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Sandra Dee Robinson, also sometimes credited as Sandra Robinson (born March 23, 1967), is an American actress, former beauty pageant contestant, and founder of the media training and consulting firm Charisma On Camera.

Sandra Dee Robinson
Born Sandra Ferguson[1]
(1967-03-23) March 23, 1967 (age 51)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other names Sandra Reinhardt
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Media Trainer/Performance Coach
  • Spokesperson/Host
Years active 1985-present
Spouse(s)
  • John Reinhardt (1989–92) (divorced)
  • Allen Robinson (2005–present)
Website www.sandradeerobinson.com

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Early life and pageantryEdit

Robinson was born Sandra Ferguson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career as a model, participating in local pageants in her home state before she was named Miss Pennsylvania USA in March 1985. She then competed in Miss USA, the pageant to select the American entrant for the Miss Universe pageant, later that year.[1]

Acting careerEdit

After her yearlong reign, Robinson began actively pursuing a career as an actress with intent to work in daytime drama.[2] Her first, and most notable soap opera credit is her portrayal of Amanda Cory on Another World starting in August 1987.[3][4] She left in 1993, returning in 1998 and remaining until the show's cancellation the following year.

In 1997, she temporarily replaced Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful while Lang was on maternity leave. Several months later, she played jewel thief, Jade Sheridan, on Sunset Beach.

In 2005, Robinson temporarily joined the cast of General Hospital as a recast Felicia Scorpio-Jones and 2008 saw her cast as Dr. Charlotte Taylor on NBC's Days of Our Lives.[5]

Her projects away from daytime include episodes of the series Renegade and Silk Stalkings as well as an episode of the series Hot Line. Sandra has appeared in primetime shows such as Two and a Half Men, CSI, among others. She also worked on the web series The Bay.

Charisma On CameraEdit

Along with speaking engagements, she is the founder and owner of the media training and consulting firm Charisma On Camera.[6][better source needed]

RadioEdit

Robinson co-hosted a radio program with Jordan Schaul and Grey Stafford, which highlighted the work of acclaimed biologists and wildlife conservationists. Her brother is a wildlife biologist.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Robinson has been married twice. Her first marriage was to John Reinhardt, whom she married while starring on Another World. During that time, she was credited in her early acting roles as Sandra Reinhardt. She went back to using her maiden name after their divorce. She married her second husband, stunt coordinator Allen Robinson, in 2005 and took his surname professionally.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

  • Illegal in Blue as Joanne (1995) (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • Fox Hunt as Sunny (1996) (as Sandra Ferguson)
  • Interlocked: Thrilled to Death as Emily (1998) (also known as A Bold Affair, Interlocked) (as Sandra Ferguson)
  • Falcon Down as Barbara Edwards (2001)
  • Sebastian as Elizabeth Roebuck (2011) (as Sandra Robinson)

TelevisionEdit

  • Another World as Amanda Cory #3 (1987–1992, 1998-1999) (as Sandra Reinhardt (1987–1992); as Sandra Ferguson (1998-1999)
  • Hot Line as Stephanie (1994; episode: "Voyeur") (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • Diagnosis Murder as Police Woman (1994; episode: "The Busy Body") (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • VR.5 as Monique Fellowes (1995; episode: "Love and Death") (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • Dream On as Ann (1995; episode: "Pressure Cooker") (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • Baywatch Nights as Stormy Walters (1995; episode: "Long Distance Runaround") (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • Land's End as Berry (1995; episode: "Windfall") (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • Silk Stalkings as Robin Curry / Jennifer "Jen" McNiel (1995–96; 2 episodes) (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • High Tide as Cathy (1996; 2 episodes) (as Sandra Reinhardt)
  • The Colony as [unknown] (1996) (TV movie) (as Sandra Ferguson)
  • Renegade as Sandy Carruthers (1996–97; recurring role) (as Sandra Ferguson)
  • The Bold and the Beautiful as Brooke Logan (1997) (temporary replacement) (as Sandra Ferguson)
  • Sunset Beach as Jade Sheridan (1997–1998) (recurring role)
  • L.A. Heat as Det. Nicole Stockman (1999; 3 episodes) (as Sandra Ferguson)
  • 18 Wheels of Justice Marti Tucker (2000; episode: "Triple Play") (as Sandra Ferguson)
  • General Hospital as Felicia Scorpio-Jones (2005) (temporary replacement) (as Sandra Ferguson)
  • CSI: Miami as Patrice Boland (2005; episode: "48 Hours to Life")
  • Out of Practice as Sophie (2005; episode: "The Heartbreak Kid")
  • Pandemic as Carla Florin (2007) (TV miniseries)
  • Criminal Minds as Michelle Colucci (2007; episode: "About Face")
  • Zoey 101 as Mrs. Brooks (2008; episodes: "Goodbye Zoey: Parts 1 & 2") (as Sandra Robinson)
  • Two and a Half Men as Georgia (2008; episode: "Meander to Your Dander")
  • Days of Our Lives as Dr. Charlotte Taylor (2008–09) (as Sandra Robinson)
  • Ice Dreams as Alice Brown (2009) (TV movie)
  • The Bay as Dr. Christine Nelson (2010–14) (recurring role) (partially as Sandra Robinson)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stefanik, Regis M. (March 11, 1985). "Senior here wins beauty pageant". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 5. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  2. ^ Linn, Virginia (March 24, 1986). "A journey from queendom to soapdom". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 4. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Bianco, Robert (June 19, 1987). "If children's TV turns you off, try 'Kids America' on radio". The Pittsburgh Press. p. D7. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Redmond, Kimberly (December 25, 1988). "Former beauty queen stars on soap opera". TimesDaily. p. 5E. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Branco, Nelson (October 31, 2008). "The Suds Report: Oct. 31, 2008". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  6. ^ Sandra Robinson interview Soap Opera Source 2010
  7. ^ http://charismaoncamera.com/free-training/blogtalkradio/

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