Cynthia Erivo is a British singer, songwriter, and actress. She has worked in numerous movies like The Rape Of Recy Taylor, Bad Times at the El Royale, Needle in a Timestack, Harriet, Widows, and few others and she also has many songs including Fly before you fall, This old heart of mine, Hold on I’m coming, I’ve already won, and many others.
Her birth or full name is Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo. Cynthia has won many awards as well including Tony and Grammy awards. In this piece, we will be talking about Cynthia’s life and her career and we will also look into few other things related to Cynthia.
Short Biography of Cynthia Erivo (Early Life)
As mentioned Cynthia is a British or English singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on January 8, 1987, in Stockwell, London, England. She was born to an African (Nigerian) family. There is not much information about her parents and we don’t even know their names but as per the reports her mother is a nurse. Her family is roman catholic.
She went to La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School for high school and after graduating from there she joined the University of East London from where she studied to achieve a degree in music psychology but for some unknown reason, she later applied or requested to join Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Does She Have a Boyfriend?
According to the reports, she was dating or in a relationship with British singer and actor Dean John-Wilson. The two were seen together in various events including on the opening night of the new west end production of Aladdin. Later the two got separated for an unknown reason.
As per the reports, Cynthia is now in a relationship with Honduran football player Mario Roberto Martínez Hernández (Mario Martínez). They first met in 2016, one day after Cynthia won Tony awards for her outstanding performance in The Color Purple, which she revealed in an interview with Vogue in 2018.
Mario did not seem to know that Cynthia could sing and six months after they began dating, they were in a brunch which was hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Cynthia performed there and Cynthia says that Mario had “What just happened?” kind of look and she also said that for the next couple of days, he processed what had happened.
Few reports suggest that the two of them are still in a relationship but it’s not clear as they have not posted about each other much and Cynthia has even deleted few posts which she dedicated to Mario.
Is She Active on Social Media?
Yes, she is active on various social media and has a huge fan following. On Instagram she has 650k followers, on Facebook she has 166k followers, on Tiktok she has 60.3k followers, and it seems that she has deleted her Twitter account for now and we don’t know what the reason is, and she also has her official YouTube channel where she posts her songs and has 53.6k subscribers.
As mentioned above Cynthia has worked in many movies and television shows and has even been nominated and won honorable awards but how did her journey in the film or entertainment industry started? let’s find out.
Most of us know that she gained popularity or became famous after she played in “The Color Purple” but she started her acting career long before that, she used to play role in various events and in 2011 she appeared in the British television show called “The Tunnel,” and just a year later in 2012 she again appeared on another television show called “Chewing Gum.”
After that, she was seen in various other shows like Beyond the Lights, I Can’t Sing!, Dessa Rose, and finally in 2015, she played the role of Celie Harris in “The Color Purple” and for her amazing performance she won Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2016. The Color Purple also won an Emmy award in 2017.
In 2018 she made her debut in a movie called “Bad Times at the El Royale,” she was also seen in another movie called “Widows” in the same year, many praised her for her outstanding and realistic performance. In 2019 a movie called “Harriet” was released and Cynthia did the role of Harriet and for her performance, she was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and Academy Awards. In 2020 she founded a production company and named it Edith’s Daughter.
Fans are now eagerly waiting for her upcoming movie called “Needle in a Time stack” which is going to air on October 15th this year. We will also see her in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the musical fantasy film “Pinocchio.”
How Much Does She Earn? (Her Net Worth)
Cynthia is really smart and one of the outstanding actors all over the world and she makes money through acting and singing besides that she also has her own production company so it’s safe to think that she makes a good amount of money but how much does she make?
There is no information on how much she is paid for one movie or television show but reports suggest that her estimated net worth is $3 million.