Ep 100: CYNDA WILLIAMS - Acting and Producing in the age of COVID and more!

01.23.2021 - By Filmmaking Conversations Podcast with Damien Swaby

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Williams was born Cynthia Ann Williams in Chicago, Illinois, to Charles, a police officer, and Beverly, a medical lab technician and raised in the Pullman neighborhood on the south side. She spent parts of her early childhood in Indiana, where she sang in her grandfather's church. Williams attended Bennett Elementary School and Dunbar Vocational High School before moving with her mother to Muncie, Indiana when she was a teenager. While in Indiana, Williams attended Northside High School, graduating in 1984. After high school, Williams attended Ball State University, studying theater. While in college, She was crowned Ms. Ball State in 1987 and later graduated in 1989.She has appeared in the movies Mo' Better Blues, Wet, The Sweeper, Shooter, One False Move, Divine Intervention, and many more. In 1990, her appearance on the soundtrack to Mo' Better Blues was on the song 'Harlem Blues.' The single was widespread, reaching #9 on the R&B; charts on November 17, 1990.With the single success, Cynda had been lined up with Sony to produce her album. Cynda is still creating music and working in the film industry. CHECK HER OUT! CREDITSFilm AppearancesClarke Bentancourt, Mo' Better Blues, Universal, 1990Lila "Fantasia" Walker, One False Move, IRS Media, 1992Rebecca, The Killing Box (also known as Ghost Brigade, Ghost Brigade: The Killing Box, Grey Knight, and Grey Night), Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1993Peace and Quiet, 1994Lisa-Marie Chandler, The Tie That Binds, Buena Vista/Hollywood Pictures, 1995Diane, The Sweeper, PM Entertainment Group, 1995Gidell Ryan, Condition Red (also known as Condition Red--Haelytystila and Draussen lauert der Tod), Oak Islands Films/Overseas FilmGroup, 1996Georgia Freeman, Black Rose of Harlem (also known as Machine Gun Blues and Pistol Blues), New Horizon, 1996Davida Urked, "Wet," Tales of Erotica (also known as Erotic Tales), Trimark Pictures, 1996Arabella, Spirit Lost, Live Entertainment, 1996Vanessa Dietrich/Trish, Caught Up, Live Film & Mediaworks, 1998Sarina Classer, Relax ... It's Just Sex, A-Pix Entertainment, 1998The Last Call (also known as Stingers), Leo Films, 1998Alicia, MacArthur Park, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, 2001Angela Walsh, March, Kanan/Hammerschlag, 2001With or without You, 2003Grace, When Do We Eat?, 2004Television AppearancesMiniseriesD'orothea/Dorothy Wilson, Tales of the City (also known as Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City), PBS, 1993Liz Coles Otis, The Wedding (also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding), ABC, 1998MoviesAnita Bayard, Gang in Blue, Showtime, 1996Vivian Dandridge, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, HBO, 1999Cecelia Delille, The Courage to Love, Lifetime, 2000Brandy Taylor, Hidden Blessings, Black Entertainment Television, 2000Rita Washington, Violation, Showtime, 2003EpisodicDeletha, "Fearless," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1994Erica Rockler, "Hubris," New York Undercover, Fox, 1997Appeared as Pamela Austin in an episode of Marker, UPN.SpecialsHost, Miss Collegiate African American Pageant, syndicated, 1993Stage AppearancesAppeared in productions of A Chorus Line, A Raisin in the Sun, Two by Two, and West Side Story.PodcastP.P.C. Podcast with Cynda Williamshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/p-p-c-podcast-with-cynda-williams/id1514233449THE GROWN FOLKS RADIOhttps://www.thegrownefolksradio.com/IG: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/cyndawill/?hl=en"...

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