Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Elizabeth Robinson

Holly Elizabeth Robinson–Peete(born September 18, 1964) is an American actress, model and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama21 Jump Street, Vanessa Russell on the ABC sitcomHangin' with Mr. Cooper, and Dr. Malena Ellis on the NBC / WB sitcomFor Your Love.After graduating from high school, Peete entered Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She majored in Psychology and French and can speak four languages. During her time as an undergraduate, she spent a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, France . After she graduated in 1986, she considered attending graduate school and perhaps working in languages for the U.S. State Department . However, her love of acting contributed to her decision to give an acting career a chance for a few months first. Within a short time, Peete found roles on a television series and in two films, and thoughts of graduate school were left behind.Peete served as one of the original five co-hosts of the CBS daytime talk showThe Talk.Peete's children's book,My Brother Charlie, won her an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work" in March 2011.It was announced in March 2015 that Robinson and her family will be starring in a new reality series, entitledFor Peete's Sake. The series will document their everyday lives as a family.

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 Holly Robinson Peete's Early life

While there she sang in Paris nightclubs, including a memorable performance with jazz legend Lionel Hampton at the Hotel Meridian Jazz Club.

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 Holly Robinson Peete's Career

At the age of 11, Holly worked for the children's showKidsworldas a celebrity correspondent; she interviewed many actors and actresses for the program. As an actress, she has appeared on the television series21 Jump Street(1987—1991),Hangin' with Mr. Cooper(1992—1997),For Your Love(1998—2002), andLike Family(2003—2004). She was featured in the video for the 1990 hit single " Whip Appeal " by Babyface as the sultry radio host at the beginning of the video.In 1992 she portrayed Diana Ross inThe Jacksons: An American Dream. Robinson most recently starred on the UPN comedyLove, Inc.. The show lasted just one season, and was canceled after the WB/UPN merger.

She contributed a variety of songs to the soundtrack of the filmHoward 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 filmThree for the Road. She and Dawnn Lewis , along with R&B quartet En Vogue , performed the theme song for Season 1 ofHangin' with Mr. Cooper.

Robinson has been a spokesperson for Colgate Total toothpaste since 2008. Robinson and her husband currently co-host a talk show on Oprah & Friends Radio. In 2009, she co-starred in the ABC comedy pilot,The Bridget Show.

In 2006, she won, along with fellow writer Daniel Paisner, the Quills Award in Sports for the bookGet Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!: A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football. Peete and her daughter Ryan Elizabeth co-wrote a children's bookMy Brother Charlie, which was released in March 2010.

, playing for her own charity, the HollyRod Foundation ,which provides support for families with autism. She set an "Apprentice" record for the most money made on a single task, and finished as the runner-up to winner Bret Michaels .

In April 2011, Robinson hosted a weekly series onThe Talkpromoting autism awareness .

."For Peete's Sake" will be following the lives of husband and wife duo Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete as they juggle career choices with their family life.

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 Holly Robinson Peete's Personal life

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. Together, they have four children: daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete and son Rodney Peete, Jr. (twins born in 1997), son Robinson James Peete (born in 2002), and son Roman Peete (born in 2005). Rodney Peete, Jr., was diagnosed with autism at age 3.One of Holly's closest friends is Terry Ellis of the popular R&B group En Vogue .

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 Holly Robinson Peete's Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1969 Sesame Street Sally Premiere episode
1979 Dummy Genettia Lang
1986 Howard the Duck K.C., Cherry Bomb
1987–1991 21 Jump Street(TV Series) Officer Judy Hoffs 102 episodes
1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream Diana Ross
1992–1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Vanessa Russell 101 Episodes
1998 Killers in the House Jennie Sawyer
1998–2002 For Your Love Malena Ellis
1999 After All Michelle Troussaint
2002 My Wonderful Life Samika
2003–04 Like Family Tanya Jones
2004 Earthquake Heaven
2005–06 Love, Inc. Clea
2007 Matters of Life and Dating
2009 The Bridget Show TV Movie
2010 Speed-Dating Gayle
2010 Celebrity Apprentice Herself
2010–11 The Talk Herself
2011 The Young and the Restless Herself July 28, 2011 episode
2011–12 Mike & Molly Christina 12 episodes
2012 21 Jump Street Judy Hoffs Cameo
2014 Instant Mom Mrs. Kimberley Phillips
2016 Chicago Fire Tamara Jones 2 episodes

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 Holly Robinson Peete's References

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  2. "Holly Robinson Peete's Winning Image". Celebrity Baby Scoop. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  3. "Hangin' with Mrs. Robinson Peete". philly-archives. 
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  5. "The Holly Robinson Peete Picture Pages". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  6. "SLC Buzz: 2010–2011". Slc.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  7. "Holly Robinson & Rodney Peete". Womensconference.org. 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  8. "Holly Robinson". Luxury Awaits. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  9. "Holly Robinson Peete | Speaker Profile and Speaking Topics". Apbspeakers.com. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  10. Whip Appeal#Video
  11. Domanick, Andrea (August 11, 2010). "CBS' 'The Talk' to Premiere Oct. 18". Broadcasting and Cable. 
  12. "Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete on their son RJ's autism – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. 2007-05-30. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  13. Peden, Mike. "Holly Robinson Peete's Autism "Talk"". The Autistic Journalist. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  14. Nede, Jethro (2011-09-07). "'The Talk' Without Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete: What THR Readers Are Saying". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  15. "Holly Robinson Peete Opens Up About Being Fired From The Talk!". 
  16. Seidman, Robert. "Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson Peete to Host ’42nd NAACP Image Awards’ Friday, March 4 on Fox – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  17. "OWN Orders Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Docuseries". The Hollywood Reporter. 2015-05-06. 
  18. "Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Star in New OWN Docuseries". Oprah.com. 
  19. Kaplan, Erin Aubry – 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. Essence, February 2007
  20. "Ability Magazine: Holly Robinson Pete Interview with Chet Cooper" (2007)". Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  21. "Breakfast Nutrition - Carnation Breakfast Essentials®". 
  22. Nestle Health Science (20 September 2012). "Holly Robinson Peete and Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ Offer Moms Solutions to... -- FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --". 
  23. http://aka1908.com/pdf/HollyRobinsonPeete.pdf

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