Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo (born 8 January 1987) is a British actress, singer, and songwriter. Erivo began her acting career on stage, and in 2015 she starred in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple which won her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Erivo made her film industry breakthrough after being cast in Steve McQueen's Widows (2018), her debut film role.

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The Rape of Recy Taylor (2019)

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Buirski
CAST:  Tommy Bernardi  •  Cynthia Erivo

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Buirski
CAST:  Tommy Bernardi  •  Cynthia Erivo

Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees (2017)

A star-studded tribute concert celebrating the iconic pop trio's impressive career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leon Knoles
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  John Travolta  •  Stevie Wonder  •  Wilmer Valderrama

A star-studded tribute concert celebrating the iconic pop trio's impressive career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leon Knoles
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  John Travolta  •  Stevie Wonder  •  Wilmer Valderrama

Forbidden (2018)

A musical set in the North-American city of Nacirema Falls, in the country of Nacirema, which black LGBT people rule, promoting and conducting white racism and "straightphobia". When Nolan Renner falls in love with a waitress at a diner, he gets into trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mercedes Bryce Morgan  •  Colin Duffy
CAST:  Todrick Hall  •  Chester Lockhart  •  Tamar Braxton  •  Cynthia Erivo

A musical set in the North-American city of Nacirema Falls, in the country of Nacirema, which black LGBT people rule, promoting and conducting white racism and "straightphobia". When Nolan Renner falls in love with a waitress at a diner, he gets into trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mercedes Bryce Morgan  •  Colin Duffy
CAST:  Todrick Hall  •  Chester Lockhart  •  Tamar Braxton  •  Cynthia Erivo

Chaos Walking (2021)

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Tom Holland  •  Daisy Ridley  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Demián Bichir

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Tom Holland  •  Daisy Ridley  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Demián Bichir

Widows (2018)

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A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, they join forces to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve McQueen
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Elizabeth Debicki  •  Cynthia Erivo

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, they join forces to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve McQueen
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Elizabeth Debicki  •  Cynthia Erivo

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

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Lake Tahoe, 1969. Seven strangers, each one with a secret to bury, meet at El Royale, a decadent motel with a dark past. In the course of a fateful night, everyone will have one last shot at redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Goddard
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Cynthia Erivo  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Dakota Johnson

Lake Tahoe, 1969. Seven strangers, each one with a secret to bury, meet at El Royale, a decadent motel with a dark past. In the course of a fateful night, everyone will have one last shot at redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Goddard
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Cynthia Erivo  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Dakota Johnson

Harriet (2019)

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasi Lemmons
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Leslie Odom Jr.  •  Joe Alwyn  •  Janelle Monáe

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasi Lemmons
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Leslie Odom Jr.  •  Joe Alwyn  •  Janelle Monáe

Cynthia Erivo in Concert (2019)

Enjoy a soulful evening of song from one of Broadway’s brightest stars. Seamlessly making the transition from the stage to the big screen, British-born Cynthia Erivo won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in The Color Purple before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annette Jolles
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Crystal Monee Hall  •  Ryan Shaw  •  Darryl Williams

Enjoy a soulful evening of song from one of Broadway’s brightest stars. Seamlessly making the transition from the stage to the big screen, British-born Cynthia Erivo won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in The Color Purple before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annette Jolles
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Crystal Monee Hall  •  Ryan Shaw  •  Darryl Williams

Wicked (2024)

Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. The first of a two-part feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Ariana Grande  •  Jonathan Bailey  •  Jeff Goldblum

Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. The first of a two-part feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Ariana Grande  •  Jonathan Bailey  •  Jeff Goldblum

Needle in a Timestack (2021)

A devoted husband will stop at nothing to save his marriage when it's destroyed by a time-traveling rival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ridley
CAST:  Leslie Odom Jr.  •  Cynthia Erivo  •  Freida Pinto  •  Orlando Bloom

