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Early life, family, educational background

American actress Cindy Ann ‘Cynda’ Williams was born on 17 May 1966, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, making her a Taurus. Her mother Beverly Ann Williams worked as a medical lab technician, and her father Charles Kenneth Williams was a police officer. She was raised in Pullman, and attended Bennett Elementary School and Dunbar Vocational High School before moving to Muncie, Indiana with her mother. While living in Indiana, Cynda sang in her grandfather’s church ,and attended Northside High School from where she matriculated in 1984. Cynda earned her theater degree in 1989 from Ball State University, meantime in 1987, she was crowned Ms. Ball State.

Cynda is perhaps best known for her roles in “One False Move,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”, and “Gang in Blue.”

Career

Cynda changed her name from ‘Cindy’ to ‘Cynda’ in 1989 to avoid being confused with Cindy Williams, an actress best known for her work in “Laverne & Shirley.”

Cynda’s debut feature film appearance was as Clarke Bentancourt in “Mo’ Better Blues,” a 1990 film directed by Spike Lee. Her character was having an affair with Bleek Gilliam who was played by Denzel Washington; Bleek was dating Indigo (played by Joie Lee) while enjoying Clarke on the side. Fans of the film especially remember the scene in which Clarke wore a beautiful red dress while singing “Harlem Blues.”

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In 1992 she appeared in “One False Move” as Lila ‘Fantasia’ Walker, and in the “Tales of the City” miniseries on Channel 4/PBS as Dorothea/Dorothy Wilson. The following year she played Rebecca in “Ghost Brigade” which is also known as “The Killing Box”, and “Grey Knight.” Cynda appeared in three films in 1995, as Gidell Ryan in “Condition Red,” Davida Urked in “Wet” and Lisa-Marie Chandler in “The Tie That Binds.” That year, she also played Deletha in an episode of “Fallen Angels” entitled “Fearless.”

1996 was a pretty busy year for Cynda – she played Georgia in “Black Rose of Harlem” which is also entitled “Pistol Blues” and “Machine Gun Blues.” She played Arabella in “Spirit Lost,” Diane in “The Sweeper,” Davida in “Tales of Erotica” and Anita Boyard in “Gang in Blue.” In 1997 she played Erica Rockler in an episode of “New York Undercover.” then appeared as Vanessa Dietrich/Trish in the 1998 film “Caught Up,” as Sarina Classer in “Relax… It’s Just Sex,” in the film “The Last Call” which is also entitled “Stingers”, and played Liz Odis in the miniseries “The Wedding.” She was Vivian Dandridge the following year in the television film “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.”

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Cynda appeared in two television films in 2000 – “The Courage to Love” as Cecelia Delille, and “Hidden Blessings” as Brandy Taylor. She next played Angela Walsh in “March” and Alicia in “MacArthur Park” in 2001. In 2003 she was Rita Washington in the television film “Violation” and Cheri Fontenot in the film “With or Without You.” In the following year, she played Coach Mary in “Shooter” and in 2005 she played Grace in “When Do We Eat?”

In 2006 Cynda played a Nurse in the television film “Our Houe.” In 2007 she played Sister Grier in the film “Divine Intervention”, and Barbara in “Frankie D.” Cynda played adult Dennice in “Beautiful Loser” in 2008 and Lisa in “Tru Loved.”

In 2012, she appeared as Dede Johnson in “Turning Point.” She played Tammy in “Temporary File” in 2014, Liyah in “72 Hours” in 2015, Doctor Harris in the 2018 film “Ray Meets Helen,” Alderwoman Tyrina in “Black & Privileged: Volume 1” in 2019, and Deb in “The Misadventures of Mistress Maneater.” She also played Officer Jo Allen in the short drama film “Welfare Check.”

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Cynda’s most recent roles have been in the 2021 films “Mad as Hell” as Detective Briggs, and “Life Ain’t like the Movies” as Pat Mills.

