Cynthia Rhodes (Actress) as Penny Johnson - Dirty Dancing
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Updated: 4/17/2008

Name: Cynthia Rhodes

Born: November 21, 1956, Nashville, Tennessee

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Claim To Fame: After a small role in the surprise smash "Flashdance" (1983), Cynthia landed one of the female leads opposite John Travolta in Sylvester Stallone's "Staying Alive".

Perhaps her best-known screen role was as Patrick Swayze's dance partner whose pregnancy opens the way for Jennifer Grey in the hit "Dirty Dancing".

Family Life: Husband: Richard Marx ( Married 1989 three sons)
Son: Brandon (b. 1990)
Son: Lucas (b. 1992)
Son: Jesse (b. Jan-1994)

Info: Cynthia, a Nashville native, began her professional career as a singer and dancer at Opryland, U.S.A. in the early 1970s.

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Trivia: Appeared in pop group Toto's music video "Rosanna".

Cynthia appeared in pop star Richard Marx's 1987 video "Don't Mean Nothing".

Filled in as lead singer for pop group Animotion in the late 1980s.

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Where Are They Now: Cynthia quietly retired as though it was part of the long term plan; opting to stay at home upon the start of their family. In the years that followed, she and Richard have had three boys.

In turn, Richard has bypassed lengthy tours in recent years and works in his home-based studio as a writer/arranger/producer for other artists. They reside in Chicago, Illinois.

Write To Cynthia Rhodes:
Cynthia Rhodes
15260 Ventura Blvd #2100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


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