Cynthia McWilliams

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Cynthia McWilliams
Born (1982-01-15) January 15, 1982 (age 36)
Years active2005–present

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (born January 15, 1982) is an American actress, known for her performances on the television series Real Husbands of Hollywood, Prison Break, and Nashville.

Life and career[edit]

McWilliams was born in Berlin, Germany, but moved to United States, there raised primarily in Kansas City, Kansas.[1] She graduated from the prestigious Theater School of DePaul University in Chicago, and later moved to Los Angeles, California.[1] In 2005, McWilliams landed the recurring role as Kacee Franklin, C-Note's wife, in the Fox drama series, Prison Break. The following year, she appeared in film The Lake House, and later co-starred in the independent films Of Boys and Men and One Small Hitch.[1]

In 2011, McWilliams co-starred in the short-lived Fox crime drama series, The Chicago Code as Lilly Beauchamp. She had a voice role as Misty Knight in the 2013 video game Marvel Heroes. In 2013, she began appearing in the recurring role of attorney Trina Shaw in the BET comedy series, Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2015, after decade of playing supporting roles, McWilliams won the leading role in the NBC drama pilot, Love Is a Four Letter Word.[2][3]

In 2015, McWilliams co-starred in the video game Halo 5: Guardians as Spartan Holly Tanaka.


Year Title Role Notes
2005–07 Prison Break Kacee Franklin 8 episodes
2006 The Lake House Vanessa
2008 Family Practice Michelle Bernello TV pilot
Of Boys and Men Jori
2011 The Chicago Code Lilly Beauchamp 7 episodes
2011 Herd Mentality Melody Crowder TV pilot
2013 One Small Hitch Risa
Love Will Keep Us Together Bren Television film
Marvel Heroes Misty Knight (voice) Video game
2013–16 Real Husbands of Hollywood Trina Shaw 42 episodes
2014 In God's Hands Vivica Television film
Alomost Home Shannon 4 episodes
The Exes Leila Episode: "Bachelor Party"
Survivor's Remorse Eva Robles Episodes: "Out of the Past" and "Six"
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Various (voice) Video game
2014, 2016–17 Clarence Casher, Little Girl, Narrator, Incidental Person (voices) 4 episodes
2015 Love Is a Four Letter Word Julie TV pilot
Surviving... Shayla Episode: "Beginning of the End"
We Bare Bears 911 Operator, Park Officer, Waitress, Additional Voices (voices) 2 episodes
Halo 5: Guardians Holly Tanaka (voice) Video game
Nashville Gabriella Manning 7 episodes
2016 Bilal Hamama Animated film
2017 The New Edition Story Sherry Carter miniseries, Part 3 of 3
2018 Prince of Peoria Regina Jackson Netflix TV series


  1. ^ a b c "Cynthia Kaye McWilliams".
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Cynthia McWilliams Gets Female Lead In 'Love Is a Four Letter Word' NBC Pilot; Meta Golding Exits - Deadline". Deadline.
  3. ^ Tambay A. Obenson (16 March 2015). "Cynthia McWilliams Promoted to Female Lead in NBC's Drama - Shadow and Act". Shadow and Act.

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