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Givens, Robin (1964–)

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GIVENS, ROBIN (1964–). Actress. She was born in New York City and began taking acting classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She entered Sarah Lawrence College to study premed at age 15, but decided to use her looks and her talent in another way. She landed roles on the daytime soap operas The Guiding Light , and Loving . Many television roles followed, including The Cosby Show, Different Strokes , and Moesha . She had a recurring role in In the House , and was a series regular on Head of the Class, Sparks , and Courthouse . She was also the host of Forgive Or Forget , a daytime talk show. She has appeared in many feature films and television movies, including The Women of Brewster’s Place , 1989; A Rage in Harlem , 1991; and Boomerang , 1992. She had a short but highly publicized marriage to boxer Mike Tyson.

Filmography: The Women of Brewster Place , 1989; A Rage in Harlem , 1991; Boomerang , 1992; Foreign Student , 1994; Blankman , 1994; Dangerous Intentions , 1995; Secrets , 1997; Everything’s Jake , 2000; Elite , 2000; Book of Love , 2002; Head of State , 2003; A Good Night to Die , 2003.

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