Cynda Williams

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Cynda Williams
Born Cynthia Williams
(1966-05-17) May 17, 1966 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other names Cindy Williams
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Billy Bob Thornton (1990–92)
Arthur Louis Fuller (1993–98)
Roderick Plummer (2001–present)

Cynda Williams (born May 17, 1966[1]) is an American television and film actress.

Early life[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, as Cynthia Williams, she was known as Cindy Williams until she started her film career. At that time, the graduate of Dunbar Vocational High School and Ball State University changed her first name to "Cynda" to avoid conflicts with Laverne & Shirley actress Cindy Williams, who was also listed by the same name with the Screen Actors Guild.

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Williams has acted in films on both television and in the cinema. Her first appearance in a feature film was in Spike Lee's 1990 Mo' Better Blues. She was also in One False Move (1992) as well as the Tales of the City Channel 4/PBS miniseries.

Music career[edit]

While most well known for her involvement in the movie industry, Williams had a brief stint in the music industry in 1990 with her appearance on the soundtrack to Mo' Better Blues, on the song "Harlem Blues". The single was popular, reaching #9 on the R&B charts on November 17, 1990.

With the success of the single, Williams had been lined up with Sony to produce her own album. While she was trained in a variety of genres, jazz became pressed on her after the success of "Harlem Blues". The album was shelved following internal disagreements at Sony.

Personal life[edit]

She has been married three times. Her first marriage was to actor Billy Bob Thornton[2] from 1990 until 1992. She then married actor Arthur Louis Fuller in 1993 before divorcing in 1998. Her current marriage is to former college football star and television producer, Roderick Plummer, whom she married in 2001.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1990 Mo' Better Blues Clarke Bentancourt
1992 One False Move Lila "Fantasia" Walker
1993 Ghost Brigade Rebecca Alternative titles: Grey Knight and The Killing Box
1995 Wet Davida Urked
Condition Red Gidell Ryan
The Tie That Binds Lisa-Marie Chandler
1996 Gang in Blue Anita Boyard
Spirit Lost Arabella
Tales of Erotica Davida Urked Segment: Wet
Black Rose of Harlem Georgia Alternative title: Machine Gun Blues and Pistol Blues
The Sweeper Diane
1998 Caught Up Vanessa Dietrich/Trish
Relax...It's Just Sex Sarina Classer
The Last Call Alternative title: Stingers
2001 March Angela Walsh
MacArthur Park Alicia
2003 With or Without You Cheri Fontenot
2004 Shooter Coach Mary
2005 When Do We Eat? Grace
2007 Frankie D Barbara
Divine Intervention Sister Grier
2008 Beautiful Loser Dennice (Adult)
Tru Loved Lisa
2012 Turning Point Dede Johnson
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Tales of the City D'orothea/Dorothy Wilson Miniseries
1995 Fallen Angels Deletha Episode: "Fearless"
1997 New York Undercover Erica Rockler 1 episode
1998 The Wedding Liz Odis Miniseries
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Vivian Dandridge Television movie
2000 The Courage to Love Cecelia Delille Television movie
Hidden Blessings Brandy Taylor Television movie
2003 Violation Rita Washington Television movie
2006 Our House Nurse Television movie

Award nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1993 Independent Spirit Award Nominated Best Female Lead One False Move

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cynda Williams Biography (1966-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved October 24, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Billy Bob: Angelina Jolie Still 'One of My Best Friends'". US Magazine. Retrieved August 8, 2009. [dead link]

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