About Robin Givens
Robin Givens, whose full name is Robin Simone Givens, is an American actress and model. Her career began in the late 1970s during her pre-teen years. Her breakthrough came in 1986 with the role of Darlene Merriman in the ABC sitcom “Head of the Class”. Concurrently with that role, she also began dating Mike Tyson, one of the most famous boxers in the world. Her tumultuous marriage, followed by their acrimonious divorce drew a considerable amount of media attention, which further boosted her popularity.
How did Robin Givens earn his net worth?
The actress became rich after she began her acting career in her teenage years. In 1985, just when she turned twenty, she auditioned for a guest spot on “The Cosby Show”. She eventually won the spot and the host, Bill Cosby, became her mentor who convinced her to drop out of school. The following year, she appeared in “Different Stroke” and “A Beverly Hills Madam”. Also, in 1986, she landed her breakthrough role in the ABC sitcom “Head of the Class”.
Robin reprised the role of Darlene Merriman for 114 episodes from 1986 to 1991, which earned her more than $350.000 in total. Around the same time, she met the boxer Mike Tyson, who was one of the highest-paid boxers in the world worth $50 million at the time. The two got married in February 1988, however, they got divorced just a year later, in February 1989. From the divorce settlement, she received more than $20 million from Tyson and, because of her violent marriage and rancorous divorce that the media covered, Robin also gained national popularity.
Why is he so famous?
Robin became famous in the late 1980s when she joined the popular sitcom “Head of the Class” and, also, when she married Mike Tyson. She was born on November 27, 1964, in New York City. Her parents divorced when she was two years old and she was raised by her mother, alongside her sister Stephanie. When she was a teen, she occasionally acted and modeled. Some of the magazines that she appeared in during that time were Mademoiselle and Seventeen.
Among some of the very first roles of Givens on television were in “The Wiz” and “Fort Apache: The Bronx”, where she had cameo appearances. She enrolled at the Sarah Lawrence College when she was fifteen years old. As a pre-medical major, she became one of the youngest attendees of that school. At the same time, her passion for acting inspired her to join various acting schools. In 1984, she graduated from the college and enrolled at the Harvard Medical School, however, she dropped out during the first year to pursue an acting career.
What makes him so successful?
What makes this television star so successful are her many roles in films and TV series such as “The Women of Brewster Place”, “Boomerang”, and “Sparks”. Apart from her multiple roles in films and television series, Givens also continued to work as a model in the 1990s. She continued to gain international popularity when she posed nude for the Playboy magazine in 1994. Besides that one, throughout the past three decades, she has continuously graced the covers of magazines such as IMPACT, People, Life, Essence, Sports Illustrated, JET, and Ebony, among many others.
In the 1990s, at the peak of her career, the actress began receiving a lot more acting opportunities. In addition to the UPN hit series “Sparks”, she also starred in box-office hits such as “Boomerang”, “Foreign Student”, and “Blankman”. She spent the past two decades mostly working for television series such as “Tyler Perry’s House of Pain”, “The Game”, “Chuck”, and “90210”. Most recently, she became a series regular for the hit shows “Riverdale” and “Ambitions”.
Robin Givens is known mainly for being one of Mike Tyson’s ex-wives. Despite that, she also gained a lot of popularity all by herself and only from her acting and modeling career. She began acting when she was a teenager and, after being mentored by Bill Cosby, she became a Hollywood superstar. Since the 1990s, she has starred in hundreds of films and television series, and, now more than ever, she continues to do that. Concurrently with acting, she is also a fashion icon and influencer that has constantly graced the covers of multiple magazines such as Playboy and Forbes.