Cynthia Addai-Robinson

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  • Trivia

    • Cynthia was nominated for an Emmy, in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie, for her work in the miniseries Texas Rising as Emily West

    • Cynthia was nominated for a Women's Image Network Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, for her work as Emily D. West in 2015 miniseries Texas Rising.

    • Cynthia started acting at a young age doing school plays and local productions.

    • To prepare for her role of Naevia, in Spartacus, Cynthia had sword training.

    • While preparing for her demanding role in the TV series Spartacus: War of the Damned, Cynthia trained with Navy Seals and New Zealand's Special Forces.

    • Besides graduating from NYU, Cynthia also attended  the world-renowned Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, in New York, where she studied dancing (Ballet, Jazz and Tap).

    • Cynthia attended and graduated from the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater

    • Cynthia graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    • Although Cynthia was born in London, UK, she moved to a suburb of Washington D.C. at the age of 4.

    • Cynthia's mother is from Ghana and her father from the US.

    • Cynthia is 5' 6" (1.68 m) tall.

  • Quotes

    • Cynthia: (on preparing for auditing for a role) I would try to prepare as much as possible and get as much information as possible in terms of the project, but I would never do something that I would later regret. It's just a role, after all.

    • Cynthia: (on preparing for auditing for a role) I would try to prepare as much as possible and get as much information as possible in terms of the project, but I would never do something that I would later regret. It's just a role, after all.

    • Cynthia: (on her best experience) It's hard to pick just one, but for now I'd say when I left home for college in New York. I have really fond memories of my time in New York, and it shaped a lot of my views on acting and life in general. It's an inspiring city and most of my closest friends are people I met while I lived there.

    • Cynthia: I'm still navigating the world of social media. It's something I'm trying to embrace because I recognize that it's a great way to connect with people who are fans of your work. But I'm also a very private person, so I'm trying to find my comfort level in terms of what kind of information I share.

    • Cynthia: My first experience with the "craft" of acting was when I was a teenager. I was looking for something to do one summer and applied to a pre-college program at Carnegie Mellon University. It really opened my eyes to the history and technique of acting, and it was exciting to be with like-minded people who were as passionate about acting as I was.

    • Cynthia: I was a really shy child, but being on a stage - having that platform - gave me permission to be outgoing and loud. I liked the fact that I could be the shy , quiet girl laying low and then surprise everyone with a performance that seemed so unlike me. I would say that holds true to this day.

    • Cynthia: My passion for acting is really about my love of being a storyteller. I come from a family of really animated storytellers! I think it may have somehow come from that.

    • Cynthia: My passion for acting is really about my love of being a storyteller. I come from a family of really animated storytellers! I think it may have somehow come from that.

    • Cynthia: (on what drives her) I'd say my curiosity and my constant desire to learn and be open to new things.

    • Cynthia: I am definitely someone who pushes myself, and as a result, I try to grow and learn along the way.