Robert Townsend est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste et Producteur Américain né le 6 février 1957 à Chicago (Etats-Unis)
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Robert Townsend (born February 6, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, film director, and writer. He is best known for directing the films Hollywood Shuffle, Eddie Murphy Raw, The Meteor Man, and various other films and stand-up specials.
Townsend was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Shirley (née Jenkins) and Ed Townsend; his mother ended up raising him and his 3 siblings as a single parent. Townsend became an actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and network-programming executive. During a reading of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex at school, Robert captured the attention of Chicago’s X Bag Theatre, The Experimental Black Actors Guild. He launched his comedy career at The Improvisation, a renowned comedy club.
He was married to Cheri Jones from 15 September 1990 to 9 August 2001. Together they have two daughters, Sierra and Skylar (Skye Townsend), both entertainers; and a son, Isiah.
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