Cynthia Addai-Robinson: A DCIFF Alum Shines and Gives Back Her Time

DCIFF was honored to have actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson speak to aspiring filmmakers and young talent in 2022 and act as a source of encouragement for them. She Zoomed in from her production location in the UK and answered many questions from our High School students.  Addai-Robinson moved from the UK to the U.S. when she was four years old and was raised by her mother in a suburb of Washington, D.C., where DCIFF is located. She is well-known for her roles as Naevia in the Starz television series Spartacus, DC Comics character Amanda Waller in The CW TV series Arrow, and Nadine Memphis on the USA Network series Shooter.

We highlighted this successful actress in 2018 when we premiered CLOSURE directed by Alex Goldberg, The film revolves around Nina’s first trip to Los Angeles. where she vows to find her sister Carrie, as a deathbed promise to her mother. Her journey as a novice detective is helped, but frequently hindered, by a variety of self-absorbed Angelenos, including the loveable eccentric Yasmina, portrayed by Addai-Robinson.

She currently plays the starring role of Tar-Míriel on the Amazon’s The Rings of Power series and  has been signed on for a second season. Cynthia Addai-Robinson plays Queen Regent Míriel on the series, who has a powerful vision and develops a strong love for Middle-earth during her interaction with other characters. In a recent interview, when asked how she would describe Míriel to her friends, Addai-Robinson revealed, “I describe her as a queen, a leader, who very much cares about the implications of any decision that she makes on behalf of her people.” It will be great to see her back on screen with new episodes in 2023. Cynthia Addai-Robinson’s accomplishments mean a lot to young filmmakers from the hometown of Washington D.C.! We wish her much success and thank her for being a DCIFF Alumni and supporter.

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