Many of us recognize actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson for portraying the lead Nadine Memphis in Shooter (2016-18).
The British actress made an add-on to her TV credits- thanks to the role of Queen Regent Míriel in the TV series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022).
At the age of 4, Addai-Robinson moved to the United States & has since made Hollywood her home ground. In addition to praiseworthy TV works in Spartacus (2012-13), Arrow (2013-16), and Chicago Med (2016-19), she accumulated big screen credits; notably with Ben Affleck in The Accountant (2016).
How Old Is Cynthia Addai-Robinson? Nationality & Family
Born on January 12, 1985, in London, the UK, Cynthia comes from American-African background- a US citizen father and Ghanian mother. The Arrow actress holds British nationality.
Addai-Robinson’s mother moved then-4-year-old Cynthia to the suburb of Washington DC, the United States & raised her singly.
The TV star is very close with her mother & often shares pictures with her on Instagram.
As of 2022, Cynthia Addai-Robinson is 37 years old.
She has a height of 5 feet 6 inches, with black hair and brown eyes adding up to her tall frame body.
Is Cynthia Married? Details On Husband & Relationship
Yes, Addai-Robinson who plays Dr. Vicki Glass in Chicago Med is happily married.
Currently, Cynthia lives with her husband Thomas Hefferon, an Irish filmmaker & music video director who was born in London (same as Cynthia). His filmography includes the direction of short films: The Psychologist, Loose Change, The Confession, and The Heist.
They are yet to share children.
Reportedly, the two began dating in early 2018 but have kept a cover in their courtship. Well, assumptions are that they met through a link of the on-screen industry.
Moreover, the wedding of the duo was a secret unless they hinted at it via Instagram.
The Instagram posts were the story-teller of the couple’s love story as well as their marriage.
In July 2018, Thomas Hefferon made a first-ever IG post featuring Cynthia, while it was nearly a year later in February 2019 for the British actress.
Addai-Robinson And Hefferon Wed Amid COVID Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic was chaotic, but on the positive side, it made the loved ones understand each other more. And in the midst of the pandemic, the Spartacus star decided to tie the knot with her filmmaker boyfriend.
On 2021 New Year’s Day, Addai-Robinson’s husband confirmed that they were married via an Instagram post. It featured a snap from their wedding moment- the bride wore a white double-duty bridal suit while Hefferon posed with an Alice-blue suit.
It read, ” I married my best friend, soul mate and the love of my life. I am truly hopefully for 2021 and am so excited to travel into it with my amazing wife!”
Even though, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ actress didn’t post about her wedding moments right away, it was a few weeks after their marriage, that she took to Instagram on January 12, 2021 (her birthday) to mention her husband.
Well, the post covered answers for “How do you celebrate in times like these? (during the COVID-19 pandemic)” and, her answer included “I’m celebrating the loves of my life: my family, my husband, my friends, old and new.”
No wonder, like many actors, Cynthia tries possible ways to keep her family & relationship a bit low-key, but it’s not 100% social-media-proof though.
TV Career Hype From ‘Spartacus’
With guest TV appearances in Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Dirt, Entourage, Numb3rs, and CSI: NY, Addai-Robinson got a recurring role, Debbie, in FlashForward (2010-12).
Then in 2012, she landed as the recast for Naevia, in Season 2 of the TV series Spartacus, replacing actress Lesley-Ann Brandt.
The same season, Liam McIntyre took over the role of Spartacus, previously played by Andy Whitfield, who dropped out for non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment.
There, Cynthia Addai-Robinson worked in 18 episodes until 2013, throughout its Season 3 (conclusion) titled Spartacus: War of the Damned. It co-starred Manu Bennett, Nick E. Tarabay, Peter Mensah, Dan Feuerriegel, Dustin Clare, and Ellen Hollman.
Subsequent Success & Lead Role In ‘Shooter’
From 2013 to 2016, she portrayed Amanda Waller in the DC comics TV series Arrow, featuring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland & Paul Blackthorne.
The London-born actress played the lead Nadine Memphis in Shooter (2016-18)– in the pilot episode, the role was portrayed by Emily Rios.
The TV series co-stars Ryan Phillippe, Shantel VanSanten, Omar Epps, Eddie McClintock, Gerald McRaney, and Josh Stewart.
It is based on the 2007 movie of the same name & adaptation of Stephen Hunter’s 1993 novel Point Of Impact. The ‘Shooter’ series was canceled after three seasons, final airing on September 13, 2018.
Afterward, she played Dr. Vicki Glass in Chicago Med (2016-19) and Ramona Garrity in Power (2019).
Also, Cynthia worked in movies as well, the big-screen breakthrough was Columbiana (2012) featuring Zoe Saldana. After a brief role in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), she portrayed Marybeth Medina in the 2016 film The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck opposite Anna Kendrick.
What Is Her Role In The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?
Cynthia Addai-Robinson appears in the role of Queen Regent Míriel, a human and queen regent of Númenor, in the TV production, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022).
It premieres on September 2, 2022, while the production for Season 2 is already going on.
In December 2020, Amazon Studios confirmed the casting of Cynthia along with other 20 casts; some of them included Maxim Baldry, Kip Chapman, Trystan Gravelle & Lenny Henry.
It stars Robert Aramayo (as Elrond) replacing Will Poulter who left due to scheduling conflicts. Other notable casts include Nazanin Boniadi (as Bronwyn), Morfydd Clark (as Galadriel), and Ismael Cruz Córdova (as Arondir).
Based on the Second Age of Middle-Earth, the TV production The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is not a direct continuation of its The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.
In late November 2017, Amazon Prime bought TV rights for J.R.R Tolkien’s novel The Lord of the Rings & its appendices. With a 5-season commitment worth around $1 billion, it will be the most expensive TV series ever made.
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