Phoebe Robinson is an American stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and an 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: And 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 moved to New York to pursue a course in screenwriting at Pratt Institute in New York. Cleveland Although during her college days, she was an active member of an 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
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
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 ‘Picture House’ (New Line Cinema’s indie company). Phoebe Robinson worked as a screenwriter for the television series Portlandia (2011) and Girl Code (2013). In 2012, she began her blog-cum-podcast Blaria, meanwhile, creating online content for Glamour. In 2015, she emerged as a comedian and appeared in the comedy shows like Last Comic Standing, and Broad City. In 2016, she worked as a consultant for the third season of the American television sitcom ‘Broad City.’ She has also authored the books You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain (2016) and Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay (2018), which feature a collection of essays about race, gender, and pop culture.
On July 12, 2016, her solo podcast ‘Sooo Many White Guys’ premiered on the official website of WNYC Studios. In the podcast, Phoebe talked about the predominance of white men in the comedy business and exclusively interviewed women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community.
In 2019, Phoebe Robinson made her UK stand-up debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her solo stand-up show Sorry, Harriet Tubman.
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.
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.
Later, in the same year, she hosted the talk show ‘Woke Bae.’
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,’ which showcased the life of the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.
- 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 occasionally consumes alcohol.
- Phoebe Robinson idolizes Oprah Winfrey, an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist.
- She’s also a philanthropist and has been working with her favorite American singer Bono on ‘Poverty is Sexist,’ the social welfare campaign of Bono which promotes access to education for girls.
- In 2020, she founded Tiny Reparations, a production company under Embassy Row. Tiny Reparations’ first project was a talk show entitled Doing the Most With Phoebe Robinson, which premiered in 2021 on Comedy Central.