It’s hard to make a name for yourself in Hollywood, but through comedies like Key and Peele, his viral sketch as the angry translator of President Obama, and his Netflix show Friends From College, Keegan-Michael Key has risen to admirable heights in Hollywood as a comedian and actor. This has led to publicity for personalities from his life, such as his current ex-wife Cynthia Blaise, who is also a member of Hollywood and works as a dialect coach.
Although she has worked mainly as a dialect coach since the beginning of her career and has appeared in more than 20 films and television shows, she has also worked as an actress and starred in films such as “Timequest” and “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”.
We discuss much more about Cynthia Blaise’s life and her relationship with Keegan-Michael Key below.
Cynthia Blaise Biography & Age
Cynthia Blaise was born sometime in 1958 in the United States. Much of her background is unknown, but it is believed that she grew up in Detroit until she came of age when she went to the University of Oregon where she earned her bachelor’s degree in drama.
The degree was the culmination of an interest in the performing arts that Cynthia Blaise had nurtured and cultivated since childhood. She was also interested in qualifying for her interesting profession by attending the University of California, where she earned a second degree, a Master’s in Acting.
After completing her education she returned to Detroit where she worked at the Detroit Repertory Theatre and was part of the Detroit acting community.
She made her acting debut on the big screen in 1989 in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier as Amanda. Unfortunately, she did not act in another project until 2000, when she appeared in Time quest. In the 2010s Cynthia Blaise appeared in several episodes of Key and Peele and a guest appearance in the series “Robot Chicken”.
While her acting career didn’t have much to celebrate, she has had great success as a dialect coach. She played her first role as a dialect trainer for the movie The Spitfire Grill. Although she was not recognized for her work on the film, she received recognition for her next project, Polish Wedding, and other projects she has worked on since.
Since then, she has worked as a dialect coach on over 20 films or television shows, including major productions such as Miami Vice, Bad Teacher, Faster, and Hardcore Henry.
Cynthia Blaise’s Relationship with Keegan-Michael Key
When Cynthia Blaise first met Keegan-Michael Key, both were members of the Detroit Acting Community and we’re looking for ways to spread their wings and show the world what they could do.
They were both performing at the Detroit Repertory Theatre when their world collided and they began a relationship that defied the 14-year gap between them. Shortly after they met, they married on December 27, 1998.
Their love story became an inspiring story as they both embarked on the journey to Hollywood and eventually watched each other grow and become recognized national and international stars.
Unfortunately, even the best love stories have an end, and in 2015, Cynthia Blaise and Keegan-Michael Key separated when Key filed for a formal divorce from his wife; the news shocked the couple’s fans.
It was a lengthy divorce, which was finally completed in November 2017. Despite several attempts by fans and the media to establish the official reason for the divorce, neither of the two parties revealed anything, with the official statement containing insurmountable differences.
However, the investigation suggests that the couple went separate ways because of allegations of embezzlement by Keegan-Michael Key, who allegedly had an affair with Elisa Pugliese.
During their time together, Cynthia Blaise and Keegan did not have children together.
Other Facts About Keegan-Michael Key’s Ex-Wife
- Since the divorce from Keegan, Cynthia Blaise has remained publicly single, while her ex-husband Keegan-Michael Key is remarried to Elisa. The marriage was concluded in June 2018.
- As a result of the divorce, she suffered from health problems such as depression, weight loss, and severe anxiety, all of which led to her leaving Hollywood.
- The divorce agreement included a one-time payment of $655,000 to Cynthia Blaise from Keegan-Michael and monthly spousal support of $34,000.