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Robin Givens

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Actress, Author & Domestic Abuse Awareness Advocate

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 Robin Givens Biography

Robin Givens is an award-winning actress, author and advocate for women’s rights who has been a powerful force in Hollywood for more than three decades.

Givens is also a fierce advocate for women, dedicating her life to the protection of others. In fact, since the beginning of her career she has had the rare opportunity to work with powerful female icons such as Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson (The Women of Brewster Place) Faye Dunaway (Beverly Hills Madam) and Farrah Fawcett (Hollywood Wives: The New Generation), Alfre Woodard and Taraji P. Henson (The Family that Preys) hat helped inspire her choices as an actress and set the stage for an illustrious career that is thriving today.

Givens now finds herself in the enviable position of having four prestige television projects on the air at the same time. This indefatigable woman currently appears on the hit CW series “Riverdale” as Sierra McCoy, the former mayor and mother to Josie of Josie and the Pussycats. In early 2019, she will appear in a heavily recurring role as Julianne Johnson in ABC’s highly-anticipated series “The Fix,” from Marcia Clark playing the ex-wife of Sevvy (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), an A-list actor accused of murder. In March 2019, Givens will take the lead in the new series “Ambitions” from producer Will Packer and Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. She plays Stephanie Carlisle, the wife of the mayor of Atlanta, whose true loyalty is to her family’s prestigious law firm, which she is lobbying to run. The cast includes Brian White, Essence Atkins and Kendrick Cross.

Robin has always gravitated towards strong, independent characters. Those choices resonated with audiences and put her in early conversations about diversity and equality in Hollywood. Her first big break as an actress came in when she was cast as Darlene Merriman, an outspoken high school student on ABC’s hit series Head of the Class. While shooting the series, Givens took on several additional roles that propelled her to become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Givens starred with icon Faye Dunaway in the NBC television movie Beverly Hills Madam. Then, she starred in the acclaimed ABC miniseries The Women of Brewster Place from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. It featured a stellar cast, including Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Jackee Harry, Paul Winfield and Lynn Whitfield and received two Emmy® nominations.

Givens’ first feature film followed when she was cast in Miramax’s A Rage in Harlem, directed by Bill Duke (who was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his direction), which also starred Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines and Danny Glover. Givens’ was awarded the prestigious ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow Award for her performance in the film, which is awarded annually to male and female actors who made a mark in film that year and are on the rise in their careers.

Givens showed her range as an actress when she followed that role up with a high-profile comedy opposite Eddie Murphy in the Paramount Pictures hit movie Boomerang. The film also starred Halle Berry, Martin Lawrence, David Alan Grier and Chris Rock and is still a cult hit today.

She also starred in two early projects from powerhouse director, writer and producer Tyler Perry, with a recurring role in the long-running series House of Payne and a starring role in the feature film The Family that Preys for Lionsgate, in which she appeared opposite Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Cole Hauser, Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry and Kathy Bates

Givens also currently appears on Bounce TV’s “Saints and Sinners” and the long-running CBS daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

She can also currently be seen on the big screen in the recently-released indie film Never Heard, which also stars Romeo Miller, Karrueche Tran, David Banner, Brian White and Kandi Burruss.

Givens, is a former pre-med major, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence college where she studied with actors such as Lauren Holly and Cary Elwes, and for a brief time a Harvard Graduate Student, before acting came calling.

She is also a theater darling, planting her feet on the Great White Way when she took over the lead role of “Roxie Hart” in the Broadway production of CHICAGO. She followed that starring starred as “Angel” in a revival of Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Pasadena Playhouse. The production, directed by Sheldon Epps, received rave reviews for its jubilant, stylish take on the original and was nominated for numerous NAACP Theater Awards. Givens also starred in the acclaimed original off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues with Donna Hanover and Susie Essman and later reprised her role in a Los Angeles production at the Canon theater alongside JoBeth Williams and Lea Thompson.

Additionally, Robin can be seen in the Toni Braxton music video “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and will star in a new music video by Chromeo that will be out by the end of 2018.

As a TV Host, co-hosted The View and Access Hollywood Live and presented at such Awards shows as The Primetime Emmy Awards, The People’s Choice Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.

