Phoebe Robinson is an American comedian, actress, author, podcaster, and producer. She came into the limelight after co-hosting the hit podcast-turned-TV show 2 Dope Queens (2018). In 2016, she became the New York Times best-selling writer with her book “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain.” She is also known for appearing in the films Ibiza (2018) and What Men Want (2019).
Phoebe Robinson was born on Friday, September 28, 1984 (age 36 years; as of 2020), in Bedford, Ohio, United States.
After attending Gilmour Academy, Ohio, in 2002, she went on to pursue a course in screenwriting at Pratt Institute in New York City. Cleveland Despite being an active member of an improv group during her college days, Phoebe ventured into standup comedy much later in life. In 2008, her journey as a stand-up comedian began when a friend persuaded 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
Parents & Siblings
Phoebe Robinson’s father, Phillip Robinson, was a small business owner, while 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
Post her graduation, she joined New Line Cinema, New York, as a receptionist. Later, she got promoted to the position of assistant to the head of Picture House, New Line Cinema’s indie company. Phoebe Robinson started her career as a screenwriter, and she worked for the television series Portlandia (2011) and Girl Code (2013). In 2012, she began writing content for Glamour, an online women’s magazine, meanwhile, she established her blog-cum-podcast ‘Blaria.’ Phoebe also co-hosted a live version of her blog Blaria, Blaria Live, in Brooklyn and Washington, D.C. In 2016, she worked as a consultant for the third season of the American television sitcom Broad City. Later, she was recognized as the New York Times best-selling writer with the book “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain (2016).”
Thereafter, she authored Everything’s Trash (2018) for which she earned nominations for Goodreads Best Humor (2018) and Audie Award for Humor (2019). In July 2016, she started her solo podcast ‘Sooo Many White Guys,’ which premiered on the official website of WNYC Studios. In the podcast, she exclusively interviewed women and talked about the predominance of white men in the comedy business.
In 2019, Phoebe Robinson performed her solo stand-up “Sorry, Harriet Tubman” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Since her television debut with the American sitcom Broad City (2014) in which she played the role of Shenae, Phoebe Robinson made a cameo appearance in the show Co-operation (2015). In 2018, she struck stardom with the hit podcast-turned-TV show 2 Dope Queens, which she co-hosted with Jessica Williams.
In 2020, she appeared as a contestant in the reality competition show RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race.
She made her digital debut with Netflix Presents: The Characters (2016) in which Eight improvisational comedians perform a 30-minute stand-up set, demonstrating a variety of sketches and improv routines.
In the same year, she hosted the talk show ‘Woke Bae,’ and later, she played the role of Suki in Amazon Prime’s I Love Dick (2016).
Since her film debut In Case of Emergency (2017) in which she played the role of Charlene, Phoebe Robinson earned immense appreciation for playing the role of Leah in the film Ibiza (2018).
Thereafter, she starred as Ciarra in the film What Men Want (2019), and made an appearance in the documentary film Becoming (2020).
- Nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor (2016) for the book You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain (2016)
- Nominated for the Audie Award for Humor (2017) for You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain (2016)
- Nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor (2018) for the book Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay (2018)
- Nominated for the Audie Award for Humor (2019) for Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay (2018)
- Nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award (2019) for the television series Portlandia (2011).
- Comedian(s): Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes, Ellen DeGeneres, Patrice O’Neal
- Singer(s): Bono, Ricky Martin, Billy Joel
- Rock Band: U2
- Television Series: Moesha (1996), Martin (1992), Sex and the City (1998)
- Phoebe Robinson enjoys consuming alcoholic beverages.
- Phoebe Robinson is a great admirer of the American talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
- Phoebe Robinson has collaborated with her favorite singer ‘Bono’ to work in his social welfare program ‘Poverty is Sexist,’ which promotes access to education for girls.
- In June 2018, Phoebe Robinson and her boyfriend, British Baekoff, purchased an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. Apartment therapy
- In 2020, she founded the production company, Tiny Reparations. Later, in collaboration with Embassy Row, Phoebe produced its first talk show Doing the Most With Phoebe Robinson which premiered in 2021 on Comedy Central. Tiny Reparations Books, a segment of Phoebe Robinson’s production company, aims at publishing both literary fiction and non-fiction works of diverse people.