Robin Givens  November 27, 1964 Robin Givens was born in New York City. She became a model and actress and gained national prominence as a regular in the TV series “Head of the Class,” where from 1986 through 1991, she played Darlene Merriman, a prep-school type attending a high school honors program. Though she was but one of an ensemble, Givens’s participation in the series was hyped by the network on the occasion of her marriage to boxing champ Mike Tyson.

Robin Givens November 27, 1964 Robin Givens was born in New York City. She became a model and actress and gained national prominence as a regular in the TV series “Head of the Class,” where from 1986 through 1991, she played Darlene Merriman, a prep-school type attending a high school honors program. Though she was but one of an ensemble, Givens’s participation in the series was hyped by the network on the occasion of her marriage to boxing champ Mike Tyson.

Robin Givens

Robin Givens

American actress Robin Givens as Imabelle in ' A Rage in Harlem', directed by Bill Duke, 1991. Description from gettyimages.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

American actress Robin Givens as Imabelle in ' A Rage in Harlem', directed by Bill Duke, 1991. Description from gettyimages.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Robin Givens: Rehearsal for my appearance on "The Cosby Show," was exciting. Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable, Mr. Cosby's wife, changed a line during one of our scenes; I responded with a perfect reading of the line I'd memorized from the script, which now made no sense at all. Phylicia stopped and fixed her gaze on me.  "You're not listening, Ms. Givens," she said.   "In order to act-and act well-you must learn to listen. So, listen.

Robin Givens: Rehearsal for my appearance on "The Cosby Show," was exciting. Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable, Mr. Cosby's wife, changed a line during one of our scenes; I responded with a perfect reading of the line I'd memorized from the script, which now made no sense at all. Phylicia stopped and fixed her gaze on me. "You're not listening, Ms. Givens," she said. "In order to act-and act well-you must learn to listen. So, listen.

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