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She went on to win a Tony for her portrayal of Celie in , and that same year she took home a Grammy for the cast album and later a daytime Emmy for performing on NBC. But her inimitable voice aside, it's her titular role in the Harriet Tubman biopic, aptly named Harriet , that currently has our attention. The year-old was nominated for a Best Lead Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the history-making abolitionist. In fact, she'd be the youngest member. Here's what to know about Erivo. Born to Nigerian immigrants, she was raised in London by her mother, an intuitive nurse who always knew that Erivo was destined for the stage. Erivo began acting on U. She was in a touring production of Sister Act when she heard that The Color Purple was premiering in London, and she went full speed ahead with the production.
By Andreas Wiseman. Benedict Cumberbatch will executive produce. Development is financed by BBC Film which underwent a rebrand this year and now is singular rather than Films. The filmmakers are planning for the biopic to be a celebration of Bonetta as a strategic, determined heroine who found a way to embrace her Black-ness, her African-ness and to ultimately find love, forging a path for herself that honoured both her heritage and her upbringing. It has taken a long time to get to a point where we can even begin to realize this dream. As a Nigerian British woman, to get the opportunity to tell the story of another Nigerian British woman who until now has been erased from the history books, is an honor. I cannot wait to dive into her story. She is indeed the forgotten princess, forgotten no more.
Erivo recently starred in Kasi Lemmons' Harriet where she brought the legacy of Harriet Tubman to the big screen. Erivo is set to executive produce and star in Warner Brothers' musical take on the American folk tale "Rip Van Winkle," as well as produce and star in the film adaptation of the QCode scripted thriller podcast, Carrier. Continuing to push the boundaries of her versatile career, Erivo stars in John Cameron Mitchell's music-driven podcast anthology, Anthem: Homunculus.