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Robin Givens is an American actress and model. Her full name is Robin Simone Givens. In the late 1970s, when she was still young, she started her career.
In 1986, she got her big break when she played Darlene Merriman on the ABC sitcom “Head of the Class.” At the same time, she started dating one of the most famous boxers in the world, Mike Tyson. Her troubled marriage and their nasty divorce got a lot of attention from the media, which made her even more popular.
Early Years of Robin Givens
Robin Simone Givens was born in New York City on November 27, 1964. When she was two, her mother and father got a divorce.
After that, she was raised in a Catholic home in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle, both in New York State. Robin’s first steps into the world of entertainment began when she was in her teens.
She also started getting jobs as a model in magazines like Seventeen and Mademoiselle. Movies like “The Wiz” and “Fort Apache: The Bronx” gave her her first film roles.
Robin finished private school early and got her diploma at age 15. She then went to Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied to become a doctor.
She was one of the youngest students the school had ever had. Robin kept acting in daytime shows while she was in college, but she paid more attention to her studies.
In 1984, when she was 19 years old, she finally got her degree from college. Givens tried to keep learning even after she graduated by taking classes at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. But in the end, she stopped going to school to focus on her acting career.
Robin Givens Career
Robin’s career began when she was on “The Cosby Show.” The famous stand-up comedian Bill Cosby, who she looked up to, is the star of the show.
She quit the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences because of him. Bill has told her that he will pay for her medical school tuition if she doesn’t do well in two years.
Robin has been in a number of TV shows so far. “Sparks,” “One on One,” “Twisted,” “Riverdale,” and “Once Upon a Time” was the TV shows where she stood out the most. In the musical comedy-drama series “Katy Keene,” she played Sierra McCoy until the year 2020.
Robin has also shown in many movies that she is a great actress. She first appeared in a movie in 1978. She was a guest star in “The Wiz.” Since her first movie, she has been in more than 20 more. The movies “Queen of Media,” “The Family That Preys,” and “God’s Not Dead 2” were where she stood out the most.
Robin met Eddie Murphy when she was 16 years old. They went out together for a year in the early 1980s. In the late 1980s, she was also with Michael Jordan, but this relationship didn’t last long.
In 1987, she began dating boxer, Mike Tyson. Even though there had been domestic violence in the past, they got married. When she lost the baby in 1988, the marriage started to fall apart.
She said about her marriage later that it was “torture” and “pure hell.” Tyson said that the event had “severely traumatized” him. There was a rumor that she got $10 million from Tyson when they broke up, but Givens later said that she “didn’t get a dime” after they broke up.
In 1988, she asked for a divorce and got a restraining order because she said her husband had hurt her. She was criticized in the sports world and in the media for divorcing Tyson. After that, she went out with Brad Pitt, Howard Stern, and a few tennis players.
What is Robin Givens’s Net Worth?
According to celebritynetworth.com American actress and model Robin Givens has a net worth of $1 million. Givens may be best known for being an actress, but she also has a pre-med degree and went to Sarah Lawrence College.
Her big break came when she joined the cast of “Head of the Class” in 1986. The popular ABC sitcom put her on the map, and she was an important part of the show for all five years it was on air.
Givens kept acting in shows like “The Women of Brewster Place” and “Boomerang.” In 1996, she got another lead role in the TV show “Sparks”.
Robin has been on talk shows like “Forgive or Forget” since the year 2000. In modern times, she is probably best known for her roles in shows like “The Game,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Chuck,” “Riverdale,” and “Katy Keene.” Aside from acting, she has written a book about her life called “Grace Will Lead Me Home.”
Just What is It About Robin’s Childhood That Has Made Her So Well-known?
She goes to Sarah Lawrence College when she is 15 years old. She was very young, so she was the youngest student at that school. However, she did not just go to that school.
She went to different acting schools because she loved acting and modeling. Robin got into Harvard Medical School in 1984 because she was getting ready to become a doctor. Even though she was an actress, she fell from there.
“Fort Apache” and “The Wiz” were the first TV shows in which Robin Givens was the main character. This was the first time people heard of her.