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Robin Givens

Biography

Head from the Course celebrity and ex-wife of Mike Tyson who also appeared in Boomerang along with a Trend in Harlem. She signed up for Sarah Lawrence University at age group 15. She released an autobiography entitled Elegance Will Lead Me House in 2007. She wedded Mike Tyson in Feb 1988, as well as the set divorced a 12 months later. She offered a popular interview with Barbara Walters where she spoke about worries she experienced from her relationship.

Quick Facts


Full Name Robin Givens
Date Of Birth November 27, 1964
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.65 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Sarah Lawrence College
Nationality American
Spouse Svetozar Marinkovic, Mike Tyson
Children William Givens Jensen, Michael Givens
Parents Ruth Roper Givens, Reuben Givens
Siblings Stephanie Givens
Partner Murphy Jensen
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author
Movies Boomerang, A Rage in Harlem, God's Not Dead 2, The Family That Preys, Blankman, Head of State, Foreign Student, Dangerous Intentions, Airplane vs Volcano, Enemies Among Us, Everything's Jake, Little Hercules in 3-D, A Good Night to Die, Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, Beverly Hills Madam, Flip the Script, Love Chronicles, The Perfect Match, A Face to Die For, God Send Me a Man, Book of Love, Queen of Media, Michael Jordan: An American Hero, A Mother's Prayer, The Expendables, Restraining Order, The Elite, God's Precious Jewels, Preaching to the Pastor, Antibody, JK's House, Should've Put a Ring on It, Breathe, On Angel's Wings, Definitely Divorcing, Four Seasons, Waiting for Angels, The Penthouse, Angel Street, Secrets to Love, Will a Man Rob God?, Spinning Out of Control, A Christmas to Remember, Captive Hearts
TV Shows The Women of Brewster Place, Head of the Class, Angel Street, Me and the Boys, Sparks, Forgive or Forget, Saints & Sinners, Courthouse, Reed Between the Lines: Extras
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1 Credits Howard Hesseman as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2 Release of her book, "Grace Will Lead Me Home". [2007]
3 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 34, a son William Givens Jensen in October 1999. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Murphy Jensen.
4 Adopted her 1st child as a single mother, a son Michael Givens (b.1992). [1993]
5 Miscarried her future 1st child with her now ex-1st husband Mike Tyson. [May 1988]
6 Suffered from depression.
7 Was a classmate of Holly Robinson Peete at Sarah Lawrence College.
8 28 January 2004 - Accidentally struck an 89-year old woman with her SUV in Miami. The woman was admitted to the hospital with unknown injuries.
9 Replaced Mother Love as hostess for the series Forgive or Forget (1998) (as of 17 January 2000)
10 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#88). [1995]
11 Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1991" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 43."
12 Has been separated from her tennis instructor husband, Marinkovic, since the day they married. Filed for divorce 19 December 1997 citing irreconcilable differences.
13 Robin's father, Reuben, abandoned her family when she was a young girl and she seldom saw him after that.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
God Bless the Broken Road 2017 filming Karena Williams
Dreams I Never Had 2017 completed Prosecuting Attorney Hernandez
The Products of the American Ghetto 2016 post-production Penny
Lucifer 2016 TV Series Leila Simms
Riverdale 2016 TV Series Sierra McCoy
God's Not Dead 2 2016 Principal Kinney
The Perfect Match 2016 Geneva
Definitely Divorcing 2016 April
Man Seeking Woman 2016 TV Series Vicki Claus
A Christmas to Remember 2015 Veronica
A Perfect Wedding 2015 Wedding Coordinator
Fear Files 2015 TV Movie Elaine Channing (segment "Mama's Boy")
Unspoken Words 2014 Mrs. Lewis
Four Seasons 2014 Helen
Airplane vs. Volcano 2014 Video Lisa Whitmore
On Angel's Wings 2014 Amber
JK's House 2013 Dr. Amber Jenkins
The First Family 2013 TV Series Melanie
Twisted 2013 TV Series Judy
Will a Man Rob God? 2013 Video
90210 2013 TV Series Cheryl Harwood
Je'Caryous Johnson's Marriage Material 2013 Shauna
RuPaul's Drag U 2012 TV Series
Retired at 35 2012 TV Series Dr. Keller
Waiting for Angels 2012 Video Jack's daughter
Suburgatory 2012 TV Series Tulsa
Queen of Media 2011 Wendy Williams
Tagged 2011 TV Movie Marleeza Dinkins
Reed Between the Lines 2011 TV Series Dominique
The Love You Save 2011 TV Movie Alexis
Breathe 2011/II Nurse Nancy
Should've Put a Ring on It 2011 Sherri
Chuck 2011 TV Series Jane Bentley / Director Jane Bentley
Church Girl 2011 Cat
Nikita 2010 TV Series Mary Miracle
Drop Dead Diva 2010 TV Series Anne Simpson
My Parents, My Sister & Me 2010 TV Series Keela Goldman
