When Robinson tells his mother he wants to try acting, she buries her face in her open suitcase. ", "Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson Peete to Host '42nd NAACP Image Awards' Friday, March 4 on Fox", "OWN Orders Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Docuseries", "Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Star in New OWN Docuseries", "Breakfast Nutrition - Carnation Breakfast Essentials®", "Holly Robinson Peete and Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ Offer Moms Solutions to... -- Florham Park, N.J., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Holly_Robinson_Peete&oldid=981227059, African-American television talk show hosts, Participants in American reality television series, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Actress, singer, author, television personality, This page was last edited on 1 October 2020, at 01:43. Meet the Peetes airs Mondays at 10 pm on Hallmark Channel. Sign up for the This Week on OWN Newsletter. Get more inspiration like this delivered to your inbox. Who Is Gorgeous Dr. Carys Daly on ‘The Fix’? Holly’s father was Matt Robinson. (He was also the voice of puppet Roosevelt Franklin, the first black-influenced Muppet designed by Jim Henson.) Finally, they've found it—in Penllyn, Pennsylvania. In March 2016, a reality series debuted titled For Peete's Sake, documenting the everyday life of her family. Born on September 18, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is the daughter of Matthew and Dolores Robinson. [6] While there she sang in Paris nightclubs, including a performance with jazz musician Lionel Hampton at the Hotel Meridian Jazz Club.[7][8][9]. [5] Peete graduated from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California, where her classmates included Rob Lowe and Yvette Lee Bowser. The name of her dad was Matt Robinson along with her mum the name of was Dolores. Sign up for the oprah.com this week on own newsletter, Get more stories like this delivered to your inbox. She is currently partnered with GreatCall as a caregiver ambassador. She majored in Psychology and French. She’s starring in the third Morning Show Mystery movie on Hallmark Channel with co-star, NBA champion Rick Fox. [10] At the age of 11, Holly worked for the children's show Kidsworld as a celebrity correspondent; she interviewed many actors and actresses for the program. Robinson Peete was Created at a place Named Mount Airy in Pennsylvania. She turned to her mother, who managed her career and her late father’s career and says, “I didn’t want an actor.” Dolores reminds her, with a smile and laugh, she didn’t want her too either. Peete graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in psychology and French. Robinson has also had a limited career as a singer and recording artist, including the introductory song to 21 Jump Street. Peete was born Holly Elizabeth Robinson in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dolores and Matt Robinson (the original Gordon on Sesame Street). Lynn Collins(cropped) by Grant Brummett [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. They have four children: twins, daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete and son Rodney Peete, Jr. (born October 19, 1997), and sons born in August 2002 and February 2005. 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. She is known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump Street, Vanessa Russell on the ABC sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and Dr. Malena Ellis on the NBC/WB sitcom For Your Love. [3], Peete was born Holly Elizabeth Robinson in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dolores and Matt Robinson (the original Gordon on Sesame Street). She also served as one of the original co-hosts of the CBS Daytime talk show, The Talk.

[Related: Actress Holly Robinson Peete Raised $597,893 From Donald Trump], Matt Robinson 1969-1972 By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. She attended Greene Street Friends School in nearby Germantown. Her mother was a school teacher, in public relations, and later a personal talent manager, and her father a producer/writer. Ever since Holly Robinson Peete's father, Matt Robinson, died in 2002 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Holly has kept his ashes in the same place: her closet.

The show lasted just one season, and was canceled after the WB/UPN merger. [2] In 2012 the book was awarded the Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award.

After graduating from high school, Peete entered Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete (born September 18, 1964)[1] is an American actress and singer. © 2012-2020, 2paragraphs Productions, LLC. Rodney Peete with his wife Holly Robinson Peete in 2010 Peete has been married to actress Holly Robinson Peete since 1995.

In 1997, during her father's struggle with the disease, daughter Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, started the HollyRod Foundation. Hal Miller 1972-1974 [15], After serving on The Talk for its first season, Robinson along with Leah Remini were released from the show. After Sesame Street, Matt Robinson also wrote for a number of popular TV shows including Sanford and Son, The Waltons, Eight Is Enough, The Jeffersons, The Cosby Show, and Blue’s Clues before he died in 2002 at the age of 65.