An American actress Robin Givens who started her career in a guest role is recently engaged in recurring role on Riverdale. Robin Givens appearance in films and series established her as a public face.
Robin Givens was named Robin Simone Givens by mother Ruth Roper Givens and father Reuben Givens. Robin Givens was born on November 27, 1964 and was the second child among two. She has an elder sister named Stephanie Givens. Both of them are actresses by profession. Inspired by her mother, she entered into the artistic field. Initially at the age of 10, she joined acting classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
In 1980, Robin Givens enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College and graduated in 1984. Then, she joined Harvard Medical School for two years with the motto of doing pre-med. But, before graduating, Givens left the college. As she had keen interest in acting, she entered into the Hollywood sector.
Robin Givens then involved in several films and television series starring various roles and characters. Robin Givens appearance in filmy world and her artistic energy put her into the national spotlight. She also appeared in numerous videos. She appeared in a Cameo in Toni Braxton’s music video “He Wasn’t Man Enough.” At the same time, she entered the entertainment industry and had a role on talk show Forgive or Forget, replacing Mother Love. Robin Givens appearance as a host increased her ratings. But soon the show was cancelled as it was not hit as the first season.
She further moved to television on My Network TV’s telenovela Saints and Sinners. Again, the show generated low ratings. Time and again, she had low ratings in every projects. But, keeping her passion or dedication stable, Robin appeared in numerous shows including autobiography Grace Will Lead Me Home (2007), The Family That Preys (2008), comedy drama the game, and many more.
Apart from the television series and filmy roles, Givens also performed onstage. In 2009, she appeared in the stage play A Mother’s Prayer. Despite being a victim to domestic violence,she never stopped. She focused on her passion and moved having faith on herself and on god.
Robin Givens was interlinked with the film sector from 1978 to the date including the project titled The Wiz (1978), Book of Love (2002), Enemies Among US (2010), Unspoken Words (2012), God’s Not Dead 2 (2016) and so on.
By 1985, Givens appeared in television series too. Some of them are: The Cosby Show (1985), Diff’rent Strokes (1986), Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003), Everybody Hates Chris (2008), Man Seeking Woman (2016), Riverdale (2017), Once Upon a Time (2017) and many more.
Robin Givens was married twice and even had an affair. Robin married to Mike Tyson, former professional boxer, in February 7, 1988. The marriage was going smoothly until Mike Tyson began to act violent and was sued under different cases. The commitment of several legal and illegal crime led the couple to go through bad times. And Givens love-life began to fall apart. The marriage ended on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1989 and their divorced was officially announced.
After divorce and increasing dislike for her, there were rumors that she went through depression. Soon she decided to give another chance to marriage. Robin Givens got married to Svetozar Marinkovic in 1997. Unfortunately, the marriage proved to be a total failure and the couple went apart since the day they married. The file of divorce was submitted referencing irreconcilable differences.
Besides, being a renowned actress and model, she is also a mother. In 1993, Robin Givens adopted her first son named Michael Givens and was blessed with a second baby boy named William Givens Jensen with her ex-boyfriend name Murphy Jensen, a tennis player. Hence, she is supposed to be living with two boys.
Although, being a popular actress and having contributions in several arena, everyone began to dislike her. The reason was the scandalous split with Mike Tyson. The dislike increased specially when the couple appeared in 1988 Barbara Walters interview. There were plenty negative comments.
There, Givens said that she loves him for his gentle side. He is not bad but he gets out of control. She spoke about her husband’s anger issues,his ill-manners and how he gets out of his control which is frightening to her and her mother often.Mike Tyson stayed silent while she spoke. That was the time when Mike Tyson had no any cases charged and was the golden boy of boxing. Everyone thought that Givens had married and used him for his bank account and even labeled her as a ‘gold digger’. And later in 1990, Ebony named Givens as the most hated woman of America after her divorce.
In 1991, Robin Givens was awarded with ShoWest convention, USA under the category of Female Star of Tomorrow and was nominated with the title Black Reel awards under the category Television: Best supporting Actress. Moreover, she was listed as the 100 sexiest stars in Film History list because of her nude pose for playboy magazine.
Hollywood actress and model Robin Givens is estimated to have net worth of $2million. Robin Givens appearance on acting and modeling is the source of her income.
All new #riverdale starting now! Who's watching 😉— Robin Givens (@Therocknrobn) November 9, 2017