Robin Givens
Robin Givens
Real Name/Full Name Robin Simone Givens
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Robin Givens
Birth Place: New York City, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 27 November 1964
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 53 Kg
In Pounds – 117lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Reuben Givens
Mother – Ruth Roper
Siblings: Stephen Givens (sister)
School: New Rochelle Academy
College: Sarah Lawrence College
Religion: Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: divorced
Boyfriend: Murphy Jensen (1999-2000)
Husband/Spouse Name: Mike Tyson(  March1988-February 1989), Svetozar Marinkovic (1997-1998)
Kids/Children Name: Michael Givens( adopted son), William Givens Jensen
Profession: Model/ Actress
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: July 2024

A mother’s motivation to her children could go a long way and this is in the case of Robin Givens. Her mother, Ruth Roper always motivated Simone and her sister to be creative pursuits and helped them develop an interest in arts.

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Biography and Early Life

Simone was born on November 27, 1964 to Reuben Givens and Ruth Newby in New York City. The two however, divorced when Simone was two years, and she did not see him much after his departure. Robin Given’s mother raised her two daughters in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle, New York.

Givens developed an interest in acting and took acting classes in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Gavin occasionally modelled and acted as a teen. As a model she appeared in magazines like Mademoiselle and Seventeen.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Robin Givens in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Robin Givens’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 27 November 1964. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 117 lbs in Pound and 53kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


Givens went to New Rochelle Academy and graduated and the young age of 15, enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College as a pre- medical major, becoming one of the youngest to attend the institution. She then graduated in 1984 at the age of 19. It is later reported that she took courses at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

When Givens was 1 years old, she met Eddie Murphy at the time in a Comedy Strip in New York and the two dated for a year in the 1980s. In 1986, she met famous basketball player, Michael Jordan at a golf tournament in North Carolina and the two briefly dated up to January 1987.

Givens began dating boxer Mike Tyson in March 1986. The relationship did blossom and the two married each other on February 7, 1988. Their relationship was however short-lived after the couple suffered a miscarriage and the two officially split on the 14 of February 1989. Boxer Mike Tyson allegedly claims to have given the actress and her mother millions of dollars.

After things hit rock bottom between the couple, it was rumoured that the actress was dating Brad Pitt but Givens came forward and dismissed the rumours as false.

In 1997, Givens got married to her tennis instructor, Svetozar Marinkovic, and this marriage too was short-lived as the two divorced months later. It was around this time that Givens adopted her first son Michael Givens.

In 1999, the famous actress started dating former professional tennis player Murphy Jensen and the two were blessed with a son before going separate ways in 2002.

In 2002, Givens had a very short term relationship with TV personality Howard Stern. Givens now leads a quiet life and not much is known about her romantic relationships.

Robin Givens has also been found on the wrong side of the law. She critically injured an 89-year-old pedestrian while driving her sister’s SUV in January 2004. Alcover filed a civil lawsuit against Givens and her sister at an undisclosed amount. In an article on Forbes, Internal Revenue Service was suing Givens for unpaid federal income taxes which amounted to $292,000 including interests and penalties.

Is Robin Given Lesbian?

Given has been married and divorced two times and has also had a boyfriend and also started dating Eddie Murphy at a young age, so she is clearly straight. She has not shown any interest in women.

Professional Career

Robin Givens auditioned for a guest spot on The Cosby Show where she won the spot and Bill Cosby instantly became her mentor in the year 1985. Bill suggested to Givens to drop out of medical school and promised if she doesn’t become successful he’d get her back to med school and pay off her tuition fee. She also starred a drama film “Beverly Hills Madam” where her breakthrough came when she portrayed spoilt rich girl, Darlene Merriman in all the five seasons.

Other TV productions that she appeared on included ‘The Women of Brewster Place’, (1989) with Oprah Winfrey, ‘A Face to Die for’ (199), ‘The Expendables’ (2000), and ‘Hollywood Wives’. There was series called Spikes (1996-1998). She featured in recurring roles in the series ‘The Game’ (2008), recurring roles in ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ (2008) and ‘Chuck’ (2011), and since 2017 appears in the recurring role of Mayor McCoy in ‘Riverdale’. She starred as Stephanie Carlisle in adrama series ‘Ambitions’, that premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2019.

Starting from ‘A Rage in Harlem’ (1991), Givens has starred in many big-screen riffles. These include: She also posed nude for Playboy magazine in 1994. (In)The Empire Magazine’s list of 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History ranked her #88 in May 1995..

She released a memoir ‘Grace Will Lead Me Home’ in June 2007.


Throughout her modelling and acting career, Givens has won several awards and recognitions. Some of those awards include;

  • Black Reel Awards in 2004 as Best Supporting Artist in Hollywood Wives.
  • ShoWest Award in 1991in the ShoWest Convention, USA as Female Star of Tomorrow.
  • Nominated for the Stinker Award as Worst Supporting Actress in the Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 2003.
  • In 2017 as the winner in WIND International Film Festival as Best Supporting Actress.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ronin Givens in 2024

Robin Givens Net Worth
Robin Givens Net Worth

As of 2024, Robin Givens net worth is estimated to be $3 million. She has earned all her wealth from her career as an actress.

Robin Givens has praises, all of which she deserves. She has, over the years managed to make it to the Hollywood’s ‘who is who’ list.


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