September 28, 1984
Bedford Heights, Ohio, United States
Writer, actress and comedienne Phoebe Robinson came to attention exploring race, gender and pop culture in various blogs, podcasts and essays, while also showcasing her talents behind-the-scenes on "Broad City" (Comedy Central, 2014-), "Girl Code" (MTV, 2013-15) and "White Guy Talk Show" (Fuse, 2015). Born in Bedford Heights, OH in 1984, Robinson studied screenwriting at the Pratt Institute before moving into stand-up comedy in her twenties and becoming a regular face on the New York circuit. Robinson started to gain a wider audience with the launch of her blog, Blaria, in 2012, later going on to write for the likes of Glamour, The New York Times and Vanity Fair, while a year later she made her screen debut in an episode of satirical comedy "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" (FX, 2013). Appearances on "Last Comic Standing" (NBC, 2014-15), "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (NBC, 2014-) and "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" (Comedy Central, 2015-16) further boosted her profile, as did a guest spot on "Broad City" (Comedy Central, 2014-), the slacker sitcom she also served as consultant on. Robinson was then appointed as a writer for late night series "White Guy Talk Show" (Fuse, 2015), showed up on Natasha Rothwell's episode of "Netflix Presents: The Characters" (Netflix, 2016) and landed the supporting role of Suki in Jill Soloway's love triangle dramedy "I Love Dick" (Amazon, 2016-). Robinson also became a popular podcast favorite with "2 Dope Queens," a showcase of diverse comedians co-hosted with one-time "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central, 1996-) senior correspondent Jessica Williams, and its spin-off "Sooo Many White Guys." In 2016, she published a collection of essays entitled You Can't Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain), and a year later entered the film world as Charlene in gross-out comedy "In Case of Emergency" (2017). The following year, Robinson published her second book of essays, Everything's Trash, but It's Okay (2018) and transitioned "2 Dope Queens" (HBO 2018- ) to a new cable TV home. She next appeared in the Taraji P. Henson comedy "What Men Want" (2019).