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Cynthia Erivo          

Singer-Songwriter & Tony Award-Winning Actress; Known for "The Color Purple" & Portraying Harriet Tubman in "Harriet"

Cynthia Erivo is an award-winning singer, songwriter and actor. She is known for her performance as Celie in the 2015 Broadway revival of The Color Purple, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical as well as the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, among others.

Erivo began acting in a 2011 stage production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and had her first screen role in the British television series Chewing Gum.

She ventured into films in 2018, with roles in the heist film Widows and the thriller Bad Times at the El Royale. Erivo portrayed the abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet in 2019, receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Original Song. She went on to star in the crime drama miniseries The Outsider (2020), and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her portrayal of American singer Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's anthology series "Genius: Aretha" (2021).

Evivo has been singing since the tender age of five years old. A student of the dramatic arts, having graduated from the esteemed Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts, Erivo is a rare triple threat.

She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Tony Award and a Grammy Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards.

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