Robin Zerbe

"perfectly executed"

"beguiling"

...simply fantastic.

I’m a NY-based actress and filmmaker, born in Oklahoma and raised in various cities throughout Germany. An alumni of the Atlantic Acting School in NYC, as well as DC’s Theatre Lab and Shakespeare Theatre, I moved behind the camera, receiving a BA in Film and Media Production from City College of NY, and wrote, directed, and produced the award-winning short film, Desert Shadows. It deals with the challenges a soldier faces when he returns from the warzone.

In 2008, I received my first Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) award nomination for Best Cameo in a Play for my portrayal of Miss Sandwich in The Elephant Man. Other nominations include Best Featured Actress in a Play for Thelma in The Trip to Bountiful, and Outstanding Lead Actress in a play for the production Angel: A Nightmare in Two Acts, in which I portrayed Nazi war criminal, Irma Grese.  I was awarded the 2011 WATCH award for Outstanding Cameo in a play for my portrayal of Crystal Allen in The Women.

In TV/Film, I’ve worked on everything from student and short films to major blockbuster movies and, most notably, the Emmy-winning HBO series, VEEP. I taught my own Getting Started in Acting and Auditioning classes, respectively, at the Prince George’s/Howard County Community College, bringing everything full circle.

Other fun tidbits: I lived in Germany, and am fluent in all aspects of the language. I studied abroad in Spain and New Zealand, and traveled to numerous countries throughout Europe. I’m an avid athlete, and have participated in half-marathons and marathons, and various obstacle races. I’m an animal lover, bibliophile, writer, globe trotter, crafter (I often knit on set), mud runner, certified personal trainer, and all around free spirit!

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NEW DEMO REEL
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BEYOND
The post-apocalyptic fantasy short film I directed and starred in, Beyond, was an award winner at the LA Film Awards and semi-finalist for the Indie Short Fest!
MAMA DUCK
I'll be 1st Assistant Director and take on the role of the Therapist in this independent, comedy feature film, filming in LA July 2024.
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POTUS

Sept 16 - Oct 22
Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Berkeley Rep brings you this gleefully feminist satire just in time for the Presidential primaries! When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. (Any resemblance to past White House shenanigans is purely coincidental.) Entertainment Weekly says, “The likelihood that you will laugh until your face hurts is one of near certainty.”