• Cynthia Addai-Robinson, born 12 January 1985, in London, gained fame as Naevia in “Spartacus” and Amanda Waller in “Arrow.”
  • Raised in the U.S. with a mixed heritage, she pursued acting, graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
  • Her career includes roles in TV shows like “CSI: Miami” and “Flashforward,” and movies such as “The Accountant.”
  • She stars in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” and actively engages with fans on social media.
  • Known for her versatility, Cynthia continues to make a significant impact in both television and film.

Who is Cynthia Addai-Robinson?

Born on 12 January 1985, in London, England, under the earth sign of Capricorn, Cynthia Addai-Robinson is a British-born American actress, who achieved global fame upon replacing Lesley-Ann Brandt playing Naevia in 18 episodes of the second season of “Spartacus”.

In recent years, she has been more active than ever, with a significant number of performances, mostly in TV shows, with a movie role from time to time. Currently, you can see her as Ramona Garrity in the hit crime drama about the criminal elite of New York City since 2016, when she was invited by the producers of “Shooter” to replace Emily Rios as the lead actress in the show.

Fans also know her as Amanda Walker, one of the most beloved DC Comics characters in the show “Arrow”. Her dusky complexion, uncanny charisma and unusual facial features make her one of the most noticeable actresses of the last two decades.

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Early Life and Education: From London to Washington D.C.

Despite holding American citizenship, Cynthia actually spent the first few years of her life in England. She was born into a mixed family – a Ghanaian mother and a father who was a US citizen. Her parents divorced when she was four, and she moved to Washington, D.C..

After buying a house in the suburbs, her mother even worked several jobs at the same time, just to support her young daughter. Ever since she was a small child, Cynthia harbored an interest in art, and in particular, acting. In 2003, she matriculated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, then continued her education at New York University’s reputable Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater in 2007.

In 2008, she furthered her skills even more by enrolling at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute where she studied dance extensively, mainly ballet, jazz and tap. In addition to her dancing and acting expertise, she was also trained by US Navy SEALs and the New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) in special-forces combat styles during her stint in “Spartacus”.

Full NameCynthia Addai-Robinson
Known ForActing in “Spartacus,” “Arrow,” “Shooter,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
EducationMontgomery Blair High School; Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Tisch School of the Arts; Lee Strasberg Theater Institute; trained in ballet, jazz, and tap
Net WorthOver $2 million
Date of Birth12 January 1985
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Place of BirthLondon, England
NationalityBritish-born American
EthnicityMixed (Ghanaian mother, US citizen father)
Height5ft 6ins (168cm)
Weight121lbs (55kgs)
AwardsNominated for a Women’s Image Network Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for “Texas Rising”
Notable Works/Awards“Spartacus,” “Arrow,” “Shooter,” “The Accountant,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”

Career Beginnings: The Education of Max Bickford, Law & Order, CSI: Miami and More

Even as a teenager, Cynthia was in the acting community. In 2000 and 2001, she performed in various off-Broadway productions, ranging from more modern plays to Shakespeare’s classics. In 2002, she finally had the chance to showcase her talents, as she appeared in an episode of “The Education of Max Bickford”, a show about a man who gets a job teaching at a women’s college, where his daughter is a sophomore.

Even though it wasn’t a major role by any means, it gave Cynthia valuable experience and knowledge about the ins and outs of the industry. Given the fact that she was only 17 at the time, she had no intention of going full-time in terms of acting, so a break was necessary, returning to acting after she finished her education.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Addai-Robinson re-emerged with small roles in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”. This was her first time being featured with high-profile actors, and she exceeded all expectations. Around the same time, we could also see her in “CSI: Miami”, “Dirt” and “Entourage”.

Making a Name for Herself: CSI: NY, Flashforward, Spartacus and More

After appearing in several high-profile shows, Cynthia started getting the recognition she rightfully deserved. In 2009, she took on a small part in an episode of “CSI: NY”, further increasing her rating, and the same year she also appeared in “Mississippi Damned” and “Numb3rs”.

