Robin Givens

Born Nov 27, 1964

Robin Simone Givens is an American stage, television, and film actress. Givens began her acting career after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1984. In 1986, she won the role of Darlene Merriman in the ABC sitcom Head of the Class. She remained with the series for its entire five-year run. After the series ended in 1991, she continued her career with film roles and guest starring roles on television.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on November 27, 1964.


1984 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Givens began her acting career after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1984. … Read More


1985 - 1986 2 More Events
1988 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Her first marriage, to boxer Mike Tyson in 1988, drew considerable media attention as did their divorce the following year.
1989 24 Years Old In 1989, while starring in Head of the Class, she appeared in The Women of Brewster Place with Oprah Winfrey. … Read More
1994 29 Years Old In 1994, she posed nude for Playboy magazine and was ranked #88 on Empire Magazines 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History list in May 1995.


1996 31 Years Old In 1996, Givens portrayed Claudia in the television movie The Face (also known as A Face to Die For) with Yasmine Bleeth.
1997 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Her second marriage, to tennis instructor Svetozar Marinković in 1997, also lasted a year. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old Later that year, she co-starred in the UPN sitcom Sparks, which series ended its run in 1998. … Read More
2000 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, she gave birth to a second son fathered by her ex-boyfriend, tennis player Murphy Jensen.
2001 36 Years Old In 2001, she appeared in an Off Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues.


2006 41 Years Old From February to April 16, 2006, she played the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway play Chicago.
2007 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, she toured the country playing a part in the I'm Ready Productions play Men, Money & Golddiggers.
2009 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Givens starred in the 2009 stage play A Mother's Prayer, which also starred Johnny Gill, Shirley Murdock, and Jermaine Crawford.
2011 46 Years Old In 2011, she 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. 2015 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.
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