She was born on March 18, 1988 in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria into a family of five children.
Cynthia Shalom had her Primary and Secondary education in Port Harcourt, Rivers State respectively.
She later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Port Harcourt and an Acting Certification from the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) Talent Development Workshop.
Upon graduation, Cynthia relocated to Lagos to pursue her career in acting.
Her Acting Career
Cynthia Shalom made her acting debut in Monalisa Chinda’s Talk show titled, ‘You & I with Monalisa’ after emerging the winner of the Next Movie Star Reality Show in 2015/2016.
Cynthia revealed that her journey into to success in Nollywood was not an easy one as she faced rejections while starting out in the industry.
Cynthia won season 11 of the reality show, Next Movie Star. She has since featured in several Nollywood movies and M-net TV series Tinsel.
In 2016, Cynthia made her first debut movie, ‘An Hour With The Shrink’ with Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Gbenro Ajibade, and Segun Arinze.
Shalom also co-starred with Desmond Elliot in The Damned an Irokotv film.
Cynthia has so far starred in several Nollywood movies and television series, some of which include:
• Next Movie Star (2015/2016)
• Iquo’s Journal (2015)
• An Hour With The Shrink (2016)
• Thorns of love (2016)
• Roberta (2017)
• Karma (2017)
• Ebomisi (Irokotv) (2018)
• Chain (2018)
• Driver (2018)
• Altered Desire (Africa Magic) (2019)
• Beauty in the Broken (Irokotv) (2019)
• The Second Bed (2020).
• Shut (2020)
• Fading Blues (Irokotv) (2020)
• Wind of Desire (2020)
• Birth Hurts (2020)
• Dear Diary Season 2 (2016)
• Tales of Eve (2017)
• Tinsel (2017-present)
• I5ive (2019)
• Jela (2019) among numerous others.
The highly talented Cynthia Shalom is also a movie producer. In 2018, she started her movie production company, ‘Cynthia Shalom Productions’.
Her brilliant role in one of her movies, ‘Chain’, which featured Eddie Watson, Enado Odigie, Emem Ufot, earned her two nominations as Best Actress in a Leading role and Most Promising Actress at the 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards.
Awards and Nominations
Cynthia Shalom is a recipient of a number of nominations, notably as
• Next Rated Act (Female) at the 2016 All Youth Tush Awards.
• 2019 Nollywood’s New Bride at Maya Awards Africa.
• 2019 Best Actress in a leading role at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Her Personal Life
Cynthia is in a relationship. She revealed that her lover is 17 years older than her saying age should not be an issue in a relationship. According to her, “dating or marrying an older man is an individual preference… her man fulfills all three essential dating qualities and this makes both of them a perfect match”.
Her Net Worth
Cynthia Shalom is indeed a talent in Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $400,000 dollars.