An actor whose career has seen great peaks and deep valleys, Angela Robinson isn’t new to the acting world. The Broadway veteran has been acting for a very long time, playing many strong characters but mostly pursuing purpose instead of fame. Fans of The Haves and the Have Nots would know Robinson better as the woman who brought life to the ice queen Veronica Harrington character. Robinson efficiently embodies the character Veronica whom viewers love to hate on the OWN hit drama series. She has been gradually establishing herself as a household name but when the cameras stop rolling, not much is known about the veteran thespian. The following are facts about her personal life.
Background Details – Who Is Angela Robinson?
The Jacksonville, Florida native was born on April 17, 1963. There is little or nothing known to the public about Angela Robinson’s parents, family background, and early life. However, it is known that the actress was bred in her hometown and attended William M. Raines High School. Robinson discovered her artistic talents quite early and was certain she wanted to be a performer. The Florida A&M University alumna bagged her college degree in sociology in the year 1987.
Angela Robinson has her acting roots in theatre. She started out and has an extensive career on the stage. On and Off-Broadway, she has featured in an array of regional productions, playing all sorts of characters. Her most notable theatre credits include productions of The Wizard of Oz, Dream Girls, and her longest-running Broadway experience, Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Color Purple where she showcases her vocal talents as the character Shug Avery. As a trained actress, Robinson also has credited roles on TV and film. She featured in the 2001 short film Another Bed and had a guest role in a 2005 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Robinson’s most famous role yet is that of ice queen Veronica Harrington in the Tyler Perry drama The Haves and Have Nots. The veteran actress became a household name in the Oprah Winfrey Network series for effectively embodying the ferocious, calculating and unapologetic character of an angry black woman. A powerful attorney and politician’s wife, her cold character has an unyielding need for control and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her insecurities get the best of her and in the bid to control everything around her, Veronica ultimately ends up destroying her relationships.
About two decades after Angela Robinson started her career, the actress who has been a series regular playing Veronica for a number of years on HAHN, received the 2015 Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor following her performance on the show. Angela has been thriving in the acting business for many years and has no plans to rest on her laurels. She has a passion for art and hopes to continue working and growing as an artist. Merging her faith and passion, Robinson remains focused on building her career as opportunities present themselves.
Does She Have a Husband or Partner?
Offstage and when the cameras are not rolling, Angela Robinson is better known as a wife, a spiritual woman, and a philanthropist. She is happily married to her husband of two decades, actor Scott Whitehurst. Not much is known about the actors’ romance from the outset but the lovebirds tied the knot in 1996 and have remained inseparable since then.
The couple has become a role model for many in the industry; they continue to enjoy marital bliss, making family memories together on long road trips and other fun activities.
Does Angela Robinson Have Any Kids?
After over twenty years as man and wife, Angela and Scott recently became parents for the first time in 2018 when they welcomed a son named Robinson “Robbie” Scott through adoption. The actress who feels gifted beyond measure now spends her days mostly basking in the joy of motherhood.
Grateful for an opportunity to share her heart with her child, Angela Robinson enjoys seeing the world through her son’s eyes and describes the experience as ‘absolutely wonderful’. Away from work, the actress dedicates her time to supporting many charitable causes, even those that cut across the globe.