Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo (born 8 January 1987) is an English actress, singer, and songwriter.
She is known for her performance as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, the latter two she shared with the rest of the cast.
Erivo ventured into films in 2018, with roles in the heist film Widows and the thriller Bad Times at the El Royale. In 2019, she portrayed abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet, for which she earned nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
NETFLIX has announced that Luther will be made into a FILM as Idris Elba returns to the iconic role in new first-look photos.
The streaming service took to Twitter to share the exciting news, which is sure to delight fans of the BBC One crime drama series.
Lead star Idris, 49, will return as character DCI John Luther, investigating new twisted murders in the the feature film. He will be joined by two new co-stars Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis in the movie, which is written by screenwriter Neil.Read more on thesun.co.uk