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Robin Givens Biography
Robin Givens born as Robin Simone Givens is an American stage, television, film actress and model. Givens started her acting career after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1984. She won the role of Darlene Merriman in the ABC sitcom Head of the Class in 1986. Givens remained with the series for its entire five-year run. In 1991 after the series ended , she continued her career with film roles and guest starring roles on television. Currently she has a recurring role as Mayor Sierra McCoy on Riverdale.
Givens co-starred on the sitcom Sparks in 1996, which aired for two seasons on UPN. She took over hosting duties on the syndicated talk show Forgive or Forget in January 2000. Four months late the show was canceled. Givens has since had recurring roles on The Game, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and Chuck. She released her autobiography, Grace Will Lead Me Home in 2007.
Robin Givens Age
Givens was born on November 27, 1964 in New York City. She is 27 years old as of 2018.
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Givens was born on November 27, 1964 in New York City. She is a daughter to Ruth Roper (née Newby) and Reuben Givens, who divorced when she was two. Givens and her sister Stephanie were raised by their mother in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle, New York. Givens was raised Catholic.
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Givens graduated from New Rochelle Academy (a N–12 private school which closed in June 1987), and registered at Sarah Lawrence College at age 15. In 1984 that when she graduated. Givens also attended Harvard Medical School for two years, but did not graduate.
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Givens first started acting in 1985 with an appearance on The Cosby Show. This followed roles in Diff’rent Strokes and the 1986 television film Beverly Hills Madam, opposite Faye Dunaway. In the same year, she landed her breakthrough role as rich girl Darlene Merriman on the ABC sitcom Head of the Class. The series lasted five seasons, ending in 1991.
While starring in Head of the Class, in 1989, she appeared in The Women of Brewster Place with Oprah Winfrey. Later she appeared in Boomerang (1992). She posed nude for Playboy magazine in 1994, and was ranked #88 on Empire Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History list in May 1995. Givens in 1996 she portrayed Claudia in the television movie The Face (also known as A Face to Die For) with Yasmine Bleeth. She co-starred in the UPN sitcom Sparks later that year, which series ended its run in 1998. Givens also played Denise in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Givens appeared in a cameo in Toni Braxton’s music video “He Wasn’t Man Enough”, in January 2000as the wife of a cheating husband. She came back to the entertainment industry later that year as the host of the talk show Forgive or Forget where she replaced television personality Mother Love halfway through the show’s second season.Initially, ratings increased after Givens took over hosting duties, but soon fell. After this season the series was canceled.
Givens attempted a return to television on MyNetworkTV’s telenovela Saints and Sinners, in 2006 but the show garnered low ratings and was soon canceled. Givens went on with 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. Givens came back to feature films in Tyler Perry’s Southern drama The Family That Preys (2008).
On the CW comedy-drama The Game Givens also had a recurring role portraying a fictionalized version of herself. In addition, she 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 television and film roles, she has performed onstage. She appeared in an Off Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2001. She played the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway play Chicago from February to April 16, 2006. Givens toured the country playing a part in the I’m Ready Productions play Men, Money & Golddiggers. She starred in the 2009 stage play A Mother’s Prayer, which also starred Johnny Gill, Shirley Murdock, and Jermaine Crawford.
Givens in 2007, published a memoir entitled Grace Will Lead Me Home. It was based on the life of her praying grandmother, Grace, her experiences of domestic violence, her strong will to survive, feeling abandoned by her father, and her faith in God. Given in 2011 guest-starred in three episodes of NBC’s spy-comedy Chuck: “Chuck Versus the Masquerade”, “Chuck Versus the A-Team”, and “Chuck Versus the Muuurder”, as Jane Bentley. In 2015 she starred along Clifton Powell, Mishon Ratliff and Malachi Malik in the segment Mama’s Boy of TV One’s anthology romance horror film Fear Files.
Robin Givens Net Worth
Givens is an American actress and model who has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.
Robin Givens Now | Robin Givens Today
Givens currently has a recurring role as Mayor Sierra McCoy on Riverdale.
