a husband-wife duo. Cynthia and Mario started dating in 2017 and has been together for two years.

On valentines day of 2019, Cynthia expressed her love for Mario through her social media. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cynthia said:

“He (Mario) chased me, then the last time, I was not with my ex anymore except this time he did not ask,” Erivo recalls. “He just walked up to me and gave me a kiss.”

Talking about her ex-boyfriend, Erivo’s lover, Mario is not involved in the entertainment industry. As per Cynthia, he asked her out on a date even though she was dating actor, Dean John at the time.

Cynthia once Dated British Actor Dean John-Wilson

Cynthia’s love life is not so well known to the public because she never talks about it with the media. But she was rumored to be dating British actor and singer Dean John-Wilson in the past. Dean is a couple of years younger than Cynthia, but the couple seemed to be in deep love with each other. 

Cynthia Erivo and and grilfriend Dean John-Wilson
Cynthia Erivo and and grilfriend Dean John-Wilson
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Cynthia and her boyfriend Dean sometimes were seen together in public on rare occasions. But the duo fell on the list of celebrities who prefers to stay out of the paparazzi’s way. The couple lived together for several years before splitting with each other.

After breaking up with Cynthia, Dean established a romantic relationship with Harlots actress Briony Scarlett. Briony has also appeared as a balcony girl in the movie Aladdin. By looking at her public posts at media and Twitter, Cynthia is possibly single right now. After she failed a relationship with Dean, she is more inclined towards her profession. 

Dean has played the role of Disney‘s Aladdin, which was the theatrical production of West End. Similarly, he was chosen for the position of Lun Tha in the musical The King and I in 2018.

Cynthia’s Estimated Net Worth

Award-winning actress Cynthia is too young for a successful career like her. She owns an approximate net worth of $3 million or more than that. She is one of the casts of the biographical film Harriet which grossed $42 million in the box office. Harriet was a commercially successful movie whose actual budget was just $17 million

Similarly, Cynthia also played a role of Belle in a 2018 heist film Widows that garnered $76 million worldwide in the box office. Steve McQueen directed the film, and it was made with a budget of $42 million. Apart from movies and TVs, Cynthia makes a good income by acting in theatre and producing thriller podcasts such as Carrier

Filmography and Discography

Athletic Cynthia has appeared in more than nineteen films, TV dramas, and theatrical shows. She has gained credits for the film and TV shows like; Widows(2018), Chaos Walking, Needle in a Timestack, The Tunnel(2016), American Idol(2019), The Outsider(2020), and Broad City(2017-2019). Besides The Color Purple, her theatre credits include; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg(2011), Sister Act(2011-2012), The Last Five Years(2016), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream(2015).

Until now, Cynthia has released 16 music singles and two albums. She was also featured in Cynikal‘s Won’t Let You Down, and Shoshana Bean‘s I Did Something Bad. Vegan Cynthia has also sung for former American President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and American politician Hillary Clinton. Also, read about Sierra Gates biography.

Awards and Nominations

Cynthia’s movie Harriet is nominated for 2020 Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, but the result is yet to come. Below are her nominations and awards:

YearAwardsCategoryMovie/TV/MusicalResult
2013Evening Standard Theatre AwardsBest Musical PerformanceThe Color PurpleNominated
2014WhatsOnStage AwardsBest Actress in a MusicalThe Color Purple Nominated
2016   Drama Desk AwardOutstanding Actress in a MusicalWon
Drama League AwardDistinguished PerformanceNominated
Outer Critics Circle AwardOutstanding Actress in a MusicalWon
Theatre World ActorOutstanding Broadway Debut Performance
Tony AwardBest Actress in a Musical
2017Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program
Grammy AwardBest Musical Theatre Album
2018Washington D.C. Area Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressBad Times at the El RoyaleNominated
2019British Academy Film AwardsRising Star Award Nominated

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