Cynthia Kaye McWilliams was born in Berlin, Germany, grew up primarily in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from the prestigious Theater School of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, Cynthia honed her skills with stage credits including the lead role in First Breeze of Summer, Lady Capulet in an adaptation of the classic, Romeo and Juliet and Vivian Baptiste in A Lesson Before Dying. Just out of college, Cynthia’s first job on camera was working opposite Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in Warner Brothers’ The Lake House, followed by a recurring role on FOX’s Prison Break. After that, she landed a lead role in Family Practice; a pilot created by the producers of Lost . Cynthia continued to work in Chicago racking up experience in independent films like Robert Townsend’s Of Boys and Men and the romantic comedy, One Small Hitch. Cynthia then returned to television on another FOX series Chicago Code and soon flew from Chicago to Los Angeles for a dream job, playing sitcom wife to Damon Wayans in a CBS pilot. This would be her second cancelled pilot but still determined, she made her move to LA permanent. Only a few months later she would land her current role as a series regular on NAACP award winning comedy, The Real Husbands of Hollywood as Trina Shaw, entertainment lawyer to the stars, among them – the hilarious Kevin Hart. Last year she booked the leading role in the NBC drama pilot, Love is a Four Letter Word and has enjoyed guest and recurring roles on The Exes, Hart of Dixie, Survivors Remorse, The Odd Couple, Nashville as well as appearances in original web series Almost Home and Surviving, both produced by her fellow actress and friend Reagan Gomez. Cynthia thoroughly enjoys her voiceover career having voiced for Cartoon Network, the animated film, Bilal and several video games including HALO 5, Batman, Skylanders and more. Cynthia supports women & minorities creating their own content, is a believer in artist collaboration and avidly supports arts education.
Animation, Action, Adventure