Adrienne C. Moore

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Adrienne C. Moore
Adrienne C. Moore.jpg
Moore at the 2014 Peabody Awards
Born (1980-08-14) August 14, 1980 (age 38)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Adrienne C. Moore (born August 14, 1980)[1] is an American actress. She is known for her role as Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.

Life and career[edit]

Moore was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and grew up in Nashville and Georgia.[2] In 2003, Moore graduated with a B.A. from Northwestern University, where she studied psychology, history, and religion.[3] She began her career on stage, appearing in Off-Broadway productions.[4] On television, she had small parts in Blue Bloods and 30 Rock, before her role on Orange Is the New Black.

Moore is known for her role as Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black. She was recurring cast member in the first two seasons and was promoted to series regular for season 3.[5][6]

In 2014, Moore received her first NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance in the series.[7] Moore also co-starred in the film The Lennon Report, about true events concerning the night John Lennon was shot and killed in 1980.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Blue Bloods Nurse Episode: "Collateral Damage"
2012 30 Rock Shanice Episodes: "Governor Dunston" and "Mazel Tov, Dummies!"
2013–present Orange Is the New Black Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes Recurring role (Seasons 1-2), Series regular (Season 3—)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2015–16)
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2015)
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cheryl McCrae Episode: "Transgender Bridge"
2016 The Lennon Report Dr. Pamela Roberts
2017 America's Next Top Model Herself Guest; Cycle 23, Episode: "And Action"
2017 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Black Cindy Cameo; Season 3, Episode: "Kimmy Steps on a Crack!"
2018 Homeland Rhonda Season 7, Episode 10: "Clarity"


  1. ^ "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (May 22, 2014), Adrienne C Moore, Residence, Brooklyn, New York, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  2. ^ "A Warrior for Her Art, Industry and Craft". The New School Blog. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ Moore, Adrienne. "Adrienne Moore Profile". LinkedIn. LinkedIn. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bustle". Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Orange Is the New Black Promotes Adrienne C. Moore for Season 3". TV Guide. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ The Deadline Team. "T.R. Knight Joins Amazon's 'Hysteria'; Adrienne C. Moore Upped To Regular On 'Orange Is The New Black'". Deadline. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "'Get On Up', 'Selma', 'Dear White People' Score NAACP Image Award Nominations (Full List)". Variety. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Casting Net: Chadwick Boseman lands lead in 'Message From The King'". Retrieved December 10, 2014. 

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