actress, author, freelance writer, story-teller
ROBYN OKRANT is an actress, author, freelance writer, story-teller, director, and yoga teacher. So she’s pretty busy.
Robyn has appeared on the Today Show, CNBC’s The Oprah Effect (which, to her mother's delight was seen internationally...even on American Airlines' in-flight entertainment), The Bonnie Hunt Show, Fox and Friends, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s also been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago SunTimes and has been seen in Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, USAToday.com, Salon.com. Her blog, www.livingoprah.com was read by an international audience and has been visited by over a half a million people. Her book, LIVING OPRAH: My One Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk, was published by Center Street in 2010.
Robyn's been seen at the Chicago Sketchfest, New York Fringe Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. And if you haven't yet seen her onstage, online, or on screen, perhaps you've seen her on the radio: On Leeza Gibbons' Hollywood Confidential and the Ron Reagan Show, for example.
Robyn currently writes for The Huffington Post and Ready, Set...Wife!
She graduated from Bennington College in Vermont and holds an MFA in performance art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Yes. Performance Art.
Robyn lives in Chicago with her husband and their two cats.