Ep. 30: Actor + Author Robinne Lee Is Bringing Sexy Back
We're hyped to have actor, producer, and author Robinne Lee join the conversation! The daughter of Jamaican parents, Robinne was born and raised in Westchester County, New York. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Robinne has spent the past several years acting, writing, and producing.She is best known for her film roles opposite Will Smith in “Hitch” and “Seven Pounds,” and Don Cheadle in “Hotel for Dogs.” Robinne is also recognized for her work in “Deliver us from Eva,” “National Security,” “13 Going on 30,” and “Hav Plenty.” Recently she completed shooting “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” playing the role of “Ros Bailey.” And her past television appearances include recurring roles on BET’s breakout hit “Being Mary Jane,” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” She is currently starring opposite Mario Van Peebles in the supernatural series “Superstition” on the SyFy Channel.
This summer, Robinne’s debut novel, THE IDEA OF YOU was published by St. Martin’s Press, to much acclaim. The story is of an unexpected relationship that develops between a 39-year-old divorced art dealer and a considerably younger member of a world famous boy band. It’s as much a love story complicated by celebrity, as it is the journey of a woman fully coming into her own.
An avid runner and an aspiring ballerina, Robinne lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children, and we're so pleased to have her on the show! For more information, visit www.robinnelee.com, and follow her on: Twitter: @robinnelee; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therobinnelee/; and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robinnelee/
We talked about growing up under the heavy weight of Caribbean Parents' Expectations; Hollywood's gross "open secret" implosion; her favorite movie scene; and how she's working on bringing her sexy back. Later in the show we sounded the HSP Air Horn for Ibtihaj Muhammed and her fab, new, hijab-wearing Barbie doll!