Cindy Herron

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Cindy Herron
Birth name Cynthia Ann Herron
Born (1961-09-26) September 26, 1961 (age 53)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres Soul, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–present
Labels Atlantic, eastwest
Associated acts En Vogue

Cindy Herron (born Cynthia Ann Herron; September 26, 1961 in San Francisco, California), is an American singer and actress, who is best known as a founding member of the quartet En Vogue.[1]

Early life[edit]

Herron was born in San Francisco, California to an African-American father and a German/Swiss (White) mother.[2] Herron began her musical career in the cabaret scene in San Francisco, during the 1980s. Herron also worked as a background vocalist for local San Francisco Bay Area acts such as Tiggi Clay.[3] She also appeared in the original company of the Jerry Herman musical revue Showtune (then titled Tune the Grand Up).

Pageants[edit]

Cindy was named 'Miss San Francisco 1986' and placed 2nd-Runner Up in the 1986 Miss California Pageant. She is also a former Miss Black California.[4]

En Vogue[edit]

In 1988, Herron was chosen along with Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones to be in a three-woman girl group by producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy. After adding Terry Ellis to the line-up, the group become a quartet and chose the name En Vogue.[5] During 2004, Herron chose not to tour with En Vogue, but returned to the group the following year. Herron and Ellis are the only members of En Vogue to have appeared on every album the group has made.[6]

Vocal range[edit]

Herron is a classically trained soprano. In group harmonies, Herron alternates singing the first soprano part, in most cases, with Dawn Robinson. Herron has demonstrated the ability to sing in the whistle register in live performances and on a solo song "Feel The Rain".

Leads/Shared Leads[edit]

Acting[edit]

Herron has also worked as an actress, beginning in 1980 as a cast member of the PBS television drama Up and Coming.[7] She later appeared in such films as Juice,[8] Batman Forever[9] and Lexie.[10] In 2007, Herron played Deena Jones in the stage version of Dreamgirls.[11]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Cindy Herron at the Internet Movie Database