Those who overcome the harsh reality of life, the universe will shower them with the success and prosperity in their every step. Cynthia Erivo is an English actress raised by her single mother with difficult circumstances and is now known for her pin-point portrayal and acting credibility.
She is now known for her prolific acting persona in The Color Purple and Sister Act. She has also won Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for her role of Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple.
Is The Color Purple Actress Married?
Cynthia has been active on social media to share her dating life. On 6 June 2013, the award-winning actress revealed her boyfriend name as Dean John-Wilson and wished him on his auspicious birthday. He is known for his prolific role as Aladdin in the show Aladdin. She revealed on 18 August 2013 via Twitter that she got hugs and kisses from her partner and the day went well.
She celebrated her happy moment of winning a Tony Award with her lover Dean in June 2017.
Cynthia and her Dean getting cozy on the opening night of Aladdin In London on June 2018 (Picture: Theatremania.com)
On 13 October 2017, she sarcastically mentioned Capri Hakeem as her practical husband. As of now, she is yet to get married officially.
However, Cynthia suffers on her onscreen life of The Color Purple. She portrayed the character of Celie in the award-winning movie. The actress is married to her husband but is treated with harshness, and is physically abused. The man, who she thinks is her father also raped her. The American actress is also far from her children and her sister on the dramatic movies.
What About Her Family Life?
Cynthia Erivo was raised by her single mother Edith in a co-operative housing flat in Stockwell, London. She has suffered the tragedy of her parent’s separation. They are primarily from a descendant from Nigeria. So, she belongs to Nigerian ethnicity.
Cynthia wishes her mother on Mother’s day posted on 26 March 2017 (Photo: Instagram)
Her mother has always been a cornerstone of her affluence in the career. As per dailymail of 13 June 2016, her mother, Edith said that Cynthia was always artistic from the tender age. Cynthia shared a picture with her mother on the occasion of mother’s day on 26 March 2017.
In her family, she also has a sister named Nicolette Robinson. She is also a godmother of her sister’s child. The English actress shared a picture of her goddaughter and her mom on 12 September 2017.
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Cynthia Erivo Respond To Harriet Tubman's Critics
The Tony-winning actress, Cynthia Erivo has been surrounded by the critics as she is set to portray the role of a legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the long-awaited biopic, Harriet.
Cynthia has been flooded by the complaints saying she was inappropriate casting as she was of Nigerian-British ascents. Meanwhile, some of her supporters were defending her citing the movie Black Panther, Hotel Rwanda, and the Last King of Scotland had African-Americans cast.
Since the controversy is expanding, the actress preferred to respond against the controversy via the Instagram post on 15 September 2018, where she said that she struggled a little more for the role of Harriet. In the post, she wrote that there is a bigger conversation to be had about experience and heritage. She told that she fought for the role in every movies and TV series and spilled blood, sweat, and tears playing every role. And same applies for the upcoming movie role, Harriet. Cynthia expressed saying that she has tried to give life for the role of Harriet Tubman.
How Much Is Cynthia's Net Worth?
Cynthia Erivo has been deriving her net worth from her acting sting. She has appeared in the blockbuster Broadway movie The Color Purple. The show won two Tony Awards and grossed a collection of $44.7 million.
She has earned a hefty salary by appearing in Chewing Gum and the UK tour of Sister Act. Besides acting, she was involved in developing the musical track, Fly Before You Fall in the romantic drama film, Beyond the Lights. Gugu Mbatha-Raw portrays the lead role of Noni Jean in Beyond the Lights.
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Born in 1987 in London, England, Cynthia Erivo celebrates her birthday on 8 January every year. She holds British nationality. The Nigerian-descent actress stands at the height of 1.54 meters (5'). The Color Purple actress has a birth sign of Capricorn.
Cynthia has attended the University of East London to study psychology for a year. Later, she trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.