Cynthia Rhodes

Actor, Dancer, Singer
This Nashville native began her professional career as a singer and dancer at Opryland, U. S.A. in the early 1970s. An attractive blonde, Rhodes began to branch out into TV while still at Opryland. She segued to ... Read more »
Born: 11/20/1956 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

The Crystal Eye 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dirty Dancing 1987 (Movie)

Penny Johnson (Actor)

Runaway 1984 (Movie)

Karen Thompson (Actor)

Flashdance 1983 (Movie)

Tina Tech (Actor)

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)
Music (1)

The Devil Wears White 1988 (Movie)

(Theme Song Performer)

Biography

This Nashville native began her professional career as a singer and dancer at Opryland, U. S.A. in the early 1970s. An attractive blonde, Rhodes began to branch out into TV while still at Opryland. She segued to features as an ensemble dancer in the overblown disaster "Xanadu" (1980) and Francis Ford Coppola's musical misfire "One From the Heart" (1982). After a small role in the surprise smash "Flashdance" (1983), Rhodes landed one of the female leads opposite John Travolta in Sylvester Stallone's "Staying Alive" (also 1983), the unnecessary sequel to "Saturday Night Fever" (1977). Rhodes had her first non-musical role as Tom Selleck's partner in the effects-driven "Runaway" (1984). Perhaps her best screen role was as Patrick Swayze's sexy dance partner whose pregnancy opens the way for Jennifer Grey in the hit "Dirty Dancing" (1987). Rhodes has seemingly retired from screen acting since her 1989 marriage to singer Richard Marx.

Relationships

Richard Marx

Husband
born on September 16, 1963 married on January 8, 1989

Brandon Marx

Son
born September 11, 1990

Jesse Marx

Son
born January 4, 1994

Lucas Marx

Son
born September 14, 1992

Milestones

1989

Made last film to date "The Crystal Eye"

1983

Played leading role opposite John Travolta in "Staying Alive"

1980

First film appearance as dancer in "Xanadu"

1980

Toured with rock band "The Tubes"

1974

Professional debut at age 17, singing and dancing with "Opryland, U.S.A." in Nashville (date approximate)

Was a member of the pop band Animotion

Appeared in the music video of "Roseanna" by Toto

First regular TV appearances on "Music Hall America"

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