Remember 'Clarke' from 'Mo Better Blues'? She married a very famous white actor

Jun 08, 2018
11:13 A.M.
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Actress Cynda Williams stole hearts when she played different roles over three decades ago and she now shocked fans with details of her private life that no one knew.


Cynda Williams’ character, “Clarke” from the classic film “Mo Better Blues?” was the side chick whom “Bleek” (Denzel Washington) was cheating on his girlfriend, “Indigo” (Joie Lee) with. She did steal everybody’s hearts when she rocked a red dress and sang “Harlem Blues” in the Spike Lee joint. Well, she is still as beautiful as she was then and is still talented although she took a break from television.

The movie was shot in 1990, which is the same year Cynda wed Billy Bob Thornton, who is best known for his steamy sex scene with Halle Berry in “Monster’s Ball” and yes, he is also Angelina Jolie’s ex-hubby. The two were married from 1990 to 1992. Cynda also starred in Billy Bob’s 1992 directorial debut film, “One False Move.”


It didn’t take the couple long to move on. In 1993, they both started seeing other people; Playboy model Pietra Dawn Cherniak, whom he married in 1993 and divorced in 1997. While Cynda married her 2nd husband (she now has a 3rd), Arthur Louis Fuller, who is also an actor.


The actress is now married to Roderick Plummer, an entertainment writer, producer, and production manager. Cynda took to a jazz artistry and now she performs at various gigs across the country. In fact, she’s scheduled to perform at the D.C. Jazz Fest from June 8 – 17, 2018.

If you thought that the actress’s life is all rosy, you may want to think again.

 “My life in many ways seems to be on stand-by…I thought I was doing several projects this summer which all fell through. ALL of them. The crazy thing is, none of the people who’d offered me writing, music gigs or acting jobs ever called me back after making the verbal offers. […] I have been blessed with work, but rich? EeehEh. I scrimp and scrape just like the rest of the 99%. Maybe more like the unemployed working class as they like to call us.”


She still has the voice of an angel.