About Cynthia Ervio
Cynthia Erivo is a Grammy® Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning actress, singer and producer, and an Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and SAG nominee. Erivo burst onto West End and Broadway stages in THE COLOR PURPLE and has since taken the world by storm.
Erivo was recently nominated for an Emmy® for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in National Geographic’s global anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA.
In addition to her illustrious acting career, Erivo is a Grammy®-nominated songwriter and performer. Erivo releases her debut album, Ch. 1 Vs. 1, with Verve/Universal Music Group on September 17. Erivo co-wrote every song, with no more than 3 writers on each one.
On September 28, Erivo will release her first children’s book titled, Remember to Dream, Ebere. The book follows a young girl named Ebere whose mother encourages her to dream as big as possible. Erivo wrote the book as an ode to a child’s imagination, a parent’s love and the big dreams shared by both.
Erivo recently wrapped production on Disney’s live-action retelling of PINOCCHIO in which she will take on the iconic role of the Blue Fairy and will soon star in Apple’s anthology series ROAR. Upcoming, she will produce and star in the MRC Television original STEEL and a film based on the life of Sarah Forbes Bonetta through her production company, Edith’s Daughter.
It was recently announced that Erivo will star in and produce a remake of The Rose with Searchlight. While the new production will pay homage to the classic film, Erivo’s take on the story will put a contemporary lens on the high price of fame.
Erivo recently starred in the HBO series THE OUTSIDER, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.
In 2019, Erivo starred in Kasi Lemmons’ HARRIET, where she brought the legacy of Harriet Tubman to the big screen. Erivo’s performance was met with critical acclaim. Additionally, Erivo lent her voice to the movie’s title song, “Stand Up,” for which she co-wrote. “Stand Up” won “Best Original Song” at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Both Cynthia and “Stand Up” were nominated for two Academy Awards as well as two Golden Globe Awards “Stand Up” also received a nomination for a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Song Written for Visual Media.” The film also garnered ten NAACP nominations as well as AAFCA and Society of Composers & Lyricists Award wins.