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- What does Robin do for a living?
- Who are Robin’s parents and siblings?
- What are Robin’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Robin married or does she have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
- Does Robin have any children?
- Where is Robin now?
- How tall is Robin?
- How much money does Robin earn?
- What is Robin’s net worth?
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Who is Robin Givens?
Robin Simone Givens is an American well-known actress, model, and director. In 1986, she landed her breakthrough role of Darlene Merriman in the ABC sitcom Head of the Class and remained on the series for its 5-year duration. Her troubled marriage to boxer Mike Tyson in 1988 drew considerable media attention as did their acrimonious divorce. Later, she went on to become a spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline for several years.
Since then she has continued her career with film and television roles such as The Women of Brewster Place (1989) and Boomerang (1992). In 1996, she co-starred in the sitcom Sparks which aired for two seasons on UPN. Next, she took over hosting duties in January 2000, on the syndicated talk show Forgive or Forget. She released her autobiography, Grace Will Lead Me Home in 2007. Since then she has had recurring roles on The Game, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Chuck, Riverdale, and its spin-off Katy Keene and has been part of the main cast of Batwoman.
How Old Is Robin Givens?
She is 57 years old as of September 2022, having been born on November 27, 1964, in New York City, U.S. Robin shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Sam Golbach, Bill Nye, Bruce Lee (1940-1973), blackbear, Zoe Colletti, and many more.
Robin Givens Family
Who are Robin Givens’s Parents?
She was born to Reuben Givens (Father) and Ruth Roper Givens (Mother). Her parents divorced when she was two years.
Does Robin Givens have Siblings?
She has a sister by the name of Stephanie Givens.
Robin Givens Education
She received her high school education at New Rochelle Academy. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College as a pre-medical major, which made her the youngest to attend the school at the age of 15.
Robin Givens Marital Status
According to news on the internet, it shows that she is currently single. However, she has been previously married twice. First, she was married to Mike Tyson (born on June 30, 1966) an American former professional boxer, they married 0n February 7, 1988, but divorced in 1989. Second, she was married to Svetozar Marinkovic (a tennis instructor), they married in 1997, but divorced in 1998. And has been in several relationships.
Robin Givens Kids
She has two kids. An adopted son by the name of Michael Givens (born in 1992). And a second kid with her ex-boyfriend Murphy Jensen (a tennis player), a son by the name of William Given Jensen (born in October 1999).
Robin Givens Career
A Career from the 1980s to the 1990s
In 1985, she auditioned for a guest spot on The Cosby Show. She went on to win the spot and Bill Cosby became her mentor. Soon after she appeared in Different Strokes and the 1986 television film Beverly Hills Madam opposite Faye Dunaway. That same year, she landed her breakthrough on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class a role as rich girl Darlene Merriman. The series lasted five seasons ending in 1991. And while starring in Head of the Class, in 1989, she appeared in The Women of Brewster Place with Oprah Winfrey.
And later appeared in Boomerang (1992). In 1994, she posed nude for Playboy magazine. However, she lost her voice during that period and one of the reasons why she posed for the magazine was so that she could write her own article. In May 1995, she was ranked No. 88 on Empire magazine’s “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History”. The next year, she portrayed Claudia in the television movie The Face with Yasmine Bleeth. In 1995 also, she co-starred in the UPN sitcom Sparks which ended its run in 1998. And went on to play Denise in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
A Career from the 2000s to 2010s
In January 2000, she appeared in a cameo in Toni Braxton’s music video “He Wasn’t Man Enough”. Later that year, she returned to the entertainment industry as the host of the talk show Forgive or Forget replacing television personality Mother Love halfway through the show’s second season. In 2006, she attempted a return to television on MyNetworkTV’s telenovela Saints and Sinners. However, the show was soon canceled due to low ratings. Thus she continued acting in made-for-television films while also making appearances on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord program (July 12, 2007) and Larry King Live.
She released her autobiography, Grace Will Lead Me Home in June 2007. Next, she returned to feature films in Tyler Perry’s Southern drama The Family That Preys (2008). And also had a recurring role portraying a fictionalized version of herself on the CW comedy-drama The Game. Moreover, she has had a recurring role on the TBS show Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and a guest role on USA Network’s Burn Notice. In addition to feature in television and film roles, she has also performed onstage. And thus she appeared in an off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2001. From February to April 16, 2006, she played the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway play Chicago. In addition to her film work, she published a memoir entitled Grace Will Lead Me Home in 2007.
In the memoir, she reflects on the life of her praying grandmother, Grace, her experiences of domestic violence, her strong will to survive, her feeling abandoned by her father, and her faith in God. After the memoir, she guest-starred in three episodes of NBC’s spy-comedy Chuck in 2011. The episodes are, “Chuck Versus the Masquerade”, “Chuck Versus the A-Team”, and “Chuck Versus the Muuurder” as Jane Bentley. Later that year, she performed in the play Blues for An Alabama Sky as Angel, a struggling blues singer at Pasadena Playhouse. In 2015, she starred in the segment “Mama’s Boy” of TV One’s anthology romance horror film Fear Files alongside Clifton Powell, Mishon Ratliff, and Malachi Malik.
For several years, she was the spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In 2017, she hosted the San Diego Black Film Festival. Next, she was cast in season three of Batwoman (2021) as Jada Jet, the CEO of Jeturian Industries, and Ryan Wilder’s biographical mother who is based on Jezebel Jet. The next year, she appeared in the Lifetime film He’s Not Worth Dying For as part of its “Ripped from the Headlines” feature films. There, she portrayed Cher Heinemann, the mother of Grace Heinemann who was based on Ludemann.
Robin Givens Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 5inches (1.65m) and a weight of 55kg (121lbs).
Robin Givens Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but has a net worth of $1 million.