Robinne Lee

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Robinne Lee
Born (1974-07-16) July 16, 1974 (age 42)
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S

Robinne Lee (born July 16, 1974) is an American actress and author. She made her screen debut in the 1997 independent film Hav Plenty, and later has appeared in films National Security (2003), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Hitch (2005), and Seven Pounds (2008). She can next be seen in Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. Her first novel will be released by St Martin's Press in June 2017.

Life and career[edit]

Lee was born in Mount Vernon, New York on July 16. A graduate of Columbia Law School,[1] Lee began her acting career as part of the ensemble cast of the romantic comedy Hav Plenty in 1997, which was shown at Toronto Film Festival.[2] She spend following years working in smaller films, and well as co-starred in television movies include The Runaway opposite Debbi Morgan. On television, Lee also guest-starred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Numbers. She also appeared in R&B singer Usher's music video for his 2004 single "Confessions Part II".

In 2003, Lee has appeared in two movies. First was action comedy National Security with Martin Lawrence playing his character's ex-girlfriend.[3]Later that year, she co-starred with LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union in the romantic comedy Deliver Us From Eva. In 2005, Lee had role in box-office hit Hitch starring Will Smith.[4] In 2008, she co-starred again with Smith in the drama film Seven Pounds playing his fiancee.[5] As lead actress, she starred in the 2008 comedy-drama This Is Not a Test. In 2009, Lee co-starred alongside Don Cheadle in the comedy film Hotel for Dogs.

In 2007, Lee had the recurring role on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne and shot an independent film called This Is Not a Test. From 2013 to 2014, she played Avery Daniels in the first season of the critically acclaimed BET drama series, Being Mary Jane.[6]

In 2016, Lee was cast as Ros Bailey in the Fifty Shades Darker, a sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey.[7][8]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Hav Plenty Leigh Darling
1997 Get That Number Girl in the park Short film
2000 Cupid & Cate Ellen
2000 The Runaway Cecily Monroe Television film
2002 Almost a Woman Miss Brown Television film
2003 National Security Denise
2003 Deliver Us from Eva Bethany Dandrige
2004 Shook Jill Short film
2004 13 Going on 30 Rachel
2005 Hitch Cressida
2008 This Is Not a Test Viv Also producer
Boston International Film Festival Award for Best Acting Performance
2008 Seven Pounds Sarah
2009 Hotel for Dogs Carol
2012 The Undershepherd Shirley
2012 Divorce Invitation Joan
2013 Miss Dial Erica Also producer
2013 Curdled Mara Short film
2014 Echo Park Rachel
2014 Second Chance Christmas Maisie Television film
2015 Forgiveness First Lady Vivica Jenkins
2016 Sex and Violence Donna Churchland
2016 The Bounce Back Sam
2016 Nine Rides Girlfriend
2017 Fifty Shades Darker Ros Bailey Filming
2018 Fifty Shades Freed Ros Bailey Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Charlotte Episode: "Sleeper"
2004 The Big House Bianca Episode: "Hart Transplant"
2005 Numb3rs Agent Harrill Episodes: "Uncertainty Principle" and "Sabotage"
2007 House of Payne Nicole Jamieson Recurring role, 10 episodes
2013-2014 Being Mary Jane Avery Daniels Recurring role, 6 episodes
2014 Mind Games Margaret Bradley Episode: "Texts, Lies and Audiotapes"


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  2. ^ Emanuel Levy. "Hav Plenty". Variety. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "National Security". 17 January 2003. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hitch". 11 February 2005. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Seven Pounds". 19 December 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Lauren Ivy Chiong. "Actor Robinne Lee on her Hollywood career and being a working mom". Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Tambay A. Obenson (18 February 2016). "Robinne Lee Joins 'Fifty Shades Darker' Cast". Shadow and Act. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  8. ^ Justin Kroll. "'Fifty Shades Darker' Adds Robinne Lee and Fay Masterson". Variety. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

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