Robin Williams Biography

Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. 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 the TV series Mork & Mindy, Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills.

After his film debut in Popeye, he starred or co-starred in widely acclaimed films including The World According to Garp, Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King, Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, and One Hour Photo, as well as financial successes such as Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage and Night at the Museum.

Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as therapist Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He received two Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Robin Williams
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Stand-up comedian, Comedian, Film Producer
Date of Birth:
July 21, 1951
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
August 11, 2014
Age at Death:
63
Cause of Death:
Asphyxia, Suicide by hanging
Marriages
  • 1978-06-04
    Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi
  • 1989-04-30
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California
  • 2011-10-22
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California
Divorces
  • 1988-12-06
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage
  • 2008-03-21
    Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences
Robin Williams Timeline
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