Leon Robinson is not only good at acting, but he is also good at singing and songwriting. The actor and singer entered the entertainment industry at the beginning of the ’80s and appeared in well-known movies. Some of his early movies were: All the Right Moves (1983), Waiting to Exhale (1995), The Flamingo Kid (1984) and many others.
From movies to television shows to music and theater performances, Robinson has done everything and left his mark on all of these entertainment genres. It may seem puzzling how he managed to touch every corner, but you’ll find out right away. Here are most of the facts you should know about the actor and singer.
Leon Robinson Bio
He was born on 8 March 1962 in New York City as Leon Preston Robinson II, the son of his parents. Robinson had his college education at Loyola Marymount University. During his school days, he was active in sports and played basketball for his school team. Soon he began to take an interest in creative art and was not willing to let anything put out the fire. After school, Leon decided to pursue a career as an actor and began looking for roles by jumping from one audition to another.
Leon began his acting career in the 1980s with films such as All the Right Movies, Notre Dame and The Flamingo Kid. From the beginning of his career, he stood next to great personalities like Tom Cruise and others; this dampened his light somewhat in terms of his talent.
Leon Robinson was far from a celebrity until 1991, when the popular film The Five Heartbeats, in which he appeared, was released. The film earned millions of dollars and was a huge success at the box office, which earned it many awards. His popularity also meant more notable film roles, and Robison continued to gain in importance. In 1993 he appeared in another film Cool Runnings. It was only a matter of time before the man interfered in TV shows, he has appeared in many TV shows so far.
Robinson was not only an actor but also the lead singer and author of the popular band Leon and the Peoples. He has led the band to many concerts at various venues, including the AIDS Walk concerts in 2010 and 2013 at Central Park in New York. The Aspen Jazz Festival 2011, the New Orleans Music Festival, Reggae on River and Bet’s popular 106 and Park were also part of his concerts. Robinson was part of music productions such as For The Love Of It Tour, Love Is A Beautiful Thing and others. For those who don’t know, he is a good songwriter and has written songs that have earned him awards and recognition.
There was also theatre; Leon played in theatre productions like Friends and Lovers, 3 Ways to Get A Husband and many others. The man has tried everything in entertainment and made a name for himself in the industry.
His Net Worth
Leon’s net wealth is not much mentioned, as he is not as alive as he used to be in his glorious days. He is also private about his efforts and for this reason, not much is known about his finances.
Nevertheless, some sources have estimated his net worth at about $1.5 million, although it has not been confirmed. But then the actor has certainly gained a lot in the course of his career through his singing, songwriting, acting, and production.
Leon Robinson’s Wife, Girlfriend, and Daughter
Leon Robinson reportedly married Kirbie Wallace in 2017. This was dismissed by several as speculation, as there are no pictures of the wedding or other evidence to support the claim.
Prior to Kirbie, Robinson was married to Samantha Garrett, whom he divorced under vague and strange circumstances. He has a daughter named Noelle with his former girlfriend Cynthia Bailey of Real Housewives of Atlanta. The actor has no other children.
Is He Gay?
This question is often asked on the net due to the uncertainties surrounding Robinson’s marriage and private life. People have questioned his sexuality mainly because he did not have children from his marriage, but a child from a girlfriend. But the actor never responded to these rumors and as such cannot be considered gay.