Robin Givens

Robin Givens Biography

Robin Givens, born on November 27, 1964, is an American actress known for her roles in television and film. Raised in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle, New York, by her mother, Ruth Roper Givens, and alongside her sister Stephanie, she grew up in a Catholic household. From a young age, Givens dabbled in modelling and acting, making her film debut at 14 in The Wiz.

Profile Summary

Net Worth$1 Million
NameRobin Givens
Full NameRobin Givens
BornNovember 27, 1964
Age58 years
Place of BirthNew York, New York, United States
FatherReuben Givens
MotherRuth Roper Givens
WifeSvetozar Marinkovic (m. 1997–1998), Mike Tyson (m. 1988–1989

Robin Givens Age

Robin Givens, born on November 27, 1964, is currently 58 years old.


Having graduated from New Rochelle Academy, Givens enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College at the age of 15, becoming one of the school’s youngest attendees.

Despite initially pursuing a pre-medical major, her acting career took off in 1985, thanks to a guest appearance on The Cosby Show. Bill Cosby became her mentor, and she dropped out of college to pursue acting full-time.

Givens achieved breakthrough success with her role as Darlene Merriman in the ABC sitcom Head of the Class, lasting five seasons until 1991. She continued her career with notable roles in The Women of Brewster Place (1989) and Boomerang (1992).

In 2007, she released her autobiography, Grace Will Lead Me Home, providing insights into her life, experiences of domestic violence, and faith.

What Is Robin Givens Famous For?

Robin is renowned for her roles in Head of the Class, The Women of Brewster Place, and Boomerang. She gained additional recognition for her advocacy work as the spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.


Ruth Roper Givens, Robin Givens’ mother, raised her in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon, New York.


She has a sister named Stephanie.

Robin Givens Relationship/Husband

In 1988, Robin married boxer Mike Tyson. Their tumultuous marriage drew significant media attention, and after a miscarriage in 1988, they divorced in 1989. Givens has been the subject of negative press following the split.


Robin adopted her first son, Michael “Buddy” Givens, in 1993. In 1999, she had a biological son, William “Billy” Jensen, with ex-boyfriend Murphy Jensen.

Robin Givens Net Worth

Robin Givens’ net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

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