Holly Robinson Peete is the extremely talented and dexterous American actress, singer and presenter.  As the daughter of school teacher, Dolores and producer and writer, Matthew Robinson and with the identification, Holly Elizabeth Robinson, she was born on 18th September, 1954 in Philadelphia of American state, Pennsylvania. Following her parents’ divorce in early years of 1970s, her family including her elder brother named Matthew Thomas III and mother had to face some struggle after relocating in Malibu. However, her mother gaining the fame as the black woman succeeding in the white dominating business being talent manager had built gateway for her career. Her name synonymous to the rising Hollywood fame has been known to be the proficient name of the American Box Office.

Personal Life

Born on September 18, 1954, in Mount Airy, Pennsylvania, Peete is the daughter of Dolores and Matt Robinson. Her father was a writer/producer whereas mother was a Personal Talent Manager. In her early age, she attended Greene Street Friends School.

At the age of 20, she moved to California along with her parents and joined Santa Monica High school. After graduating with high school degree, she enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College and honored with Psychology and French degree. For an abroad study, she flew to Paris and joined Sorbonne (University of Paris).

NFL Quarterback, Rodney Peete surprisingly popped the question for marriage on the set of ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper’. She accepted the proposal and in 1995, the couple got married. The duo has four children. In 1997, the couple was blessed with twins, Daughter Ryan and son Rodney Jr. In 2002 and 2005, Holly gave birth to two sons Robinson and Roman. Holly and her husband jointly co-founded the HollyRod Foundation.

Body measurements and lifestyle

The height of Peete is 5 feet 8 inches whereas body measurements are 35-23-33. She is living a classy lifestyle. She enjoyed recording songs and writing books. She is a fashionable woman who has her own clothing line that helped her to enhance her fortune.  


Professional career

In 1969, she made a debut in the Television Screen by appearing on the TV series ‘Sesame Street’ as Sally. When she was 11, she worked as a celebrity Journalist in the show KidsWorld, where she interviewed many famous celebrities. In between 1987 to 2004, she has appeared in numerous TV Series including 21 Jump Street, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, For your Love, Like family and so on.

Besides TV series, she has featured in the 90’s single hit Whip Appeal by Babyface, as a hot radio host. In 2006, she alongside writer Daniel Paisner was honored with the Quills awards for the book ‘Get Your Own Damn Beer, I’m Watching the Game’. In 2011, she has won a NAACP Image Award for her book My Brother Charlie.

She began to co-host a daytime talk show, ‘The Talk’ on CBS in 2010, where she talks about the African American issues. The following year, she started to host a weekly series of The Talk, where she promotes autism awareness after her son was diagnosed with autism disease when he was 3.

In 2011, she alongside Wayne Brady anchored the 42nd NAACP Image Awards.  The Peete family appeared in a reality series 'Peete’s sake' on OWN. The series focused on the lives of Holly and  Rodney Peete.



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