Additional television credits include a starring role in Warner Bros. Television’s series Angel Street for CBS and the UPN series Sparks as well as numerous television movies, including The Verdict for Lionsgate Television and LifetimeTV, Perfect Match for Hallmark Channel, Tagged for 20th Century Fox, Fear Files for TV One and Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, in which she starred with Farrah Fawcett and Melissa Gilbert. Givens also guest-starred on numerous iconic series including Once Upon a Time, Lucifer, 90210, RuPaul’s Drag U, Chuck, Drop Dead Diva, The Game, Everybody Hates Chris, Burn Notice, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Cosby Show, among many others.

In film, Givens’ numerous credits include Dreams I Never Had, which also starred Malcolm McDowell and won Givens the WIND International Film Festival’s Jury Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2017; God Bless the Broken Road, also starring Jordin Sparks, Kim Delaney and Andrew W. Walker; God’s Not Dead 2, with Melissa Joan Hart and Ernie Hudson; Lionsgate’s The Perfect Match, which also starred Terrence Jenkins, Donald Faison and Paula Patton; Tyler’ Perry’s hit The Family That Preys for Lionsgate, in which she appeared opposite Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Cole Hauser, Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry and Kathy Bates; Chris Rock-directed Head of State for Dreamworks, which also starred Rock, Bernie Mac, Dylan Baker, Lynn Whitfield and Tracy Morgan and the comedy Blankman, also starring Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier and Jason Alexander.

Her work for women’s advocacy has been an enduring passion since the Women Against Violence Act in 1994 strongly encouraged her that change was possible. She uses her voice daily to remind women that they do have a choice. She has been the national spokesperson for the Domestic Violence Hotline and has worked with numerous domestic violence organizations who give support and hope to women and children who have experienced abuse.

In 2007, Givens wrote Grace Will Lead Me Home, a powerful and revealing memoir that chronicled the legacy of domestic abuse in her family and coming to terms with it in her own life. She writes about breaking the cycle through the strong women she had in her life and her faith in God.

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  • Grace Will Lead Me Home

    Robin Givens may be best known for her abusive marriage to the volatile boxer Mike Tyson and its cataclysmic ending. But in her vividly evoked, intelligent memoir Grace Will Lead Me Home, she makes it clear there is much more to her life. She recounts the legacy of life-threatening domestic violence that has haunted her family for three generations and how she has managed to survive, and, ultimately, thrive. In this poignant presentation based on her book, Robin Givens shares her story with audiences around the country, urging men, women, and the African American community to educate themselves about domestic violence and put an end to the destructive cycle.

  • The Art of Living

    The Art of Living emphasizes the connection between theater and life. In this presentation with Robin Givens, audiences will explore the critical elements of acting techniques cast against the backdrop of our universal life experiences with the goal of becoming more confident, content, and fulfilled. The Art of Living is about the quality of art as it relates to the quality of life, and the importance of practice in becoming more at peace, more confident, and more secure with ourselves.

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    Booking fees for Robin Givens, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robin Givens, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robin Givens for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robin Givens for your next private or corporate function.
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Robin Givens

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Actress, Author & Domestic Abuse Awareness Advocate

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Robin Givens Biography

Robin Givens is an award-winning actress, author and advocate for women’s rights who has been a powerful force in Hollywood for more than three decades.

Givens is also a fierce advocate for women, dedicating her life to the protection of others. In fact, since the beginning of her career she has had the rare opportunity to work with powerful female icons such as Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson (The Women of Brewster Place) Faye Dunaway (Beverly Hills Madam) and Farrah Fawcett (Hollywood Wives: The New Generation), Alfre Woodard and Taraji P. Henson (The Family that Preys) hat helped inspire her choices as an actress and set the stage for an illustrious career that is thriving today.

Givens now finds herself in the enviable position of having four prestige television projects on the air at the same time. This indefatigable woman currently appears on the hit CW series “Riverdale” as Sierra McCoy, the former mayor and mother to Josie of Josie and the Pussycats. In early 2019, she will appear in a heavily recurring role as Julianne Johnson in ABC’s highly-anticipated series “The Fix,” from Marcia Clark playing the ex-wife of Sevvy (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), an A-list actor accused of murder. In March 2019, Givens will take the lead in the new series “Ambitions” from producer Will Packer and Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. She plays Stephanie Carlisle, the wife of the mayor of Atlanta, whose true loyalty is to her family’s prestigious law firm, which she is lobbying to run. The cast includes Brian White, Essence Atkins and Kendrick Cross.

