Cynthia Erivo
Rodin Banica for WWD
United Kingdom
2021

Edith’s Daughter

Cynthia
Erivo

Erivo has British-Nigerian roots, but playing an American has earned her some of her highest accolades to date. She was nominated for an Academy Award in 2020 for playing Harriet Tubman in “Harriet” and an Emmy in 2021 for playing Aretha Franklin in “Genius,” while also earning deserved critical buzz as a P.I.-savant in HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Outsider.” In 2020, Erivo launched her Edith’s Daughter prodco, which promptly signed with MRC to develop TV projects. Additionally, Erivo released her debut album “Ch. 1 Vs. 1” in September 2021. Still, she’s clearly not hewn to one niche, with “Pinocchio” due in 2022 on Disney+, along with the Apple TV+ female-driven anthology series, “Roar.”

Career

  • HARRIET
  • GENIUS: ARETHA
  • THE OUTSIDER

Education

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 10 Actors to Watch
Interested in org charts, contact info and more for Cynthia Erivo

News from Variety

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo

Erivo has British-Nigerian roots, but playing an American has earned her some of her highest accolades to date. She was nominated for an Academy Award in 2020 for playing Harriet Tubman in “Harriet” and an Emmy in 2021 for playing Aretha Franklin in “Genius,” while also earning deserved critical buzz as a P.I.-savant in HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Outsider.” In 2020, Erivo launched her Edith’s Daughter prodco, which promptly signed with MRC to develop TV projects. Additionally, Erivo...

MORE NEWS

Want more information on Cynthia Erivo?

Sign up for a free trial to view Cynthia's contact info, company details, production deals, & more