Cynthia Pinot Dinelli
Cynthia Pinot (A former American film and television actress-model) is of Spanish-French, and Native American ancestry and was born in Los Angeles, California.
She is a niece of Mexican film legend "El Piporro", Eulalio Gonzalez.
Born into a family of artists, Pinot started performing at the age of four when she joined the Dance Academy in Chicago and had her own spot on a PBS after school children's show. Cynthia is a Painter and a Sculptor. Cynthia has involved herself in non-profit organizations like HAPPI (Handicapped Artists and Performers), the American Cancer Society Saint Judes Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project.
Pinot landed her first modeling contract at the age of 16 with Elite Model Management's petite division DIVA, after becoming a regional finalist in "The Look of the Year" model search. She later joined a Shakespearean performance troupe before she settled into The University Of Texas where she majored in Theater and Photography. She is also a writer, artist and skilled photographer.
After a career as a model, Pinot continued her acting career in 2001 with a supporting role on Rush Hour 2. She has worked mostly in the action film genre with directors like Brett Ratner, Bryan Spicer, Jon Cassar and James Wong. Pinot later worked on an International drama entitled Jornada Al Norte in 2006. This film starred Cynthia Pinot and was featured at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and LA Film Festival. Cynthia has worked with Jackie Chan, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chris Tucker, Jet Lee and Tom Arnold and Jennifer Garner. Pinot has appeared in the television series Alias, and featured on the first season of 24 with Kiefer Sutherland.
Anne Bancroft was Cynthia's Mentor in early 2001-2002.
In 2011 Cynthia changed gears and joined forces with Aldo Dinelli to create ICON JEWELS. As a true visionary, Cynthia Pinot lends her creative voice and powerhouse talent as this company continues to expand its domain, one city at a time.