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WENDY RAQUEL ROBINSON

(Rachel Aimes) "Rachel is the glue that holds the Aimes family together, she's the "straight man" to her husband, who is still a child at heart," says actress/dancer/choreographer Wendy Raquel Robinson. "It's a very interesting and challenging role for me to play, since Rachel is my first 'mother' role."

Born on a July 25 and raised in Los Angeles, Robinson says she looks for inspiration to her own mother, "who plays a very significant role in my own life,"and the character of Clair Huxtable in "The Cosby Show." I've pulled a little from each to make up Rachel Aimes, who is the voice of reason, dedicated, loving and alot of fun," says the young actress.

Robinson is not a mother in real life, but she is very involved in a Los Angeles children's theater company entitled "Little Theater Rascals," a group which stages local productions. Robinson also composes songs, choregraphs and stages performances. She is the 1994 recipient of the NAACP Award for Best Choreographer and recently wrote a stageplay based on the story of "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs," entitled "Cupcake and The Seven Hoods." This contemporary hip musical contains 4 of her songs performed by children from ages 7-12.

Robinson began her career as a dancer with the LA Contemporary Dance Theater and New Age Dance Workshop. "Dancing has really helped me as an actress, I find that it helps me to focus and gives me the right kind of energy I need to perform," says Robinson.

Her additional television credits include recurring roles on such series as "704 Hauser Street" and NBC's "Sisters," and guest starring roles on "Martin," "Sinbad" and "Me and The Boys."

Robinson's theater credits include performing in regional productions of "Vanities," "South of Where I Live," "The Colored Museum," "Midsumummer Night's Dream," and "Agnes Of God." She was also in the national touring company of "Beauty Shop" and the Lincoln Center production of "Day Break Dreams."

During her free time, Robinson enjoys rollerblading at the beach and writing for children's theater.