Cynda is mostly known for her acting career, but she has also experimented with music. She heard in the “Harlem Blues” song on the official soundtrack for the “Mo’ Better Blues” film in 1990. The single did very well, and on 17 November 1990, it reached number nine on the R&B charts. Due to the song’s success, Sony offered Cynda a contract, and she was set to record and release her own jazz album, but after disagreements between Cynda and the Sony team, the deal fell through. Although she hasn’t released an album, Cynda still performs on stage – in June 2018, she sang at the D.C. Jazz Fest.

In 1993 Cynda was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the category Best Female Lead for her work in “One False Move.”

Personal life

Cynda has been married three times. She married actor Billy Bob Thornton in 1990, but they divorced two years later, She then married another actor and producer, Arthur Louis Fuller in 1993, but the pair divorced in 1998. Her third husband was television producer and former college footballer, Roderick Plummer from July 2001 to 2019 – they have a daughter named Sophia Plummer. Cynda spoke about meeting Roderick in an interview with Austin Weekly News – ‘He’s an entertainment lawyer and has been in the business for a very long time. We met because he was the producer of a film I did [“Hidden Blessings”].’

Sophia has a few features from her mother, but she looks a lot like her father. She’s an athlete, and played in her high school’s basketball team, as can be seen on Cynda’s Instagram. She loves hyping up her daughter’s accomplishments – on 13 September 2015, Cynda tweeted a photo of herself and Sophia along with the caption, ‘My love, my daughter is getting her dress for her 1st homecoming dance. Time flies.’

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Who are Cynda’s Ex-Husbands?

Billy Bob Thornton

American singer-songwriter, actor, and filmmaker Billy Bob Thornton was born on 4 August 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, US. He’s possibly best known for his performances in the 1992 thriller “One False Move,” “Sling Blade” the 1996 independent drama, 1998’s “Armageddon” and “Simple Plan,” which earned Billy his third Academy Award nomination. As far as his music career goes, Billy sings and plays the drums for rock and country music band The Boxmasters. He has released four albums, “Private Radio” in 2001, “The Edge of the World” in 2003, “Hobo” in 2005, and “Beautiful Door” in 2007.

Billy has married six times, and has fathered four children. He was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin from 1978 to 1980, and the pair have a daughter named Amanda Brumfield. In 2008, Amanda was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being charged with the murder of her friend’s one-year-old child, however, in 2020, she presented sufficient scientific and medical evidence to prove her innocence, and was released. When Melissa filed for divorce from Billy, she listed ‘incompatibility and adultery on his part’ as her reason. Billy next married actress Tony Lawrence in 1986, but they separated the following year, and divorced the next. Billy cast Cynda in his screenwriting debut “One False Move” in 1992; they married in 1990 and divorced in 1992 during the release of the film.

He married Playboy model and bunny Pietra Dawn Cherniak in 1993; they have two sons, Harry James and William, but divorced in 1997, she accusing him of domestic abuse, stating he would even abuse her in front of their children.

Billy was in a relationship with actress Laura Dern from 1997 to 1999, and they were even engaged, but then broke up, and he married Angelina Jolie in 2000. Their relationship was very controversial, and they often made media headlines. Billy is 20 years older than Angelina and they periodically showed PDA, and also wore vials with their spouse’s blood around their neck. In March 2002 the pair announced that they’d adopted a son from Cambodia, but the papers were only registered with Angelina as the parent. They separated in June 2002, and divorced in 2003.

Later that year he began dating Connie Angland, a make-up effects artist, and they have a daughter named Bella. Billy said he would never get married again because it ‘doesn’t work’ for him, but sources confirmed that Billy and Connie married on 22 October 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Arthur Louis Fuller

American producer and actor Arthur Louis Fuller was born in Pennsylvania, USA, the date is unknown. His best-known works are 2013’s “Assassins Tale,” 2017’s “Un Amor” and “The Writer and the Monster.” He has only been married to Cynda.

