Seven Stories Press

Works of Radical Imagination

Cynthia O'Neal


Born in Los Angeles, Cynthia O’Neal has modeled and appeared in several major motion pictures, including Carnal Knowledge and Primary Colors. In 1991 she founded Friends in Deed: The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness, which has helped transform many thousands of lives by providing emotional and spiritual support for anyone diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening physical illnesses—all free of charge. O'Neal currently lives in New York City.