Cynthia Addai-Robinson

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson
BornCynthia Addai-Robinson
January 12, 1985 (age 29)
London, England
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActress
Years active2002-present
 
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Cynthia Addai-Robinson
BornCynthia Addai-Robinson
January 12, 1985 (age 29)
London, England
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActress
Years active2002-present

Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an English-born American actress. She was born in London; her mother is from Ghana and her father is an American citizen. She moved to US when she was 4 and was raised by her mother in a suburb of Washington, DC.[1] She is a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD.[2]

Career[edit]

Robinson is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts. She got her first role on television in 2002 in an episode of The Education of Max Bickford. In following years, she made small appearances on television shows like Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs and Justice. In 2009, she got her first recurring role on the ABC drama, FlashForward playing the character of a Debbie, a nurse. In late 2011 she played Cataleya's mother Alicia in Colombiana.[3] Her biggest role came in early 2011 when she was cast as Naevia in Spartacus: Vengeance. She replaced actress Lesley-Ann Brandt who played the role in the first two seasons but decided to leave the show.[4]

In 2013 she played Aja, a powerful witch who came to help Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries for two episodes. She made a brief a cameo as an on looker in the crowd in the film Star Trek Into Darkness.

In September 2013, she was cast as Amanda Waller in season 2 of the hit CW show, Arrow.[5]

In March 2014, she was cast as Emily D. West in the upcoming History channel miniseries Texas rising, due out for 2015.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002The Education of Max BickfordSusanEpisode: "1.18"
2005Law & Order: Trial by JuryLillian BeaudrivilleEpisode: "1.2"
2005Law & Order: Criminal IntentJeanetteEpisode: "5.8"
2006JusticeDebra MortinEpisode: "1.11"
2007Dash 4 CashMeredithTV Movie
2007A.M.P.E.D.Paige MoscavellTV Movie
2007CSI: MiamiCourtney RinellaEpisode: "5.12"
2007DirtWoman2 episodes
2007EntourageAmanda's Assistant #2Episode: "3.13"
2007LifeStephanieEpisode: "1.02"
2009Numb3rsTrisha MorenoEpisode: "5.15"
2009CSI: NYDr. Karita NevilleEpisode: "5.23"
2009FlashForwardDebbie6 episodes
2010NCIS: Los AngelesWomanEpisode: "3.21"
2007DirtWoman2 episodes
2012Spartacus: VengeanceNaevia10 episodes
2013Spartacus: War of the DamnedNaevia10 episodes
2013The Vampire DiariesAja2 Episodes
2013King & MaxwellMegan AinsleyPilot
2013Jodi Arias: Dirty Little SecretLeslieTV Movie
2013Star Trek Into DarknessSan Francisco WomanFeature
2013—presentArrowAmanda Waller6 episodes
2015Texas RisingEmily D. West

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kecskes, Alex. "Interview with Spartacus’ Cynthia Addai-Robinson". ACED Magazine. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "A Magnet Actress: Cynthia Addai-Robinson's journey to Hollywood". Montgomery Blair High School Magnet Foundation. 
  3. ^ Pearson, Anthony. "Zoe Saldana plays hot action chick in new 'Colombiana' trailer". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Wightman, Catriona. "Cynthia Addai-Robinson joins 'Spartacus'". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Ausiello, Michael. "Arrow Targets Spartacus Alumna as Infamous DC Comics Villain Amanda Waller". TVLine.com. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cynthia Addai-Robinson Lands Lead In History’s Texas Rangers Miniseries". Deadline. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 

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