Roderick Plummer

Not much is known about American writer, production manager, football player and producer Roderick Plummer. His childhood is almost a mystery, aside from the fact that he has seven brothers and one sister. He has only been married to Cynda, and has one child, a daughter named Sophia.

Appearance

Cynda has black hair and dark brown eyes; she stands at 5ft 6ins (170cm) tall, weighs 127.87lbs (58kg), with vital statistics of 34-30-34.

Net worth and salary

As of August 2022, Cynda’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.

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Kaitlyn Leeb’s Wiki: Nationality, Husband, Children, Net Worth

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Who is Kaitlyn Leeb?

Kaitlyn Leeb is a model and actress, who rose to fame portraying Jennifer Doolittle in the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. She’s also had notable roles in the popular TV series “Shadowhunters” and “Heartland”. Kaitlyn was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 18 June 1988, in North York, Ontario, Canada, of Irish and Chinese descent. As of 2021, she is 33 years old and holds Canadian nationality.

Early life and Family

Not much information is known about her family, except that her mother was a model. Reportedly, she was brought up by her grandparents, who took care of her and her two siblings after their parents divorced.

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She enjoyed performing and dancing from an early age, and even competed in various competitions during her formative years. When it comes to her education, she obtained a degree in Psychology from York University.

Career Beginnings

Kaitlyn stepped into the world of entertainment by working as a model, and appearing in various print ads and advertisements for several companies and brands such as Dentyne Ice, Fuze fruit drinks, and Virgin Mobile. Additionally, in terms of furthering her modeling career, she won the Miss Chin Bikini Pageant.

Having been in the industry for some time, she decided to test the waters and pursue acting, kicking-off with a minor role in the TV series “Beautiful People” in 2006.

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Three years later, she appeared as Valerie in the drama movie “The Jazzman”, followed by a small part in the TV show “Blue Mountain State”. After a guest appearance in the adventure/fantasy series “Aaron Stone” in 2010, she portrayed Trina in the action/thriller “Locked Down”, opposite Vinnie Jones, Rashad Evans and Tony Schiena.

In 2011, she starred as Bridget in the film “Wrong Turn: Bloody Beginning”, then the following year, her popularity exponentially grew as she landed numerous roles in various projects. She was cast as Dr. Casandra Lee in the comedy-drama series “Heartland”, appearing in 26 episodes of the sixth through 12th season. During the same year she landed her most famed role as, Jennifer Doolittle in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, the fourth series in the popular Degrassi franchise.

The show, created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood, was one of the most-watched TV series in Canada, earning various accolades throughout its 14 season run. Kaitlyn also booked some minors roles in short movies and TV series, such as “The L.A. Complex”, “Total Recall”, and “Hail Satan”.

Her other roles

In 2013 she switched from her usual appearances, and starred in two TV movies – “Alive” and “Grave Halloween”. The following year, she scooped various recurring roles in TV series such as “The Republic of Doyle”, “Bitten”, and “Seed”.

After appearing in the movie “Wolves” and “The Hazing Secret” in 2014, she was cast as the recurring character Keira, in the comedy/romance series “Single Ladies”. During the same year, she made a one-episode appearance in the comedy series “Backpackers” and portrayed Lily in the action drama series “Rogue”.

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In 2016 she landed the part of Camille Belcourt, the antagonist in the supernatural drama series “Shadowhunters”, appearing in the seven episodes of the first season. In an interview with a media outlet, she talked about her audition for the show, saying:” I actually auditioned for a couple of roles before landing Camille. As soon as I heard about the show, I was really excited about it. So I prepped her, and I auditioned, and I found out a couple of days later that I booked her. That was the most amazing thing”.

Her portrayal of the former leader of the Brooklyn vampire Clan and Magnus’ ex-girlfriend, earned her exposure and additional popularity among younger audiences. The show, which explores the world of fantasy filled with warlock, shadowhunters and vampires, ran for three seasons, while Caitlyn appeared as a guest in the second season.

