|Birth name||Cynthia Ann Herron|
September 26, 1961 |
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, Soul, Dance-Pop|
|Associated acts||En Vogue|
Herron was born in San Francisco, California to an African-American father and a German/Swiss (White) mother. 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. She also appeared in the original company of the Jerry Herman musical revue Showtune (then titled Tune the Grand Up).
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. 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.
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".
- 1990 - "Hold On"
- 1990 - "Lies"
- 1991 - "You don't have to worry"
- 1992 - "Free Your Mind"
- 1993 - "Love Don't Love You"
- 1993 - "Runaway Love"
- 1994 - "Whatta Man"
- 1996 - "Don't Let Go (Love)"
- 1997 - "Whatever"
- 1997 - "Too Gone, Too Long"
- 2000 - "Riddle"
Herron has also worked as an actress, beginning in 1980 as a cast member of the PBS television drama Up and Coming. She later appeared in such films as Juice, Batman Forever and Lexie. In 2007, Herron played Deena Jones in the stage version of Dreamgirls.
- Miss San Francisco Scholarship Program - misssanfrancisco.net