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Short Info

Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 27, 1964
SpouseSvetozar Marinkovic, Mike Tyson
FactMiscarried her future 1st child with her now ex-1st husband Mike Tyson. [May 1988]

Robin Givens is an American actress and model. She was born on November 27, 1964 in New York City, New York, United States. Her father, Reuben Givens, was a successful businessman and her mother, Ruth Newell, was a model and actress. She has two sisters, Stephanie and Ashley. She attended the prestigious Spence School in New York City and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.

Givens began her career as a model, appearing in magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She made her acting debut in the television film The Face of Rage (1983). She went on to appear in a number of films and television shows, including the sitcom Head of the Class (1986-1991), the soap opera Generations (1989-1991) and the drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1991-1992).

Givens’ most famous role was as Darlene Merriman in the sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2006-2012). She has also appeared in the films A Rage in Harlem (1991), Boomerang (1992) and Nothing to Lose (1997).

Givens has been married twice, first to tennis player Andy Roddick and then to actor Brad Pitt. She has two children from her first marriage, a son named Tyson and a daughter named Blake.

General Info

Full NameRobin Givens
Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 27, 1964
Height1.65 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationSarah Lawrence College


SpouseSvetozar Marinkovic, Mike Tyson
ChildrenWilliam Givens Jensen, Michael Givens
ParentsReuben Givens, Ruth Roper Givens
SiblingsStephanie Givens
PartnerMurphy Jensen


NominationsNAACP 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
MoviesBoomerang, A Rage in Harlem, God's Not Dead 2, The Family That Preys, Blankman, Head of State, Foreign Student, The Women of Brewster Place, Airplane vs Volcano, Little Hercules in 3-D, Enemies Among Us, Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, Everything's Jake, Dangerous Intentions, Beverly Hills Mada...
TV ShowsSaints & Sinners, Forgive or Forget, Sparks, Me and the Boys, Angel Street, Head of the Class, Courthouse

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1I 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.
2I want someone who can handle me. And I'm not the easiest person to handle.


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




God Bless the Broken Road2017filmingKarena Williams
Dreams I Never Had2017completedProsecuting Attorney Hernandez
The Products of the American Ghetto2016post-productionPenny
Lucifer2016TV SeriesLeila Simms
Riverdale2016TV SeriesSierra McCoy
God's Not Dead 22016Principal Kinney
The Perfect Match2016Geneva
Definitely Divorcing2016April
Man Seeking Woman2016TV SeriesVicki Claus
A Christmas to Remember2015Veronica
A Perfect Wedding2015Wedding Coordinator
Fear Files2015TV MovieElaine Channing (segment "Mama's Boy")
Unspoken Words2014Mrs. Lewis
Four Seasons2014Helen
Airplane vs. Volcano2014VideoLisa Whitmore
On Angel's Wings2014Amber
JK's House2013Dr. Amber Jenkins
The First Family2013TV SeriesMelanie
Twisted2013TV SeriesJudy
Will a Man Rob God?2013Video
902102013TV SeriesCheryl Harwood
Je'Caryous Johnson's Marriage Material2013Shauna
RuPaul's Drag U2012TV Series
Retired at 352012TV SeriesDr. Keller
Waiting for Angels2012VideoJack's daughter
Suburgatory2012TV SeriesTulsa
Queen of Media2011Wendy Williams
Tagged2011TV MovieMarleeza Dinkins
Reed Between the Lines2011TV SeriesDominique
The Love You Save2011TV MovieAlexis
Breathe2011/IINurse Nancy
Should've Put a Ring on It2011Sherri
Chuck2011TV SeriesJane Bentley / Director Jane Bentley
Church Girl2011Cat
Nikita2010TV SeriesMary Miracle
Drop Dead Diva2010TV SeriesAnne Simpson
My Parents, My Sister & Me2010TV SeriesKeela Goldman
Enemies Among Us2010Gloria
A Mother's Prayer2009VideoBrenda
Preaching to the Pastor2009Dr. Williams
Sounds of Poetry2009ShortEleanor
Little Hercules in 3-D2009Dana
God Send Me a Man2009Kim
Everybody Hates Chris2008TV SeriesStacy
The Family That Preys2008Abby
Burn Notice2008TV SeriesKandi
House of Payne2007-2008TV SeriesTanya
The Verdict2008TV MovieAyira
The Game2008TV SeriesRobin Givens
Take 32006TV MovieDiane McNeil
Everything's Jake2006Publisher
Restraining Order2006Diane McNeil
Captive Hearts2005TV MovieJade Marlo
Flip the Script2005Rain Jones
One on One2003-2004TV SeriesSheila Kerr
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation2003TV MovieKyndra
Love Chronicles2003Monifa Burly
A Good Night to Die2003Dana
Head of State2003Kim
Antibody2002VideoRachel Saverini
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs2002Iyanna
Spinning Out of Control2001TV MovieErin
The Elite2001/IAshe
DAG2000TV SeriesJennifer Daggett
The Expendables2000TV MovieRandy
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesCounselor
Cosby1999TV SeriesMs. Malone
Michael Jordan: An American Hero1999TV MovieJuanita Vanoy / Juanita Jordan
Love Boat: The Next Wave1999TV SeriesDana Chase
Sparks1996-1998TV SeriesWilma Cuthbert
Moesha1997TV SeriesLadonna
A Face to Die For1996TV MovieClaudia
In the House1996TV SeriesAlex Peterson
Courthouse1995TV SeriesSuzanne Graham
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesDenise
Me and the Boys1995TV SeriesNina
Dangerous Intentions1995Kaye Ferrar
Blankman1994Kimberly Jonz
Foreign Student1994April
Angel Street1992TV MovieDet. Anita King
Angel Street1992TV SeriesDetective Anita King
Head of the Class1986-1991TV SeriesDarlene Merriman
A Rage in Harlem1991Imabelle
The Penthouse1989TV MovieDinah St. Clair
The Women of Brewster Place1989TV SeriesKiswana / Melanie Browne
Sonny Spoon1988TV SeriesAlvita
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye1986TV SeriesToken Ware
Beverly Hills Madam1986TV MovieApril Baxter
Diff'rent Strokes1986TV SeriesAnn
The Cosby Show1985TV SeriesSusanne
The Wiz1978Guest at Aunt Emma's Party (uncredited)


Dreams I Never Had2017associate producer completed
The Products of the American Ghetto2016executive producer post-production


Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Doctors2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHerself
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2014TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Game2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Secrets to Love2008DocumentaryHerself
Praise the Lord2008TV SeriesHerself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHerself
The View2006TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest Host
Driven2004TV Series documentary
HBO First Look1994-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHerself
Talk Soup2000TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern1999-2000TV SeriesHerself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999-2000TV SeriesHerself
Forgive or Forget1998TV SeriesHerself - Host (2000)
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Musical Performer
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Soul Train1986TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHerself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol1990DocumentaryHerself (with husband Mike Tyson) (uncredited)


Won Awards

1991ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of Tomorrow

Nominated Awards

2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTelevision: Best Supporting ActressHollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
2003Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressHead of State (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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