Robert Townsend Biography

(Actor, Director, Writer)

Robert Townsend is an actor, director, and writer. He was married with three kids but has divorced his wife in 2001.

More about the relationship

Talking about his personal life, Robert Townsend married Cheri Jones on September 15, 1990, after they knew each other.

After their marriage, they gave birth to three beautiful daughters, Sierra, Grace, and Skylar (Skye Townsend), and a son, Isiah. Interestingly, both of his daughters followed his footsteps by starting their career as entertainers.

Despite having a great family, Robert and Cheri decided to end their relationship by getting a divorce on August 9, 2001. There is no news of Robert dating some other woman now.

Relationship Facts of Robert Townsend

  • Robert Townsend is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Robert Townsend?

Robert Townsend is an American actor, film director, and writer. He is popular for his commercially successful movies such as Hollywood Shuffle, Eddie Murphy Raw, and The Meteor Man.

Robert Townsend: Early life, Childhood, and Education

He was born on February 6, 1957, in Chicago, United States. His parents were Shirley and Ed Townsend. However, he grew up with his three siblings by his mother as a single parent.

From a very young age, he was amazed at the television. Spending his time watching and studying it, he began to practice by impersonating famous characters. He was a versatile actor from a very young age.

There is no information regarding his field of education except the fact that he dropped out of his college to focus on an acting career.

Robert Townsend: Career, Salary, Net Worth, Awards

As a versatile actor, Robert Townsend’s talent caught the attention of Chicago’s Experimental Bag Theatre. Robert sparkled in his hometown of Chicago, where he went to New York’s famous comedy club the Improvisation.

His debut in a traditional urban classic, Cooley High (1975). His break came while starring on television comedy specials, Rodney Dangerfield: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me (1986) and Uptown Comedy Express (1987). Later on, he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in his first film, Hollywood Shuffle (1987).

Later on, he landed roles in various successful movies such as Eddie Murphy Raw (1987), The Five Heartbeats (1991), The Meteor Man (1993), Partners in Crime (2005). He created and starred in the WB Network’s sitcom The Parent ‘Hood (1995).

Due to his exceptional talent as an actor, it is no surprise to say that he has a net worth of $2 Million.

Robert Townsend
Caption: Robert Townsend on Black Outfit (Source: Pinterest )

Robert Townsend’s Rumors, Controversy

Currently, there are no desperate rumors regarding his personal and professional life. It seems he is doing the best job without harming others and has been a straight person in his life, for which he has not been in any controversy yet.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Robert Townsend has an average body structure standing at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches tall (1.8m). He weighs about 75 kg. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Robert is active on Twitter and Instagram accounts but he is not active on his Facebook account. He has more than 214k followers on the Instagram account and he has over 43k followers on his Twitter account.


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