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- Cynthia’s Full name is: Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo.
- Her parents immigrated to the UK from Nigeria.
- Cynthia first started performing at the age of 11.
- Erivo is one Oscar Award away from becoming the 16th person ever to complete an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony!)
- Cynthia has starred in The Color Purple on Broadway, Sister Act The Musical, The Last Five Years, and more!
- Her most recent debut was in the movie Harriet, a movie that followed the life of the abolitionist Harriet Tubman.