The daughter of Jamaican parents (of African, Chinese, British and Arawak Indian descent), Robinne Lee was born and raised in Westchester County, New York.
In 2003, Robinne appeared in Universal’s “Deliver Us From Eva” with LL Cool J, and the action comedy “National Security” with Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. Roles in Sony’s “13 Going on 30” with Jennifer Garner and “Hitch” opposite Will Smith followed. In 2007, Robinne completed a ten-episode appearance on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and co-produced and starred in the independent film “This Is Not a Test,” for which she won the Boston Film Festival’s Best Actor award. Robinne then appeared in Sony’s “Seven Pounds” (again with Will Smith), and in Dreamworks’ comedy “Hotel for Dogs” opposite Don Cheadle.
2013 has brought the release of the award winning “Miss Dial” in which she stars and also serves as one of the producers, and the controversial drama “The Undershepherd” with Isaiah Washington. Robinne has just wrapped shooting “Sex and Violence! Or: A Brief Review of Simple Physics”, the long-awaited follow up from “Hav Plenty’s” Christopher Scott Cherot, and is currently playing the role of Avery Daniels, on BET’s much-anticipated new series “Being Mary Jane” with Gabrielle Union.
Robinne received a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She has studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and is an inactive member of the New York Bar.
Robinne regularly speaks on panels regarding the roles of women and actors of color in the industry, and serves on the board of Yale Women of LA. She is active with the City Year Los Angeles organization and Yale in Hollywood. Robinne is an avid runner and an aspiring ballerina, and has recently completed writing her first novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.