Phoebe Robinson is an American stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress who struck stardom by co-hosting the hit podcast turned TV show “2 Dope Queens.” She is also known for hosting the critically-acclaimed podcast ‘Sooo Many White Guys’ featuring exclusive interviews with women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. She gained immense recognition for her books You Can’t Touch My Hair (2016), Other Things I Still Have to Explain (2016), and Everything’s Trash (2018).
Phoebe Robinson was born on Friday, September 28, 1984 (age 36 years; as of 2020), in Bedford, Ohio, United States. She did her schooling at Gilmour Academy, Ohio. In 2002, she pursued a course in screenwriting at Pratt Institute in New York City. After completing her formal education, she started working as a receptionist at New Line Cinema, New York. Later, she got promoted to the position of assistant to the head of New Line Cinema’s indie company, Picture House. Although during her college days, she was an active member of the improv group, stand-up comedy wasn’t her forte until 2008, when a friend urged her to take stand-up comedy lessons at Carolines School of Comedy in New York City.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Family & Ethnicity
Phoebe Robinson was born into an African-American family Facebook
Parents & Siblings
Phoebe Robinson’s father, Phillip Robinson, was a small business owner. Her mother, Octavia Robinson, worked as an accountant. Her brother, Phil Robinson (born as Phillip Martin Robinson Jr.), is an American politician who is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from the 6th district in Cuyahoga County.
Relationships, Husband & Children
Phoebe Robinson refers to her boyfriend as British Baekoff.
Phoebe Robinson began her career as a screenwriter for IFC’s Portlandia (2011) MTV’s Girl Code (2013). Thereafter, in 2016, she worked as a consultant for the third season of the American television sitcom Broad City. She is also the author of the books You Can’t Touch My Hair (2016), Other Things I Still Have to Explain (2016), Everything’s Trash (2018), etc. which features a collection of essays about race, gender, and pop culture.
As a Stand-up Comedian
In 2015, she emerged as a comedian and appeared in the comedy shows like Last Comic Standing and Broad City. On July 12, 2016, her solo podcast ‘Sooo Many White Guys’ premiered on the official website of WNYC Studios. In the show, ‘Sooo Many White Guys,’ Phoebe talks about the predominance of white men in the comedy business. In the podcast, Phoebe exclusively interviews women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community.
In 2014, Phoebe Robinson made her television debut with the American television sitcom Broad City in which she played the role of Shenae. In 2018, she began hosting the hit podcast turned TV show 2 Dope Queens, along with her co-host Jessica Williams, which aired on the HBO channel.
In 2019, she played the role of Ciarra in the romantic comedy film What Men Want. Later, in 2020, she appeared as a contestant in the reality competition show RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race.
In 2016, she made her digital debut with Netflix Presents: The Characters which featured eight upcoming comedians who performed a thirty-minute set each.
In the same year, she hosted a talk show Woke Bae. Thereafter, she played the role of Suki in Amazon Prime’s I Love Dick.
In 2017, Phoebe Robinson made her film debut with ‘In Case of Emergency’ in which she played the role of Charlene. Later, she starred as Leah in the film Ibiza (2018) and Ciarra in the film What Men Want (2019).
In 2020, she appeared in the American documentary film ‘Becoming.’
- Comedians: Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes, Ellen DeGeneres, Patrice O’Neal
- Singer: Bono, Ricky Martin
- Rock Band: U2
- Television Series: Moesha (1996), Martin (1992)
- She was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award (2019) for the television series Portlandia (2011).