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Givens met Boxer Mike Tyson in March 1986, They got married on February 7, 1988.At that time Tyson was estimated to have US$50 million, and he and Givens did not make a prenuptial agreement. Givens and her mother bought a $4.6 million mansion in the affluent suburb of Bernardsville, New Jersey during their marriage.
In may 1988 Givens had miscarriage. The marriage began to fall apart. In a joint interview with Tyson on 20/20,she told Barbara Walters that life with tyson was “torture, pure hell, worse than anything I could possibly imagine,” and she went on to describe his volatile temper. Givens filed for divorce in October 1988 and was granted a temporary restraining order. Marvin Mitchelson, who was her attorney, said “She loves Michael Tyson. But there is continued violence, and she fears for her safety.”
Givens claimed spousal abuse, while Tyson alleged alienation and interest in his money, not in him. On Valentine’s Day in 1989 the divorce was finalized. Newspapers reported that Givens received a divorce settlement of over $10 million from her marriage to Tyson. Givens later denied the report, stating: “I didn’t receive one dime”. She received negative press following her separation from Tyson, particularly within the African American community. One article, in particular, described her as “the most hated woman in America”.
Robin Givens Children | Robin Givens Husband
Givens adopted her first son, Michael in 1993. She married her tennis instructor, Svetozar Marinković in 1997. Months later Givens filed for divorce. She had a second son, William, with ex-boyfriend, Murphy Jensen in 1999.
Robin Givens Brad Pitt
Before Jen and Angelina, Brad Pitt was briefly with Robin Givens in 1989, right around the time she split from Mike Tyson.
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Robin Givens Movies
Movies From Year 2002 to 2016
- 2016 – God’s Not Dead 2 as Principal Kinney
- 2014 – Airplane Vs Volcano as Dr. Whitmore
- 2012 – Unspoken Words as Mrs. Lewis
- 2012 – Double Sided as Miranda Johnson
- 2010 – Enemies Among Us as Gloria
- 2009 – A Mother’s Prayer as Brenda
- 2008 – Queen of Media as Wendy Williams
- 2008 – The Family That Preys as Abigail “Abby” Dexter
- 2008 – Little Hercules In 3-D as Dana
- 2006 – Restraining Order as Diane McNeil
- 2005 – Flip The Script as Rain Jones
- 2003 – Head of State as Kim
- 2003 – Good Night To Die as Dana
- 2003 – Love Chronicles as Monifa Burly
- 2002 – Book of Love as Iyanna
- 2002 – Antibody as Dr. Rachel Saverini
Movies From Year 1978 to 2001
- 2001 – The Elite as Ashe
- 2000 – Everything’s Jake as Publisher
- 1998 – Secrets
- 1995 – Dangerous Intentions as Kaye Ferrar
- 1994 – Foreign Student as April
- 1994 – Blankman as Kimberly Jonz
- 1992 – Boomerang as Jacqueline Broyer
- 1991 – A Rage in Harlem as Imabelle
- 1978 – The Wiz as Guest at Aunt Emma’s Party
- unknown – God Bless the Broken Road – Kareena Williams
Robin Givens TV Shows
Tv Shows From Year 2011 to 2019
- 2019 – Ambitions as Stephanie Carlisle
- 2017–present – Riverdale as Mayor McCoy
- 2017-2018 – Once Upon a Time as Eudora
- 2016 – Man Seeking Woman as Vicki Claus
- 2016 – Lucifer as Leila Simms
- 2013–2014 as Twisted as Judy
- 2013 – 90210 as Cheryl
- 2012 – Suburgatory as Tulsa
- 2012 – Retired at 35 as Dr. Keller
- 2011 – Chuck as Jane Bentley
- 2011 – Reed Between the Lines Dominique
Tv Shows From Year 2001 to 2010
- 2010 – My Parents, My Sister & Me Keela Goldman
- 2010 – Drop Dead Diva Ann Simpson
- 2010 – Nikita Mary Miracle
- 2008 – Tyler Perry’s House of Payne Tanya
- 2008 – Burn Notice Kandi
- 2008 – The Game Herself
- 2008 Everybody Hates Chris Stacy
- 2005 Captive Hearts Jade Marlo
- 2003–2004 One on One Sheila
- 2003 – Hollywood Wives: The New Generation Kyndra
- 2001 – Spinning Out of Control Erin
- 2000 – The Expendables Randy
- 2000 – Chicken Soup for the Soul Counselor
- 2000 – DAG Jennifer
Tv Shows From Year 1985 to 1999
- 1999 – The Love Boat: The Next Wave Dana Chase
- 1999 – Michael Jordan: An American Hero Juanita Vanoy/Juanita Jordan
- 1999 – Cosby Ms. Malone
- 1997 – Moesha Ladonna