Enemies Among Us 2010 Gloria
A Mother's Prayer 2009 Video Brenda
Preaching to the Pastor 2009 Dr. Williams
Sounds of Poetry 2009 Short Eleanor
Little Hercules in 3-D 2009 Dana
God Send Me a Man 2009 Kim
Everybody Hates Chris 2008 TV Series Stacy
The Family That Preys 2008 Abby
Burn Notice 2008 TV Series Kandi
House of Payne 2007-2008 TV Series Tanya
The Verdict 2008 TV Movie Ayira
The Game 2008 TV Series Robin Givens
Take 3 2006 TV Movie Diane McNeil
Everything's Jake 2006 Publisher
Restraining Order 2006 Diane McNeil
Captive Hearts 2005 TV Movie Jade Marlo
Flip the Script 2005 Rain Jones
One on One 2003-2004 TV Series Sheila Kerr
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation 2003 TV Movie Kyndra
Love Chronicles 2003 Monifa Burly
A Good Night to Die 2003 Dana
Head of State 2003 Kim
Antibody 2002 Video Rachel Saverini
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs 2002 Iyanna
Spinning Out of Control 2001 TV Movie Erin
The Elite 2001/I Ashe
DAG 2000 TV Series Jennifer Daggett
The Expendables 2000 TV Movie Randy
Chicken Soup for the Soul 2000 TV Series Counselor
Cosby 1999 TV Series Ms. Malone
Michael Jordan: An American Hero 1999 TV Movie Juanita Vanoy / Juanita Jordan
Love Boat: The Next Wave 1999 TV Series Dana Chase
Secrets 1998 Short
Sparks 1996-1998 TV Series Wilma Cuthbert
Moesha 1997 TV Series Ladonna
A Face to Die For 1996 TV Movie Claudia
In the House 1996 TV Series Alex Peterson
Courthouse 1995 TV Series Suzanne Graham
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1995 TV Series Denise
Me and the Boys 1995 TV Series Nina
Dangerous Intentions 1995 Kaye Ferrar
Blankman 1994 Kimberly Jonz
Foreign Student 1994 April
Angel Street 1992 TV Movie Det. Anita King
Angel Street 1992 TV Series Detective Anita King
Boomerang 1992 Jacqueline
Head of the Class 1986-1991 TV Series Darlene Merriman
A Rage in Harlem 1991 Imabelle
The Penthouse 1989 TV Movie Dinah St. Clair
The Women of Brewster Place 1989 TV Series Kiswana / Melanie Browne
Sonny Spoon 1988 TV Series Alvita
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye 1986 TV Series Token Ware
Beverly Hills Madam 1986 TV Movie April Baxter
Diff'rent Strokes 1986 TV Series Ann
The Cosby Show 1985 TV Series Susanne
The Wiz 1978 Guest at Aunt Emma's Party (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreams I Never Had 2017 associate producer completed
The Products of the American Ghetto 2016 executive producer post-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Herself
Today 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Doctors 2016 TV Series Herself
Home & Family 2016 TV Series Herself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
Huckabee 2014 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2010-2014 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2007-2010 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004-2009 TV Series Herself
The Game 2008-2009 TV Series Herself
Secrets to Love 2008 Documentary Herself
Praise the Lord 2008 TV Series Herself
39th NAACP Image Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Herself
The View 2006 TV Series Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest Host
Driven 2004 TV Series documentary
HBO First Look 1994-2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2000 TV Series Herself
Talk Soup 2000 TV Series Herself
Howard Stern 1999-2000 TV Series Herself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999-2000 TV Series Herself
Forgive or Forget 1998 TV Series Herself - Host (2000)
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Musical Performer
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Guest Appearance
Soul Train 1986 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Herself
The Making of Trump 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Tyson 2008 Documentary Herself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Herself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1990 Documentary Herself (with husband Mike Tyson) (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Female Star of Tomorrow

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Television: Best Supporting Actress Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
2003 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Head of State (2003)


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#Quote
1 I left my marriage only when I felt like I was going to die physically or die emotionally. It's just amazing what becomes your normal. One day you wake up with a knife at your throat. Another day you find your shoes torn up. But now we're in world where we are far more connected and involved in each other's lives because of social media. Now women who are abused can see they're not alone.
2 I want someone who can handle me. And I'm not the easiest person to handle.


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