Robin Duke Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Jan, 2020
Facts of Robin Duke
Date of Birth: 1954 , March-13
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Robin Duke
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Etobicoke, Ontario
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Actress
Working For Film, TV shows
Net Worth $500 thousand
Married Yes
Married to Hendrik Riik
Children One
Education Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute
Movies Club Paradise, Groundhog Day, Stuart Saves His Family
TV Show Schitt's Creek
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Primetime Emmy Award-nominee Canadian actress, Robin Duke first grabbed attention following her work on the comedy TV show Second City Television and Saturday Night Live. She is also most known for playing Wendy Kurtz on the CBS sitcom Schitt's Creek from 2015-2019. The actress also has rendered her voice on many projects like Bigfoot and Max & Ruby.

Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute

Robin Duke was born on 13th March 1954, in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. She is a Canadian as per her nationality and holds white ethnicity. 

Duke attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke. There, she also became a friend with Catherine O'Haraa Canadian actress, writer, and comedian.

Played Wendy Kurtz in 'Schitt's Creek'

Robin Duke first appeared as Doris in the comedy TV series King of Kensington in 1977. Two years later, she starred in the drama-sport film Running.

From 1976-1981, Duke worked as Molly Earl/ Wife in the comedy TV series Second City TV. From 1981-1984, she also played Ike/Shelly Winters in the comedy-music TV show Saturday Night Live. Her appearance in the show earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination so far.

Robin Duke played Wendy Kurtz in Schitt's Creek SOURCE: Schitt's Creek Wiki - Fandom

In 1985, Robin featured in John Blanchard's The Last Polka. Her other notable projects include Club Paradise, Blue Monkey, and Only You. In 1993, she got a role in the fantasy-romance film Groundhog Dog.

In 1996, Duke appeared in Sci-Fi comedy film Multiplicity. Robin portrayed Wendy Kurtz in the CBC television Schitt's Creek alongside Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, and Sarah Levy. She appeared in the show from 2016-2019.  

Prior to her role in movies and TV shows, the 5 feet 5 inch-tall actress also has provided her voice in animated-series like Bigfoot, Max & Ruby, and Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse.

A Sketch Comedy Troupe 'Women Fully Clothed'

Robin Duke created a sketch comedy troupe called Women Fully Clothed along with Kathryn Greenwood, Debra McGrath, Jayne Eastwood, and Teresa Pavlinek in 2004. 

The group also toured many countries like the United States and Canada as well. Furthermore, they attended the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.

How Much is Robin Duke's Net Worth In 2020?

The 65-year-old actress, Robin Duke's net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand, as of January 2020. Her years-long career in the industry has played a major role in her journey to $0.5 million. 

Duke worked in the 1993 film Groundhog Dog which grossed $70, 906,973 at the box office worldwide against the budget of $14,600,000.

Relationship With Her Husband Hendrik Riik

Groundhog Day actress, Robin Duke is a married woman. The actress tied the knot with her then-boyfriend Hendriik Riik. Sources suggest that the couple dated for years before they got married. 

The couple is also blessed with one child  The family of three currently lives St. Catherines.

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