Robin McLaurin Williams was an American stand-up comedian and actor.

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Early Life

Robin McLaurin Williams was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951.


His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a senior executive in Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln-Mercury Division. His mother, Laurie McLaurin, was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi.


After high school graduation, Williams enrolled at Claremont Men’s College in Claremont, California to study political science; he dropped out to pursue acting. Williams studied theatre for three years at the College of Marin, a community college in Kentfield, California.


Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills.


Williams won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as teacher Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards throughout his career.

According to Marin drama professor James Dunn, the depth of the young actor’s talent first became evident when he was cast in the musical Oliver! as Fagin. Williams was known to improvise during his time in Marin’s drama program, leaving cast members in hysterics.Dunn called his wife after one late rehearsal to tell her that Williams “was going to be something special.”

Married Life

Williams married his first wife Valerie Velardi in June 1978, following a live-in relationship with comedian Elayne Boosler.Williams and Velardi divorced in 1988.On April 30, 1989, he married Marsha Garces, Zachary’s nanny, who was pregnant with his child. They had two children, Zelda Rae Williams and Cody Alan Williams. In March 2008, Garces filed for divorce from Williams, citing irreconcilable differences.

Their divorce was finalized in 2010.Williams married his third wife, graphic designer Susan Schneider, on October 22, 2011, in St. Helena, California.The two lived at their house in Sea Cliff, San Francisco, California.On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide by hanging at his home in Paradise Cay, California.His wife attributed his suicide to his struggle with Lewy body dementia.

Age, Height & Measurements

Robin Williams Age 63 Years. Robin Williams's height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 77 kg. Body measurements Not Known and Zodiac Sign Cancer.
Robin Williams Bio
Famous AsRobin Williams
Age63 Years
BirthdayJuly 21, 1951
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
Birth SignCancer
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight77 kg
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Net Worth$100 million
SalaryUnder Review
Birth NameRobin McLaurim Williams
Race/EthnicityWhite (English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, French)
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Eye ColorBlue
Sexual OrientationStraight
Shoe Size9 (US)
FatherRobert Fitzgerald Williams
MotherLaura McLaurin
SiblingsMcLaurin Smith Williams (elder half-brother), Robert Todd Williams (elder half-brother)
SchoolRedwood High School
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSusan Schneider (m. 2011-2014), Marsha Garces (m. 1989-2010), Valerie Velardi (m. 1978-1988)
ChildrenCody Alan Williams, Zelda Rae Williams, Zachary Pym Williams
Death DateAugust 11, 2014
Death PlaceParadise Cay, California, United States


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