Robin has always gravitated towards strong, independent characters. Those choices resonated with audiences and put her in early conversations about diversity and equality in Hollywood. Her first big break as an actress came in when she was cast as Darlene Merriman, an outspoken high school student on ABC’s hit series Head of the Class. While shooting the series, Givens took on several additional roles that propelled her to become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Givens starred with icon Faye Dunaway in the NBC television movie Beverly Hills Madam. Then, she starred in the acclaimed ABC miniseries The Women of Brewster Place from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. It featured a stellar cast, including Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Jackee Harry, Paul Winfield and Lynn Whitfield and received two Emmy® nominations.

Givens’ first feature film followed when she was cast in Miramax’s A Rage in Harlem, directed by Bill Duke (who was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his direction), which also starred Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines and Danny Glover. Givens’ was awarded the prestigious ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow Award for her performance in the film, which is awarded annually to male and female actors who made a mark in film that year and are on the rise in their careers.

Givens showed her range as an actress when she followed that role up with a high-profile comedy opposite Eddie Murphy in the Paramount Pictures hit movie Boomerang. The film also starred Halle Berry, Martin Lawrence, David Alan Grier and Chris Rock and is still a cult hit today.

She also starred in two early projects from powerhouse director, writer and producer Tyler Perry, with a recurring role in the long-running series House of Payne and a starring role in the feature film The Family that Preys for Lionsgate, in which she appeared opposite Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Cole Hauser, Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry and Kathy Bates

Givens also currently appears on Bounce TV’s “Saints and Sinners” and the long-running CBS daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

She can also currently be seen on the big screen in the recently-released indie film Never Heard, which also stars Romeo Miller, Karrueche Tran, David Banner, Brian White and Kandi Burruss.

Givens, is a former pre-med major, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence college where she studied with actors such as Lauren Holly and Cary Elwes, and for a brief time a Harvard Graduate Student, before acting came calling.

She is also a theater darling, planting her feet on the Great White Way when she took over the lead role of “Roxie Hart” in the Broadway production of CHICAGO. She followed that starring starred as “Angel” in a revival of Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Pasadena Playhouse. The production, directed by Sheldon Epps, received rave reviews for its jubilant, stylish take on the original and was nominated for numerous NAACP Theater Awards. Givens also starred in the acclaimed original off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues with Donna Hanover and Susie Essman and later reprised her role in a Los Angeles production at the Canon theater alongside JoBeth Williams and Lea Thompson.

Additionally, Robin can be seen in the Toni Braxton music video “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and will star in a new music video by Chromeo that will be out by the end of 2018.

As a TV Host, co-hosted The View and Access Hollywood Live and presented at such Awards shows as The Primetime Emmy Awards, The People’s Choice Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.

Additional television credits include a starring role in Warner Bros. Television’s series Angel Street for CBS and the UPN series Sparks as well as numerous television movies, including The Verdict for Lionsgate Television and LifetimeTV, Perfect Match for Hallmark Channel, Tagged for 20th Century Fox, Fear Files for TV One and Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, in which she starred with Farrah Fawcett and Melissa Gilbert. Givens also guest-starred on numerous iconic series including Once Upon a Time, Lucifer, 90210, RuPaul’s Drag U, Chuck, Drop Dead Diva, The Game, Everybody Hates Chris, Burn Notice, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Cosby Show, among many others.

In film, Givens’ numerous credits include Dreams I Never Had, which also starred Malcolm McDowell and won Givens the WIND International Film Festival’s Jury Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2017; God Bless the Broken Road, also starring Jordin Sparks, Kim Delaney and Andrew W. Walker; God’s Not Dead 2, with Melissa Joan Hart and Ernie Hudson; Lionsgate’s The Perfect Match, which also starred Terrence Jenkins, Donald Faison and Paula Patton; Tyler’ Perry’s hit The Family That Preys for Lionsgate, in which she appeared opposite Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Cole Hauser, Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry and Kathy Bates; Chris Rock-directed Head of State for Dreamworks, which also starred Rock, Bernie Mac, Dylan Baker, Lynn Whitfield and Tracy Morgan and the comedy Blankman, also starring Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier and Jason Alexander.

