Coming from one of the popular families in the movie world, it comes as no surprise that the popular actress Robyn Lively made her acting debut at the young age of six. Though she took a long break from the acting scene after her first role which was accomplished on the set of Summer of My German Soldier, the young Robyn still went ahead to record tremendous success on both the big screen and the small screen upon her reappearance. She is best recognized for the character she portrayed in the movies Teen Witch and has continued to excel on the sets of several television shows like Twin Peaks, Doogie Howser, Savannah, M.D. as well as Saving Grace.
Robyn Lively’s Bio
Her given name at birth is Robyn Elaine Lively; she was born in Powder Springs, Georgia, USA on the 7th of February 1972. Robyn comes from a large family with loads of siblings as well as step-siblings. However, there is a dearth of information on her educational background, but it is on records that she achieved her early education in the elementary school that Liana Loggins attended.
Robyn Lively’s acting career took off at the young age of 6 with her acting debut made in the 1978 television movie called Summer of My German Soldier, after which she took a long hiatus of five years before resurfacing again in several television shows which include the likes of Knight Rider, Boone, The New Leave It to Beaver, Punky Brewster and a whole lot more.
Eight years after her first acting attempt, Robyn Lively’s first feature movie role was accomplished on the set of the 1986 Best of Times – a comedy-drama film with the likes of Kurt Russell and Robin Williams portraying the leading characters. Her initial feature film was succeeded by another one named Wildcat – a sports comic movie which was Wesley Snipes debut film.
After recording a good number of appearances in television shows, Robyn Lively got her break out role in the 1989 Teen Witch, portraying the character of Louise Miller. Before the year ran out, she appeared in two other films namely Not Quite Human II as well as The Karate Kid Part III. Robyn gave expression to the character of Lana Budding on the set of Twin Peaks in recurring roles which lasted for six episodes, but her Emmy nomination history opened in 1991 with her appearance in a single episode of the ABC production known as Afterschool Specials where she was cast in the role of Melissa Harmon.
Roby Lively became part of the cast of the television series Savannah in mid-1990s, giving life to the character of Lane McKenzie Collins. She played a second long recurring role in George & Leo. Her guest starring credits include Saving Grace, The X-Files, Nip/Tuck, CSI: NY, The Mentalist and 30 Rock. Though she is majorly on the small screen, Robyn has had occasional movie role in the film Letters to God.
Robyn Lively’s Family Facts
Robyn Lively’s family is a lineage of actors and actresses as well as people who have worked in the entertainment industry in one capacity or the other. Her mum Elaine Lively (née McAlpin) earned a living as a talent manager. Though her dad’s profession is not known, he has been identified as Ronald Otis (Ronnie) Lively, her mother’s first husband; her step mum is Ernie Lively. Her older sister Lori Lively was born in 1966 while her older brother Jason Lively followed two years later in 1968. The actress has two half-siblings namely Eric Lively born in 1981 as well as Blake Lively who came in 1987. All her siblings work as entertainers in the movie world.
Just like Robyn’s family, her husband Bart Johnson, a director, producer and writer also comes from a family of entertainers and people who are into show biz, his mum Charlene Johnson had a career as a television hair stylist, his brothers Brad Johnson and Adam Johnson are also popular as actors.
Robyn Lively and her spouse Bart Johnson started their connubial lives after a marriage ceremony on the 25th of September 1999, the duo currently resides in Hollywood Hills with their three children namely Kate Johnson born in 2005, but before then, they already had a son Baylen Johnson born two years earlier in 2003, their last child, a son named Wyatt Blake after his aunt Blake Lively came in April 2008. The couple’s union has endured for two decades and still going strong, speculations are that their marriage is the happily ever after kind, a rarity in a place like Holywood where short marriages have become the norm.
Is She Related To Blake Lively?
Yes, Robyn Lively and actress Black Lively are half-siblings; Robyn is the godmother of Blake’s daughter James Reynolds who was born on the 16th of December 2014.