Bermudian-born, Genesis Lynea is a multi-talented actor, singer and dancer who has had major roles in some of the biggest TV shows and hit musicals of the last few years. This includes joining the cast of the BBC's 'Silent Witness' in Series 24 in 2021 as the newest member of the team, forensic ecologist Simone Tyler. She also starred in the 25th anniversary series of the show in 2022.
In 2022 she starred as Sam in HBO/Sky’s new comedy-horror series ‘The Baby’. Also in 2022 she starred as vampire Geraldine Newcopse in Series Three of ‘A Discovery of Witches’ on Sky Max. Prior to that in 2021 she appeared in Series One of Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ as Natacha.
She is an exceptional singer and known for her many appearances in musicals including ‘The Bodyguard’, ‘Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical’, ‘In the Heights’ and the 2016 Regent’s Park production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ which won ‘Best Musical Revival’ at the following year’s Olivier Awards. She played the starring role of ‘Anna of Cleves’ in the original cast of ‘Six’, which is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII. She also performed as one of the lead vocalists on the original cast Six studio album which sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and has recently hit 100 million streams worldwide, making it the second most-streamed musical theatre album in the world. Also on stage, she played the lead role in ‘Sylvia’ at the Old Vic in 2018, a soul, funk and hip hop musical based on the life of Sylvia Pankhurst.
She is also recognisable for her regular role as Archie in the BBC’s ‘Casualty’, a part she played from 2019-2020. And in 2018 she played the leading role of Miss Maddie Harper in series 7 and 8 of CBBC’s 4 O'Clock Club series.
She has starred in a number of award-winning short films including ‘Cost of Living’ which was shortlisted at the 2021 Raindance Film Festival and ‘How Can I Forget’ for which she won Best Actress in a Short Film at the 2020 Maverick Movie Awards.
Genesis’s natural accent is Neutral British with hints of London, Bermudian and American. At times she can be described as Mid-Atlantic or she can sound seamlessly native in any one of these.
Silent Witness (TV, 2021-2022) – 'Simone Tyler', BBC One, Series 24-25
The Baby (TV, 2022) – 'Sam', HBO Max/Sky Atlantic
A Discovery of Witches (TV, 2022) – 'Geraldine Newcopse', Sky Max, Series Three
Shadow and Bone (TV, 2021) – 'Natacha', Netflix, Series One
Casualty (TV, 2019-2020) – 'Archie Hudson', BBC One
Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's Park) (Theatre, 2016 & 2020) – 'Ensemble & Mob Leader', Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
4 O'Clock Club (TV, 2018-2019) – 'Miss Maddie Harper', CBBC, Series 7-8
Sylvia (The Old Vic, 2018) (Theatre, 2018) – 'Sylvia Pankhurst' (lead), The Old Vic
Six The Musical (Off West End production, Arts Theatre, 2017-2018) (Theatre, 2017-2018) – 'Anna of Cleves', The Arts Theatre
Legally Blonde (Curve Theatre, 2016) (Theatre, 2016) – 'Pilar', Curve Theatre
In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre, 2015-2017) (Theatre, 2015-2016) – 'Ensemble' and 'Understudy Carla', Kings Cross Theatre
Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical (Phoenix Theatre, 2015-2016) (Theatre, 2015-2016) – 'Ensemble', Phoenix Theatre
The Bodyguard: The Musical (Adelphi Theatre, 2012-2014) (Theatre, 2013-2014) – 'Ensemble' and 'Understudy Rachel Marron', Adelphi Theatre
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