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.
Priyanka Chopra, Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant will lead the stars presenting the BAFTA and EE British Academy Film Awards 2021's first ever virtual show on Sunday.
Details of the event, which will be recorded at the Royal Albert Hall but will not have a red carpet to adhere to coronavirus restrictions, were announced by BAFTA on Thursday, ahead of the ceremony on Saturday and Sunday.
As well as the actress, 38, Bridget Jones star, 51, and actor, 60, other presenters include Phoebe Dynevor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cynthia Erivo, Richard E.Read more on msn.com