Her work for women’s advocacy has been an enduring passion since the Women Against Violence Act in 1994 strongly encouraged her that change was possible. She uses her voice daily to remind women that they do have a choice. She has been the national spokesperson for the Domestic Violence Hotline and has worked with numerous domestic violence organizations who give support and hope to women and children who have experienced abuse.

In 2007, Givens wrote Grace Will Lead Me Home, a powerful and revealing memoir that chronicled the legacy of domestic abuse in her family and coming to terms with it in her own life. She writes about breaking the cycle through the strong women she had in her life and her faith in God.

Robin Givens Videos

  • Exclusive interview with actress Robin Givens
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Actress Robin Givens is back on tv on the CW show "Riverdale". She was here in Cincinnati May 11 for the YWCA Women of...
  • Robin Givens talks new role on the hit series Riverdale | CW
    Robin Givens talks new role on the hit series Riverdale | CW
  • Actress Robin Givens - Artist in Residence
    One on one sit down interview with American stage, tv, and film actress Robin Givens. We talk about her life, the joys of motherhood, and her...

Speaker Lists Featuring Robin Givens

Robin Givens Speaking Topics

  • Grace Will Lead Me Home

    Robin Givens may be best known for her abusive marriage to the volatile boxer Mike Tyson and its cataclysmic ending. But in her vividly evoked, intelligent memoir Grace Will Lead Me Home, she makes it clear there is much more to her life. She recounts the legacy of life-threatening domestic violence that has haunted her family for three generations and how she has managed to survive, and, ultimately, thrive. In this poignant presentation based on her book, Robin Givens shares her story with audiences around the country, urging men, women, and the African American community to educate themselves about domestic violence and put an end to the destructive cycle.

  • The Art of Living

    The Art of Living emphasizes the connection between theater and life. In this presentation with Robin Givens, audiences will explore the critical elements of acting techniques cast against the backdrop of our universal life experiences with the goal of becoming more confident, content, and fulfilled. The Art of Living is about the quality of art as it relates to the quality of life, and the importance of practice in becoming more at peace, more confident, and more secure with ourselves.

FAQs on booking Robin Givens

  • How to book Robin Givens?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robin Givens for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Robin Givens, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robin Givens or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robin Givens?

    Booking fees for Robin Givens, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robin Givens, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Robin Givens?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robin Givens for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robin Givens for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robin Givens or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robin Givens or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Robin Givens is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robin Givens for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Robin Givens generally travels from FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ilyasah Shabazz, Elizabeth Smart, Lisa Leslie, Nikki Giovanni and Angela Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robin Givens for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Robin Givens Speaker Videos

  • Exclusive interview with actress Robin Givens
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Actress Robin Givens is back on tv on the CW show "Riverdale". She was here in Cincinnati May 11 for the YWCA Women of Achievement luncheon. Givens talked about growing up...
    Robin Givens talks new role on the hit series Riverdale | CW
    Robin Givens talks new role on the hit series Riverdale | CW
  • Actress Robin Givens - Artist in Residence
    One on one sit down interview with American stage, tv, and film actress Robin Givens. We talk about her life, the joys of motherhood, and her passion and commitment to education.
    Robin Givens on CNN, 9 Sept 2014
    Actress Robin Givens talks to CNN's Alyson Cameota about her experience of domestic violence in light of the Ray Rice assault case.

Robin Givens Speaking Topics

  • Grace Will Lead Me Home

    Robin Givens may be best known for her abusive marriage to the volatile boxer Mike Tyson and its cataclysmic ending. But in her vividly evoked, intelligent memoir Grace Will Lead Me Home, she makes it clear there is much more to her life. She recounts the legacy of life-threatening domestic violence that has haunted her family for three generations and how she has managed to survive, and, ultimately, thrive. In this poignant presentation based on her book, Robin Givens shares her story with audiences around the country, urging men, women, and the African American community to educate themselves about domestic violence and put an end to the destructive cycle.

  • The Art of Living

    The Art of Living emphasizes the connection between theater and life. In this presentation with Robin Givens, audiences will explore the critical elements of acting techniques cast against the backdrop of our universal life experiences with the goal of becoming more confident, content, and fulfilled. The Art of Living is about the quality of art as it relates to the quality of life, and the importance of practice in becoming more at peace, more confident, and more secure with ourselves.

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