Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia  Erivo is a Tony®,  Emmy®, and  Grammy® Award-winning actress  who burst  onto West  End  and Broadway stages in 'The Color Purple' and has taken the big screen by storm. Erivo can next be seen starring in Kasi Lemmons’ 'Harriet' where she will bring the legacy of Harriet Tubman to the big screen. Focus Features premiered the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will be followed by a Nov. 1, 2019 theatrical release. She will soon start production as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series 'Genius: Aretha.' This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. Filming will start this November for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and 43 languages. Upcoming,  Erivo  will star in Doug Liman’s sci-fi thriller, 'Chaos Walking,' and John Ridley’s 'Needle in a Timestack.' She is set to executive produce and star in Warner Brothers’ musical take on the American folk tale 'Rip Van Winkle.' On the television side,  Erivo  recently wrapped production on her first television project, HBO series 'The Outsider,' based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.  Erivo  stars  alongside Ben Mendelsohn in the series, which follows an unorthodox investigator and a seasoned cop investigating a gruesome murder of a local boy.   Continuing to  push the boundaries of her versatile  career,  Erivo  stars in John Cameron Mitchell’s music-driven podcast anthology,  'Anthem: Homunculus.' She also leads  the voice cast and co-produced the  QCode  scripted thriller podcast, 'Carrier.' In 2018,  Erivo  made her film debut in two major films from 20th Century Fox:  Drew Goddard’s 'Bad Times at the El Royale' and Steve McQueen’s 'Widows.' In addition to her illustrious stage career, Erivo is an accomplished performer with symphonies and music spaces including the Kennedy Center Honors, the 2017 Governor’s Ball (the official post- Oscars celebration) and the 2017 Grammy Awards. A UK native, Erivo graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2010.