Flashback Friday: Cynda Williams

Cynda Williams, born Cynthia Williams in Chicago, burst on to the scene in Spike Lee’s 1990 film Mo’ Better  Blues. She played the beautiful and complicated Clarke Betancourt. Two years later she starred in the thriller One False Move.

From that meteoric start Cynda’s career seemed to have settled into mostly supporting roles. Which is a shame since Cynda is an amazingly charismatic and beautiful actor.

Since her film debut Cynda has done more than 20 films and countless television guest starring roles. Her latest film, released in 2012, is Turning Point which stars Ernie Hudson.

Cynda with Denzel in Mo’ Better Blues

According to Cynda’s Facebook page she continues to act on stage and in film. And, the talented Cynda Williams is also an accomplished singer. Check out her classic performance singing Harlem Blues from the film Mo’ Better Blues below.

I’ve always thought that Cynda was one of the most underrated actors in the business. I look forward to seeing her for many years to come.

Did you see One False Move?
What did you think of Cynda in Mo’Better Blues?