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Robin Roberts Net Worth:$35 million
Robin René Roberts
Robin Roberts is currently 59 according to her birthdate November 23, 1960
Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Robin attended Pass Christian High School in Pass Christian, Mississippi, United States, and graduated as the class of 1979 salutatorian.
After she was awarded a tennis scholarship, Robin enrolled in Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, United States, and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in communication in 1983.
Broadcaster, TV Anchor, Author, Actress, Producer, Former Basketball Player
- Father – Lawrence E. Roberts (Colonel, Pilot for the Tuskegee Airmen in the United States Air Force) (Deceased, 2004)
- Mother – Lucimarian (née Tolliver) Roberts (Social Worker, Educator, Chairperson of the Mississippi Board of Education) (Deceased, 2012)
- Siblings – Sally-Ann Roberts (Older Sister) (Former TV Anchor, Author), Lawrence Jr. “Butch” Roberts (Older Brother), Dorothy Roberts (Older Sister) (Sociologist, TV Personality)
- Others – Salleigh Theresa (Niece), Lawrence (Nephew), Jeremiah Craft (Nephew) (Actor). She also has 5 other nieces and nephews.
Robin Roberts is represented by –
- Rock’n Robin Productions (Company) in New York City, New York, United States
- William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment (Talent Agent) in Beverly Hills, California, United States, and New York City, New York, United States
- IMG Media (Talent Agent Personal Appearance) in London, England, United Kingdom, and New York City, New York, United States
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Robin Roberts has dated –
- Amber Laign (2005-Present) – In July 2005, Robin began dating Amber, who worked closely with fashion at the time. Even though her close family, friends, and co-workers knew of it, she didn’t publicly announce her sexual orientation until late December 2013. When she got diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and underwent therapy for it, she reported, “I barely had 2 hairs on my head, and Amber helped take care of me.” One day, Amber came to the apartment and told Robin that she quit her job in the fashion industry and realized that her true calling was to become a massage therapist and help heal people that desperately need it. On July 26, 2019, the two celebrated their 14th anniversary at the Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States with their close friends.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
She has dyed her hair ‘Dark Brown,’ ‘Black,’ and ‘Red’ in the past.
- Tall height
- Prominent cheekbones
Robin has supported organizations or charities such as –
- WebMD, segments Future of Health (2015), The Cutting Edge of Cancer (2017)
- Be the Match Registry (2012)
- Thriver Thursday (2019)
She has also appeared in the role of a mentor for the Disney’s #DreamBigPrincess campaign in October 2018.
She declares herself as Presbyterian and is also a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
Best Known For
- Being a co-anchor of the ABC news, talk-show Good Morning America starting in 2005, and a sportscaster for ESPN for 15 years between 1990 and 2005
- Winning numerous awards related to journalism, basketball, same-s*x relationships, and coverage of her own battle with cancer in 2007 and 2012
- Her roles in movies Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) as Former Bella, The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) as the voice for Robin Roberts
- Her social media fanbase with more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter, more than 800k followers on Facebook, and more than 600k followers on Instagram
Robin Roberts made her first theatrical film appearance as Former Bella in the comedy, music film Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015.
As a voice actress, Robin Roberts made her first theatrical film appearance as Robin Roberts in the animated action-adventure film The Lego Ninjago Movie in 2017.
First TV Show
Robin Roberts made her first TV show appearance as ‘Herself’ in an episode of the news, sports, talk-show series NFL Primetime in 1987.
Robin is an early riser, and gets up at 3:15 A.M. every morning, and watches the news on TV for about 10 minutes to catch up, and then meditates for 20 minutes. She found out about meditation from her Good Morning America co-anchor, George Stephanopoulos, who she noted managed to stay calm despite a crazy work schedule. Before Robin goes out the door, she says a prayer of protection. She also stated that she never drinks coffee, and instead drinks plenty of water on her drive to the studio, while she opts for fermented tea (kombucha) during the breaks in-between filming. Robin also cannot have an early breakfast, and prefers eating vitamin gummies in the morning, but does eat a calorie-dense meal at the studio between 8 A.M. and 9 A.M.
Robin also has a habit of blowing a kiss to her mom and dad before she enters the studio, because she used to call her mom every morning prior to her passing away in 2012. In addition, Robin wasn’t one of those people that claimed cancer was the best thing that happened to her, as she already never smoked, ate right, and drank alcohol in moderation prior to 2007. However, being in shape helped her endure all of the treatments and made her stronger for it and taught her how to aid her recovery, and keep her workouts interesting.
For example, she switches between normal cycling in nature, and an online program called Peloton. The program is a newer invention that allows her stationary bike to connect digitally to a competitive cycling class and adapt her cardio intensity based on how she feels on that particular day. Whenever she is in the mood for a switch, Robin also goes to yoga or pilates classes, because her bone structure and organism changed after her cancer treatment. After the workouts, she tends to take a 20-minute nap and swears that 20 to 30 minutes of Transcendental Meditation feels like 5 hours of sleep to her.
Robin Roberts Favorite Things
- Books – Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowman, Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander, Sum It Up by Pat Summitt, Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup/David Wilson
- Authors She Interviewed – Danielle Steel, Patricia Cornwell, Andy Andrews
- Sports Books Authors – U.C.L.A. Coach John Wooden, N.F.L. Coach Tony Dungy
- Journalism Book – The Real McKay by Jim McKay
- Books That Made Her Laugh – Cosbyology, I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby
- Childhood Book – Charlotte Webb by Dr. Seuss
- Literary Hero – Dr. Maya Angelou
- Mantra – “I have to change the way I think in order to change the way I feel.”
- Personal Quote – “I want to give people hope, To know there is another day. I can be fearful or fearless. I choose to be fearless.”