Audiences know Wendy Raquel Robinson as the sexy and feisty sports manager Tasha Mack on BET’s #1 rated scripted series, The Game. This groundbreaking role has earned her a 2015 NAACP Image Award nomination, and she is the 2014 NAACP Image Award recipient for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series” in addition to earning nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.”
Robinson’s artistic background in acting, dancing, directing, writing, producing and choreographing displays her passion as she strives for excellence in her career as an artist/scholar. She is a cum laude graduate of Howard University with a BFA in Drama.
Robinson has enticed viewers for six years as the “no-nonsense” principal, Regina Grier, on the The Steve Harvey Show. Her feature film credits include: Focus Features’ Something New, directed by Sanaa Hamri; Disney Channel’s The Descendants, where Robinson portrayed the iconic role of Cruella De Ville; Rebound, opposite Martin Lawrence where she portrayed Lawrence’s love interest; Two Can Play That Game; Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock; and With or Without You. Robinson also appeared in the zany comedies Ringmaster starring Jerry Springer, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate opposite Martin Lawrence and The Walking Dead opposite Eddie Griffin.
Additional independent film credits include: My Dad’s A Soccer Mom, He’s Mine Not Yours and 35 & Ticking with Kevin Hart and Mike Epps. She received three NAACP Image Award nominations for “Best Actress in a Comedy” for her work on The Steve Harvey Show and landed a recurring role on UPN’s All of Us, appeared as a series regular on Fox’s variety sketch comedy show Cedric the Entertainer Presents! and NBC’s Minor Adjustments. In addition, Robinson has held additional television guest starring and recurring roles on ABC’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy, The Old Adventures of New Christine, NYPD Blue, CBS’s Yes, Dear, Fox’s Getting Personal, UPN’s The Parkers and One on One, as well as, ABC’s hit animated show The Proud Family.
“Performing in front of a live audience is one of the most rewarding experiences an actor can ever have,” says Robinson. She ignites the silver screen and television with a unique energy and passion that result in authentic performances. Robinson is explosive with solid energy on a theatre stage. Her theatre performances include Extremities directed by Brent Jennings where she gave a riveting performance in the story of an intended rape victim. She also co-starred in the stage adaptation of Eric Jerome Dickey’s novel, Cheaters, opposite recording artist Brian McKnight where she received rave reviews for her performance and sold out audiences across the country. Additional theatre performances include The Vagina Monologues (V-Day L.A.), Black Woman’s Blues, Agnes of God, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, and The Colored Museum and Vanities for which she won an NAACP Theatre Award for “Best Choreographer” and a “Best Actress” nomination.
Robinson has received many accolades for her work in the community. When not working on set, Robinson focuses her attention on her passion and purpose – working with youth and the performing arts at her school, Amazing Grace Conservatory. She has served as celebrity spokesperson for the Los Angeles Black Business Expo & Trade Show, and she is the recipient of various honors which include the Black Women’s Network (Atlanta), the Jenesse Center Silver Rose for her work nurturing young people in the performing arts, the Howard University Distinguished Alumni Award, the KJLH 102.3 FM Proven Achiever Award and is a “Woman of Courage” honoree. Robinson partnered with Ad Council and is featured in a national educational PSA encouraging high school students to get their G.E.D., and was hand-selected by Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas in Los Angeles to receive the “Empowerment Congress Educate Award.”
Robinson continues to display her many talents via hosting opportunities such as: co-host for the 2012 BET Awards Post-Show, 40th Anniversary of the Freedom Awards (Memphis), two-time co-host of Los Angeles Gospel Goes to Hollywood, co-host for The Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show and the All-State Gospel Superfest in Baltimore, Atlanta and Chicago.
Wendy is, no doubt, one of Hollywood’s busiest actors in the entertainment industry, and the boundaries are infinite for Ms. Robinson. Robinson currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two dogs, Baby and Bandit.