In addition to these titles, Cynthia finally got her big breakthrough – during the nascent phase of filming, the producers of “Flashforward” wanted her in the show, and she was cast as Debbie.

Even though it was just six episodes, it was Cynthia’s first recurring role, and she excelled in it. After appearances in “Edgar Floats”, “Colombiana” and “NCSI: Los Angeles”, she landed the most important role of her career, as Naevia in “Spartacus”.

This was the defining moment of her time as an actress, as she captivated audiences with her performances. In 2013, she made a cameo appearance as a bystander in “Star Trek – Into Darkness”, and we shouldn’t forget that she assumed the part of the wicked witch Aja in “The Vampire Diaries”.

After appearing in the original “CSI”, she’s had the honor of being one of the few actors who’ve had roles in all three iterations of the show.

An Established Star: Texas, Arrow, Shooter and More

Immediately afterwards, she joined the crew of “Arrow” by landing the part of Amanda Waller, a hero from the DC Comics universe, featuring in 17 episodes, and being widely praised for her candid performance.

In 2015, Cynthia took on another recurring role, this time in “Texas Rising”, a mini-series which garnered positive reviews from critics, then in 2016 she was cast in her biggest movie role, as Marybeth Medina, contributing to the success of “The Accountant”, shining alongside Ben Affleck and Dana Cummings.

The same year, she took on the lead role in “Shooter”, playing the badass Nadine Memphis, much to the joy of the show’s fans. Around the same time, she was also Vicki Glass in “Chicago Med”, which was a change for her, given the fact that she mostly appeared in thrillers, crime dramas and action-adventure shows and movies.

She was Ramona Garrity in “Power”, producing her normal impeccable performance. She also starred in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Always & 4Ever,” and “The People We Hate at the Wedding.”

Personal Life: Does Cynthia Addai-Robinson Have a Boyfriend?

Nothing is known about Cynthia’s early relationships. In 2011, there were rumors that she was in a relationship with Manu Bennett, but neither he nor Cynthia addressed the rumors – the speculation continued in 2012, but slowly subsided in 2013.

The two often appeared together on the red carpet but refused to address any questions involving their potential relationship. Were they together or not? It seems like we’ll never know, given the fact that Cynthia refuses to comment on this matter.

Currently, she is in an apparently happy relationship with Thomas Shefferon, an Irish director and producer – the two often post cute images on social media and engage in friendly banter. There is no information on when they started dating, or if they intend to start a family. By the looks of their Instagram profiles, these two lovebirds are constantly seen together, whether it’s in an exotic destination or at a formal event.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Cynthia Addai-Robinson?

Cynthia Addai-Robinson is 5ft 6ins (168cm) tall, weighs 121lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. One of her trademarks is her fit body, which she sculpted mainly for the role of “Spartacus”, but continued to go to the gym even after leaving the show.

Fans often ask her for fitness tips, and she said this on one occasion: ‘I would define success as setting a goal for yourself and then accomplishing it. I think successful people set out to do something and then just do it. They know before they accomplish their goal that they will, in fact, accomplish it.’

Net Worth: How Rich is Cynthia Addai-Robinson?

Have you ever wondered how affluent Cynthia really is? Well, according to reputable sources, she has a net worth of over $2 million, as of 2024, accumulated by picking the right roles and working hard to expand her repertoire.

Given the fact that she is still going strong, she will indubitably earn much more, resulting in a higher net worth in the foreseeable future.

One thing that sets Cynthia apart from her peers is the ability to use her talents correctly, and not take unnecessary risks in terms of choosing roles that wouldn’t fit her.

Social Media Presence

Cynthia is no stranger to this popular trend, as her dedication to posting updates on her public profiles and engaging with her fans is at an all-time high. She is most active on Instagram, as she interacts with 97,000 fans on an almost daily basis. You can also find her on Twitter, on which she has a steady following of 30,000 fans.

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