She followed up this role by portraying Susan in the horror series “Slasher”, then in 2018 she appeared in several TV movies – “Christmas with a View”, Christmas with a Prince”, and “Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal,” and is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the next installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Her latest roles

In 2020 she was cast as Leah Starnes in the short-lived streaming series “Spinning Out”, followed by one-episode appearances in TV series such as “The Wedding Planners” and “The Crossword Mysteries”. She additionally appeared in the horror movie “Anything for Jackson”, portraying Yolanda opposite Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings; the film opened to positive reviews from critics.

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Regarding her upcoming projects, she is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the third installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Caitlyn will portray Jessica in the romance drama “Christmas in the Wilds”, opposite Victor Zinck Jr., which is set to premiere around Christmas 2021. Additionally, she landed another lead role in the comedy-romance “Be Mine, Valentine”, sharing the screen with Brendon Zub which will premiere by the end of 2021.

Personal life

Kaitlyn has been married to the four-year senior equity trader Ted Leeb since 2013. After several years of dating, the couple walked down the aisle on 17 August in a private ceremony. In 2016 they welcomed their daughter named Avery Elizabeth Leeb, and in 2020 another addition to the family, daughter Presley.

Physical stats and Hobbies Charity Work

Kaitlyn is 5ft 4ins tall (164cm), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) with vital statistics of 32-26-35. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Regarding hobbies, she is a great fan of horse riding and ice-skating.

In the interview with a media outlet, she said that she adores watching documentaries and series about marine life, explaining: I really love that stuff. I don’t know what it is, it is just so fascinating to me that there is this whole other world that we have no idea about. I just like learning about that. I love sharks. Shark week is my favorite week.”

Her favorite show is “River Monsters”.

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Charity Work

With a great passion for philanthropy, Kaitlyn has been serving as the Jakes House National Ambassador since 2018, and often participates in public speaking engagements, as well as communicating with students, families and partners. Jake’s House is a charity that aims to aid and support families living with autism in Canada, by providing various mentoring programs and organizing community events with the goal of bringing people together and socializing. Kaitlyn has been featured in several promotional ads and digital campaigns, and continuously supports the charity’s work, inspiring and motivating others to take action.

What is her net worth?

According to reports, her estimated net worth is around $2 million, acquired largely through her acting career over 15 years.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on social media; her Instagram account has nearly 80,000 followers, while her Twitter has over 30,000 fans. Kaitlyn often posts family photos, selfies, and news about her current and upcoming projects.

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How old is Miya Cech? Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Dating

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Who is Miya Cech?

Miya Cech is a teen actress and model, who rose to fame with her roles in “The Darkest Minds”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, and “Always Be My Maybe”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 4 March 2007, in Tokyo, Japan. As of 2021, she is 14 years old and holds Japanese and American nationality.

Family, Bio, Wiki

She has been raised by her American adoptive parents ER. Cech and G.Cech in Northern California alongside three siblings Emi Marie, Kai Marie, and Nikko J, who are also adopted. Her older sister, Kai Marie, followed in Miya’s footsteps and launched an acting career as well, so far appearing in “So Close”, Rickard Lovely”, and “Marvelous and the Black Hole”.

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While some children like to keep this type of personal information away from the public eye, Miya is far from that mindset. In her opinion, the fact that she was adopted allows her to use her voice and social platforms to support the adoption community, and reach out to other adopted children. In an interview, she disclosed: “I want adoption to be normalised, some kids need help and homes and families and that is super important for me. Everyone deserves to be loved and have a family and I want to be able to share that and represent that and you know inspire other families to adopt and that’s why it’s big for me.”

Rise to Stardom

She launched her career as a model at the age of four through her parents, featuring in various ads and on catwalks.

