• Cynthia Erivo is a famous actress
  • She starred in 'Harriet'
  • Learn more about her career and awards won

Cynthia Erivo's awards are quite impressive for a woman just turning 37! The talented actress was born January 8, 1987 in London, England and would begin pursuing an acting career during her university years. 

Erivo's first roles would come in British series like The Tunnel and Chewing Gum, as well as on the English stage. In 2013, Erivo would first star in the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of The Color Purple and would follow the show's move to Broadway in 2015.

Cynthia Erivo Awards

Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman in Harriet 2019

Cynthia Erivo's first big award would follow closely behind her move to Broadway. In 2016, the talented young actress won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as "Celie Harris". 

In addition to her first Tony, Erivo would also receive her first Emmy Award as well as a Grammy Award with the rest of the cast for Best Musical Theater Album. Erivo would continue to rise to fame and star in The Color Purple until 2017, when she would make the switch to film.

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Cynthia Erivo Today

Cynthia Erivo continues to bring the talent today and has starred in a number of successful films and series including: 

  • Widows (2018)
  • Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
  • Harriet (2019)
  • The Outsider (2020)
  • Genius (2021)
  • Chaos Walking (2021)
  • Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023)
  • and the upcoming Wicked Part 1 (2024)

Almost every film, series, and play Cynthia Erivo has starred in has gotten her nominated for an award, including two Academy Award nominations. At just 37-years-old, the future still has much in store for Cynthia Erivo, and we look forward to seeing what award she will win next!