Cynthia Addai-Robinson

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Born Cynthia Addai-Robinson
January 12, 1985 (age 29)
London, England
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002-present

Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an English-born 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
Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Education of Max Bickford Susan Episode: "1.18"
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Lillian Beaudriville Episode: "1.2"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jeanette Episode: "5.8"
2006 Justice Debra Mortin Episode: "1.11"
2007 Dash 4 Cash Meredith TV Movie
2007 A.M.P.E.D. Paige Moscavell TV Movie
2007 CSI: Miami Courtney Rinella Episode: "5.12"
2007 Dirt Woman 2 episodes
2007 Entourage Amanda's Assistant #2 Episode: "3.13"
2007 Life Stephanie Episode: "1.02"
2009 Numb3rs Trisha Moreno Episode: "5.15"
2009 CSI: NY Dr. Karita Neville Episode: "5.23"
2009 FlashForward Debbie 6 episodes
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Woman Episode: "3.21"
2007 Dirt Woman 2 episodes
2012 Spartacus: Vengeance Naevia 10 episodes
2013 Spartacus: War of the Damned Naevia 10 episodes
2013 The Vampire Diaries Aja 2 Episodes
2013 King & Maxwell Megan Ainsley Pilot
2013 Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Leslie TV Movie
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness San Francisco Woman Feature
2013—present Arrow Amanda Waller 6 episodes
2015 Texas Rising Emily 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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