Wendy Raquel Robinson
Star Actress of The Game, Producer, Director, and Entrepreneur
Wendy Raquel Robinson
Audiences know Wendy Raquel Robinson as the sexy and feisty sports manager ‘Tasha Mack’ on BET’s #1 rated scripted series, The Game. This groundbreaking role has earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series” and three nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” With another record-breaking premiere and continued rating success, “The Game” has shown its staying power and has viewers eagerly waiting to see what going to happen next.The fresh, funny, upbeat dramedy follows the relationships of professional football players and the women who love them created by producer/writer, Mara Brock Akil. As the #1 sitcom debut in the history of cable TV, The Game continues to leave audiences on the edge of their seats as infidelity; ambition, loyalty and betrayal collide to make the upcoming sixth season the most compelling yet.
Robinson’s artistic background in acting, dancing, directing, writing, producing and choreographing displays her passion as she strives for excellence in her career as an artist. A cum laude graduate of Howard University with a BFA in Drama, Robinson enticed viewers for six years as the no-nonsense Diva principal, ‘Regina Grier’ on The Steve Harvey Show.
Robinson’s feature film credits include Focus Features Something New, directed by Sanaa Hamri; Rebound, opposite Martin Lawrence where she portrayed Lawrence’s love interest; Two Can Play That Game opposite Morris Chestnut, Vivica A. Fox, Monique and Anthony Anderson; Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock; and With Or Without You opposite Cynda Williams and Guy Torry. Robinson also appeared in the zany comedy, Ringmaster starring Jerry Springer, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate opposite MartinLawrence and The Walking Dead opposite Eddie Griffin.
Additional independent film credits include He’s Mine Not Yours opposite Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food), Tamala Jones, Kevin Hart and Mike Epps; and successful DVD releases, “35 & Ticking”, directed by veteran radio personality Russ Paar and “When the Lights Go Out”, directed by Alvin Moore.
Robinson’s television credits include a guest-starring role on ABC’s hit drama, “Grey’s Anatomy”. She received three NAACP Image Award Nominations for “Best Actress in a Comedy” for her work on “The Steve Harvey Show”; she landed a recurring role on ABC’s “All of Us”, and appeared as a series regular on Fox’s variety sketch show “Cedric the Entertainer Presents!” and NBC’s “Minor Adjustments”. In addition, Robinson has held additional recurring roles on “NYPD Blue”, CBS’s “Yes, Dear”, Fox’s “Getting Personal”, UPN’s “The Parker’s” and “One on One”, as well as ABC’s hit animated show “The Proud Family”.
“Performing in front of a live audience is one of the most unique experiences in the Theatre Arts,” says Robinson. She ignites the silver screen and television with a unique energy and passion that result in authentic performances; Robinson is explosive with solid energy on a theatre stage. Her theatre performances include “Extremities” directed by Brent Jennings where she gave a riveting performance in the story of an intended rape victim; she also co-starred in stage adaptation of Eric Jerome Dickey’s novel, “Cheaters”, opposite recording artist, Brian McKnight.
Robinson received rave reviews for her performance and sold out audiences across the country. Additional theatre performances include, “The Vagina Monologues” (V-Day-L.A.), “Black Woman’s Blues”, “Agnes of God”, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”, “The Colored Museum” and “Vanities” for which she received an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Choreographer and Best Actress Nomination.
Robinson has received many accolades for her work in the community. When not working on set, Robinson focuses her attention on youth and the performing arts at her conservatory, Amazing Grace Conservatory. She has served as Celebrity Spokesperson for the Los Angeles Black Business Expo & Trade Show; she is the recipient of various honors which include the recipient of the Black Women’s Network (Atlanta), Jenesse Center Silver Rose for her work in nurturing young people in the performing arts; Howard University Distinguished Alumni Award, Disneyland, KJLH 102.3 FM Proven Achiever Award, and is a coveted Woman of Courage honoree. Robinson partnered with Ad Council and was featured in a national educational PSA, encouraging high school students to get their G.E.D. Recently, Wendy Raquel Robinson was selected by Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to receive the “Empowerment Congress Educate Award” receiving the 2012 Honoree for the Empowerment, recognized for her work in the Los Angeles community educating youth in the arts.
Robinson continues to yet, reveal the many facets of her life, specifically hosting opportunities such as: Co-Host for the 2012 BET Awards Post-Show, 40th Anniversary of the Freedom Awards (Memphis); Co-Host 2012 “Gospel Goes to Hollywood” (Los Angeles); Co-Host on “The Steve Harvey Moring Radio Show”; “All-State Gospel Fest” in Baltimore, just to name a few.
Wendy is no doubt, one of Hollywood’s busiest actors in the entertainment industry and the sky is the limit … the boundaries are infinite for Ms. Robinson.
Robinson currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two dogs.
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