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In an interview, she talked about the experience of having started a career at such a young age, Miya saying: ”My parents sacrificed a lot over the years, including just driving me everywhere. For school, though, we have teachers on set in both the modeling world and the acting world. “

She made her TV debut at the age of eight in 2015, appearing in an episode of the action crime series “Hawaii Five 0”. During the same year, Miya guest-starred in the comedy series “The Thundermans” and crime drama series “Hand of God”.

In 2016, Miya portrayed Amy Chen in two episodes of the horror/supernatural series “American Horror Story”, followed by a minor appearance in the short movie “Angeltown”. After starring in the short fantasy movie “Unbound”, she was cast as the recurring character Marigold, in the drama series “American Housewife”, appearing in three episodes.

In 2018 Miya joined the cast as Suzme – “Zu” – in the dystopian superhero film “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. While many had high expectations considering the popularity of superhero movies in general, it appeared that those expectations weren’t met, as the film opened to an overwhelmingly negative reception and reviews, with criticism aimed at the generic, derivative, and predictable plot. Additionally, it poorly performed at the box office, grossing only $41 million against the $35 million production budget. Despite the movie’s negative reception, Miya’s convincing performance as Zu did not go unnoticed, and she finally started attracting recognition and exposure.

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Her other roles

She made several appearances in 2019, including in the series “Arrow”, the short movie “Viva La Revolucion”, and the comedy romance movie “Always Be My Baby”. She additionally landed the recurring role as Akiko Yamato in the adventure drama series “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, opposite Malia Baker and Bryce Gheisar.

During the same year, she booked the role as Zhen Zhen in the sci-fi adventure movie “Rim of the World”. Even though the movie garnered generally negative reviews, upon premiering it was rated as the most-watched film on the SVOD service in the UK.

Latest roles

In 2020 she was cast in the lead role as “Samantha Sammy” in the space adventure series “Astronauts”, again sharing the screen with Bryce Gheisar.

In an interview, she expressed her excitement over playing Sammy in a series related to space, saying:  “I’ve been really into space ever since I was a little girl, well even younger than I am now, and I’ve kept up with just about every launch that has happened in my 13 years.”

Miya also revealed that the whole crew had the pleasure of talking to the astronaut Chris Cassidy, to prepare for their roles and challenges while filming, she said: ” Chris Cassidy went to the international space station and we got to ask him questions that would help us in the show. We also did movement training; ee had a choreographer and we played this game where we’d push off of each other but we’d have to make it look like we were in zero gravity.”

Despite the positive reviews the series has garnered, it appears that Nickelodeon will not be renewing the show for another season.

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She landed another lead role in 2021, in the coming-of-age drama movie “Marvelous and the Black Hole”, opposite Rhea Perlman. Working with Rhea was a one-of-time experience for Maya, and she has nothing but words of praise.

Additionally, working with the director Kate Tsang gave her insight into the works and process of directing, she said: “I’ve only worked with a couple of Asian-American directors, and because I want to be a director someday, getting to see that and putting myself in their shoes was amazing. It was a really fun project to work on all together.”

She recently partnered with Zigazoo, the fun and social platform for kids, and was featured as a celebrity guest reader of the children’s book entitled “The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners”.

Personal life

Given her young age, it’s too early to talk about any romantic interests.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Her current height is 4ft 6ins (149cm), while her weight is around 78lbs (35kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes.

Miya is an active supporter of the Asian-American Girl Club, the fashion and lifestyle brand which aims to redefine the modern Asian-American Woman through normalization and unity. For Miya, it’s highly important to be a part of the club as she aspires to be a role model for Asian American girls, she further explained: “I’m using my voice to inspire people, I’m using my voice to be other people’s voice and reach the hearts of people.

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It’s really just about girl power and Asian-American power and Asian-American girl power.”

What is her Net worth?

Her current net worth is estimated at around $300,000, earned during her career as an actress and model. Given her success in various roles, it’s believed that her wealth will continue to grow.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on her social media accounts, which are managed by her parents. Her Instagram account has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter account has nearly 10,000 fans. Miya also uses TikTok, on which she has over 100,000 followers with two million likes.

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