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Cynda began a professional life of acting and singing after relocating to New York from her native Chicago. Her debut film MO' BETTER BLUES directed by Spike Lee, was a critical and commercial success. Blessed with a role that also required singing, her song HARLEM BLUES went #1 on the R&B charts. That film opened the door to her next performance in Carl Franklin's ONE FALSE MOVE -- the true icebreaker for Cynda's career. This breakout independent film appeared on many Best Film lists and Cynda was nominated for Film Independent’s coveted Spirit Award.

Cynda has since appeared in numerous other films and television programs. She also sings and acts for the stage; her theatrical appearances include productions such as THE TALENTED TENTH, LANGSTON IS MY MAN, HOPE RUNS ETERNAL and TWILIGHT IN LOS ANGELES. Last but not least, she is also a content creator --- writing screenplays, musicals and books.


Mo’ Better Blues *Lead (1990, dir. Spike Lee; feat. Denzel Washington, Giancarlo Esposito, Wesley Snipes) 
**perf.“Harlem Blues,” on the award-nominated soundtrack; #9 R&B Charts, Nov. 1990

One False Move *Lead (1992, dir. Carl Franklin, feat. Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Michael Beach)
**nominated for Film Independent’s Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

The Hills (2015, dir. Stephen Stix Josey; feat. Clifton Powell, Omar Gooding)

72 Hours (2015, dir. Christopher Nolen; feat. Harry Lennix, Terry J. Vaughn)

Temporary File (2014, dir. Stephen Stix Josey)

Beautiful Loser (2008, dir. John Nolte)

Our House (television movie, Hallmark Channel, 2006)

The Tie That Binds (1995, dir. Wesley Strick)


The Courage to Love (television movie, Lifetime, 2000; feat. Vanessa Williams, )

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (television movie, HBO, 1999)

The Wedding (television movie, ABC, 1998. Prod. Oprah Winfrey, dir. Charles Burnett; feat. Halle Berry, Lynn Whitfield, Richard Brooks, Carl Lumbly)

New York Undercover (dramatic series, Fox, 1998)

Tales of the City (TV mini-series, PBS, 1993; prod. Armistead Maupin)