Genesis Lynea

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Genesis Lynea
Born (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 30)
Alma materArts Educational School (BA)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • dancer
  • model
Years active2010–present
Home townLondon, England
Partner(s)Aimie Atkinson

Genesis Lynea (born 20 October 1989) is a Bermudian-born actress, singer, dancer, and model.

Early life[edit]

Lynea was born in Cooper's Island, Bermuda. Her parents divorced when she was a child and her father, a Jehovah's witness, stayed behind in Bermuda while Genesis moved to Wandsworth, London where she grew up with her mother and step-father. Her father, Lionel Edwards, is a saxophonist and her mother, Genea "Adi" Wolf is a jazz singer.[1]

Genesis attended the BRIT School alongside childhood friend Jessie J. She studied Geography at university for a year before deciding to pursue performing arts. She trained at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre in 2013.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Lynea founded her own dance crew, the Krump Crew, named after the dance move. She featured in Jessie J's 2010 "Do It Like A Dude" music video as a dancer. She also has been an ambassador for Adidas.[4] Lynea's early stage work includes ensemble roles in productions of The Bodyguard, Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, and In the Heights as well as the role of Pilar in a 2016 production of Legally Blonde at The Curve in Leicester.[5]

Lynea both starred in and helped to direct a 2017 production of The Wild Party at The Other Palace.[6] She then landed roles in Ode to Leeds and Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties.[7][8] She landed the starring role of Anna of Cleves in the original cast of Six at the Arts Theatre and reprised her role for a 2018 recording.

Lynea made her television debut in 2018 with the main role of Miss Maddie Harper in series 7 and 8 of CBBC series 4 O'Clock Club.[9] That same year, she featured as additional vocals on Mont Jake's track "Sexual Fantasies" and appeared in the music video. She released a single "Wild". She also had roles in stage productions The Assassination of Katie Hopkins and as the lead in Sylvia.[10][11]

In 2019, Lynea choreographed Club Mex.[12] She began starring as Dr. Archie Hudson in the soap opera Casualty.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Lynea identifies as queer.[14] She is in a relationship with Six co-star Aimie Atkinson.[15]

Discography[edit]

  • Wild (2018)

Filmography[edit]

Television and film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018–2019 4 O'Clock Club Maddie Harper Main role (series 7–8)
2019–present Casualty Archie Hudson Series regular
2019 Samsonite: Born to Go Voiceover Advertisement
2019 How Can I Forget Connie Mellon Short film
2020 Shadow and Bone Natacha Filming

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Artist Notes
"Do It like a Dude" 2010 Jessie J
"Sexual Fantasies" 2018 Mont Jake Additional vocals

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–2014 The Bodyguard Ensemble Adelphi Theatre, London
2015–2016 Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical Ensemble Phoenix Theatre, London
2016 Legally Blonde Pilar The Curve, Leicester
2016 Jesus Christ Superstar Soul Girl Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London
2016 In the Heights Ensemble King's Cross Theatre, London
2017 The Wild Party Oscar D'Armano Directed
The Other Palace, London
2017 Ode to Leeds Queenie Leeds Playhouse, Leeds
2017–2018 Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties Betty 5 / Richard Southwark Playhouse, London
2017 Six Anna of Cleves Arts Theatre, London
2018 The Assassination of Katie Hopkins Nina Theatr Clwyd, Mold
2018 Sylvia Sylvia Pankhurst The Old Vic, London
2019 Club Mex N/A Cheoreographed
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moniz Hardy, Jessie (30 June 2015). "Genesis shoots for West End glory". The Royal Gazette. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  2. ^ Connolly, William J (28 October 2019). "Genesis Lynea isn't here for your binary limitations". Gay Times. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  3. ^ Healey-Lynam, Emily. "Interview with Genesis Lynea". Bespoke Black Book. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  4. ^ Radenege, Aidan (16 April 2012). "Cerebral palsy dancer selected as billboard idol". Metro. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Our People: Genesis Lynea". British Youth Music Theatre. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  6. ^ Shenton, Mark (9 December 2016). "Casting Announced for The Wild Party at London's Other Palace". Playbill. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  7. ^ Freeman, Sarah (15 June 2017). "Review: Ode to Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  8. ^ Gardner, Lyn (31 January 2018). "Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties review – wickedly funny". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  9. ^ Reilly, Elaine. "4 O'Clock Club: Cast & Crew". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Full Cast Announced For the World Premiere of The Assassination of Katie Hopkins". BroadwayWorld. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  11. ^ Gans, Andrew (24 May 2018). "Genesis Lynea and Beverley Knight to Star in World Premiere of New Musical Sylvia at London's Old Vic". Playbill. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  12. ^ Wood, Alex (21 November 2018). "Club Mex at the Hope Mill Theatre: full casting announced and first listen released". What's on Stage. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  13. ^ Reilly, Elaine (23 March 2019). "Everything we know about new Casualty doctor Archie Hudson". What's on TV. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  14. ^ Rasmussen, Tom (29 January 2018). "The unashamedly queer, feminist, and intersectional play you need to see". Dazed. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  15. ^ "INTEVRIEW: Aimie Atkinson, currently in the cast of SIX at the Arts Theatre". Pocket Size Theatre. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.

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