Robin McLaurin Williams was an American stand-up comedian and actor.
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.”
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 & MeasurementsRobin 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 As||Robin Williams|
|Birthday||July 21, 1951|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Body Measurements||Not Known|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
|Birth Name||Robin McLaurim Williams|
|Race/Ethnicity||White (English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, French)|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Father||Robert Fitzgerald Williams|
|Siblings||McLaurin Smith Williams (elder half-brother), Robert Todd Williams (elder half-brother)|
|School||Redwood High School|
|Spouse||Susan Schneider (m. 2011-2014), Marsha Garces (m. 1989-2010), Valerie Velardi (m. 1978-1988)|
|Children||Cody Alan Williams, Zelda Rae Williams, Zachary Pym Williams|
|Death Date||August 11, 2014|
|Death Place||Paradise Cay, California, United States|