Nicolette Robinson

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Nicolette Robinson
Born (1988-04-18) April 18, 1988 (age 33)[1]
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles[2]
OccupationActress, singer
(m. 2012)

Nicolette Kloe Robinson (born April 18, 1988) is an American stage and television actress.[3][4] She is known for her role as Jane in the television show The Affair and Jenna in the stage musical Waitress,[5] the latter of which marked her debut on Broadway.[6]

Early life[edit]

Robinson was born on April 18, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish mother and an African-American father.[4] She has joked that her family "looks like the U.N."[4] She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where Robinson majored in musical theater. While in school she performed in multiple stage productions, UCLA's Awaken A Cappella, and received the Gant Gaither Theater Award from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. Robinson also received a scholarship from the Jackie Robinson Foundation.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, Robinson married actor Leslie Odom Jr., whom she met in 2008 while auditioning for a role in the musical Once on This Island in Los Angeles.[7] Odom, who would later become known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in the stage musical Hamilton, served as the assistant director of Once on This Island.[7] As Robinson would be replacing an actor who had left the production, Odom was tasked with ensuring that she easily transitioned into the role. The two began a relationship after the show's run ended.[6]

On April 23, 2017, the two had their first child, a daughter named Lucille Ruby.[8] In November 2020, Robinson announced that she and her husband were expecting their second child, a boy, in March 2021.[9] On March 25, 2021, their son, Able Phineas, was born.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Lempicka Suzy Solidor[11]
2014–15 Invisible Thread Eden[12][13][14][15]
2015 Brooklynite Astrolass[16][17][18][19]
2018 Waitress Jenna Broadway


Year Title Role Notes
2010–11 Perfect Couples Isabella Recurring role; 6 episodes
2012 Unforgettable Mena 1 episode
2013 Hart of Dixie Tara Recurring role, 4 episodes
2014–18 The Affair Jane Recurring role, 9 episodes
2020 Love in the Time of Corona Sade[20] Main role, limited series


Year Title Role Notes
2020 One Night in Miami Barbara Cooke


  1. ^ "Nicolette Robinson". Playbill. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Nicolette Robinson". Princess Grace Foundation-USA. 2009. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17.
  3. ^ #LiveatFive with Invisible Thread Star Nicolette Robinson. Video on Demand. December 15, 2015. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ a b c Piepenburg, Erik; Pogrebin, Robin; Sulcas, Roslyn; Soloski, Alexis (February 19, 2015). "Faces to Watch: Heroes, Sidekicks, Cartoonists". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17.
  5. ^ "Broadway-Bound Nicolette Robinson on Going From Waitress Fan to Waitress Star". Playbill. August 22, 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-22.
  6. ^ a b LeDonne, Rob (September 4, 2018). "Nicolette Robinson on Debuting in 'Waitress' and Being Half of a Broadway Power Couple". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-09-05.
  7. ^ a b Spaner, Whitney (December 15, 2015). "How Hamilton's Leslie Odom, Jr. Took His Shot With Nicolette Robinson". Playbill. Archived from the original on June 17, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Fierberg, Ruthie (April 25, 2017). "Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr. and Wife Nicolette Robinson Welcome a Baby Girl". Playbill. Archived from the original on June 21, 2017.
  9. ^ Tate, Allison Slater (November 12, 2020). "'The greatest joy': Leslie Odom Jr., Nicolette Robinson are expecting a baby boy". Today. NBC Universal.
  10. ^ "Leslie Odom Jr. And Wife Nicolette Robinson Welcome Second Baby, Son Able Phineas".
  11. ^ Hetrick, Adam (November 5, 2012). "Lempicka Reading to Feature Lisa Brescia, James Barbour and More". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  12. ^ Isherwood, Charles (December 2, 2015). "Review: In Invisible Thread, a Gay New Yorker Goes to Uganda". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  13. ^ Cote, David (October 16, 2015). "Invisible Thread". Time Out (review). Archived from the original on April 1, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  14. ^ Hofler, Robert (December 2, 2015). "Invisible Thread Theater Review: Musical's Uganda Is Far From Book of Mormon". TheWrap. Archived from the original on 2017-03-23.
  15. ^ Saccoccia, Susan (2014-02-27). "Luminous Cast Fuels "Witness Uganda" Run". The Boston Banner. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17 – via Highbeam.
  16. ^ Isherwood, Charles (February 25, 2015). "Review: Brooklynite, a Superhero Musical With Matt Doyle and Nicolette Robinson". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  17. ^ Scheck, Frank (February 25, 2015). "'Brooklynite': Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2015-12-12.
  18. ^ Stewart, Zachary (February 25, 2015). "Reviews:Brooklynite". TheaterMania. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  19. ^ Soloski, Alexis (February 26, 2015). "Brooklynite review – superheroes hit New York in genial musical". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 2017-07-16.
  20. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (June 29, 2020). "'Love In The Time Of Corona': Freeform Sets Leslie Odom Jr., Nicolette Robinson, Tommy Dorfman, Rainey Qualley And 4 More For Limited Series Event". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 27, 2020.

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