Cynthia Rhodes Biography
Cynthia Rhodes is a retired American actress, singer and dancer known for her film roles as Tina Tech in Flashdance (1983), Jackie in Staying Alive (1983), officer Karen Thompson in Runaway (1984), and Penny in Dirty Dancing (1987). She began out singing and dancing at Opryland USA while in high school.
Cynthia Rhodes Age| Birthday| Nationality
Cynthia was born on November 21, 1956 and is therefore currently 66 years old. She celebrates her birthday on 21st November every year. Being born in Nashville, Tennessee, the United States of America, she is of the American nationality and of white ethnicity.
Cynthia Rhodes Height| Weight
Her height is 5 feet 7 inches (1.702 meters). Her average weight is currently not known. Also, more details about her physical appearance and other body measurements are currently not known and will be updated as soon as we get to find out from her or from other reliable sources.
Cynthia Rhodes Family| Parents| Siblings
She was born to her parents Edna Rhodes, and Adrian Rhodes. Rhodes was brought up in a Baptist family, her Christian lifestyle had an impact on her career as she tried to maintain a clean image in her acting roles and in the media, turning down nudity-needed scripts and rejecting offers to pose in Playboy magazine for pictures. Her siblings were not identified online anywhere.
Cynthia Rhodes Husband| Is Cynthia Rhodes still married to Richard Marx?
She was married Richard Marx, a singer-songwriter. The two met when Marx worked on Staying Alive’s motion picture soundtrack in 1983. Rhodes, his senior for seven years, though to date Marx was much too young for her. Marx and Rhodes did not begin their relationship until 2 years later when they were reacquainted at a party. After a 4 year courtship, the couple married on January 8, 1989. The two however divorced. In an Us Weekly article dated April 4, 2014, Marx’s representative confirmed that he and Rhodes were divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
Cynthia Rhodes Children| Sons| Daughters
Rhodes after marrying Marx gave birth to three boys. Rhodes retired from her performing in 1991 to raise their three sons Lucas, Jesse, and Brandon. She currently has no daughter yet.
Rhodes Children Singers| The Marx Siblings
Her sons Brandon, Jesse, and Lucas developed a passion for music from a young age after seeing their father perform his shows and composing songs for him and other musicians. Brandon Marx, the bunch’s eldest, began as a DJ and is now a producer and aspiring artist. Through the years he has released numerous songs under his name as well as under his production alias, Open Water.
At a very young age, Lucas Marx learned to play guitar and bass and he is also an autodidactic pianist. He began performing in 2011 when he moved to L.A. and performed all over the city in small venues. He is also a producer, besides his music career, and has appeared in “The Code of Chicago,” “The Mob Doctor,” “Chicago P.D,” and “Parenthood” episodes.
The youngest Jesse Marx drifted a little from the popular music genres of the family and formed a metal/punk band with his high school friends named Mark This Hour. The group dissolved however due to conflicting schedules. Jesse then joined the Chicago-based heavy metal band For All I Am in 2013, of which he’d been a fan for years. He played guitar and did vocals to replace a departing member for them. And while the group discussed that they would have liked to add Jesse to the definite line-up, a country-wide tour was also discussed to see if the young man could be a good permanent match.
Cynthia Rhodes Death| Dirty Dancing film
Rhodes starred as Penny Johnson in a film Dirty Dancing which had fatal injuries, surgical shocks, and bleak solitary death. It’s hard to believe that executives at one point were so persuaded that Dirty Dancing was a flop they considered burning the movie reel and walking away. Instead, the movie ended up becoming a surprise smash success upon its release in 1987, turning into major stars a cast of relative unknowns.
Shot over a mere two months and with a tiny budget, actors like Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Cynthia Rhodes, and Jane Brucker spent one bitterly cold autumn in Carolina pretending it was summer in the Catskills, jumping into lakes and sweating on dance floors. The film gave us some of the most iconic scenes from Hollywood including the famous and often-recreated Time Of My Life rise.
Cynthia was the first star to sign and played lead dancer Penny who, following a failed miscarriage, is forced to pull out of television.
Cynthia Rhodes Films| Movies
- Xanadu (1980) as Ensemble dancer
- Flashdance (1983) as Tina Tech
- Staying Alive (1983) as Jackie
- Runaway (1984) as Officer Karen Thompson
- Dirty Dancing (1987) as Penny Johnson
Cynthia Rhodes Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $9 million as of 2022. Her primary source of income is from her career as an actress and singer. More details about her wealth, assets, properties, houses, cars she owns, private jets and villas, and so much more are currently not known and will be updated soon.