Robin Bain

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Robin Bain
Robin Bain 2008.jpg
Bain in 2008
Born (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 37)
Northern Indiana, US
Alma mater University of Southern California[1]
Occupation Actress, Writer, Director
Years active 2001–present

Robin Bain (born February 12, 1980) is an American actress, writer and director.


Early work[edit]

Robin Bain earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from the University of Southern California[2] and subsequently went on to perform as an actress on the NBC comedy series, The Real Wedding Crashers,[3] Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia[4] and alongside rockstar, Gene Simmons in a commercial promoting his television series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels.[5] Bain then made guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno[6] and Real Time with Bill Maher.[7]

Bain acted as a live action character on Seth Green's Emmy Award-winning animated show Robot Chicken, which airs on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.[8] She also voiced multiple characters for the 2009 Robot Chicken Christmas special.[9]

Bain performed as an actress/model in a marketing campaign for the NFL Network in 2007[10] and was named one of Playboy Magazine's rising stars in July 2008.[11]

Robin Bain worked behind the scenes learning the ropes as a unit production manager in commercial and music video production and went on to write and direct her own work.[2] Working as a director, Bain has been at the helm of several music videos, most notably videos featuring In This Moment singer, Maria Brink[12] and country music band, The Clark Family Experience.[13]

Bain's 2003 short film, Paper Doll was screened on the independent film festival circuit, and earned Bain nominations for Best Actress, Best Director and a win for Best Short at the SMMASH Film Festival.[14]

Writer and director[edit]

Behind the scenes on the set of the film, Nowhereland, featuring writer and director, Robin Bain.

Robin Bain wrote, directed and produced the independent film, Nowhereland in 2016, which speaks on the harsh realities of sex trafficking in the United States. Nowhereland is set for release in 2017.[15]

Bain wrote, is producing and is appearing in a lead role in the film Without You I'm Nothing, alongside actor Dolph Lundgren.[16]

Robin Bain is an author for Ms. In The Biz, a website dedicated to female filmmakers. Bain often gears her writing toward controversial subjects regarding women in the film industry.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Bain is skilled with firearms[18] and is considered a markswoman.[19] Bain's father served as a physician in the United States Army.[20] She resides in Los Angeles, California.[21]


Title Year Role Notes
The Larry Sanders Show 1997 Swimsuit Model TV Series
Extra 1997 Swimsuit Model TV Series
Glam 1997 Restaurant Patron
Frankenbabe 2001 Frankenbabe
Self Righteous Suicide 2002 Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Paper Doll 2003 Natasha Actress, Writer, Director, Producer
Nominated - Best Actress, Best Director at the SMMASH Film Festival
Winner - Best Short at the SMMASH Film Festival
Monster House 2003 Actress TV Series, 1 episode, Las Vegas House
Wishful Thinking 2004 Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer
The Real Wedding Crashers 2007 Robin TV Series
Mind of Mencia 2007 Sketch Comedy Player TV Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 Sketch Comedy Player TV Series
Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 Sketch Comedy Player TV Series
Robot Chicken 2008–2009 Herself; additional voices TV Series, 2 episodes
"President Evil", "Dear Consumer"
Eat Cake 2010 Sheila Actress, Writer, Director, Producer
Nowhere to Run 2010 Claudia Actress, Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer
The Brides of Sodom 2010 Sandy Directed by cult, horror filmmaker, Creep Creepersin
Hollywood Sex Wars 2011 Julie Cantalopez Cameo Appearance
Geezers! 2012 Kari Actress
Pop Star 2013 Writer
The Cheater 2015 Candy Short Film
EuroClub 2016 Tiffany Actress
Nowhereland 2017 Actress, Writer, Director, Producer
Without You I'm Nothing 2017 Actress, Writer, Producer
You Broke The Rules 2017 Writer
The Kung Pao Kitty Project 2017 Writer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2003 SMMASH Film Festival Best Short[22] Paper Doll Won
2003 Best Director - Robin Bain Paper Doll Nominated
2003 Best Actress - Robin Bain Paper Doll Nominated
2003 California Independent Film Festival Official Selection[23] Paper Doll Nominated
2016 23rd Annual IFS Los Angeles Film Festival Best Picture[24] Nowhereland Won
2016 Best Dramatic Feature Film Nowhereland Won
2016 Audience Choice Award Nowhereland Won
2016 Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Recognition, Dramatic Impact[25] Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Women Filmmakers Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Writing - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Direction - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 The Indie Fest Film Awards Award of Recognition, Women Filmmakers[26] Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Writing - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won
2016 Award of Recognition, Direction - Robin Bain Nowhereland Won


  1. ^ "FILM COURAGE: Empowering Filmmakers and Creatives - USC graduate Robin Bain share about her latest...". 
  2. ^ a b Filmcourage (22 July 2015). "'Out of 188 Kickstarter Supporters I Knew Roughly 30' NOWHERELAND Filmmaker Robin Bain on Crowdfunding Over $34k in 2014 - Film Courage". Film Courage. 
  3. ^ Robin Bain - The Real Wedding Crashers. 17 May 2007 – via YouTube. 
  4. ^ Official Mind of Mencia blog
  5. ^
  6. ^ screen capture; Robin Bain & Jay Leno Robin Bain on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  7. ^ "Watch ""Real Time With Bill Maher" Episode #6.12 (Season 6, Episode 12) (2008)" movie on full Movies online and TV series for free!". 
  8. ^ Players
  9. ^ "Robot Chicken - Season 4, Episode 20: Dear Consumer -". CBS Interactive. 
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  12. ^ "Robin Bain: Director - Music Video Clips Video by Robin Bain on Myspace". Myspace. 
  13. ^ Clark Family Experience; music video director, Robin Bain
  14. ^ Smmash Film Festival Site
  15. ^ Bain interview on regarding Nowhereland
  16. ^ Lundgren on Expendables 2 and upcoming projects.
  17. ^ "Robin Bain, Author at Ms. In The Biz". Ms. In The Biz. 
  18. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Myspace. 
  19. ^ ""Robin Bain" Video - Celebrity Interview and Paparazzi". OVGuide. 
  20. ^ Robin Bain. "Official Robin Bain, photos, images, bio, news: Support Our Troops this Holiday Season". 
  21. ^ Official Robin Bain's Details
  22. ^ "Watch "Paper Doll" (2003) Free Online". OVGuide. 
  23. ^
  24. ^ "Independent Filmmakers Showcase Award Winners (2016)". 
  25. ^ "Accolade Competition Award Winners (2016)". 
  26. ^ "The Indie Fest Film Awards Winners (2016)". 

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