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Robin Givens

Birth Name:
Robin Simone Givens
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Took acting classes at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts when she was 10 years old
  • Enrolled as a freshman at Sarah Lawrence College to study medicine at age 15; decided to pursue acting during her junior year
  • Made film debut in 1978 as an extra in The Wiz
  • Debuted on TV in 1985 in a guest-starring role in an episode of the sitcom The Cosby Show
  • Was founder and director of Never Blue Productions in New York City
  • Worked as a model for the Ford Agency in New York
  • Posed nude for Playboy magazine in September of 1994
  • Performed in an off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000
  • Debuted on Broadway in 2006 in the role of Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago
  • Penned her own memoir in 2007, entitled Grace Will Lead Me Home