A devoted husband will stop at nothing to save his marriage when it's destroyed by a time-traveling rival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ridley
CAST:  Leslie Odom Jr.  •  Cynthia Erivo  •  Freida Pinto  •  Orlando Bloom

Luther

A continuation of the Luther saga reimagined for film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Payne
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Cynthia Erivo  •  Andy Serkis  •  Einar Kuusk

A continuation of the Luther saga reimagined for film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Payne
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Cynthia Erivo  •  Andy Serkis  •  Einar Kuusk

Talent Show

Talent, a working title, is the story of a failed songwriter, to be played by Erivo, who returns home to Chicago to lead a group of at-risk youth in their annual talent show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gandja Monteiro
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo

Talent, a working title, is the story of a failed songwriter, to be played by Erivo, who returns home to Chicago to lead a group of at-risk youth in their annual talent show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gandja Monteiro
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo

Pinocchio (2022)

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A wooden puppet embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Benjamin Evan Ainsworth  •  Tom Hanks  •  Luke Evans  •  Cynthia Erivo

A wooden puppet embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Benjamin Evan Ainsworth  •  Tom Hanks  •  Luke Evans  •  Cynthia Erivo

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (2020)

Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and Paulina’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kamilah Forbes
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Ashleigh Murray  •  Da'Vine Joy Randolph  •  Storm Reid

Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and Paulina’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kamilah Forbes
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Ashleigh Murray  •  Da'Vine Joy Randolph  •  Storm Reid

The Rose

The film is a remake of the 1979 Fox musical romantic drama that starred Bette Midler as a self-destructive rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of those around her. While paying homage to the original, for which ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo

The film is a remake of the 1979 Fox musical romantic drama that starred Bette Midler as a self-destructive rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of those around her. While paying homage to the original, for which ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo

Carrier

A truck driver accepts an off-the-books long-haul trucking assignment to cover for her ill father. She soon realizes that her mysterious cargo is a threat to the world and various forces begin targeting her to control or destroy it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Blank
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo

A truck driver accepts an off-the-books long-haul trucking assignment to cover for her ill father. She soon realizes that her mysterious cargo is a threat to the world and various forces begin targeting her to control or destroy it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Blank
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo

Steel

Chronicles a self-made woman’s rise to power. It centers on Madeline Crowe, a fiercely ambitious arms dealer who seizes control of her own destiny in a high-octane and dangerous profession dominated by her male colleagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo

Chronicles a self-made woman’s rise to power. It centers on Madeline Crowe, a fiercely ambitious arms dealer who seizes control of her own destiny in a high-octane and dangerous profession dominated by her male colleagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo

Wicked in Concert: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score (2021)

Wicked in Concert features re-imagined musical arrangements created for the event, performed by celebrity artists from the worlds of film, pop, music, and television.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baayork Lee
CAST:  Idina Menzel  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Rita Moreno  •  Cynthia Erivo

Wicked in Concert features re-imagined musical arrangements created for the event, performed by celebrity artists from the worlds of film, pop, music, and television.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baayork Lee
CAST:  Idina Menzel  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Rita Moreno  •  Cynthia Erivo

Wicked: Part Two (2025)

Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. The second of a two-part feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Ariana Grande  •  Cynthia Erivo  •  Jonathan Bailey  •  Jeff Goldblum

Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. The second of a two-part feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Ariana Grande  •  Cynthia Erivo  •  Jonathan Bailey  •  Jeff Goldblum

Drift

Drift follows a young Liberian refugee named Jacqueline who has barely escaped her war-torn country to a Greek island. She offers massages to tourists in exchange for one or two euros to battle her hunger, while her daily struggle for survival keeps the memories ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Chen
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Ibrahima Ba

Drift follows a young Liberian refugee named Jacqueline who has barely escaped her war-torn country to a Greek island. She offers massages to tourists in exchange for one or two euros to battle her hunger, while her daily struggle for survival keeps the memories ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Chen
CAST:  Cynthia Erivo  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Ibrahima Ba
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