Cynthia Chinasaokwu O. Erivo is a British actress, singer, and songwriter.
Cynthia Erivo, nominated for best actress and best song for ‘Harriet’, found a way to bring a lot of her own life to the story of slave turned freedom fighter Harriet Tubman. 
Only an O shy of an EGOT, the British actress/singer — just the third person ever Oscar-nominated for acting and music in the same year — reflects on how she wound up at RADA, her life-changing experience with the musical 'The Color Purple' and what drew her to playing Harriet Tubman.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cynthia Erivo discusses her starring role in the upcoming film “Harriet.” “Harriet” is the first feature film to tell the true story of one of the most iconic women in American history, Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman went from being a runaway slave to becoming one of the most revered abolitionists of her time, guiding more than 70 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Cynthia addresses the backlash on social media surrounding the fact that she is British, playing a beloved, African-American hero. Cynthia also talks about her star-making role as Celie in the Tony-Award winning Broadway revival of “The Color Purple.”See for privacy information.
Tony and Grammy Award winner, Cynthia Erivo, joins Rory O’Malley to discuss film and possibly returning to Broadway! 
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Jan 8th, 1987
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2 hours, 39 minutes
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