Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo 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.
- Occupation: Actress, singer, songwriter, producer, director.
- Born: January 8, 1987, Stockwell, London, United Kingdom
- Height: 5′ 1″
- Nationality: British
- Alma mater: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art