Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete

Infobox actor

imagesize = 220px
name = Holly Robinson Peete
birthname = Holly Elizabeth Robinson
birthdate = birth date and age|1964|9|18
location = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
United States
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othername = Holly Robinson
homepage =
notable role = Judy Hoffs in "21 Jump Street"
Vanessa Russell in "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"
Malena Ellis in "For Your Love"
academyawards =
emmyawards =
spouse = Rodney Peete
Children: Son Rodney Jr and daughter Ryan, (dob 10/19/97), son Robinson, (dob: 08/11/02), and Roman, (dob: 02/25/05)

Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete (born September 18, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress, singer and author.

Her parents, Dolores and Matt Robinson (the original Gordon on Sesame Street), were both actors who moved to Los Angeles, California when she was ten years old. She was sent to study at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York where she majored in psychology and French. Her language skills allowed her to spend a year in Paris, France to study at the Sorbonne.

High school

Holly attended Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California. Holly was a classmate of with De Jon Watson, who became in 2006 the Los Angeles Dodgers the director of player development. "Samohi" was crawling with future Hollywood celebrities when Watson and Holly Robinson were students. Chad and Rob Lowe and Charlie Sheen — who played on the baseball team — were among her classmates. Holly Robinson-Peete, (who back then was known as just Holly Robinson, was Watson’s French tutor. Future actor Dean Cain also was a vital underclassmen of the Vikings football team on the 1982 CIF team that defeated Long Beach Poly 21-8, along with future NFL tight end for the Los Angeles Rams Damone Johnson and Darren Willis who later attended Arizona State and played in the 1986-87 Rose Bowl against Michigan and USC stars Sam Anno, Keith Davis & Junior Thurman the younger brother of Dennis Thurman who played for the Dallas Cowboys and is also a fellow alumnus of both Santa Monica High School and the University of Southern California (USC). Junior Thurman and Keith Davis, who both attended Santa Monica High School with Robinson-Peete, were teammates at USC with Rodney Peete in 1986 before Holly married Rodney. Rodney's backup quarterback at USC was quarterback Pat O'Hara, who like Holly also attended Santa Monica High School and was a sophomore who redshirted in 1986. Peete, who endured a bout with the measles while at USC and almost did not play in Southern Cal's showdown with UCLA for the Pacific-10 Conference title and 1989 Rose Bowl berth. O'Hara, a sophomore, was slated to replace Peete if necessary.


In 1969, she made her first tv appearance by playing a little girl named Sally on the very first episode of Sesame Street.

As an actress, Robinson is probably best known for her television roles on the crime series "21 Jump Street" from 1987 to 1991, "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" from 1992-1997, and in the 1998-2002 comedy series "For Your Love".

Robinson most recently starred on the UPN comedy "Love, Inc.". The show lasted just one season, and was canceled due to the WB/UPN merger.

Robinson has also had a limited career as a singer and recording artist, including the introductory song to "21 Jump Street." She contributed a variety of songs to the soundtrack of the film "Howard the Duck". (She appeared as a musician/singer in a minor role in the film.) She recorded the theme song "We Got Our Love" for the 1988 film "Three for the Road".

Robinson and her husband currently co-host a talk show on Oprah & Friends Radio.

In 2006, she won the Quills Award in Sports for her book "Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!: A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football." Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, c2005.ISBN 9781594861635


On June 10, 1995, Robinson married Rodney Peete, a former National Football League quarterback. He proposed by surprising Holly during an episode of "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" that broke the fourth wall.

Together, they have four children:

Daughter Ryan & son Rodney Jr. (twins born October 19, 1997), son Robinson (August 11, 2002), and son Roman (February 25, 2005).

One of their twins, Rodney Jr. (RJ), was diagnosed with autism at age 3. [Kaplan, Erin Aubry - [http://www.essence.com/essence/lifestyle/voices/0,16109,1606557,00.html# Holly's Heart. When her eldest son was diagnosed with autism, Holly Robinson Peete’s storybook life was nearly shattered. The HARDWORKING actress even considered walking away from her 12-year marriage. Writer Erin Aubry Kaplan uncovers the strength that made her stay] . Essense, February 2007 ]

Junior Thurman, younger brother of Dennis Thurman of the Dallas Cowboys, and linebacker Keith Davis both attended Santa Monica High School with Holly Robinson Peete and they were both teammates at USC with Rodney Peete in 1986 before Holly married Rodney.

She currently is working on a children's book with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete.


External links

*imdb name|id=0005372|name= Holly Robinson Peete
* [http://sidewalkstv.com/webclips/p/hollyrobinsonpeete.html Holly Robinson Peete 2006 Interview] on "Sidewalks Entertainment"

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