7 Things You Didn't Know About Robin Thede

7 Things You Didn't Know About Robin Thede

7 Things You Didn't Know About Robin Thede

From humble beginnings to head of the writers room, Robin Thede has made quite the name for herself. Find out why!

Published April 27, 2017

  1. Color Lines
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 17:  Honoree Queen Latifah accepts the Entertainment Icon Award onstage during BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on February 17, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    Robin Thede was the head writer for The Queen Latifah Show. This was Robin Thede's first time writing with another woman of color. 

  2. Larry Loves Her
    PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Larry Wilmore attends 48th NAACP Image Dinner at Pasadena Convention Center on February 10, 2017 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

    She met Larry Wilmore when she was in an all-female sketch group for a number of years called Elite Delta Force 3. He always came out to support her shows.

  3. This Isn't an Act
     Approved image Robin Thede (Photo: Jaxonphotogroup)
    (Photo: Jaxonphotogroup)

    She has acted for years and admits, "Performance is always something that will be a part of my career." But she's much happier writing. 

  4. 'SNL'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Elizabeth Banks" Episode 1688 -- Pictured: (l-r) Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah as Ben Carson, Elizabeth Banks, and Beck Bennett during the "Young Ben Carson" sketch on November 14, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
    (Photo: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

    She once auditioned for SNL. She was the only minority in the room the day that she auditioned and it was prior to SNL's diverse cast. 

  5. Leading lady

    A post shared by Robin Thede (@robinthede) on

    Not only is she a woman of color, but she is normally always one of the only lead female writers in the room. Even better, she never thinks anything of it because she knows she's awesome!

  6. humble start
    Mobile home community in the autumn
    (Photo: Pgiam/Getty Images)

    Robin Thede came from humble beginnings. Her father had three jobs and her mother was an aid. They grew up in a trailer park and she recalls sharing clothes with her sister to get by. 

  7. Sister, sister

    She started writing, performing and doing sketches when she was eight years old. At age 13, she got a hold of her parents’ 16-millimeter camera and was out shooting sketches with her sister. 

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Jaxonphotogroup)


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