The documentary ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty‘ follows the Los Angeles Lakers, a basketball team acquired by Jerry Buss, who has big aspirations for the team. The series highlights several noteworthy events that moulded the team’s lasting history and solidified its iconic reputation in the sport, and is based on the team’s real-life historic “Showtime” heyday during the 1980s.
It also depicts the life of Magic Johnson, a rookie who is pushed into fame and glory after signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. The sixth episode of the show focuses on Magic’s relationship with Cindy Day. As a result, viewers must be intrigued by the character and the actress who portrays her. Here’s everything you need to know in that situation!
In Winning Time, Who is Cindy Day?
In the second episode of ‘Winning Time,’ titled ‘Is That All There Is?,’ Cindy Day is introduced. ‘After Magic’s high school sweetheart, Cookie, breaks up with him, Cindy becomes his girlfriend. She travels to Los Angeles with Magic and serves as his publicist.
Magic’s manager and financial advisor is Cindy’s father, Dr. Thomas Day. Cindy becomes increasingly interested in Magic’s life in the sixth episode and attempts to confine him. Magic, on the other hand, makes it clear that he is not searching for a long-term relationship.
Magic quickly understands that Cindy, like others, simply likes him because of his celebrity. In the end, Magic breaks up with Cindy but saves his professional relationship with Dr. Day by being diplomatic. Cindy appears to be a mixture of many women Magic Johnson dated in the late 1970s and early 1980s, rather than being based on a single genuine person.
Magic had a brief relationship with Melissa Mitchell, who gave birth to his firstborn son, Andre Johnson, in 1981. As a result, Mitchell could have been a source of inspiration for the character. Renee Perkins, meantime, has claimed to have dated Magic Johnson in the early 1980s and claims that he is the father of her son, Chauncey. As a result, it’s safe to assume that Magic had a few casual relationships in the early 1980s, and Cindy Day is no exception.
Who Plays as ‘Cindy Day’ in Winning Time?
Cindy Day is played by actress Rachel Hilson in the series. Hilson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 30, 1995. Despite her other passions, Hilson began dancing at an early age and was found by an agent who recommended she pursue acting. At the age of 15, she earned the recurring role of Nisa Dalmar in the television series ‘The Good Wife‘ after multiple auditions.
Hilson continues to flourish in guest and recurrent parts on hit shows like ‘Nurse Jackie,’ ‘Elementary,’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ among others, after making her cinematic debut in 2010.
Rachel plays Beth Clarke in the popular drama series ‘This Is Us,’ and you may recognise her as Harmony Curtis from ‘Rise.’ She also appears in the recurring role of Beth Clarke in the acclaimed drama series ‘Rise.’ Hilson is a series regular on the adolescent drama series ‘Love, Victor,’ where she plays Mia Brooks.
She is also a series regular cast member on the first season of ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.’ Hilson enjoys dancing and travelling in her spare time. She is active on social media and uses Instagram to keep people up to speed on her life.