Cynda began a professional life of acting and singing after relocating to New York from her native Chicago. Her debut film Mo' Better Blues directed by Spike Lee, was a critical and commercial success. Blessed with a role that also required singing, her song Harlem Blues went #1 on the R&B charts. That film opened the door to her next performance in Carl Franklin's One False Move—the true icebreaker for Cynda's career. This break out independent film appeared on many Best Film lists and Cynda was nominated for the coveted Spirit Award. Cynda has since appeared in numerous films including: Stewart Wade’s Tru Loved, John Nolte’s Beautiful Loser, Salvador Litvak's When Do We Eat, Billy Wirth's MacArthur Park, P.J. Castellante's Relax...It's Just Sex, Darin Scott's Caught Up and Wesley Strick's The Tie That Binds. She has also performed memorable quality television roles including: BET's Hidden Blessings, LIFETIME'S The Courage to Love, HBO's Dorothy Dandridge, Oprah Winfrey's ABC miniseries, The Wedding and PBS' Tales of the City. Cynda also sings and acts on stage. She most recently appeared in The Talented Tenth, Langston is My Man, Hope Runs Eternal and Twilight in Los Angeles, 1992, Make Em' Laugh A Christmas Cabaret.
Writing screenplays, musicals, and plays have also been a part of Cynda’s creative endeavors. She looks forward to bringing her creations to life with the commercial production of these works. Cynda has recently returned from several years in Singapore and presently resides near Dallas, Texas. She continues to sing, and accept quality roles in film, television and theatre.