|Alma mater||Arts Educational School (BA)|
|Home town||London, England|
Genesis Lynea (born 20 October 1989) is a Bermudian-born actress, singer, dancer, and model.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Lynea both starred in and helped to direct a 2017 production of The Wild Party at The Other Palace. She then landed roles in Ode to Leeds and Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties. 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. 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.
- Wild (2018)
Television and film
|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|
|"Do It like a Dude"||2010||Jessie J|
|"Sexual Fantasies"||2018||Mont Jake||Additional vocals|
|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|
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
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- Radenege, Aidan (16 April 2012). "Cerebral palsy dancer selected as billboard idol". Metro. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
- "Our People: Genesis Lynea". British Youth Music Theatre. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
- Shenton, Mark (9 December 2016). "Casting Announced for The Wild Party at London's Other Palace". Playbill. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- Freeman, Sarah (15 June 2017). "Review: Ode to Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- Gardner, Lyn (31 January 2018). "Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties review – wickedly funny". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- Reilly, Elaine. "4 O'Clock Club: Cast & Crew". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "Full Cast Announced For the World Premiere of The Assassination of Katie Hopkins". BroadwayWorld. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reilly, Elaine (23 March 2019). "Everything we know about new Casualty doctor Archie Hudson". What's on TV. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- Rasmussen, Tom (29 January 2018). "The unashamedly queer, feminist, and intersectional play you need to see". Dazed. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "INTEVRIEW: Aimie Atkinson, currently in the cast of SIX at the Arts Theatre". Pocket Size Theatre. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.