Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo

Highest Rated: 100% Grandpa Was an Emperor (2021)

Lowest Rated: 22% Chaos Walking (2021)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1987

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Born in 1987 to Nigerian immigrants in London, Cynthia Erivo started performing on stage as an 11 year-old and had some success, starring as Juliet in the Young Vic youth production of "Romeo & Juliet" at age 15 in addition to appearing in a number of commercials. In college, she was set to study music psychology, but an encounter with her Young Vic director convinced her to stick with it and train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 2011, she played Deloris Van Cartier, the lead character in the U.K. tour of the musical "Sister Act" based on the 1992 film of the same name, starring Whoopi Goldberg in the role. Ironically, the role led to another staged musical version of a character created by Goldberg, when Erivo played the role of Celie Harris in the 2013 London production of "The Color Purple," a role originated by Goldberg in the 1985 filmed version. In 2015, Erivo was the only member of the British cast to come with the show to Broadway, playing the same role to much acclaim, with Jennifer Hudson in the lead role. She followed this stage success with a recurring role in the historical drama "Mr. Selfridge" (PBS/ITV, 2013-). Her breakthrough film roles came in the quirky drama "Bad Times at the El Royale" (2018) and Steve McQueen's collaboration with Gillian Flynn, "Widows" (2018).

Highest rated movies

The Rape of Recy Taylor
Widows Bad Times at the El Royale Harriet Needle in a Timestack Chaos Walking

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wicked Elphaba (Character) - 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinocchio Blue Fairy (Character) - 2022
36% 58% Needle in a Timestack Janine (Character) - 2021
22% 71% Chaos Walking Hildy (Character) $13.3M 2021
100% No Score Yet Grandpa Was an Emperor Executive Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wicked in Concert Music Performer - 2021
73% 97% Harriet Harriet Tubman (Character) $43.0M 2019
91% 61% Widows Belle (Character) $42.4M 2018
74% 73% Bad Times at the El Royale Darlene Sweet (Character) $17.8M 2018
95% 64% The Rape of Recy Taylor Rosa Parks (Character) - 2017

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2022
71% 34% Roar Ambia (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020 2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2021
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2016 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
Guest
2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer,
Guest
2016 2019 2021
70% 57% Genius Aretha Franklin (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul of a Nation Music Performer 2021
No Score Yet 25% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2020
68% 0% American Idol Music Performer 2019-2020
91% 83% The Outsider Holly Gibney (Character) 2020
43% 38% The Academy Awards Music Performer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Music Performer 2019
No Score Yet 70% Project Runway All Stars Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Guest 2017
38% 78% Maya & Marty Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2016
69% 79% Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece Alberta Hunter (Character) 2016