Cynthia Erivo (full name: Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo) was born on 8th January 1987 in Stockwell, South London. Her parents are both Nigerian while her mother is a nurse by profession.
Erivo went to La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School, followed by the University of East London, where she applied for a music psychology degree. However, she dropped out a year into her course and enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Cynthia Erivo Career – What’s Her Net Worth?
Cynthia Erivo’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
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Cynthia Erivo is best known for her performance as Celie Harris Johnson in the Broadway musical The Color Purple (2015-17), subsequently winning the Tony Award in 2016. In addition, she landed the Drama Desk Award, Grammy Award & Emmy Award.
Erivo made her small screen debut with the role of Magdelene in an episode of the British sitcom Chewing Gum (2015). Her most notable appearance came three years later with the role of Turtleneck Superstar CEO Baby for 13 episodes in The Boss Baby: Back in Business (2018).
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When it comes to the big screens, the actress made her movie debut in 2018 with the role of Belle in a heist film Widows (2018). This was followed by the portrayal of Darlene Sweet in a neo-noir thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) and the titular role of Harriet Tubman in a biographical film Harriet (2019).
Meanwhile, the actress could make Oscars 2020 history as the youngest EGOT winner. She’s received two nominations – Best Actress for Harriet and Best Original Song for Stand Up (from Harriet).
Cynthia Erivo’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Cynthia Erivo stars as Holly Gibney in the HBO series The Outsider (2020)
The Outsider is an HBO drama series based on Stephen King’s novels. The show received the order on 3rd December 2018.
The notable cast includes Ben Mendelsohn as Detective Ralph Anderson, Bill Camp as Howard Salomon, Paddy Considine as Claude Bolton, Yul Vazquez as Yunis Sablo, Jason Bateman as Terry Maitland, Jeremy Bobb as Alec Pelley, Julianne Nicholson as Glory Maitland, and Mare Winningham as Jeannie Anderson.
Cynthia Erivo as Holly Gibney in the HBO drama The Outsider.
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Meanwhile, Cynthia Erivo plays the role of Holly Gibney. Interestingly, the same character is portrayed by Justine Lupe in another of Stephen King’s on-screen adaptation, Mr. Mercedes.
The Outsider premiered on HBO on 12th January 2020.
Does Cynthia Erivo Have a Husband?
Cynthia Erivo is in a relationship with her boyfriend Mario Martinez.
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Cynthia Erivo is currently unmarried and yet to embrace a husband in her life. However, she’s dating her boyfriend Mario Martinez, who she got in a relationship with back in 2017.
On 14th February 2019, the actress took to Instagram to express her love for her partner. She wrote:
Happy Valentines Day. This day, he held the train of my dress, guarded it as though it were connected to my body. Created a barrier around it so that no one could damage it. He was asked if he was a security guard. I don’t think he disagreed. Imagine what he is like with me. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️I love him, He loves me.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cynthia remained unhesitant to talk about her love life. Displaying photos of the couple on the interview set, the actress revealed how her present boyfriend Mario Martinez chased her. Erivo recalled,
He chased me. Then the last time, I was not with my ex anymore—except this time he did not ask. He just walked up to me and gave me a kiss.
Previously, Cynthia was in a relationship with British actor Dean John-Wilson. The former couple made it official on 6th June 2013.
Cynthia Erivo with her former boyfriend Dean John-Wilson.
In June 2016, Cynthia attended the Tony Award ceremony, winning the top prize. She subsequently flew back to London to celebrate the opening night of Aladdin, starring her actor boyfriend, Dean John-Wilson in a titular role. The couple broke off a few years later.
Following his break up with Cynthia, Dean moved on with Aladdin co-star Briony Scarlett. Meanwhile, Erivo is in a blissful relationship with her boyfriend Mario Martinez, who looks likely to become her husband in the near future.