Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an actress from London, England.
Her mother is from Ghana and her father is an American citizen. She moved to US when she was 4 and was raised by her mother in a suburb of Washington, DC.
Cynthia got her first role on television in 2002 in an episode of The Education of Max Bickford. In following years, she made small appearances on television shows like Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs and Justice. In 2009, she got her first recurring role on the ABC drama, FlashForward playing the character of a Debbie, a nurse. In late 2011 she played Cataleya's mother Alicia in Colombiana. Her biggest role came in April 2011 when she was cast as Naevia in Spartacus: Vengeance. In 2013 she played Aja, a powerful witch who came to help Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries for two episodes. In September 2013, she was cast as the recurring character Amanda Waller in season 2 and 3 of the hit CW show, Arrow. Cynthia can currently be seen playing the role of Emily D. West on the History channel miniseries Texas Rising.