Wendy Raquel Robinsonas Mrs. P
Wendy Raquel Robinson is well known for playing the role of Tasha Mack, the feisty, sexy, single mom manager of a professional football player, for nine seasons on The CW and BET's The Game; and as the no-nonsense diva and principal, Regina Grier, on the The Steve Harvey Show for six years. She also secured a role making her the first African-American actor to portray Disney's iconic villain Cruella de Vil for Disney Channel's Descendants, directed by the Emmy® Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega. The movie was ranked the No. 1 cable TV movie of 2015 and No. 1 cable telecast among kids and tweens.
Robinson became a series regular on TV One's generational comedy Here We Go Again, which received impressive ratings during its midseason run. That same year, she was featured in the hilarious feature film A Weekend with the Family, opposite Marques Houston, Karrueche Tran and Clifton Powell. Robinson's additional film credits include Miss Congeniality, Something New, Rebound and Two Can Play That Game. Her other television credits include roles on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Nickelodeon's See Dad Run, The New Adventures of Old Christine, The Parkers, One on One, Disney Channel's The Proud Family, FOX's Family Guy, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, NBC's Minor Adjustments, as well as a recurring role in ABC's comedy The Mayor.
Robinson is credited with stage performances that include Je'Caryous Johnson's Things Your Man Won't Do; Extremities, directed by Brent Jennings; and Eric Jerome Dickey's novel, Cheaters, opposite recording artist Brian McKnight. Additional theatrical performances include The Vagina Monologues, Black Woman's Blues, Agnes of God, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Colored Museum and Vanities, for which she won an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Choreographer and Best Actress nomination.
A cum laude graduate of Howard University, Robinson's artistic background in acting, directing, writing and choreographing displays her passion for performing arts. She continues to strive for excellence in her career as an artist, scholar and mentor. In 1997, Robinson and the late Tracy Coley created a platform for youth, co-founding Amazing Grace Conservatory. Its mission: to train and develop emerging artists and at-risk youth in the performing arts by offering well-rounded, culturally enriching educational programs in an environment that is nurturing for their personal, artistic and professional growth. In 2017, Robinson and Amazing Grace Conservatory marked a huge milestone, celebrating 20 years of servicing youth ages 5-18 years old in the Los Angeles community. Robinson has renewed the lives of thousands of youth in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas.