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Adrienne C. Moore          

Actress Known for Her Role as "Black Cindy" in "Orange is the New Black"

Adrienne C. Moore is an American actress, known for her role as Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes in the Netflix comedy-drama series, "Orange Is the New Black."

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Adrienne's parents, Wayne and Glenda Moore – introduced her, her twin sister, Annette and brother, Wayne, to the theater community at an early age. While her training began as early as her parent's home video camera (because she always loved performing for the camera), her formal training began at W.O. Smith Music School, where she studied piano and singing.

With her theatrical roots firmly planted, Adrienne moved to Atlanta during middle school and continued to develop as an artist through school drama programs and a number of local and community plays at The Alliance and Horizon theaters. Despite working in the theater, she attended the math and science magnate program at Benjamin E. Mays high school. From there she went on to attend Northwestern University, where she obtained a BA in Psychology and a minor in History and Religion.

Upon graduation from college, Adrienne moved back to Atlanta and set aside her passion for acting to work as a marketing professional. After quickly establishing herself in the Atlanta professional community, she was offered a role working for CNN/Turner. During that time, Adrienne continued to develop her acting chops through community theater, where she worked with Rachel May of Synchronicity Theater as an intern and was ultimately cast as an original member in the world premier of Women + War. While working for CNN, Adrienne auditioned for and was accepted into The New School for Drama in New York.

While at The New School for Drama, she studied with Ron Leibman, Christopher Shinn, Robert LuPone, Paul Rudd and Pippin Parker, to name a few. It was during this time that she earned her first Off-Broadway credit at The Lucille Lortel Theater with The 24-Hour Theater Company.

Upon completing her MFA in Drama, Adrienne began working as a voice-over and commercial artist. 2 years later she landed the title role of “Angel Unaware” in Daniel Beaty's 2011 world premier musical, Tearing Down The Walls, a role which earned her an Audelco nomination for Best Actress. Shortly thereafter, Adrienne was cast as “Keera” in Kirsten Greenidge’s world premier of Milk Like Sugar at both La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla, CA) and Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY), for which she was heralded as one of 2011’s Most Memorable Performances by Backstage.

In between projects, she enjoys volunteering with The 52nd Street Theatre and Naked Angels youth programs.

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