Robin Thede is an American comedic actress, comedian as well as a writer. Throughout her career, she has worked in TV and journalism. At present, Robin Thede has her own show in HBO called, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”. The show consists of mainly African-American comedians.
The 40-year-old comedian is one of the biggest role models for any woman comedian who wants to work in comedy. Additionally, Robin Thede has a very impressive record of prior work before she got her own show. The HBO show host worked together with people like Seth Myers and Larry Wilmore.
How was Robin Thede’s Childhood like?
Robin was born in a family of mixed racial heritage. She was born on July 27, 1979, to her parents Phyllis and Dave Thede. Her mother was from an African American descent while her father is a German American. She was born and brought up in Iowa, United States. Currently, Robin Thede’s mother is an American politician, representing Iowa in the house of representatives. Furthermore, her father is an educator in Iowa.
She and her sisters all studied in a public school in Iowa. After completing high school, she joined Northwestern University where she completed her degree majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She graduated from the same university as Stephen Colbert and Seth Myers, both of whom also have their own talk shows. She transitioned from Journalism to Comedy in her career.
Robin Thede said in an interview at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “The journalism school is the best in the country, and it’s very hard.” She added, “and I don’t like to work that much”.
She joined The Second City, which is an improv comedy theatre troupe, right after she completed her college at NorthWestern.
Robin Thede’s Sisters and family:
Robin has had a very humble upbringing. She grew up in a trailer park and her parents had to work multiple jobs to meet the needs. Robin Thede also has two sisters named Acacia and Mackenzie. She said that she used to share her clothes with her sisters. Furthermore, Robin also received a great head start in comedy by shooting sketches with her sisters.
What are Robin’s Height and eye color?
Robin Thede is 5 feet, 8 inches tall. She has a very fit and healthy body.
Robin’s eye color is light green which looks very dreamy.
Who is Robin Thede’s Boyfriend and is she dating anyone?
Robin has been very focused on her career and doesn’t really reveal anything about her dating life. However, she might have dated in the past as she talked about her ex in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.
Robin Thede jokingly said in the same interview,” Is that bad? Like should I not directly impersonate ex-boyfriends?” She said she has dated someone who wasn’t ready to commit to her. She based one of her sketches on the relationship and jokingly talked about her being sued for it.
What is Robin Thede’s Net Worth?
Robin earns anywhere between $70,000-$100,000 from her HBO show. She is assumed to have a net worth of about $1 Million USD as of 2020 March. This is subject to change as she engages herself in new projects.
Her professional career:
Robin Thede started working on her improv sketches right after college. She didn’t work in journalism because she found it very difficult. She first worked with a group which was called Cleos Apartment which made a sketch. This show was, later on, picked up by HBO and ran for a whole year renamed as The Message.
Robin wrote for various talk shows and was the correspondent in a few shows as well. She was the head writer for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. She remains an icon for African Women by being the first to hold a position as such. Robin then joined The Queen Latifah Show as a writer before joining the Late Night with Seth Myers.
Additionally, she has also appeared in movies like A haunted house, in which she worked together with other actors like Nick Swardson, Alanna Ubach, David Koechner, Affion Crockett, Marlon Wayans, and Essence Atkins.
In June 2019, Variety named her as Variety 10 Comics to Watch. She has also written for the BET award shows an impressive amount of times.
A Black Lady Sketch Show, Robin Thede’s Show:
Robin Thede created A Black Lady Sketch Show which runs in HBO. In the show, she shows a typical African-American lifestyle. She has also tried to portray her own upbringing and experiences in the sketches. The show first premiered in August 2019 and has been renewed by HBO for a second season as well.