Who is Robin Givens? Robin Givens is a beautiful American television, stage, and film actress, and model who has gained a lot of fame and attention for her roles as Darlene Merriman on Head of the Class and Riverdale. Robin Givens net worth as an active entertainer is the topic of discussion in this article.
Robin Givens Early Life
Robin Givens was born in New York City, New York, United States, the same city she grew up. She is the daughter of Reuben Givens and his wife, Ruth Roper (née Newby). She was born on November 27, 1964, as an African-American, and her parents divorced when she was only two years old.
Her father left the family and she was raised alone by her single mother. She never met her father after that, meanwhile, her mother encouraged her and her only sister to be creative and artistic.
Robin Givens completed her early schooling at New Rochelle Academy in New York City after which she proceeded to Sarah Lawrence College from where she graduated in 1984 as a twenty-year-old.
Apart from this information, Robin Givens has not disclosed so much about her family and upbringing, but from her records and successful career we can conclude that she had a wonderful time growing up, and her upbringing may have influenced her to success.
Robin Givens Career
Robin Givens initiated her professional career by landing roles in popular television series and shows such as Different Strokes and The Cosby Show both in 1985 just a year after she graduated from college. After the astonishing display of her skills and talents, she landed a big break with the role of the rich Darlene Merriman in the sitcom Head of the Class.
She made regular appearances on the television show for five seasons from 1986 to 1991. Three years after the show in 1994 she got another job to star in the movie Foreign Student and also as Kaye Ferrar in Dangerous Intentions a year after.
Robin Givens Movies & TV Shows
Robin Givens is famous as an actress who has featured in a big list of movies and television shows. Some of her latest movies include — God’s Not Dead 2, Airplane Vs Volcano, Unspoken Words, Double-Sided, Enemies Among, A Mother’s Prayer, Queen of Media, The Family That Preys, Little Hercules In 3-D, Restraining Order, Flip The Script, Head of State, Good Night To Die, Love Chronicles, Book of Love, Antibody, and many more.
On her list of TV shows, we have the likes of — The Penthouse, Angel Street, Courthouse, Nikita, Cosby, The Expendables, Retired at 35, Chuck, Twisted, 90210, DAG, and several more. Robin Givens is noted to have appeared in Broadway The Vagina Monologues. Her latest project is her involvement in the horror films Fear Files in 2015 and Riverdale in 2017.
Robin Givens Relationships, Marriage & Children
At the moment Robin Givens is currently single and there is no news of any of her affairs and relationship. But she has had a record of relationships, many of which have all failed unpleasantly.
- Her most recent relationship was in involvement with Hosea Chanchez back in 2008, after which they separated in 2009.
- She had a brief relationship with Marcus Schenkenberg in 2004 and before then, with Howard Stern in 1999.
- She was also reported to have a romantic connection with Murphy Jensen in the 1990s.
- Before Angelina Jolie, “Troy” star Brad Pitt was briefly involved with Robin Givens in 1989, around the time of her split from her first marriage.
Robin Givens has been married twice in her lifetime. The first time, she got married to professional ring boxer Mike Tyson in February 1988.
After her separation from the boxer Mike Tyson, she went on to marry tennis instructor Svetozar Marinković in 1997, in a union that did not last more than a year.
Robin Givens may have been unlucky with marriages and relationships, but she has been lucky with motherhood. The talented actress is a proud mother of two children; William and Michael, of which her second son Michael was adopted by her in the year 1993.
Robin Givens Rumors, Controversies & Scandals
Throughout her entire success-crowned career, Robin Givens was always in the limelight, constantly and always had attention pulled towards her as a popular celebrity.
- In May 2009, Forbes magazine confirmed that the actress hasn’t paid the tax of over $292,000 including interest and penalties.
- She caused a lot of rift, provocation, and controversy when she hit and critically injured an 89-year-old pedestrian, Maria Alcover with her SUV. When the charges against her were dismissed it caused a lot of debate and heat which brought about a civil lawsuit against her.
Robin Givens Net Worth
Robin Givens has generated a lot of fortune from appearing in shows and movies. Robin Givens net worth is $2 Million. Being a successful model and actress there is no doubt she earns a good salary which has enabled her to accumulate wealth.
However, her exact current salary and earnings per appearance have not yet been revealed, but then, we know she loves to spend her money on expensive and fancy things. Robin Givens and her mother bought a mansion in New Jersey valued at $4.6 million. Asides from the building, she has a populated garage occupied with all the cars she loves to ride while living her dream life.