- 1996–1998 – Sparks Wilma Cuthbert
- 1996 – In the House Alex
- 1996 – A Face to Die For Claudia
- 1995 – Me and the Boys Nina
- 1995 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Denise
- 1995 – Courthouse Suzanne Graham
- 1992 – Angel Street Det. Anita King
- 1992 – Angel Street Det. Anita King
- 1989 – The Penthouse Dinah St. Clair
- 1989 – The Women of Brewster Place Kiswana
- 1986–1991 Head of the Class Darlene Merriman
- 1986 – Diff’rent Strokes Ann
- 1986 – Beverly Hills Madam April Baxter
- 1986 – Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Token Ware
- 1985 – The Cosby Show Susanne
Robin Givens Boomerang
Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable womanizer and male chauvinist. When he meets his new boss, Jacqueline Broyer (Robin Givens), Marcus discovers that she is essentially a female version of himself, and realizes he is receiving the same treatment that he delivers to others. The film also features Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, and Chris Rock.
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In 1999, Givens had a second son, William, with ex-boyfriend, Murphy Jensen.
Robin Givens Height | How Tall Is Robin Givens
Givens stands at a height of 1.65m.
Robin Givens House
Givens and her mother bought a $4.6 million mansion in the affluent suburb of Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Robin Givens Body
Robin stands at a height of 1.65 m, a body weight of 55kg, body measurements of 34-23-33 in (85-58.5-84 cm). Her bra size is 32B, her shoes size 9(US) and a dress size of 6 (US).
Robin Givens Book
Grace Will Lead Me Home
Robin Givens Grace Will Lead Me Home
As an honor student at Sarah Lawrence, she landed a job on the Cosby Show. She was a golden girl; success came instantly. And then she met Mike Tyson, the most powerful man on earth who made her feel safe. For a time. She vividly remembers Mikes first punch, delivered coldly, dispassionately, and easily tossing her 105-pound frame across the room. As she details in the book he sliced her clothing to ribbons and nearly choked her to death — yet she remained determined to love him enough to save them both. And at some point, she realized that if he didnt kill her himself, he would drive her to do it (a taunt he made constantly).
When she left, the campaign of destruction continued. She went from being selected as one of Peoples Fifty Most Beautiful People to being vilified in the press. Robin tried to focus on her career, but motherhood provided the clarity she needed. It is through her children, and her stalwart mother and sister, that she has been able to come to terms with her choices, her faith, and ultimately herself. Grace Will Lead Me Home is her extraordinary, yet poignantly universal story.
Is Robin Givens A Christian
Robin comes from a Catholic family that was haunted by domestic violence for three generations, including herself, her mother, and grandmother. At a young age, her father abandoned her mother and Robin never had much of a relationship with him during her youth.
Robin Givens Cancer
Stephanie, actress Robin Givens’ younger sister suddenly fell ill two Christmases ago. The fitness enthusiast had been told by doctors that she merely had ‘some kind of virus’ but one week later, doctors discovered her white blood count was dangerously low. She was immediately rushed to the hospital her condition rapidly worsening.
Stephanie was later diagnosed with breast cancer, and she then died Robin revealed on the CBS medical talk show The Doctors.
Givens went to The Doctors to be screened for breast cancer – afraid that she, too, may have the disease that so quickly claimed her sister’s life.
‘Certainly right after what happened with my sister, I was so scared. Everything was just so overwhelming. But then you get to an age where you realize things can go wrong,’ Robin said.
Givens underwent an ultrasound screening and a mammogram on the latest episode of CBS medical talk show The Doctors. Robin underwent the testing two years after her younger sister Stephanie passed away of an undetected – but aggressive form of the disease.