Cynda began a professional life of acting and singing after relocating to New York from her native Chicago. Her debut film Mo’ Better Blues directed by Spike Lee, was a critical and commercial success. Blessed with a role that also required singing, her song Harlem Blues went #1 on the R&B charts. That film opened the door to her next performance in Carl Franklin’s One False Move – the true icebreaker for Cynda’s career. This break out independent film appeared on many Best Film lists and Cynda was nominated for the coveted Spirit Award.
Cynda has since appeared in numerous films including: Salvador Litvak’s When Do We Eat, Billy Wirth’s Macarthur Park, P.J. Castellaneta’s Relax...It’s Just Sex, Darin Scott’s Caught Up and Wesley Strick’s The Tie That Binds. She has also performed memorable quality television roles including: BET’s Hidden Blessings, LIFETIME’S The Courage To Love, HBO’s Dorothy Dandridge, Oprah Winfrey’s ABC miniseries, The Wedding and PBS’ Tales Of The City.
Cynda presently resides in Chicago with her producer husband Roderick Plummer and Sophia Gabrielle, their daughter. Cynda continues to sing and accept quality roles in film and television.
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